Sustainability is the capacity to endure or as commonly also described, to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. For humans, sustainability is the long-term maintenance of well being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions. Dialogue about this definition focused on the necessary aspects of sustainability that must be addressed known as the "Three E's" - economy, environment, and social equity. Intro about our Friends groups. 

The City offers a variety of programs that may help you take actions enhance your sustainability efforts.

Climate Change
Cool Carbon Calculator 
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ZeroWaste Program
House Hold Hazardous Waste
signs for recycle and compost
Customer Connect
Smart Energy Rebate
Lighting Information
Solar Water Heating
Photovoltaics/Solar Electric
Home Energy Reports
solar panels at baylands

Palo Alto free Shuttles
Electric vehicles
Safe Routes to School 

bikes and cars in downtown

Water Conservation & Rebates
Storm Water Rebates 
Tap Water Information
Protecting Creeks and the Bay
Less Toxic Pest Control

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Green Building
Success Stories 
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Last Updated: Dec 31, 2012