Sustainability

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.

The City has undertaken a wide range of initiatives to improve the sustainability performance of both government operations and the community at large—including updating our 2007 Climate Protection Plan — and offers a wide variety of programs that may help you take actions enhance your own sustainability efforts.

Earth Day 2014 Report to City Council

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

Transportation
Commuting
Palo Alto free Shuttles
 
Electric vehicles
Safe Routes to School 

bikes and cars in downtown

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

water falls over reservoir Built Environment
Green Building
Success Stories 
Applications 
home with native garden


 















Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014