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Sustainability & Climate Adaptation

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The City of Goleta is committed to being a green and sustainable community. We envision our current and future city to be a cleaner, greener Goleta for all residents, and we will continue to strive today and tomorrow for a better future.

Strategic Energy Plan 

The City of Goleta has committed to moving our community towards 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, with a municipal facilities goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025! Learn more about the strategic energy planning process, and how the city is working to provide equitable, reliable, and resilient energy to the Goleta community here.

Community Choice Energy

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is coming to Goleta! On August 20, Goleta City Council voted to join Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a not-for-profit agency established by local communities to source carbon-free electricity. The CCE model puts energy purchasing and pricing options into the hands of local decision-makers and allows the community to determine what type of energy mix serves its needs. Learn more about CCE here.

Climate Action Plan

The City of Goleta unanimously adopted its Climate Action Plan on July 15, 2014. The City is working hard to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Learn more about the City’s commitment to reducing its emissions here.

Go Green Goleta

Goleta aims to provide the resources that the community needs to go green. From energy efficiency to water conservation, the City is working to provide you with relevant, useful information to help you have a more sustainable home and community. Learn how to go green here.

Green Building Program

The City of Goleta launched its Green Building Program January 1, 2013 to increase awareness and provide better access to green building practices and resources. Learn more about the City’s Green Building Policy and the resources available here.

LEED for Cities & STAR Communities

Did you know that Goleta is a STAR certified community and was awarded a LEED Silver rating for Cities by the US Green Building Council? Goleta is one of 75 cities across the US that completed a comprehensive sustainability assessment and demonstrated a tangible commitment to environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Learn more about Goleta’s certification here.