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Environmental Sustainability Program

Sustainable development... "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
- United Nations Brundtland Commission Report, 1987


New Money-Saving Programs for Residents!
Climate Change
Green Building and Rebates
Recycling and Zero Waste
Water Conservation, Rebates, and Recycled Water
Walking and Bicycling In Mountain View
Urban Forestry
Upcoming Council Environmental Sustainability Committee (CESC) Meetings
Environmental Sustainability Task Force (completed in 2008)
"Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning" Community Group

Helpful Links

NEW Money-Saving Programs for Residents!

Energy Upgrade Mountain View - As seen on CBS Ch. 5 TV News!!

Are you a resident of Mountain View? Do you want to learn where and when you use energy in your home, and receive customized assistance to help you easily reduce your energy use and save money each month? Learn more here.

Discounted Lawn Mower Exchange (4/26)

Do you have an old, polluting gasoline-powered lawn mower? Want to trade it in for a new, cordless, zero-emission electric lawn mower at a more than 50% discounted price? Don't delay...April 26th is the last exchange event. Learn more here

Bike Sharing Launches in Mountain View

The City of Mountain View is one of five Bay Area cities participating in the Bay Area Bike Share Pilot Program launched on August 28, 2013. The Bike Share system enables members to check out a bike from a network of automated bicycle stations, ride to their destination, and return the bike to a different station. Bike Share provides a convenient and affordable transportation alternative or supplement to cars and mass transit. For more information, visit our Bike Share Program page.

Recycling and Zero Waste

In 2006, Mountain View residents and businesses diverted 72 percent of materials from the landfill through the City's recycling, reuse and waste reduction program services. One of the items in the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan was creation of a Zero Waste Plan. As a result, a study to characterize Mountain View's remaining waste was conducted and a draft Zero Waste Plan was created. The draft vision provides that by 2025, all discarded materials are recovered for their highest and best use, and no materials are sent to landfills or incinerators. To achieve that vision, the goals call for an 80 percent diversion rate by 2015 and a 90 percent diversion rate by 2020.

More information about the City's recycling services and Zero Waste Plan can be found at www.MVRecycle.org.

"Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning" Community Group 

The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning (MVCSP) is a group of local volunteers dedicated to making Mountain View as beautiful, economically healthy, transit/bicycle/pedestrian accessible, and affordable as possible.

MVCSP meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm; the location varies.

For more information about MVCSP, visit:  http://www.mvcsp.org

Helpful Links

Santa Clara County Green Business Program
Energy Star Products
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (B/PAC)
Green Building - LEED
Green Building - GreenPoint Rated