Get Involved

Community involvement is vital to the City's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable community. The City encourages you to get involved, by providing feedback to the City Council or city staff, by helping spread the word among your family, friends, and co-workers, and most importantly by taking those simple actions in your daily life that make a real difference.

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Join our community volunteer group

We have formed a volunteer group to build community while supporting the City’s sustainability programs. There is NO minimum time requirement -- we'd welcome your involvement for even just a few minutes a month! Learn more and sign up at MountainView.gov/SustainabilityVolunteer.

Collaborate with us!

Collaborate Mountain View is our new engagement platform for the City's sustainability efforts. This new website gives community members an opportunity for quick, easy engagement with the City. Get updates on sustainability projects (e.g. buildings, energy, zero waste, transportation), provide input, share stories, answer surveys, and more. Register for Collaborate Mountain View here!

We have also compiled a list of resources for you to take action, stay informed, and reduce your carbon footprint. Check out the "What Can I Do?" page on Collaborate Mountain View here.

Start a Cool Block Team

The City of Mountain View has launched a NEW program for residents, and we’d love your participation.The Cool Block program focuses on three main themes: disaster preparation and resilience, sustainability, and community building. Cool Block engages a team of neighbors living on the same block or in the same building to tackle these topics together through 8 structured and collaborative meetings over the course of approximately 5 months. Learn more and get involved here.

Earth Day Resource Guide

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this year, the City of Mountain View’s Sustainability team worked with 29 other Bay Area organizations and four City of Mountain View divisions to create this Earth Day 2020 Resource Guide for you. It is full of actions to take from home, videos to watch, activities to do with kids, resources to help you save on utility bills, and more. Take action today! You can find the resource guide at MountainView.gov/EarthDay2020.

Community Groups

Mountain View is home to numerous community groups and non-profits working on different aspects of sustainability. Check out their work!

Raffle Winners in Action

Community members who stop by our table at events are entered into a raffle. Raffle winners from recent events are pictured here with their prizes—products from an “eco-kit” filled with environmentally friendly goodies!

Jenn says: “My kids were excited to have bamboo utensils for their lunch boxes — I might have to get a second set! I got a friend to photograph me with my beautiful new water bottle.”

Chris says: “Besides cleaning after cooking, I was working on building a small wooden shelf this weekend, and the soap and bamboo cloth came in handy for cleaning the iron pipes that I'm using as the table legs. I also used the reusable bag for the supplies I bought from the hardware store.”

 

Other Ways to get involved

You can also get involved in the City's sustainability efforts in a number of other ways, including sharing your ideas at City Council or community meetings and events, and by doing the following:celebration

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