Green Building. Sustainable design or building “green ” is an opportunity to use our resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings. It provides cost savings to all Californians through improved human health and productivity, lower cost building operations, and resource efficiency–and it moves us closer to a sustainable future.
Green Procurement. Environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) is the procurement of goods and services that have a reduced impact on human health and the environment compared to competing products serving the same purpose. It is an essential part of our search for high quality products and services at competitive prices.
Green Roads. CalRecycle’s Green Roads program promotes waste tires as a valuable resource and environmentally sound solution to solve engineering problems.
Compost & Mulch Procurement. State and local government agencies can develop procurement programs that will create new and expanded markets for compost and mulch products.
Sustainability Best Practices Framework (Resources from the Institute for Local Government). The Institute for Local Government’s Sustainability Best Practices Framework offers options for local action in ten areas. They are drawn from practical experiences of cities and counties throughout California. The options vary in complexity and are adaptable to fit the unique needs and circumstances of individual communities.
Zero Waste. Zero waste is a process and a philosophy that involves a redesign of products and consumption, so that all material goods can be reused or recycled—or not needed at all.