Green Government

  • 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.
  • Compost & Mulch Procurement. State and local government agencies can develop procurement programs that will create new and expanded markets for compost and mulch products.
  • Fleet Vehicles. Take Care of Your Tires | Check Your Number (oil change intervals)
  • 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 individual communities’ unique needs and circumstances.