Sustainability & Resilience

Support the City’s sustainability goals and build local resilience by developing innovative and equitable policy recommendations, implementing cohesive programs, services and, and projects, and fostering a collaborative approach to creating a clean, resilient, and thriving City.

About Sustainability & Resilience

The Sustainability and Resilience Department consists of two divisions: Energy and Climate and Environmental Services. The Department supports the City’s sustainability and resilience goals through thoughtful and holistic policy, program and project implementation.

The Energy and Climate Division oversees the City’s electricity supply through its community choice energy organization, Santa Barbara Clean Energy, and designs and implements policies, programs and projects that reduce local energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, build local resilience in the face of climate change, enhance local energy reliability, and develop community capacity to take climate action.

The Environmental Services Division oversees operations to ensure neighborhood vibrancy, climate resiliency, and solid waste service accountability through two programs. The CleanSB program provides services and programs for illegal dumping, litter abatement, public area trash, code enforcement, and encampment management. The Waste Zero program provides trash and recycling service management, rate setting, business outreach, regulatory compliance, and community education.

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