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Climate Action & Adaptation Plan

Public Comment Through April 1, 2019 

View and comment on draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP).  Community members are encouraged to provide comments on the draft plan through Monday, April 1, 2019

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Cash for Grass Rebate is back and better than ever!

Can we talk about the elephant in your yard? The one that keeps your water bill high and that you spend all that time mowing, feeding, and watering every week.  Get up to $6,000.  See details

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Santa Monica has enhanced water conservation rebates.  Save water, natural gas and electricity with a new washer.

Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance

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The new rules require food establishments to distribute food and beverages with marine degradable food service ware.

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Purchasing Decisions Made Easy - The Easy Guide website gets you the information to make sound procurement decisions, with product use protocols and more - all offered in easy to use, printable, format for staff across the entire organization.

2017 Municipal Operations Sustainability Report

Tracking our progress toward a sustainable future - Santa Monica has been a leader in setting goals for reducing resource consumption, like energy and water, and increasing the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels.  Download 2017 report (pdf). 

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EV Charging Station Rebate Program

Now Accepting Applications
This rebate program was developed to support residents of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) who are switching to electric vehicles.

Due to overwhelming interest, rebate funds are oversubscribed. You are still encouraged to fill out an application, and will be placed on the waiting list if your application is approved. Thank you for your interest and commitment to driving an EV!
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Santa Monica Plans to Triple Public Charger Stations by 2020

The plan provides a comprehensive strategy to increase access to public and private charging infrastructure, synchronize parking policies and develop outreach and education programs to increase awareness.  
Download plan (5MB pdf)
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ZNE for New Construction

  • All new low-rise residential buildings shall be designed to use 15% less energy than the allowed energy budget established by the 2016 California Energy Code, and achieve an Energy Design Rating of Zero.
  • All new high-rise residential buildings, non-residential buildings, hotels and motels shall be designed to use ten percent (10%) less energy than the allowed energy budget established by the 2016 California Energy Code.   


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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
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