Sustainable Petaluma

Sustainability at Petaluma's Core

Petaluma businesses, residents and the City of Petaluma all value and strive for Ssstainability and environmental stewardship in our actions and decision making. The City of Petaluma follows a sustainability action plan passed several years ago.  One recent project saved XYZ from the conversion of street lights to energy saving LEDs. Firms like EnphaseHydropoint Data and Sonoma Cast Stone (katadyne?) provide elegant yet sustainable solutions to global challenges around energy, water and pollution. Nonprofits like Daily Acts and Point Blue complement Petaluma’s “Green Sector” through education and research focused on sustainability and wildlife conservation.

Climate Action

The City Council recently adopted an emergency Climate Action Resolution and created a Climate Action Commission to oversee Petaluma's climate action work.

Water Recycling Facility

Petaluma's Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility uses cutting edge technology and practices to treat Petaluma's liquid waste so protects the local watershed, recycles water, and captures solid waste that can be used to fertilze land.

Water Conservation

Petaluma's active water conservation program offers free mulch to property owners converting grass to more drought tolerant landscaping.  The program will also audit household and commercial water use and provide classes on drought tolerant landscaping.

Groundwater Sustainability

The State of California requires local water management agencies to monitor and guide the use of groundwater.

placeholder photo graphic

EV Charging Stations

Petaluma has installed various EV charging stations that are available to the public.

LED Lighting Conversions

Petaluma's LED conversion project has saved X KW of energy since the installation in 2018.

placeholder photo graphic

Hybrid Fleet

The City makes every effort to purchase hybrid vehicles when new vehicles and buses are purchased,

placeholder photo graphic

Sustainability Action Plan

Petaluma staff developed a Sustainability Action Plan in collaboration with a local Sustainability Circle that included local industry and public agencies working together to find ways to improve sustainability at local companies and agenices.

Close window