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456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Mailing address:
Environmental Services
P.O. Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

Phone: (408) 730-7415
Fax: (408) 730-7286

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Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainability Activities And Events

Sustainability Speaker Series

Led by the City’s Sustainability Commission, the Sustainability Speaker Series is an initiative that strives to bring renowned experts at the forefront of sustainability research and policy development to Sunnyvale to provide our community with pioneering and actionable information on how to live sustainably. Join us to learn about cutting edge sustainability efforts and how you can apply them in our City.

  Electrifying! Beyond Fossil Fuels in Homes and Businesses
Pierre Delforge, Natural Resources Defense Council

Wednesday, May 31, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Refreshments served starting at 6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Ave.
With carbon-free electricity coming to Sunnyvale, heating appliances that use electricity instead of natural gas – a fossil fuel – can save money and protect the climate. Learn why and how to convert to electric heat pumps for water and space heating in homes and businesses.

Upcoming speakers (please check back for event details):
Bea Johnson, Speaker, Blogger, and Author of Zero Waste Home
Transportation electrification (speaker TBD)

Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Starting in April, residents and business in Sunnyvale will be getting 100% carbon-free electricity at competitive rates. Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is a new non-profit, public agency, formed in spring 2016 by twelve South Bay communities, including Sunnyvale, to source clean electricity on our behalf at costs below PG&E’s comparative generation rates.

Enrollment for SVCE is automatic and will take place over a six-month period, in three phases - April, July and October 2017. You will know when you’re enrolled when you receive notices in the mail. Want even greener electricity? Sign up for GreenPrime and get 100% renewable and 100% carbon-free power.

Reducing Disposables in Food Service

​SAVE MONEY. REDUCE WASTE. GO GREEN.  ReThink Disposable is a free technical assistance program that helps food businesses implement best management practices to reduce waste and cut costs by minimizing product usage. Whether you are a caterer, a mobile food vendor, or a restaurant, ReThink Disposable program can:
  • Make recommendations to help your business reduce waste from disposable packaging
  • Purchase some reusable products to help you implement the recommendations (based on available funding)
  • Measure and report back to you the amount of waste you reduce and your annual cost savings
  • Recognize and promote your business within the community
Participating businesses in Sunnyvale
Chaats & Curry – 520 Lawrence Expy #310
Mission City Cafe – 510 Lawrence Expy #101
Robee's Falafel – 260 E Java Dr
For more information:
ReThink Program Flyer
ReThink Disposable
Sign up to participate in the ReThink Disposable Program

Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener Training Program

The Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener Training Program is designed for landscape maintenance workers, landscape contractors, and professional gardeners by offering education, training and promotion of services for participating individuals in order to:

  • Reduce urban storm water pollution resulting from landscape maintenance activities
  • Use resources wisely and in a sustainable manner
  • Improve the health, appearance, and value of landscapes for customers and site managers
  • Promote economic incentives to program participants for both gardeners and their clients
If you work in landscape maintenance, this is a great way to learn sustainable landscape maintenance techniques that may help build your business. To sign up for a class, call ACE registration at (408) 522-2700 or for more information on the Green Gardener program or to find a Green Gardener for your home gardening/landscape needs visit My Watershed Watch.

Framework for Environmental Sustainability

Sunnyvale Climate Action Plan - City Operations

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Green Construction / Design Links

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