The Environmental Services Department is dedicated to providing services, programs, information, and resources to the Town of Los Gatos with regard to electrification, solid waste management, stormwater pollution prevention, and environmental stewardship.
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Los Gatos: Growing Greener Together
The Town of Los Gatos has been certified as a Green Business. This program, coordinated by ABAG, is a partnership of environmental agencies that assists, recognizes and promotes business and government agencies who operate in a more environmentally responsible way. The key goals of the program are to promote resources conservation and pollution prevention.
Town of Los Gatos: Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Plan
As a member of the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP), the Town of Los Gatos has developed and implemented a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan that demonstrates "Low Impact Development" (LID) measures for a more sustainable storm drain system comprised of "green" infrastructure. Click here to view the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Resolution. Click here to view the Town of Los Gatos Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan.
Town of Los Gatos: California Leader in Sustainability for 2009
The Town is proud to have been chosen by the California Sustainability Alliance to be featured in its Sustainability Showcase as a California leader in Sustainability for 2009. The Town was honored for its Los Gatos: Growing Greener Together program. In addition, the Town was recognized for its LEED Library project, solar powered trash compactors and Downtown recycling program, and its use of alternative fuel in many of the Town's vehicle fleet.
At the Town, we take this certification seriously and ask our Town employees to follow our Green Business Commitments and do the right thing for our environment everyday, while at work in our town offices. We invite you and your family to join us in our efforts to protect the environment and encourage these and similar practices to become a part of all of our lives while at work and at home.
Newsletters feature sustainable themes and provide related tips and green practices for the workspace and home environment. A portion of the tips and practices offered come from our green business certification commitments. By using these and other green practices at work and at play, our goal is to "grow a little greener" each day.
For questions regarding the Town's sustainability program, contact environmental services via email.