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  Going Green Together

Walnut Creek has a strong commitment to creating a sustainable community. Local governments play an important role in protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change. By acting together, the City of Walnut Creek, residents, and local businesses can preserve our environment for future generations and benefit from an enhanced quality of life. This website connects you with rebates, tips, and resources to go green!

News and Announcements:

  • Plastic Bag Ordinance. Starting on September 18, 2014, all retailers cannot distribute single-use plastic checkout bags and must charge a minimum of ten cents for a paper bag, made of post-consumer recycled materials. To avoid the bag fee, shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. Learn more about the plastic bag ordinance here.
  • Free Homeowner Workshop on Energy Efficiency. Learn how to save energy and money through Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade, which has rebates of $1000-$6500 for homeowners to do energy efficiency home upgrades. Thursday October 2, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 PM in Walnut Creek City Hall Chambers, 1666 North Main Street. RSVP online here. 
  • Energy Efficiency for Businesses. The Business Energy Services Team (BEST) Program helps small businesses in Contra Costa County reduce energy use and costs by offering free energy assessments and incentives for energy efficient lighting, refrigeration, and more. The BEST Program will make project recommendations, estimate costs, and connect businesses with pre-qualified contractors. On average, incentives cover 50% of the project’s costs. The program is offered by PG&E, the East Bay Energy Watch, and KEMA Services, Inc. Contact the BEST Program at 800-576-6405 or email KEMA. Visit californiabestprogram.com.