Sustainable Milpitas

The City of Milpitas is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, ensuring public health, safety, and resilience in the community. The City adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2013 and is working on updating the Plan to meet Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Sustainability Goals. View the 2013 Climate Action Plan here. Discover resources on how you can make choices that are good for you and the environment.

Latest News

Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Did you know that you are already using carbon free electricity? More than 97% of Milpitas customers are participating in Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). Check out the City’s energy savings here.

Save money and reduce your emissions with eHub, SVCE’s one-stop-shop for transitioning to electric living! Visit eHub today to learn more information on electric appliances, electric vehicles, and additional clean energy options.

Virtual Events

Online Events

Rainwater Harvesting 101, Nov. 2nd, 7 PM

Edible Water-Wise Gardening for Beginners, Nov. 17th, 7 PM

Home Energy Improvement Workshop, Nov. 19th, 7 PM

Calendar of Online Climate Change Events

Sierra Club Virtual Talks

Acterra online programming  

Watershed Wednesdays! – Every Wednesday learn about your local watersheds as you create and color a 3D map!

Little Blue Hen Story Time – Multiple Dates, A water conservation story for ages 3-5

Water Saving Videos

Landscape Videos – Videos of past landscape classes

Transitioning to a Fall Water-Efficient Edible Garden, Recording of Class

Activities to do at Home

Be a Backyard Botanist & Identify local species and plants  – Explore fauna in your backyard

Composting Basics – Learn how to compost food scraps at home

City Updates

Take Simple Actions and Make a Difference

There are several small actions you can take at home to help you save money and reduce your environmental impact.

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Electrify Your Home

Make the switch from gas to electric.

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Conserve Energy

Learn more about financing programs that will help pay for energy saving upgrades.

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Conserve Water

Learn about our rebate programs and tips to reduce your water use.

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Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot

Learn how to properly dispose of items and reduce your waste.

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Commute in a Sustainable Way

Join others who are biking/carpooling to work.

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Learn more about the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP)

Learn More about how the City is Going Green

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All City Facilities use 100% Renewable Energy

Learn how you can sign up for 100% Renewable Energy

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Greening the City's Fleet

The City's vehicle fleet is going GREEN!

The City will be rolling out hybrids and Electric Vehicles in 2020.

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Greening City Facilities

The City's is implementing Energy & Water Efficiency Strategies that will green City operations, facilities, and infrastructure.

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Climate Action Plan

The City is updating the Climate Action Plan (CAP). Click below for the 2013 CAP.

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Sewer Services

SmartCover technology allows for real-time sewer overflow monitoring.

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Water Bottle Refill Stations

The City is installing water bottle refill stations to reduce plastic waste, GHG, and protect waterways.