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 drafted an update to the plan in May 2022. Click here to find the latest updates to the City’s Climate Action Plan, and keep reading to discover resources to help you make choices that are good for you and the environment.
Earth Day Activities
Earth Day is approaching! Get into the spirit and show your appreciation for the environment by participating in our Earth Day events and activities, such as:
- Citywide Earth Day Youth Essay Contest
- Countywide Watershed Watch Earth Day Poster Challenge
- Earth Day Celebration
- and more!
Find more information about our upcoming Earth Day events here!
Sustainable Milpitas Newsletter
We’ve launched a newsletter to keep you up to date on the latest climate actions and provide you with tips to incorporate sustainability in your life.
Sign up for the Sustainable Milpitas newsletter to stay in the loop and get information on City programs, initiatives, and rebates sent straight to your inbox.
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.
WaterSmart Customer Portal
Water conservation is a California way of life! The WaterSmart Customer Portal can help you adopt this way of life so you can save water and reduce your water bill.
With WaterSmart, you can:
- Learn more about your water use habits and monitor your water use
- Investigate high water bills
- Find out ways you can save water
- Be alerted of possible leaks so you can stop them early on
|Date/Time||Location||Event Name||Description||Registration Link & Event Info|
|March 24, 2023 at 6 PM & March 25, 2023 at 9 AM||Online Webinar & In-Person in Milpitas||2-day Lawn Busters DIY Workshop||Refresh your landscape this spring! Join the 2-day workshop to learn how you can transform your lawn to a sustainable water wise garden. Day 1 will be held online and Day 2 will be held at a local Milpitas residence. Attendees that complete both sessions will receive a 50% discount on their next purchase at Our City Forest’s Community Nursery in San Jose.||Register here|
|March 28. 2023 at 6 PM||Zoom||Rainwater Harvesting & Rain Gardens||Make the most of spring showers with a rainwater capture system! Join us to learn about the benefits of incorporating rain barrels, cisterns, and rain gardens at your home.||Register here|
|April 4, 2023 at 6 PM||Zoom||Landscape Conversion||Give your landscape a makeover this spring! Join us to learn more about turf removal and sustainable landscape conversions.||Register here|
|April 22, 2023 at 10 AM||Selwyn Park||Earth Day||Join us for our Earth Day celebration! Come to Selwyn Park to learn more about our City’s sustainability efforts and programs, and learn how you can incorporate sustainability to help the environment.||More info|
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:
Learn more about financing programs that will help pay for energy saving upgrades.
Learn about our rebate programs and tips to reduce your water use.
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn how to properly dispose of items and reduce your waste.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention & Green Gardening
Learn ways to protect our creeks and watershed
Learn More about how the City is Going Green
City Facilities use 100% Renewable Energy
Learn how you can sign up for 100% Renewable Energy
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.
Greening City Facilities
The City's is implementing actions to conserve and generate clean energy and save water.
Climate Action Plan
The City is updating the Climate Action Plan (CAP). Click here for updates.
SmartCover technology allows for real-time sewer overflow monitoring.
Water Bottle Refill Stations
The City is installing water bottle refill stations to reduce plastic waste, GHG, and protect waterways.
- June 2021 – The City is implementing a Smart City Infrastructure Program
- June 2021- The City adopts the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan
- May 2021 – The City is updating the Climate Action Plan
- March 2021 – The City is in the process of installing new and improved water meters at homes, businesses, and other facilities.
- December 2019 – City Council Votes to Protect Air Quality for Future Generations with Clean Buildings
- November 2019 – The City conducts the Community Odor Monitoring Pilot Study
- Sustainable Milpitas YouTube – Watch and learn how we are incorporating sustainability in our community!
- Sierra Club Events – Find local informational meetings, hikes, social events, and more
- The Little Blue Hen: A water conservation story – Listen and learn with the Little Blue Hen to find out how you can save water at home
- Water Saving Videos – Visit Valley Water’s resource page for tips and videos about saving water indoors and outdoors
- Landscape Workshops and Recorded Landscape Classes – Sign up for a free webinar or workshop and explore our past landscape events
- Transitioning to a Fall Water-Efficient Edible Garden – Learn how to grow food sustainably while also saving water
- Composting Basics – Learn how to compost food scraps at home
- Reuse & Buy Recycled – Learn how to reduce waste by using reusable items and purchasing recycled or pre-owned products