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 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.

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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.

Join our mailing list today!

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

Register for the FREE WaterSmart Portal today!

Upcoming Events

Date/TimeLocationEvent NameDescriptionRegistration Link & Event Info
March 24, 2023 at 6 PM & March 25, 2023 at 9 AMOnline Webinar & In-Person in Milpitas2-day Lawn Busters DIY WorkshopRefresh 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 PMZoomRainwater Harvesting & Rain GardensMake 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 PMZoomLandscape ConversionGive 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 AMSelwyn ParkEarth DayJoin 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:


Electrify Your Home

Make the switch from gas to electric.


Conserve Energy

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


Conserve Water

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.


Commute in a Sustainable Way

Join others who are biking and carpooling to work!


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.


Sewer Services

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.