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Climate Smart San José is a plan to reduce air pollution, save water, and create a stronger and healthier community.

Together, we can make San José a better place for our families, children and future generations. Every action, big or small, makes a difference!

Here are 10 ways to be Climate Smart:
  1. Check out a DIY Home Energy Saving Toolkit from your library. It contains FREE items like LED light bulbs.
  2. Reduce outdoor irrigation and choose native and drought-tolerant plants.
  3. Carpool or take public transportation as often as possible.
  4. Wash clothes in cold water and dry on low heat or hang dry.
  5. Use a programmable thermostat and set it to 76°F in the summer, 68°F in the winter, and OFF when you are not home.
  6. Walk or bike on short everyday trips to improve fitness and reduce pollution.
  7. Get free personalized advice online from PG&E on reducing home energy use.
  8. Save energy with smart power strips that automatically shut down TVs and other power-draining devices when you're not using them.
  9. Choose electric options and look for the Energy Star® sticker when buying new appliances and electronics.
  10. Choose 50 or 100 percent clean energy from PG&E.

The big picture
Climate Smart San José builds upon the City’s legacy of innovation and sustainability leadership. The plan makes San José one of the first major U.S. cities to chart a course to meeting the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of the international Paris Agreement.

How we got here
The City conducted extensive community outreach in 2017 in drafting the plan, which is administered by the San José Environmental Services Department. The City Council unanimously adopted Climate Smart San José on Feb. 27, 2018.

What's next
The City continues to reach out to the community to provide information about the plan and receive feedback from residents and businesses. The Environmental Services Department is building partnerships to support and implement Climate Smart San José.

Read the Climate Smart San José plan!
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Upcoming Meetings
Saturday, July 21, 11:20 a.m.
District 3 Community Leadership Council
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Third Floor

Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m.
District 6 Neighborhood Leadership Group Location TBD
Past Meetings
Public Meetings:
City Council Meeting Decision to accept the Climate Smart San José Plan
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
San José City Hall, Council Chambers
Video recording | Agenda | MemorandumAttachment AAttachment B

Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
San José City Hall, Council Chambers
Video recording | Agenda | Presentation

Neighborhoods Commission
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
San José City Hall, Wing Rooms 118 & 119
Agenda | Presentation

Youth Commission
Monday, August 28, 2017

San José City Hall, Council Chambers
Agenda | Minutes

City Council Study Session
Monday, August 21, 2017

San José City Hall, Council Chambers
Video recording | Agenda | Presentation

Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
San José City Hall, Council Chambers
Video Recording | Transcript | Presentation
Questions? Email 
View Trilingual Flyer

City Council Study Session
Monday, January 30, 2017

San José City Hall, Council Chambers
Video recording | Agenda | Presentation

Community Meetings:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Capitol Neighborhood Association

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tropicana Lanai Neighborhood Association

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Seven Trees Neighborhood Association


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Association


Wednesday, August 9, 2017
McKinley Bonita Neighborhood Association

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Berryessa Branch Library

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Bascom Branch Library

Friday, June 23, 2017
Santa Teresa Branch Library

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tully Community Branch Library

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Alum Rock Branch Library

Monday, May 15, 2017
Tully Community Branch Library

Technical Workshops:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Environmental Innovation Center

Thursday, October 31, 2017
Environmental Innovation Center

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Environmental Innovation Center

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
San José City Hall, Wing Room 120

Friday, May 12, 2017
Environmental Innovation Center

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Environmental Innovation Center