"Carbon neutrality" is not just a catchphrase or even a complicated scientific theory. It is a concept aimed toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the community by expanding and enhancing our "urban forests" and protecting and managing open space. By taking simple steps to reduce their carbon footprints, residents and businesses can achieve a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable, and more verdant City in which to live and conduct business. The City of Simi Valley is a leader in greening its own facilities and operations, and the City manages and protects its open space to ensure that it will remain natural for generations to come. The City's efforts have earned it a Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for more than 10 years.
- Carbon Footprint Calculator - Find out your own carbon footprint based on your household, your transportation decisions, your diet, and your recycling habits
- Responsible Purchasing Guide for Carbon Offsets - Learn about carbon offset programs and how you can reduce your carbon footprint by capturing greenhouse gases
- The Nature Conservancy - Get climate-saving tips and information on easy ways to help our climate
- Simi Valley Mature Tree Preservation - Learn about the City's Mature Tree Preservation Ordinance and how local trees are protected
Share your green ideas and tips and allow your fellow residents and business owners to benefit from your green successes. Or, please share your suggestions and comments on what the City can do to be more green itself. We look forward to creating a sustainable future with your help!
Live Green Events
Please take a moment to visit the City's Live Green Event Calendar for more green opportunities!