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As part of the County of Santa Barbara's Community Services Department, the Sustainability Division collaborates across County departments and regionally to create opportunities that empower and connect people to enhance the environment and our quality of life.

The division is guided by the County's Energy and Climate Action Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from County operations and communitywide. 

Upcoming Events

Clean Energy Community Meeting

July 11, 2018

The County of Santa Barbara and the Cities of Carpinteria, Goleta, and Santa Barbara invite you to a 2nd Clean Energy Community Meeting to to share updates and seek feedback on the recently completed community choice energy feasibility study and strategic energy planning efforts to create a countywide Clean Energy Roadmap and support Goleta and Santa Barbara's 100% renewable energy goals. We hope you can join us! 

  • When: Wednesday, July 11, 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Where: Goleta Valley Community Center, Auditorium
    5679 Hollister Avenue
    Goleta, CA 93117
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to Jen Cregar at jcregar@countyofsb.org.

Programs and Initiatives

emPower Central Coast

emPower provides access to rebates, low-interest financing, qualified contractors and free expert energy advice to make energy efficiency upgrades easier and more affordable.

Visit emPower Central Coast
Community Choice Energy

The County of Santa Barbara is exploring community choice energy as a potential tool to purchase or generate greener electricity for our community.

Explore Community Choice Energy 
Energy and Climate Action Implementation
Energy and Climate Action Implementation

The Sustainability Division coordinates the County's implementation of the Energy and Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 2007 levels by 2020.

Learn about Climate Action