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Published on October 04, 2021
The City Council encourages City staff, all residents, businesses, employees, and community members to participate in Clean Air Day to help clean the air for all Californians.
Everyone can play a role! Adults can take the Clean Air Pledge, and Children can take the Clean Air Pledge too!
Biking and walking are free, healthy, and environmentally friendly modes of transportation, reducing traffic and car use within the City and improving air quality. Culver City is investing significant resources to promote biking and walking in the City, including adoption of its 2020 Bicycle & Pedestrian Action Plan, and the City has begun to implement the projects and measures it contains.
The Walk & Rollers Program, sponsored by the City of Culver City, will celebrate Clean Air Day by organizing participation in International Walk to School Day. School students in the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) will join millions of kids around the world in this international event. Learn more about how to participate in this Walk & Rollers event.
Among other benefits, trees in urban areas reduce the ambient temperature and improve air quality. For over 100 years, Culver City planners and developers have planted trees across the community, creating an urban canopy of old-growth, creating picturesque tree-lined streets that are some of the most coveted in the region. The City has adopted an Urban Forest Master Plan to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of its trees and has received Tree City recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Clean Power Alliance's 100% Green Power option is the default electricity tier for the Culver City community, providing 100% renewable, carbon free power at competitive rates. Currently, 95% of the City's businesses and residents now purchase 100% green power. Since the switch in 2019, Collectively, the Culver City community has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 38,600 metric tons, equivalent to taking 8,358 gasoline-powered passenger cars off the road for an entire year!
Since 2013, the City has invested in HVAC and lighting retrofits to many City buildings, including Veterans Memorial, City Hall, the Senior Center, Transportation, and the Police Station. Collectively, these energy efficiency projects have already reduced City electricity use by 33%, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to taking 432 gasoline-powered cars off the road for an entire year.
The Public Works Department is currently working on a grant-funded project to prepare a City-Wide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, with completion expected next year. The project goal is to foster the transition from fossil fuel to electric powered vehicles and features a comprehensive outreach component and strategies for all property types, with the aim to grow the number of private and publicly available charging stations, developing rebate/incentive programs, and creating how-to reference guides.
Organic materials such as food scraps, yard trimmings and soiled cardboard make up half of the refuse that is currently dumped into landfills, and landfills are the third largest source of methane emissions in California. To reduce landfill methane emissions and improve air quality, the Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs & Operations Division (EPO) has drafted a Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Regulations Ordinance in compliance with California state law SB1383, whose final version will be considered at the September 27, 2021 Council meeting. The adoption and implementation of this ordinance will greatly expand mandatory organic waste and edible food collection at a majority of properties throughout Culver City.
We are purchasing zero and near zero wherever possible.
City is working to install additional EV charging stations at the Transportation Facility for use with new electric fleet vehicles.
Fleet services is replacing light duty vehicles with hybrid or electric models wherever possible.