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City Council Weekly Digest


Oct 02

[ARCHIVED] Menlo Park awarded for efforts addressing climate change

The original item was published from October 2, 2015 11:05 am to October 3, 2015 10:01 am

The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative honored the City of Menlo Park with four Spotlight Awards for the city’s efforts to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. The awards were presented on Oct. 1, 2015 during the League of California Cities Annual Conference in San Jose. The City’s achievements were recognized as a part of its participation in the sustainability recognition program, the Beacon Program. Menlo Park received the following awards:
  • Silver Spotlight Award for 6% community GHG reductions
  • Platinum Spotlight Award for 20% agency energy savings
  • Platinum Spotlight Award for 27% natural gas savings
  • Gold Spotlight Award for sustainability best practices
“The Beacon Award program honors local agencies for innovative solutions that address climate change. The City of Menlo Park is a model of how to implement sustainability measures in a way that results in a more vibrant, healthy and prosperous community,” Martin Gonzalez, Director, institute for Local Government. Click here for more information about Menlo Park's Beacon Spotlight Award.

Beacon Award