Sustainability Programs

Arcata's city government works to be a leader in environmental progress by increasing local energy independence, striving to achieve zero waste, developing non-motorized transportation routes, supporting open space and ecosystem functions, improving water resource management, and improving the linkage between energy need and resources. 

To achieve these goals, the Environmental Services Department manages the following programs: 

Energy Efficiency & Renewables written across part of an old, filament lightbulb
Recycling, Garbage and Organics (1)
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