Solvang Green and Energy Efficient

City of Solvang

Environmental Sustainability & Energy Efficiency is good for you and our Community

This site has been created to provide information and resources to our residents and business community in Solvang!

The City is committed to provide leadership in environmental sustainability.  We understand the rural and natural beauty that is within and surrounds the City.

We hope that this site will help promote citywide resource conservation and efficiency by identifying and gathering various Green standards and incentives that may be offered and are available to our community.

We encourage everyone to visit this page regularly as it will be constantly updated with information.

We encourage everyone to submit their success stories, pictures and tips….so that it is shared!

Our goal is to create a foundation in which the desire to implement sustainability efforts can thrive.

Featured News

Tip Of The Month - November 2018

Tip Of The Month - November 2018
By Tracy Beard on Nov 02, 2018 at 09:58 PM in Featured News

Help prevent odor, vermin, and stormwater pollution around your restaurant by keeping used cooking oil storage areas clean. All wash water used to clean kitchen equipment should be discharged into the sanitary sewer. Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) to learn more about Stormwater Pollution Prevention!

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Tip Of The Month - October 2018

Tip Of The Month - October 2018
By Tracy Beard on Oct 04, 2018 at 04:57 PM in Featured News

Two easy ways to conserve water at home: 1) Install a rain barrel to capture runoff for reuse; 2) Direct downspouts away from pavement and into vegetation. Thanks for doing your part! Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) or the Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative to learn more about water conservation practices.

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Tip Of The Month - August 2018

Tip Of The Month - August 2018
By Tracy Beard on Sep 04, 2018 at 10:42 PM in Featured News

When trimming back vegetation, place all your unused landscape waste in your green curbside bin. Unmanaged debris stockpiles attract vermin and pollute stormwater. Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) to learn more about Stormwater Pollution Prevention!

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Tip Of The Month - June 2018

Tip Of The Month - June 2018
By Tracy Beard on Jun 21, 2018 at 04:20 PM in Featured News

When you pick up after your dog and toss the waste in the trash, you are helping protect your pet, community and the environment. Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) or Close the Poop Loop to learn the Truth About Dog Poop.

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California Solar Electric

California Solar Electric
By Tracy Beard on Jun 06, 2018 at 05:59 PM in Featured News

Southern and Central California’s remarkable number of clear sunny days and its east-west lines of latitude make it a great natural receptor bowl for solar energy. “We have the potential to become the solar capital of California,” says Don “Cam” Campbell. “Your community could certainly produce most of its own electric power and become a model for energy sustainability.” A father of three, “I’m doing it for our children’s sake,” he says. “Sustainable business and energy practices are the only way our world is going to make it.”

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ENERGY SURVEY

Fully completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for an Energy Efficient Cold Water Washer & Dryer for a resident and there will be (2) prizes for local businesses.  $500 for 1st place and a $250 credit on a future energy/water/sewer bill. Survey ends October 1, 2016

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* Winners must be a resident or business located within the city limits of Solvang to qualify for the prize.