We're Hiring a Sustainability Fellow!
Come join our team as a Climate Corps "Sustainability Fellow," from September 2019 to July 2020. Gain real-world experience working on critical climate and social justice issues in the heart of Silicon Valley. See our position here, and apply at the main Climate Corps site here.

Interviews will occur in June, so don’t delay!
FREE Solar Net Energy Metering (NEM) Workshop
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:00-8:00p.m.
Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers, 500 Castro Street
Do you have rooftop solar and have questions about your energy bill?

Join Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) for a rooftop solar workshop where they’ll explain how their Net Energy Metering program works, how it benefits you, how to understand your bill, and introduce you to upcoming SVCE programs. There will be a short presentation and time afterwards to ask SVCE staff questions about the NEM program and billing.
Sustainability Strategic Plan:
April 30 City Council Meeting
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to listen and give your input as Sustainability staff presented the Sustainability Strategic Plan to the City Council on April 30.

The City Council wants to address sustainability and climate change more aggressively, and supported creating a sustainability reserve of several million dollars, with the exact funding level from existing sources still to be finalized. The Council also directed staff to investigate several new funding sources as a means of supporting the program long-term.

We’re now developing our next Environmental Sustainability Action Plan (ESAP-4), which we’ll present to the City Council in Fall 2019. Look out for more about ESAP-4, since we'll be looking for feedback during the summer!
Council Transportation Committee Meeting

El Camino Real Streetscape Plan
On May 13, 2019, the Council Transportation Committee (CTC) reviewed and provided initial input on the El Camino Real Streetscape Plan Draft Concepts, including removal of parking and installation of bike facilities. The City Council will review the Draft Concepts at their meeting on June 18, 2019.
Scooter Share Pilot Program
At the CTC meeting on May 13, 2019, Council members also gave supportive input on how the City might approach a pilot scooter share program. Staff will now begin developing a more robust set of recommendations to present to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (B/PAC) and Council later this year.
Valley Water’s Landscape Rebate Program
Do you know about Valley Water's Landscape Rebate Program? Get rebates for converting your lawn to low-water landscaping and installing high-efficiency irrigation equipment.
Attend an overview of the program to learn about rebate amounts, qualifying equipment, and the application process.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 12:00-1:00p.m.
  • Lane Irrigation, 70 Cristich Lane, Campbell
Plastic Straw Restriction at Full-Service Restaurants
Good riddance plastic straws! As of January 2019, plastic straws are only available "upon request" at full-service restaurants in Santa Clara County.

Read more about the new law here.
Action of the Month: Zero Waste Kitchen
How many of these reusable products do you have in your kitchen?

When you run out of disposable items, replace them with reusable ones, which is a great way to reduce your waste, save money, and keep your kitchen free of plastic.
Other Upcoming Events
Get help changing your tire, adjusting gears or brakes, or identifying mysterious noises at the free drop-in bike clinic outside the library.

  • Saturday, May 18, 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m.
  • Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View (outside the Franklin St. entrance)
Check out the succulent plant sale and get your questions about succulents answered.

  • Saturday, May 18, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose
Learn why pollinators are so important to your garden and what plants they’re most attracted to.

  • Wednesday, May 29, 7:00-8:30p.m.
  • Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
Learn how to plant a beautiful native garden that’s low-water and low-maintenance.

  • Saturday, June 1, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
We Want to Hear From You!
Tell us your sustainability story! Have you recently made energy efficiency upgrades to your home, incorporated a new zero waste habit into your life, or found an alternate mode of transport that you love?

Send a photo and a short blurb to sustainability@mountainview.gov and we may feature it in an upcoming newsletter!