Zero Waste Plan Workshop
Monday, March 4, 6:30-9p.m.
Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View
The City of Mountain View is developing a Zero Waste Plan to identify policies, programs, and infrastructure needed to achieve the City’s goal of 90% waste diversion and recycling by 2030. Join the City on March 4 to discuss results from a trash composition study, progress the City has made toward its goals, and ideas for new waste policies and programs.

Light refreshments will be provided. More details about the workshop are here, and you can learn more about the City’s Zero Waste efforts here.
2017 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30p.m. (exact time of this item TBD)
Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers, 500 Castro St.
How are we doing on our greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets? We’ll be presenting the results of our 2017 community GHG inventory to the City Council on March 19. Attend the meeting to listen or comment as we discuss where we stand on transportation, energy, waste, water, and off-road mobile emissions. Note...there's GOOD NEWS to share!
Environmental Sustainability Committee Meeting
Monday, April 1, 6:30p.m.
Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St.
Save the date for the next Environmental Sustainability Committee meeting, where we’ll discuss:

  • Our progress developing our Sustainability Strategic Plan
  • Our recommended approach to developing Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 4 (ESAP-4)

We hope to see you there to listen or comment as we discuss sustainability updates and progress.
SAVE THE DATE: April 20
Mountain View Earth Day Event
We're hosting Mountain View’s first Earth Day event at the brand new Community Center on April 20! The event will include a talk on the future of food, an Electric Vehicle class and "Ride & Drive" event, an art workshop focusing on plastics in the ocean, and more. Stay tuned for an event announcement with more details in the coming weeks.
Volunteer at our Earth Day Event
Love your EV, solar panels, electric bike, or heat pump water heater? Live a sustainable lifestyle and want to share it with others? Volunteer at our April 20 Earth Day event to share your experience and have informal conversations with other community members who are looking to take the same steps. Look out for another email about this soon, with an opportunity to sign up.
The VIEW Sustainability Edition
Mountain View's " The VIEW" newsletter will be arriving in your mailbox soon, and it will have a strong focus on all things sustainability. We look forward to sharing our progress on making Mountain View a more environmentally, economically, and equitably sustainable city.
Environmental Sustainability Display
at the Library
Check out the Mountain View Public Library’s environmental sustainability display, which features books and resources to help you live, work, garden, and travel more sustainably.

You can also now check out physical copies of the June 2018 Environmental Sustainability Task Force 2 (ESTF-2) Final Report from the library.
Action of the Month:
Shop the Farmers Market
We’re lucky to live in a place where farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are available year round. Visit the Mountain View Farmers Market for organic produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, and other local goodies.
The Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from 9a.m.-1p.m. at the Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave.

You can find more information here .
Other Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 9, 11a.m.-1p.m.

Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St., Mountain View

Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Mountain View and enjoy tree planting, arts and crafts, themed story time, information about trees and composting, free hot dogs, and more!
A renowned wildlife photographer for National Geographic,  Joel Sartore recently launched the Photo Ark project, the goal of which is to document all animal species in human captivity to encourage people to connect with them and commit to preventing their extinction.
Tuesday, March 12, 8p.m.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, MainStage, 500 Castro St.
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30p.m.
(Reception and gallery walk-through 6:30p.m.)

The Foster Art & Wilderness Foundation,
940 Commercial St., Palo Alto
At the first lecture in Acterra’s Spring 2019 Lecture Series, young panelists will explain how they created momentum in the climate movement around their personal convictions through social networks, community organizing, and entrepreneurship.
March 20, 6:30-8:30p.m.

Redwood City City Hall Council Chambers, 1017 Middlefield Rd.

Caltrain has an exciting vision for the future. Electric service, which will start in 2022, will set the stage for more frequent service - trains up to every 5 minutes at top stations potentially - longer trains carrying more people to relieve crowding, and greater integration with other transit services for smoother, more convenient trips.
Come learn about the Caltrain business plan and how you can add your voice.
Saturday, April 13, 9a.m.-1p.m.
Baylands Athletic Center,
1900 Geng Rd., Palo Alto

Join the City of Palo Alto for a family-friendly 5K and 10K fun run/walk, kids dash, and Earth Day festival with live music, outdoor games, an electric vehicle Ride & Drive, community booths, a raffle, and more. 
Saturday, April 13, 11.a.m.-3p.m.
Civic Center Plaza,
10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino

Join the City of Cupertino for hands-on activities, live entertainment, electric vehicle demos, a family bike ride, and local food trucks while learning about environmental issues and solutions.
Landscaping Classes
Saturday, March 2, 9a.m.-12p.m.
Sunnyvale Senior Center,
550 E. Remington Dr.

Wednesday, March 6, 7-8:30p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall,
10350 Torre Ave.

Saturday, March 9, 10:30a.m.-12p.m.
UC Master Gardener Parcel in the Pavilion, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose

Thursday, March 28, 6-8:30p.m.
Mountain View Public Library,
585 Franklin St.
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!