City of Goleta Awarded for Sustainability Efforts

The Institute for Local Governments (ILG) is recognizing the City of Goleta for its numerous sustainability achievements with the 2020 Beacon Spotlight Award! The Beacon Program honors voluntary efforts by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and adopt policies that promote sustainability.

At the League of Cities Virtual Conference later this week, the City will receive the Platinum level Spotlight Award, due to its fulfillment of the highest rank in each of ten categories that comprise ILG’s Sustainability Best Practices Framework. This entailed highlighting the City’s efforts in categories such as Green Building, Waste Reduction, Efficient Transportation, Open Space, and Community and Individual Action. To achieve this impressive feat, the City has undertaken notable projects such as the Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park, a Strategic Energy Plan to reach its 100% renewable energy by 2030 goal, obtaining funding for a new Goleta train station, and elimination of single-use plastics within City Hall, among many others.

The 2020 Beacon Award Ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday, October 8th at 5:00 pm. Learn more about Goleta’s Sustainability Programs here. For additional information on the Beacon Program visit the ILG website.

Pictured left-to-right: Sustainability Coordinator Cindy Moore, Mayor Paula Perotte, and CivicSpark Climate Fellow Karina Takemoto, creating a video for the virtual Beacon Award Ceremony.