The City of Palm Springs has a variety of sustainability and recycling programs. Click the topics on the left for more information on each. Below is some of the latest news on program activities . . .

Apply Now for Desert Community Energy Community Advisory Committee 

Desert Community EnergyDesert Community Energy (DCE) is a locally controlled energy provider coming soon to Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert. DCE is dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by offering customers easy access to clean energy at competitive rates. DCE is also committed to reinvesting in its member communities through programs that will help both residential and commercial customers lower their electric bills through education, efficiency upgrades, and financial assistance for eligible low-income households.

DCE is looking for community members from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Cathedral City to serve on a new Community Advisory Committee that will help guide the growth of Coachella Valley’s newest locally operated clean energy provider. Anyone who lives or work’s in DCE’s service area is welcome to apply. 

Visit the DCE Website to read about the scope and structure of the group. if you are interested, please complete an online application by 5 PM on Wednesday May 29, 2019. 


World Environment Day - June 2, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Press Release

World Environment Day

 

Free Indoor Air Conditioned Event!

 

Art 🌺 Live Music 🎶 Education 

Striving for Clean Air & Saving the Pollinators 🐝🦋🦇 Fun for All Ages❣️Exhibitors!  Join us at 2:00 PM for an environmental networking and brainstorming session, an Environmental Art Exhibition & contest awards ceremony. Live entertainment with muse Symara Stone and Flowbox Circus & Aerial Arts begins at 3:00 PM! Farm to Table food demos with local chefs all afternoon. Please SAVE THE DATE!!!

Follow this link to enter your Recycled Art Project!  Categories include: Environmental Art, Recycle Art, Photo Essay/Digital Art, and Special Needs. Enter Today! 


Gasoline Leaf Blower Ordinance

The City has extended the enforcement date for the gasoline-powered leaf blower ban to June 1, 2019. Although operators (residents or lawn care companies) will not be fined until June, the law is in effect now! The Leaf Blower Ordinance link on the left will take you to the latest information about incentive programs.

Below are direct links to the residential and commercial incentives for moving to electric equipment.

Click here to download and share our latest enforcement flyers!

Ordenanza del soplador de hojas de gasolina 

La Ciudad ha extendido la fecha de aplicación de la prohibición del soplador de hojas con motor de gasolina hasta el 1 de junio de 2019. Aunque los operadores (residentes o compañías de cuidado del césped) no serán multados hasta junio, ¡la ley está vigente ahora! El enlace de la Ordenanza de sopladores de hojas a la izquierda lo llevará a la información más reciente sobre los programas de incentivos.

A continuación, se encuentran enlaces directos a los incentivos residenciales y comerciales para mudarse a equipos eléctricos.

Haga clic aquí para descargar y compartir nuestros últimos folletos de cumplimiento!

 

Professional Landscapers

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has released their 2019 Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program. You can exchange your gasoline-powered leaf blower for an electric blower at a reduced price! Follow this link for more information.

Jardineros profesionales y paisajistas

El Distrito de Administración de la Calidad del Aire de la Costa Sur (SCAQMD, por sus siglas en inglés) ha lanzado su Programa de Incentivo e Intercambio de Equipos para Césped y Jardín 2019. ¡Puede cambiar su soplador de hojas a gasolina por un soplador eléctrico a un precio reducido! Siga este enlace para más información.

 

Palm Springs Residents

Follow this link for information on a residential electric leaf blower rebate exchange program. 

Residentes de Palm Springs

Siga este enlace para obtener información sobre un programa residencial de intercambio de reembolsos de soplador de hojas eléctrico.

 

 Enforcement Begins 

June 1st

 

La aplicación comienza el 

1 de Junio! 

 

To report Gasoline-Powered Leaf Blower violations, call the
Code Enforcement Hotline: 760 778 8434.

Para reportar violaciones de soplador de hojas con motor de gasolina, llame al Línea directa de aplicación de código: 760 778 8434.

 

 Logo - Office of Sustainability 2016 Round Line

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Patrick Tallarico, Manager

Daniel DeGarmo, Sustainability Coordinator

3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
P.O. Box 2743

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: (760) 323-8214

Fax: (760) 322-8325

Facebook: Healthy Planet, Healthy You

E-Mail:

Patrick.Tallarico@palmspringsca.gov

Daniel.DeGarmo@palmspringsca.gov 

 


 Sustainability Commission Meeting Information:

          Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM 
             
          Palm Springs City Hall
          Large Conference Room
          3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
          Palm Springs, CA 92262

Past Agendas and Minutes

Standing Subcommittee on Solar and Green Building Agenda:

To be determined 

Palm Springs City Hall
Economic Development Conference Room
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Standing Subcommittee on Waste Reduction Agenda:

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Palm Springs City Hall
Economic Development Conference Room
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


     Come see the next Sustainability Film Series selection, The Need to Grow at the Camelot Theatre on May 30, 2019 starting at 5:30 with organic wine tasting. The film starts at 7:00 PM. 

Sustainability Film Series


          

 NUSA

 Palm Springs: Pathways to Sustainability 
Check out the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) presentation  given by 
Sustainability Commissioners David Freedman and Robert McCann 


 


Follow the Link Below for More Information:


Plastic Straw and Styrofoam Pollution

The fourth grade class at the Desert Learning Center in Palm Springs along with their teacher, Ms Yada, have produced two Public Service Announcements (PSA) on the dangers of plastic straw and Styrofoam pollution in an effort to save sea turtles. The PSA's were shown to members of the Sustainability Commission and City Council along with presentations from the students. The Sustainability Commission is currently looking at this subject and appreciates the work these students have done. The links below will take you to the PSA's: 

https://drive.google.com/a/psusd.us/file/d/1_V8opnq5hF6hCcTi9Q5MiR-zlv3VrXH5/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/a/psusd.us/file/d/1BOpcKlTLTRHyqXqo3O6k4Q9jn_aSpNOy/view?usp=drivesdk

 


 


 

 Bike Map Palm Springs Cover
 

 Learn more about 2019 Energy Code Building Energy Efficiency Standards

SolSmart Solar

The City of Palm Springs has been given the SolSmart Gold Designation for encouraging Solar Energy growth.

What is Zero Net Energy and When will it become effective?  

Drop off Hazardous Household Waste and Pick Up Free Building Materials:

Drop and Shop Flyer

Riverside County Department of Waste Resources 2018 Community Outreach Calendar of Events for classes on Backyard Composting, Green Cleaning, Vermicomposting.  Visit www.rcwaste.org


  Recycling Questions? Contact our Resource Consultant Gary Calhoun, Phone Number 760 574 2582

Recyclilng Questions

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information 

Coleccio'n de Descehos Peligrosos del Hogar


 BIKE RACK HOSTING PROGRAM - GET A FREE BIKE RACK FOR YOUR BUSINESS

BIKE RACK LOCATIONS MAP

 

Check out the Public Service Announcements for Bike Safety in the City of Palm Springs: 

 Bike Safety 60 second spot    

Bike Safe

     Bike Safety 30 second spot        

Click here for a Bike Routes & Trails Map


  City of Palm Springs Tree Inventory:

 

 

The Sustainability Plan for the City of Palm Springs.
View the adopted 30 steps to a Sustainable City here! 

What is the Sustainability Plan?  Check out a quick review Here.

 Sustainability

  Do You Need SHARPS Containers and Information on How to Dispose of Them?


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    SHARPS Containers

    SHARPS Container

     

    New, Empty SHARPS Containers are available at
    City Hall
    3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way or
    Fire Station #2
    300 N El Cielo Road
    Palm Springs CA 92262

La Ciudad ha extendido la fecha de aplicación de la prohibición del soplador de hojas con motor de gasolina hasta el 1 de junio de 2019. Aunque los operadores (residentes o compañías de cuidado del césped) no serán multados hasta junio, ¡la ley está vigente ahora! El enlace de la Ordenanza de sopladores de hojas a la izquierda lo llevará a la información más reciente sobre los programas de incentivos.

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