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Monrovia’s City Council adopted its Environmental Accords (MEA), establishing goals and policies to make our community more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The MEA covers 21 long-term goals and objectives, from waste diversion to new transportation systems. A Green Team, with representatives from every department, participates in the development of the Accords and Action Strategies.

Most of the goals are long-term (2015-2030) and will require new policies, programs and technologies. Several are dependant on other agencies and resources, such as utility companies. Monrovia is committed to working with these agencies, businesses and residents to create a more sustainable community for those who live and work in the city.

Links

City of Monrovia Official Site

Contact Information

hmaloney@ci.monrovia.ca.us

Certification Status

Certification is awarded when cities complete at least one (Silver), two (Gold) or all three (Platinum) activities in their Action Plan in each of the 10 challenge areas and upon peer review by other participating cities. Monrovia’s self-reported progress in each challenge area is shown below.

CURRENT OVERALL STATUS: SILVER

Silver Award ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION Gold Award WATER & WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
Platinum Award GREEN BUILDING Gold Award WASTE REDUCTION & RECYCLING
Silver Award CLIMATE-FRIENDLY PURCHASING Gold Award RENEWABLE ENERGY & LOW-CARBON FUELS
Gold Award EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION Gold Award LAND USE & COMMUNITY DESIGN
Gold Award URBAN FORESTRY & CARBON OFFSETS Gold Award PROMOTING COMMUNITY & INDIVIDUAL ACTION

Action Plan

Energy Efficiency & Conservation
Silver

City Facility Energy Efficiency Improvements
Project to install energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors in City buildings.
Public Works

June 2011
Gold

Energy Management System
Implement an Energy Management System to integrate and track city facilities utility usage.
Public Works

June 2012
Platinum

Energy Efficiency Loan Program (AB 811 Style Program)
Participate in the LA County Energy Program (LAECP) to promote energy efficiency retrofits.
Public Works

July 2010
Water & Wastewater Systems
Silver

Trash Excluders Installation
Install trash excluders on all City catch basins (115) to prevent litter from entering into the stormdrain system.
Public Works

July 2013
Gold

Rain Barrel Program
Implement a discount rain barrel purchase program to promote stormwater retention and water reuse.
Public Works

December 2011
Platinum

“Water 4 Life” Water Conservation Program
Create and implement a rate restructuring and public awareness campaign to promote the City’s goal to reduce per capital demand by 10% by 2015.
Public Works

June 2012
Green Building
Silver

LEEDs Student Training
Host, in partnership with USGBC, LEEDs training for college students.
Community Development

September 2011
Gold

Green Building Workshop
Host a Green Building Workshop with USGBC.
Community Development

June 2011
Platinum

Green Building Ordinance and Education
Develop and implement Green Building Ordinance and educate public and developers about new standards.
Community Development

September 2011
Waste Reduction & Recycling
Silver

Composting Workshop
City to host a Smart gardening/Composting workshop and sell compost bins at discounted prices to incentivize program participation.
Community Services

September 2010
Gold

Renegotiate Residential Waste Contract
Renegotiate contract to discontinue taking green waste to landfill as ADC and require it be diverted to an alternate diversion method such as composting.
Public Works

June 2013
Platinum

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Program
Develop a commercial recycling program based on stakeholder feedback and educational outreach materials as required by AB32.
Public Works

December 2012
Climate-Friendly Purchasing
Silver

Green Cleaning Products
Amend janitorial contract to require the use of green cleaning products.
Public Works

July 2010
Gold

Re-Refined Oil Program
Transition City’s fleet to use re-refined oil.
Public Works

September 2011
Platinum

Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy (EPP) & Education
Establish two products per year to develop and implement EPP standards. The City will also include EPP information in the City’s Recycling News and business waste reduction/recycling program information.
Green Team

June 2011, June 2012, and June 2013
Renewable Energy & Low-Carbon Fuels
Silver

Alternative Fuel Street Sweepers
Require new street sweeping contractor to use alternative fuel powered street sweepers.
Public Works

July 2010
Gold

Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station
Site and construct new CNG fueling station in Monrovia.
Public Works

January 2012
Platinum

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Display
Host a Low Emissions/Alternative Fuel Auto Display for the public to learn more about alternative fueled passenger vehicles and public fleet.
Public Works, Community Development

January 2011
Efficient Transportation
Silver

Alternative Transportation for Patrols
Train additional officers to use T3 and bike patrols for special events and downtown patrol.
Police, Public Works

June 2011
Gold

Local Transit Review
Review the Old Town Trolley Route to evaluate the possibility of expanding the service route to serve additional locations in the western half of the City.
Community Development

December 2012
Platinum

Multi–Use Trail along Gold Line
Site a multi-use trail along the Gold Line tracks which connect to include stormwater filtering/infiltration, native plants and educational signage along the trail. The trail is planned to connect area foot and bike traffic to the Monrovia Multi Modal Transportation Depot (Gold Line, bus station, carpool parking).
Community Development, Public Works

June 2013
Land Use & Community Design
Silver

Transit Village Station Square Master Plan
Develop a multi-use planned redevelopment including a transit station, shopping complex, green belt/trail and housing.
Community Development, Redevelopment

December 2011
Gold

Wilderness Preserve Management Plan
Complete the EIR for the Wilderness Preserve Management Plan and Hillside Recreational area. Once complete educate public on the zone’s benefits and permitted recreational uses.
Community Services, Community Development

June 2011
Platinum

Climate Action Plan
Update fire protection zone requirements including fire-wise gardening standards and educate residents in the zone of the new standards.
Fire Department

June 2012
Urban Forestry & Carbon Offsets
Silver

Recycle Tree Trimmings
Work with tree trimming contractor to provide mulched trimming for free to City residents. City Staff to develop and advertise “Free Mulch Days.”
Public Works

August 2011
Gold

Street Tree Planting
Plant 111 street trees per year to meet the City’s goal of 50% tree canopy by 2015.
Environmental Services

June 2011, June 2012, and June 2013
Platinum

Landscaping Ordinance
Implement State regulations for landscaping Ordinance and educate public and landscapers on requirements.
Public Works, Community Development

June 2012
Promoting Community & Individual Action
Silver

Living with Wildlife Policy
Conduct research and recommendation for a program(s) to live more harmoniously with the foothill wildlife (ex. bears and trash cans).
Police Department

June 2011
Gold

Community Sustainability Fair
City of Monrovia to host a Community Sustainability Fair at Library Park. Event will include Composting, Green Building and Energy Efficiency workshops, booths and exhibits, Green Library Tour, Reuse Area, Reuse Fashion Show, Children Eco-play area, and Low Emission Auto Display. This is a zero-waste event so vendors and participants are encouraged to recycle and prevent waste. Alternative forms of transportation to the event are encouraged (bicycling and trolley).
All Departments

September 2010
Platinum

Community Based Home Energy Audit/Retrofit Program
Partner with local community groups to develop and implement a grassroots style community based home energy audit and retrofits program.
Public Works

June 2012