Sustainability is balancing interdependent elements: environmental stewardship, economic development, social equity, and financial and organizational strength. Only with a solid financial base and strong community institutions can a city achieve its goals for the environment, economic development and social progress. Sustainability is both a responsibility and an opportunity. It provides a long-range way of thinking about our day-to-day decisions.
The City has adopted its first Green Action Strategy, which will be updated each year to reflect accomplishments and allow us to set higher standards building on our early success.
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. San Gabriel’s self-reported progress in each challenge area is shown below.