Sustainable Alhambra

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The City of Alhambra is developing a Comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Plan, which is called Sustainable Alhambra. This plan will look at many factors that affect our environment and lives, and it will identify projects and programs to enhance the sustainability of Alhambra for current and future generations.

Get Involved!

The City of Alhambra wants to hear what sustainability means to you, the types of sustainability efforts you already incorporate into your daily life, and your perspectives on projects and programs for the future. Your input will help prepare the Sustainability Plan. We want to create a plan that will benefit all communities in Alhambra. 

Share Your Ideas!

Take the Community Questionnaire to share your ideas and tell us how you envision a Sustainable Alhambra. Complete the short 7-question survey and you can be entered in an opportunity drawing for one of four $25 Visa gift cards. 

Join us at a Pop-Up Event around Alhambra to learn more about the planning process and how sustainability impacts our everyday lives. Find us at these locations through February 2024.

Granada Park Pop-Up
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024 
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.a. 
Location:  2000 W Hellman Ave, Alhambra, CA 91803 (Near the Playground)SustainableAlhambra_PopUp_FarmersMarket2

Downtown Pop-Up 
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024  
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
Location: N Garfield Ave & W Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 (At the Renaissance Plaza)

Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024 
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Tentatively) 
Location: Main Street, Alhambra (Look for our Booth)

Community Workshop #1
Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Alhambra Civic Center Library (101 S 1st St, Alhambra, CA  91801)

Community Workshop #2
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Location: Almansor Park Gym (700-724 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801)

Terms for Talking about SustainabilitySustainableAlhambra_PopUp_FarmersMarket

When you get involved, you’ll have opportunities to have a say in many factors that influence sustainability. Here are some important terms to become familiar with. 

  • Sustainability means fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care, and social well-being.  
  • Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns.
  • Land Use refers to the unique layout and uses of the community, including existing building and development trends.
  • Economy considers land values, real estate, and financial sustainability, which is a factor for addressing all other sectors.
  • Open Space and Urban Greening refer to the existing and potential tree canopy, and the community’s accessibility to outdoor, nature-based spaces.
  • Energy Use and Renewable Energy refers to energy makeup and use (electricity and natural gas) within the city, including renewable sources.
  • Water Use considers the availability, quality, and use of water resources, including groundwater and imported water.
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions considers the amount and sources of carbon dioxide pollution community-wide that contributes to global climate change.
  • Mobility considers how community members travel, including vehicle (car, bus, and rail), walking, and bicycle activity.

Project Timeline

The process for developing the City of Alhambra’s first-ever Comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Plan, which is called Sustainable Alhambra, began in Summer 2023. We will provide updates for each phase of the planning process to keep you informed. Stay up to date by subscribing to the City of Alhambra’s newsletter and following @cityofalhambra on social media.

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The Existing Conditions Assessment prepared by the project consultants provides a summary of relevant data, programs, and initiatives that the City has undertaken around sustainability through 2023, and will be included as an appendix of the Sustainability Plan. The City continues to make progress in sustainability programs and initiatives that will be reviewed through the engagement process and be reflected in the draft Sustainability Plan. Click here to review the report files.