The City of Monterey is committed to promoting a sustainable future by conserving water, reusing, reducing and recycling solid waste, building "Green" buildings and many other programs. To achieve success, we need all members of the community to play a role. In order for the City of Monterey to reach its GHG (greenhouse gas emissions) reduction target under the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, all of us need to do our part. So, by taking the Personal Climate Action Pledge, we’re asking you to make some personal commitments to behave in a green way by saving water, conserving energy, and reducing, reusing, and recycling waste.
Most of the following measures are doable today! Implement them and strive to reduce your household’s GHGs by at least 10%.
Take the Personal Climate Action Pledge
All you have to do is take the pledge below and send us your name and email address - all information is kept confidential. Please check back on our website for updates or become a fan on Facebook to keep in touch with the City of Monterey's latest green initiatives.
Make a difference in your home, your neighborhood, our City – and protect the planet for future generations by taking these small steps:
- I pledge to conserve water by upgrading my shower head to a water-saving one and keep showers below five minutes.
- I pledge to conserve water by turning off the faucet when I brush my teeth.
- I pledge to reduce my use of plastic bags by bringing my own reusable bags to the grocery store.
- I pledge to use less gasoline by converting at least two trips per month to carpool, public transport, bicycle, walking and/or running.
- I pledge to reduce my energy use by installing energy-efficient light bulbs in my home.
- I pledge to conserve water by not watering my lawn between 10am and 4pm.
- I pledge to use cold water when doing my laundry.
- I pledge to keep my tires fully inflated.
- I pledge to turn down the thermostat 3 degrees (F) during the heating season.
Thank you for your participation! A Climate Action Pledge Certificate will be emailed to you.