Welcome to Sustainable Pacific Grove

Through a variety of activities, Sustainable Pacific Grove educates residents about individual and community behavioral changes that will help mitigate the impact of climate change.  Some of our initiatives include:

  • Educational presentations
  • Collaborative trash clean ups
  • Collaboration with city government to implement or change City ordinances to become a more sustainable community
  • Tabling at local events
  • Supporting local Farmers’ Market
  • Supporting an active Community Garden
  • Selective fund raising
  • Earth Friendly Households

Earth-Friendly Households

The Union of Concerned Scientists warns that: “Global warming is already having significant and costly effects on our communities, our health, and our climate.  Unless we take immediate action to reduce global warming emissions, these impacts will continue to intensify, grow ever more costly and damaging, and increasingly affect the entire planet — including you, your community, and your family.”

Every person has the power to act and, if enough people try as a community, we will succeed in slowing down global warming. 

“If we wait for the government, it will be too late … if we act as individuals, it will be too little … If we act as communities, it might just be enough.”  –  Rob Hopkins

There are seven areas where consumption of resources can be reduced without affecting the quality of a person’s life:

  • Use Less Electricity
  • Use Less Natural Gas
  • Use Less Gasoline
  • Consume Much Less Plastic
  • Use Less Water
  • Reduce Food Waste
  • Reduce Consumption of New Items

There are three areas where action can be taken to be more environmentally friendly:

  • Mindfully Recycle and Properly Dispose of Yard Waste
  • Grow Some Food and Improve the Soil
  • Make a Positive Difference Beyond My Household

 “There is something that you can do, right now, right in your home.”

How to Become an Earth-Friendly Household

Download and print the Earth-Friendly Households Checklist:

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If you are committed to achieving an Earth-Friendly Household, you can make a statement by flying an earth flag. You could make your own earth flag from sustainable material like cotton.