San Leandro is dedicated to being a sustainable, livable city. We are working hard to address the threats of human-induced climate change by reducing pollutants, conserving precious resources, and strengthening our community resilience to a changing climate and rising sea levels.

Use this website to...

  • Learn more about the City's sustainability efforts
  • Find out about programs to improve efficiency and reduce your impact
  • Answer questions about energy, water, waste, and more



What is Sustainability?

Sustainability Diagram

Meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2016, the UN presented 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals embody the meaning of sustainability by concentrating efforts in three critical areas: economy, society, and environment. Sustainability is not isolated to saving energy or cleaning the air—it is prevalent across sectors and across societies.

For an in-depth understanding of the UN's SDGs and the target actions intended to achieve them, visit the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

17 Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability in San Leandro

Target deadline: Emissions 25% below 2005 levels

Mayor Cutter joins Global Covenant of Mayors and U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

City establishes first Sustainability Manager

2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

City Council adopts Climate Action Plan

2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory establishes baseline emissions


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