You Can Go Greener

Energy Energy

GoGreen Financing Administered by the State of California, GoGreen Financing puts energy efficiency upgrades within reach, with attractive rates and terms and no property liens. Upgrade your home or small business with an efficient heating and cooling system, insulation, new windows, cool roof and more. Looking to decarbonize your home? Residents can finance heat pumps and induction ranges through GoGreen Home. Learn more on the GoGreen website.

Go Green Financing

​Energy Upgrade California is a one-stop shop for home improvement projects that can lower your energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable. Use the Energy Upgrade California website to:

  • Plan your upgrade projects
  • Locate participating contractors
  • Find rebates and incentives

SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) is a community-owned electric utility serving Sacramento County and portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD provides customer rebates and low-cost financing for energy efficiency and solar energy projects. Visit the SMUD website for rebates and learn more energy saving tips.

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) provides natural gas service to Sacramento County residents. They offer a number of rebates and financing programs.​

Clean Energy Financing - PACE Program available in unincorporated SacCounty and City of Citrus Heights for Homes and Businesses.

Transportation Transportation

SMUD Electric Vehicle Incentives - Visit the SMUD website to learn more about Electric Vehicle and other incentives.       

Regional Transit provides service throughout Sacramento County, including light rail, buses and shuttles. Find out more about service in your neighborhood and plan your trip on the Regional Transit website.

​Sacramento Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) are independent, non-profit membership associations, representing 182 employers and helping commuters find alternatives to driving alone to work, such​ as van and carpooling. In Sacramento County, there are three TMAs: The Sacramento Transportation Management Association​, ​the 50 Corridor TMA, and the North Natomas JIBE

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates works to improve the health and quality of life of residents of the greater Sacramento area by promoting bicycling for transportation and more and safer bicycle trips through education, community service and other charitable acts. Learn more about biking safety and opportunities in Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates website.

Civic Thread formerly "Walk Sacramento" w​orks to create “walkable” communities throughout the Sacramento metropolitan region and offers ideas on how to incorporate walking into your daily routine. Learn more by visiting the Civic Thread website.

Waste and Recycling Waste and Recycling

Recycling - Do you have questions about recycling or e-waste? Find out how and where to recycle everything from batteries, appliances, paint, tires, furniture and construction waste. Visit Sacramento County Waste Management and Recycling

Paint - Get rid of left-over paint through the Waste Management and Recycling (WMR) at the North Area Recovery Station and the Kiefer Landfill.

Used Oil - Used motor oil, cooking oil and oil filters are collected curbside on the same day as mixed recycling for unincorporated Sacramento County residents. Or, all Sacramento County residents can bring used oil products to the Household Hazardous Facility.

Voters Have Green Options for Election Materials - Voters can also choose to "opt​ out" of receiving a paper version of the County Voter Information Guide (CVIG). By "opting out" of the mailed paper version, voters would still be able to view their voting materials online at the Voter Registration and Elections website​, as soon as the CVIGs are available.

Agriculture and Open Space Agriculture and Open Space

Shop at a Farmers’ Market to buy fresh local produce and support Sacramento-area farmers. Find a certified farmers’ market near you.

Enjoy Sacramento County’s Regional Parks and Open Space including the American River Parkway, Deer Creek Hills, and a number of golf courses. Learn more about what Sacramento has to offer on the​ ​Regional Parks website.

Water Water

Join the Regional Effort to Conserve Water - Every Drop Counts

River-Friendly Landscaping (RFL) is an environmentally friendly way of gardening. River-Friendly Landscaping practices are designed to help you create a healthy, beautiful, vibrant yard while conserving water, reducing yard waste, and preventing pollution of our air and local rivers.                 

Be Water Smart and the Blue Thumb program help residents and businesses to learn how to use water more efficiently and save money. View a comprehensive list of water-efficient project rebates available on the Be Water Smart website.

WaterSense has a comprehensive list of water-efficient products such as faucets, toilets and showerheads. Learn more at the WaterSense website.

Save Our Water is a statewide program to help Californians reduce everyday water use. Take an interactive house tour to investigate water saving opportunities in each area of your home on the Save Our Water website.

Sacramento County Water Agency offers rebates for efficient washing machines, toilets and even installation of a rain garden! Visit Sacramento County Water Agency for more information.

Report Dangerous Abandoned Wells to the Sacramento County Abandoned Well Hotline: 916-875-8532, or email for help. Abandoned wells pose significant risks to groundwater quality and safety of people and animals.​    

Business Business

Make your business GREEN! Sacramento County has resources to help Sacramento County businesses "go green" at the Business Environmental Resources Center (BERC) on the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business​ page​.

Clean Energy Financing - Pace Program available in unincorporated SacCounty and City of Citrus Heights for Homes and Businesses.

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The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative cares about healthy living. To learn more about the CRCRC and how you can make more climate-friendly choices, visit their website