City of Cathedral City

The City's youth create trash receptacle posters.

Cathedral City is located in Riverside County and is the second largest city in Coachella Valley. The City’s Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) educates and assists businesses, individuals and local youth in understanding sustainability. The ECD concentrates on energy efficiency, waste and water reduction, recycling, and greenhouse gas reduction.

The City has creatively executed several successful programs that can easily be transferable to other Southern California cities. In particular, the ECD works with youth and encourages them to become active participants in greening the community, which helps reduce Cathedral City’s collective carbon footprint.  By engaging and teaching residents at a young age, the City is able to instill the principles of sustainability into its communities’ lifestyles.


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