Sustainability Programs

On July 11, 2011, the Citrus Heights City Council approved a General Plan Update focused on Sustainability AND adopted the first community-wide Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (GGRP) in Sacramento County! The City has committed to reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 10-15% below 2005 levels by 2020.

 The GGRP is the roadmap that will guide the City to meeting its emissions reduction goals. The plan has incorporated the community’s feedback; recognizing the community’s commitment to improving the environment while avoiding undue burdens and mandates on the citizens of Citrus Heights. The plan supports the City’s longstanding commitment to becoming a sustainable community.

The City’s efforts are within six primary categories including Urban Greening, Transportation, Water efficiency, Infrastructure Public Health and Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Waste Reductions. Click below for more details in each category.


Sustainability measures result in many benefits for the community:

  1. Saving Money – The City supports various programs related to energy and water efficiency actions that will encourage energy and water savings in City facilities and in your homes. Saving water and saving energy means more GREEN in your wallet and energy independence!
  2. Improved Health – The City has a long history of making efforts to improve walking and biking conditions in the City.  By improving these modes of transportation,  families will be able to use pathways for exercise an/or get their exercise while they walk or bike to/from work, school, grocery store or other Citrus Heights location.
  3. Improved Air Quality – In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, the GHGRP will result in improved air quality for us all to enjoy