The goal of the city’s sustainability efforts is to provide a high quality of life for generations to come by striking a long-term balance between the social, economic and environmental factors that contribute to a sustainable community. The City Council has adopted Sustainability Guiding Principles and Environmental Guiding Principles that articulate the framework for a sustainable community.
The Community Vision, adopted in 2009, calls for the city to build on existing sustainability initiatives to emerge as a leader in green development and sustainability. Read the Envision Carlsbad working paper on sustainability.
Working in partnership with the community, the city has implemented several cost-effective, efficient programs.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the City of Carlsbad and sustainability, please visit the FAQ page.