The city of Pasadena is committed to addressing urban growth issues impacting energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health, and water. The city's website allows access to information, services and programs that support the city's commitment to become a sustainable and green community.
The city has taken a number of significant actions to become a green city. Recent examples include:
Adoption of an Environmental Charter; endorsement of the United Nations Green Cities Declaration and Urban Environmental Accords; endorsement of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement; adoption of a Green City Action Plan; adoption of an ordinance creating an Environmental Advisory Commission; adoption of a Green Building Program; as well as the adoption of a resolution in support of Green Cities California.