2016 Sustainable and Green Development Nominees
City of Anaheim: Bowerman Power Landfill Gas Project
By taking landfill gas and converting it into renewable energy, the Bowerman Power landfill gas project provides a sustainable source of clean power for the City of Anaheim. The project helps Anaheim meet state goals for increasing renewable energy, and reinforces local sustainability initiatives of modernizing green power supplies for the benefit of residents and businesses.
Costa Mesa Sanitary District: Organics Recycling Program
On June 22, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District began distributing automated organic carts to its residents to become the first public agency in Southern California to implement a residential curbside organics recycling collection program. CMSD will be the first agency in Southern California to divert 75 percent of the residential waste stream away from the landfill, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and extending the lifespan of landfills.
City of Fountain Valley: Neighborhood Cleanup
The Neighborhood Cleanup Program (NCP) saves the community thousands of dollars in providing a collaborative and comprehensive event for waste removal. It decreases illegal dumping of large items, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste reducing ongoing City costs in responding to such requests.
City of Garden Grove: Re:Imagine Garden Grove
The Re:Imagine Campaign’s purpose is to follow a Smart Growth vision of the Downtown as an economic engine and an environmentally sustainable place to live. The effort is focused on community building, image enhancement, economic development, an active transportation network, protecting our open green spaces, and physical and cultural improvements.
City of Huntington Beach: Recycling Market Development Zone
In 2015, the City of Huntington Beach worked with the cities of Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Stanton along with Orange County Waste and Recycling to apply to become a Recycling Market Development Zone (OC RMDZ) making it the first Multijurisdictional zone in Orange County. The RMDZ program offers financing for manufacturers to expand their business, develop new manufacturing technologies, hire new employees, and receive free technical assistance that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to a small manufacturer.
OC Public Works: Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit Project
The Project improves water quality within the Santa Ana River Watershed using a storm water Best management Practice LID process train to reduce storm water runoff; infiltrate water into the groundwater table; capture storm water for re-use; treat storm drain discharge; and to educate visitors through an integrated and interactive public outreach program highlighting features f the improvements.
City of Santa Ana: Santa Ana Country Club Revitalization
In face of one of California’s worst drought, the Santa Ana Country Club’s Board of Directors wanted to make a bold statement to the golf Industry by designing a golf course that would set the gold standard for sustainability. The Revitalization Project will cut water use from 100 million gallons annually to 67 million gallons which translates to over 205 acre feet of savings.