Protecting the natural environment and conserving the natural resources in the San Gabriel Valley are priorities of the SGVCOG. The SGVCOG works with its member agencies by serving as a regional coordinator for efforts related to improving air quality, protecting open space, improving energy efficiency, and managing solid waste. The SGVCOG works to support and identify funding opportunities, to help member agencies comply with state and federal legislation, and to coordinate regional environmental efforts.
The Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources (EENR) Committee guides the SGVCOG's environmental efforts, providing recommendations to the Governing Board. It also assists in the development of the SGVCOG's Environment Strategic Plan, which provides direction for the SGVCOG's environmental activities in the areas of air quality, energy efficiency, open space, and solid waste management. The EENR Committee also develops policies and resolutions that guide the SGVCOG's environmental actions.
The SGVCOG also participates in several programs that support its environmental efforts. The SGVCOG supports the California HERO program, which allows residents to finance sustainable projects to their homes and repay the loans with monthly payments on their property tax bills. The SGVCOG also participates in the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP), a partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas). The SGVEWP assists cities in reducing their energy consumption and energy costs in both municipal facilities and the communities as a whole and provides incentives to cities for completing municipal projects. You can learn more about these programs at the Quick Links.
Assisted cities in implementing energy efficiency projects that saved over 6.1 million kilowatt hours, averting over $900,000 in utility costs and provided cities with over $650,000 in cash incentives
Developed energy action plans for 27 cities
Hosted educational forums on a variety of issues related to solid waste, open space, and energy efficiency
Advocated for the formation of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC)
Increasing municipal and community-wide compliance with State mandates and goals associated with solid waste management, air quality, and energy efficiency
Reducing municipal operating costs associated with energy usage
Increasing access to open space and increasing funding for open space projects, especially those that provide multi-benefits
EENR Quarterly Report
San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership
Mission, Vision, & Strategic Plan