Sustainability

Union City has a commitment to creating a sustainable community. Local governments play an important role in protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change. By acting together, the City of Union City, residents, and local businesses can preserve our environment for future generations and benefit from an enhanced quality of life.

Union City is proud to sponsor sustainable projects on an ongoing basis, such as adding new bike lanes and planting trees throughout the community. The Decoto Green Streets project filters stormwater runoff, so that pollutants from our streets don't end up in our Bay. Solar carports at the Ruggieri Senior Center and Mark Green Sports Center help capture clean solar energy, while protecting vehicles from the elements.

We also have a robust recycling and composting program, with the goal of diverting 90% of our community's waste away from landfills (by recycling, composting, or sustainable purchasing) by the year 2020.

The City has adopted a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gases in our city 20% below 2005 levels by the year 2020.

Learn more about the environmental impact of your household or business.

You can also learn more about sustainable living from these agencies: