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Green/Energy Efficient Businesses Encouraged to Sign Up for ‘Whac-a-Watt, Save-a-Lot’ Energy Challenge

November 12, 2013
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The City of Santa Clarita and the Community Energy Partnership invite local businesses with tracked energy savings to sign up for the Whac-A-Watt, Save-A-Lot Business Energy Challenge by November 30.  Eligible businesses must have tracked their energy use in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for one year before the energy improvement and one year after to demonstrate savings.

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The challenge will be broken down into two categories, including small to medium sized businesses with two to 100 employees, and large businesses with more than 100 employees.  One business from each category will be recognized for the largest percentage of energy savings and the most improved energy savings, and credit can be received for both electricity and natural gas saved.  The winning businesses will be recognized by the Santa Clarita City Council at one of the bi-monthly Council Meetings as well as on the City’s green website.

To sign up, complete the following steps by November 30:

  • Identify the month and year when your business completed the energy improvement measure(s) and confirm that your business has ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager data from the previous year.
  • Visit GreenSantaClarita.com for directions on how to generate two ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Statement of Energy Performance Reports, which will be used to evaluate energy savings.
  • Follow the directions and either save digital copies or print out hard copies of the report.
  • Complete the online entry form.
  • Email the reports to Environmental Services Program Coordinator Heather Merenda at HMerenda@santa-clarita.com with the subject line reading: “Submission-Energy Challenge” or mail the reports to:

City of Santa Clarita

Attn:  Heather Merenda

23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 225

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison supported by the California Public Utilities Commission.

For more information on the Whac-A-Watt, Save-A-Lot Business Energy Challenge or to sign up, visit GreenSantaClarita.com or contact the Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098. 

1,500 Residents Collect 10,400 Pounds of Trash at the 19th Annual Santa Clarita River Rally

September 25, 2013

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On Saturday, September 21, over 1,500 community members participated in the 19th Annual Santa Clarita River Rally held at the Newhall Community Center.

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There was also the Environmental Expo at the event, with over 20 vendors sharing environmental tips to residents.

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Participants went through a safety and training course before heading to the river.

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Roughly 10,400 pounds of trash and recyclable were collected by volunteers.

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Click to view the full gallery at the City’s Flickr page.

For more information about future green events, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Register Today for the 19th Annual Santa Clarita River Rally

September 13, 2013

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This year’s Annual River Rally event will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Newhall Community Center and the today is the last day to register for the event.

In addition to this year’s River Rally event, an Environmental Expo will be held the same day featuring different ways to preserve the environment. Attendees can gather information about recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation, and wildlife conservation programs in Santa Clarita. Check out the Signal’s article on the event.

*Pre-registration is required to participate in this year’s River Rally event*

For more information about the 19th Annual River Rally, call the River Rally hotline at (661) 284-1415 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

19th Annual River Rally to be held Saturday, September 21: VIDEO

August 22, 2013

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 19th Annual River Rally held on Saturday, September 21, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Newhall Community Center.

*Pre-registration is required to participate in this year’s River Rally event*

For more information about the 19th Annual River Rally, call the River Rally hotline at (661) 284-1415 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Donate Used Clothes to the Salvation Army at Waste Management Facility

June 7, 2013

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Waste Management (WM), the City of Santa Clarita, and the Salvation Army have partnered to offer a clothing recycling program to provide residents the opportunity to donate their gently used clothing & shoes where they can still be put to good use. This is an easy way to help those in need while diverting thousands of pounds of clothing from landfills.

To donate clothing, visit the Salvation Army Drop Box at the WM yard, located at 25772 Springbrook Road, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, and Saturdays until noon.

For more recycling opportunities, visit GreenSantaClarita.com. Residents with WM trash service can also call customer service at (661) 259-2398 to schedule a free pick-up.

Around Town: 10th Annual Bike to Work Day Challenge

May 23, 2013

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On Thursday, May 16, the City of Santa Clarita held the 2013 Bike to Work Day Challenge in conjunction with LA Metro’s Bike to Work Week.

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Overall, 28 business teams, totaling 210 employees, participated in this year’s event.

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The winners for this year’s Bike to Work Day were:

  • Small Business – Bryson Martin Racing with 75% participation – prize of $75 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Golden Spoon gift certificates.
  • Medium Business – Christ Lutheran Preschool – 25% participation- prize of $150 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Golden Spoon gift certificates.
  • Large Business - City of Santa Clarita – 11% participation – prize of $250 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Golden Spoon gift certificates.

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Chik-Fil-A helped out at the City Hall pit stop by providing water and healthy snacks to cyclists.

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For more information about future green events and fun activities in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

 

Santa Clarita’s Annual Bike to Work Day Coming May 16: VIDEO

May 3, 2013

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the upcoming Bike to Work Day happening Thursday, May 16.

Residents and local businesses can pledge to ride their bikes on Bike to Work Day and register online to automatically be entered in drawings for some cool prizes. Click here.

For business looking to participate or help sponsor the event, call Environmental Services at (661) 286-4098 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Around Town: 2013 Earth Arbor Day Festival cArt aRt Winners

April 26, 2013
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Grand Prize Winner “Recycle Robot”

On Saturday, April 13, several community members helped judge in the City’s cArt aRt contest at the annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. The contest involved transforming recycling carts into vibrant pieces of art using paint, art supplies, recycled items, and creativity to increase awareness of reusing and recycling household items.

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Most Creative and Best Green Theme Winner “My Home is Not a Recycling Bin”

All submissions were on display at the festival and received cash prizes, here are the winners in the following categories:

  1. Grand Prize – “Recycle Robot” by Green Convergence
  2. Most Creative – “My Home is Not a Recycling Bin” by Funakoshi Family
  3. Best Local Flare – “Honoring Creation’s Blessings” by Family Community Church
  4. Best Green Theme – “My Home is Not a Recycling Bin” by Funakoshi Family
  5. Fan Favorite – Beautiful Artwork Bin by Irina Previtire
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Best Local Flare Winner “Honoring Creation’s Blessing”

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Fan Favorite Winner “Beautiful Artwork Bin”

For more information about future green events happening in the City of Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Around Town: City of Santa Clarita’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival

April 17, 2013

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On Saturday, April 13, the City of Santa Clarita held its annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, at Central Park.

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Thousands of residents thoughout the day attended the festival and participated in a wide variety of fun activities while to learn how to stay green and keep the environment clean.

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There was also a recycled art gallery on display, as well as a cArt aRt contest that showcased resident’s artwork on recycling bins.

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A popular feature of the event is the free mulch and one gallon tree give aways.

For more information and to learn about future green friendly events, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival Happening Tomorrow at Central Park

April 12, 2013

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, is coming to Central Park tomorrow, April 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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There will be a wide variety of fun activites and events for families to participate in and learn how to stay green and keep the environment clean.

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There will also be a recycled art gallery on display, as well as a cArt aRt contest that showcases resident’s artwork on recycling bins.

For more information about the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Celebration, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.


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