Riverside is the 12th largest city in California and home to more than 300,000 people with diverse cultures and traditions. Our city is home to several prestigious universities and is made up of more than two dozen unique neighborhoods. More than 100 years after its founding, Riverside still honors its strong heritage and takes great care to preserve its natural resources.
On GreenRiverside.com, you’ll find out just how easy it is to save water and energy as a RPU customer. From our lighting and home appliance rebates to our new construction and waterwise landscape incentives, there are lots of ways for you to save while increasing efficiency. Take a look around!
In 2009, Riverside was designated an Emerald City by the California Department of Conservation. This resulted in the expansion of the city’s Green Action Plan, a summary of all the green goals Riverside is working hard to accomplish. City staff shared the revised plan with the community, whose collective response seemed to be: “This is fantastic, but what can I do?”
The city responded by creating its Sustainability Workbook, a comprehensive guide featuring hundreds of tips and ideas that show its readers how to go green. This innovative workbook focuses on four key areas of everyday living - energy, water, waste and transportation – and helps residents understand all of the green options Riverside offers within these areas.
Individuals, community groups and businesses are invited to review these guides to find out how to go green by conserving energy and water. As an example, you’ll find valuable information on energy-efficiency rebates and weatherizing your home or business.
The Sustainability Workbook and Green Action Plan are the culmination of city-community cooperation and the recognition of our need for sustainable practices.