Public Resources

As a resident of Kern County, there are a number of resources that will help you live more sustainably. Whether it’s buying green products, eating local produce, supporting green businesses, or getting involved in environmental organizations and activities – the Kern Green program puts green living at your finger tips.


Advanced Meter Information

Interested in learning more about the improvements Southern California Gas Company.  Watch this video.

Green Products

Greenguard – certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a free resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments.

Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Energy Starinformation to energy star products and home improvement guides for energy efficiency.

Flex Your Power – connecting California residents to money saving tips, products and programs for saving energy.

PG&E Carbon Calculator — calculator to estimate your carbon footprint from the energy you use and the vehicle you drive.

San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization —  news and information to help improve the quality of life by significantly increasing the Valley’s use and reliance on clean energy (energy efficiency and renewable energy sources).

Will You Join Us Chevron sponsored website that provides helpful tools, information and links to discover how you can use energy more wisely. — provides fuel economy estimates, energy and environmental impact ratings, fuel-saving tips, and other useful information. – Natural Gas Energy Efficiency for your home.  Learn about ways to save with rebates, incentives, and energy efficiency items that will benefit your pocket book.


Indoor Air Quality

California Air Resources Board’s Cool CAToolkits, calculators, success stories, rebates and incentives, an awards program, etc.

EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schoolsresource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing indoor air quality problems.

State of California Indoor Air Quality Program — investigates indoor air pollution, develop solutions, and promote healthy indoor environments.

Healthy Air Living an initiative that provides a “toolbox” of ideas and strategies to help take voluntary measures in our personal lives and workplace to reduce an effect on Valley air quality.

Valley Air The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Valley Air District) website to improving the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through effective and cooperative air quality programs.

Daily Air Quality — Kern County’s air quality forecast by the Valley Air District.

Water Conservation and Quality

California Water Company Conservation Toolkit — conservation kits featuring a range of water-saving plumbing retrofit fixtures. These kits are available at no charge to help make conserving water that much easier.

Save Our Water offers consumer-oriented information and tools for understanding of the long-term issues facing California’s water system and practical tips for reducing water use.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Kern County Recycling Guide

CA Composting Guidance — information, techniques and troubleshooting about home composting.

Kern County:

Freecyclenon-profit network to promote waste reduction and help save landscape from being taken over by landfills.

Stop Junk Mail Now! — A few tips on how to minimize the amount of junk mail in your mailbox.

Solar Companies

Pure Energy SolarPure Energy Solar, established in 1988, is Kern County’s largest and most experienced solar company specializing in residential and commercial solar systems.

REC Solar, Inc.REC Solar, Inc. specializes in grid-tied solar electric design and installation, offering the latest technology, state of the art equipment, and financing opportunities for all commercial and residential customers.

Green Living

Environmental Working Group non-profit organization that provides public information to protect public health and the environment.

The Daily Green — a consumer’s guide to green living from

Greenopolis — the environmentally-focused social networking site engages users on green issues so that they might learn, explore and participate in an open dialogue about the present and future of our environment.

Earth911 — Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products’ end-of-life for both businesses and consumers.

DMA Choice an online tool developed by the Direct Marketing Association to help you reduce your junk mail.

EPA for Concerned Citizens multiple categories and resources listed for concerned citizens about the environments they live in.

EPA Tips for Summertips to help you and your family find ways this summer to help reduce pollution and learn about the environment.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations— an interactive map of all the electric vehicle charging locations in the United States

Homeowner’s Guide to Sustainability— Going green basics from landscaping to kid activities.

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