Environmental Sustainability Board

Purpose and Duties

The general purpose of the Environmental Sustainability Board is to serve as an advisory committee to the City Council regarding environmental sustainability issues such as tree protection and urban forestry, recycling, and energy use. Their duties include:

  • Advise, deliberate and make recommendation to City Council on tree and urban forestry related matter, recycling, and energy use
  • Assist in the development and implementation of any ordinances, policies, or plans related to tree and urban forestry, recycling, and energy use
  • Assist in the community outreach and public education related to urban forestry and environmental protection related matters
  • Assist in the planning of community events related to urban forestry and environmental protection

Tree City USA

The City of Belmont was named a Tree City USA for the 12th year in a row! This honor was celebrated at the 2019 Arbor Day celebration held on April 6, 2019.

Application

If you would like to apply to be appointed to the Environmental Sustainability Board, please fill out an application HERE.

More Information

For more information about the Environmental Sustainability Board, please email Jamie Mendoza.

Bee City 24x26.5 Street Sign-2019 (3) copyCity of Belmont named 90th Bee City USA affiliate!

Belmont’s City’s City Council unanimously voted on July 1, 2019 to become a Bee City USA®, joining more than a hundred other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators. The Council’s action is the culmination of months of effort by Belmont’s Environmental Sustainability Board and city staff to accomplish this certification.

Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, with offices across the country. Bee City USA’s mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free of insecticides. Pollinators like bumble bees, sweat bees, mason bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, hummingbirds and many others are responsible for the reproduction of almost ninety percent of the world's flowering plant species and one in every three bites of food we consume.

For more information, please click here!

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At the ESB's February meeting, members had the great pleasure of providing Mr. Kesslar, principal at Page Primary, with the supplies his teachers will need to participate in Crayola's ColorCycle program! This program helps teach students the important role they play in protecting their environment. The ESB is very excited to see this program grow at Page! 

The Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB for short) would like to challenge all residents to STOP RECYCLING AND FOCUS ON REUSING. Below is a great clip that explains how the market has an impact on what actually gets recycled. We hope you will all help us in sharing this message! Hover over the video and click on the Facebook icon to help us spread the word!