Go Green

What You Can Do

The Environmental Services Department and numerous community organizations want you to know how to help the environment and go green. Click on the icons and links below to learn more.

bike route finder BIKING, ETC.
Search for bike trails, walking routes, and public transit options at maps.google.com/biking.
California Climate Change Portal CLIMATE CHANGE
Check out the State of California Climate Change Portal for information on global warming programs and programs you can participate in!
Off Leash Dog Brochure

DOG OWNERS
Dogs running free can harm sensitive wildlife. Where is it safe to have your dog run off-leash? Find out in this brochure by the Friends of the Arcata Marsh.

what's really in the products you buy? ECO-LABELS
Get the scoop on what's really in the products you buy and their impacts on your health and well being.
Home Energy Upgrade

ENERGY AUDIT
Get a free home or business energy use assessment from a Redwood Coast Energy Authority technician and find out if you qualify for rebates or if you can make low-cost fixes right now to save you money. They'll even help install CFLs and hot water pipe insulation! Call (707) 269-1700 for more information.

Don't pour grease down the drain! FATS, OIL AND GREASE
Please don't pour grease down the drain, it can cause costly damage to the sewer system. Wipe pans with old newspaper before washing or freeze oil before tossing in the garbage. Click here for more safe disposal tips.
Lightbulb finder mobile app LIGHTBULBS
This free mobile app makes it easy to switch from incandescent to energy-saving lightbulbs.
Don't Dump and Ryn RECYCLING AND REUSE
Moving? Want to get rid of some old stuff? Check out this guide on where to take your household goods so they don't end up in the landfill.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Be Wiser with Fertilizer

STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION
Rain washes fertilizer into Humboldt Bay causing algae overgrowth that sucks up the oxygen fish need. So use fertilizer sparingly or use compost! Put up this poster by the Northcoast Stormwater Coalition and protect fragile oceanlife.

Cal Recycle Used Motor Oil

TRANSPORTATION
Did you know that motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be cleaned and reused. Take your used motor oil to Franklin's Service on Heindon Road in Arcata. Find other Humboldt County used motor oil collection sites and check out this short video on motor oil recycling.

dripping faucet WATER-ENERGY
WECalc, a free home water-energy-climate calculator, helps you use less water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money on your utility bill!