Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. (Source: EPA)

At Refresh Riverside, you'll learn about:

• Recycling

• Renewable Energy

• Energy Reduction

Water Conservation

• Sustainable Gardening

• Green Technology

• Saving $$$ on your bills

Sustainability in Riverside

You may not realize it while you're strolling through Fairmount Park or relaxing in the shade of big oak or ash tree, but Riverside was built in the desert. The climate of this region is hot and dry and if Riverside hadn't grown on the bank of the Santa Ana River, there would be very few trees and almost no grass in this area. Because we rely heavily on resources like water and food from other regions of California and West, it's really important to try to live sustainably. The good news is that it's actually pretty easy to make some small changes to your daily life and household to become more sustainable.

At Refresh Riverside, you can learn how to "go green" and begin to live more sustainably! Watch the video above or click on the links to the left to learn more about sustainability.