What is a Sustainable Community?

A sustainable community is one whose prospects for long-term health are good. Its residents and businesses do not deplete the resources that they depend on faster than those resources are replenished.

Specific Characteristics Include:   

  • respect for basic rights and recognition of basic responsibilities

  • living within ecological carrying capacity

  • equal opportunities for individual development

  • a diverse economic base

  • a vibrant democracy - with informed, involved residents

  • protection of natural diversity

  • improving the standard of living

  • maximizing the use of people's abilities while minimizing the use of natural resources


Robert Wods Johnson Logo from the web site
RWJF Culture of Health pRIZE GENERAL MESSAGES Our community has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists for the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health…
Gonzales Youth Council Cleanup Waterway in Gonzales
In November of 2018, the Monterey Bay Aquarium recognized the Gonzales Youth Council as "Ocean Heroes" for their local "No Straw November" plastics…

Sustainability Coordinator

Clean Air award, Maury Treleven and Harold Wolgamott accepting award
Maury & Harold

How do I's

Residents and businesses seeking to establish first time service can do so in person at Gonzales City Hall located at 147 Fourth Street.  For general…
Residents and businesses seeking to make changes to their existing service should contact Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling directly at 888-678-…