The City of Hillsboro envisions a sustainable future, in which the City responsibly satisfies the needs of its residents, provides a healthy and satisfying work environment for its employees, and minimizes its impact on the physical environment of the community.
Single-Use Plastic Bag Restriction in Hillsboro
The State of Oregon's single-use plastic bag restriction goes into effect January 1, 2020.
A city-wide ordinance to limit the use of single-use plastic bags was approved by the Hillsboro City Council on November 20, 2018. Learn more about the Sustainable Shopping Initiative and read the list of frequently asked questions.
2018 Better Buildings Challenge Report
In its 2018 Better Building Progress Report, the Department of Energy highlights the City of Hillsboro’s achievements for reducing its energy footprint by 26 percent since 2009 — the greatest improvement among all public agencies in the nation — as well as the City’s work to reduce water use by 11 percent since 2012.
The report also highlights the Hillsboro School District’s work to reduce energy consumption by 16 percent since 2014 as ranking among the top 14 energy-saving school districts and colleges in the United States.
2007-2016 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
Hillsboro completed its first-ever assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from City operations in February 2010. The Green House Gas (GHG) inventory measured emissions from City operations including energy use, City fleet, transportation, travel and emissions from the purchase of goods and services.