CDCR Sustainability Program

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recognizes the need for conservation and the efficient use of our resources.  CDCR is committed to being good stewards of the earth’s natural resources and reducing impacts to the environment; reducing the cost of doing business; serving as examples for individuals to follow when they transition back to their communities; and assisting in making communities healthier.

CDCR operates all State adult prisons and juvenile facilities, oversees a variety of community correctional facilities, and supervises all adult and juvenile offenders, including adults released to parole supervision. The CDCR vision is to enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs. The CDCR mission is to facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

CDCR’s Energy and Sustainability Section develops, manages, and provides oversight for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and conservation strategies for utility services, such as water, sewer, natural gas and electricity to reduce energy, water usage, and associated costs.  CDCR performs a wide variety of project management, consultative, analytical, and research-oriented tasks in resource conservation and development.  CDCR continuously seeks new and innovative opportunities to contribute to the State of California’s energy and sustainability goals and mandates.