The City of Artesia has made significant efforts over the last several years to increase practices that are sustainable and preserve the environment. The City was recently recognized with the 2021 Silver Level Gateway Cities Energy Action Award for achievements in energy efficiency and conservation efforts. The Gateway Cities Council of Governments grants this award to cities that show significant progress in energy conservation and have fulfilled specific activities on an increasing basis that highlight these efforts. One of Artesia’s most recent projects included the roof replacement project at City Hall, to include energy efficient materials. This project allowed the City to reduce the energy consumption of the facility due to better insulation provided by the new roofing. The City is proud to be recognized as a leader in conservation efforts and continue to seek opportunities to adopt environmentally-friendly practices.