Since 2008, the City of Santa Clara, California, has been a proud EPA Green Power Community. With nine percent of residents and businesses in the community purchasing green power, Santa Clara is near the top of the list of EPA Green Power Communities using the most kilowatt-hours of green power annually and is home to EPA's top green power user, Intel Corporation. In February 2007, the City Council issued a challenge to its residents to use clean power; people responded, and ever since, enrollment in green power programs has been climbing. "Santa Clara is known for its concern for the environment, so it is wonderful to receive national recognition for our ongoing commitment to renewable energy," says Patricia Mahan, Mayor for the City of Santa Clara. "This is a true community effort spearheaded by our municipal utility, and supported by the thousands of residents and businesses participating in the Santa Clara Green Power program."