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Achieving Sustainability in California's Central Valley
  • Report

This UC Davis report analyzes the barriers and catalysts to sustainable growth and development in Central Valley cities at a crucial time of rapid population growth in that region. This report aims to clarify the concept of sustainability as applied to cities in California’s Central Valley and identify some of the major factors influencing a city’s ability to achieve sustainability goals.

Acterra: Business Environmental Award Program
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

Acterra is an environmental non-profit serving the Silicon Valley. We provide people with tangible, hands-on activities they can do to improve the environment. All of our work is solution-oriented. We offer several thousand volunteer opportunities each year for adults and youth. Because people get excited by different things, we offer a broad range of programs, from habitat restoration to carbon reduction and more. As importantly, we teach people how to become effective environmental change...

Addressing California’s Housing Shortage: Lessons from San Mateo County
  • Case Study
  • Tool

According to a recent study conducted by city and county governments, San Mateo County will need 73,000 additional housing units by 2025 to accommodate predicted population and job growth. If housing continues to be built at the current rate in the county, the community would face a shortage of 35,000 to 49,000 units.

Addressing Climate Change: Ideas for Youth Commissions
  • Guide
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This is the second in a series of Briefing Papers for youth commissions and councils that provide background information and ideas for commission member activities and actions on topics of concern to youth and their communities. These briefing papers are disseminated without cost to the staff of youth commissions and councils throughout California by the Institute for Local Government.

This briefing paper addresses climate change. Included you will find background information, ideas...

Advanced Home Energy
  • Finance
  • Tool

At Advanced Home Energy (AHE), our mission is to assist homeowners by offering a wide range of home energy efficiency solutions. Many homeowners are taking advantage of rebates and other incentives to invest in green home efficiency upgrades. Our goal is to partner with homeowners who are interested in going green. We strive to achieve real comfort and energy savings in every home we work on. We believe efficiency is green.

AES Corporation
  • Tool

Combining deep local insights, global presence and perspective, and a relentless commitment to operational excellence and values, we help communities and countries grow through reliable and responsible electric power. We operate in extremely diverse markets, from the world’s most developed countries to some of the fastest growing economies. Everywhere we operate, we believe that dependable electricity is essential to human progress and to advancing economic growth, public health and security...

Affordable Housing Action Plan of the Scotts Valley Redevelopment Agency (2010)
  • Finance
  • Plan

This document gives a general overview of Affordable Housing Programs within the City of Scotts Valley. The affordable housing programs are funded through the Scotts Valley Redevelopment Agency, as provided in the Scotts Valley Redevelopment Plan.

Affordable Housing Finance Incentives
  • Finance

HCD administers more than 20 programs that award loans and grants for the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental and ownership housing, homeless shelters and transitional housing, public facilities and infrastructure, and the development of jobs for lower income workers. Please note that, with rare exceptions, these loans and grants are not made to individuals, but to local public agencies, nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, and service...

Affordable Housing: Law, Policy and Practice
  • Guide
  • Report

State law requires each city and county to adopt a general plan containing at least seven elements including housing. Unlike the other mandatory general plan elements, the housing element, required to be updated approximately every five years, is subject to detailed statutory requirements and mandatory review by a State agency (Department of Housing and Community Development). Housing element law requires local governments to adequately plan to meet their existing and projected housing needs...

Ag Innovations Network (AIN)
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

Ag Innovations Network (AIN) was founded in 2000 to build a better future for farmers, consumers, and communities. In the years since, we have worked across California and across the United States to bring together unusual partners to support change in the food system. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit California corporation.

The mission of Ag Innovations Network is to help create a food system that works better for everyone. We create forums for diverse stakeholders to come together...

Agricultural Institute of Marin
  • Tool
  • Training

AIM believes the success of the small family farm depends on eaters who understand the value and joys of local agriculture. AIM’s market-based educational programs include Market Tours, Eat Local 101, EBT Outreach and Greener Markets. Our Farm to Fork distribution program has significantly expanded AIM’s reach, enabling 40 schools, restaurants, corporate cafeterias and catering services in Marin and San Francisco to source and promote locally grown food to the community at large. AIM’s media...

Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

ASI provides a hub that links initiatives and education in sustainable agriculture and food systems across all divisions of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, across the University of California, and with other partners across the State of California. Our mission is to ensure access to healthy food and to promote the vitality of agriculture today and for future generations. We do this through integrative research, education, communication and early action on...

Agricultural Water Stewardship Resource Center
  • Guide
  • Tool

Agricultural water stewardship is the use of water in a way that optimizes agricultural production while also addressing co-benefits for the environment and human health. The local and regional context in which a farm operates will determine the best water management approaches to maximize water use efficiency, minimize adverse environmental impacts, and balance trade-offs for society as a whole. This website is a resource center for growers, ranchers, and others interested in sound farm...

Ahwahnee Principles for Smart Economic Development: An Implementation Guidebook (2001)
  • Guide

Prosperity in the 21st Century will be based on creating and maintaining a sustainable standard of living and a high quality of life for all. To meet this challenge, a comprehensive new model is emerging which recognizes the economic value of natural and human capital. Embracing economic, social, and environmental responsibility, this approach focuses on the most critical building blocks for success, the community and the region. It emphasizes community-wide and regional collaboration for...

Air Quality Improvement Program (AB 118)
  • Finance
  • Tool

The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), established by the California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (AB 118, Statutes of 2007, Chapter 750), is a voluntary incentive program administered by the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects, research on biofuels production and the air quality impacts of alternative fuels, and workforce training. The AQIP Guidelines and annual Funding Plans...

Alameda Climate Action Plan
  • Guide
  • Plan
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Alameda County recognizes the need to take action now to protect our climate in order to protect quality of life in our communities. Alameda County's Board of Supervisors directed County staff to develop a comprehensive climate protection strategy. The resulting Climate Action Plans provide blueprints for meeting our greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. The specific policies, programs, and actions the County will pursue are outlined in the Alameda County (Unincorporated Areas) Climate...

Alameda County Bay-Friendly Gardening Guide
  • Guide

The Bay-Friendly Gardening Program was developed to encourage residents to make environmentally friendly gardening choices. It is not a particular style, but an approach that works with nature to reduce waste and protect the watersheds of the San Francisco Bay. Bay-Friendly Gardening is a program of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Source Reduction & Recycling Board, also known as StopWaste.Org.

Alameda County Climate Protection Project
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Alameda County is working with all 14 city governments within the county on an ongoing, coordinated effort to reduce the emissions that cause global warming as well as improve air quality, reduce waste, cut energy use, and save money. Participants work together in cross-jurisdictional teams focusing on key action areas, such as energy efficiency, transportation, and waste reduction. Teams work on specific projects best addressed by a regional effort, such as collaborative grant applications...

Alameda County Pollution Punchcards for Alternative Commutes
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The Pollution Punch Card Contest, which is a month-long activity, encourages students to walk and bike to school through raffle prizes and give-aways. Students keep track of when they walk and bike to school on their Pollution Punch Card, and once per week they get their card checked by a parent or student volunteer, who will give them rewards and enter their card into a raffle if they have walked or biked a certain number of times throughout the contest.

Alameda County Revolving Energy Fund and Municipal Utility Surcharge
  • Finance
  • Guide

Since 1995, the County has set aside energy incentives from past energy projects, and refunds from some current projects, to subsidize future projects. The money is deposited into the Designated Energy Fund. The Designated Energy Fund is used to increase the efficiency of planned projects, help pay for projects with long pay back periods, and cover gaps in project financing.

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