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Vacaville Green Fleet Policy
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The City of Vacaville's "green fleet" includes approximately 20 leased electric-powered vehicles and two compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The city also purchased two CNG non-emergency vehicles for the police department and10 buses, with five more on order. While the city recognizes the benefits of using alternative fuels, it discontinued purchase of replacement vehicles due to budget constraints.

USGS California Water Science Center
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The California Water Science Center (CAWSC) is one of 48 Water Science Centers in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of California.

USDA: Team Nutrition
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Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

USDA: Rural Development California
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USDA Rural Development in California is your "one-stop service center" to promote economic opportunities, affordable housing, stronger community infrastructure and myriad opportunities for rural communities, rural business owners and residents. Click on the links below to learn more about the diverse and dynamic programs available to you from USDA Rural Development: business and cooperative program, community program, utility program, single and multifamily housing program, and community...

USDA School Breakfast Program
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The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The program is administered at the Federal level by FNS. State education agencies administer the SBP at the State level, and local school food authorities operate it in schools.

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
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The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) at the national level. Within participating States, FFVP is primarily administered through State Departments of Education. Texas and New Jersey are the exceptions, where FFVP is administered by their Departments of Agriculture.

FFVP can be an important catalyst for change in our efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating...

USDA Food Environment Atlas
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Provides a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so. The objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.

USC Center for Sustainable Cities
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The USC Center for Sustainable Cities conducts research, education, and community outreach to address sustainability challenges facing metropolitan regions. We seek to generate innovative solutions that enhance the environment, economic vitality and social equity of cities worldwide.

The Center fosters multi-disciplinary research with an emphasis on sustainability challenges of metropolitan areas. Metropolitan areas are at the core of sustainability issues; large populations and...

US Global Change Research Program
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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. During the past two decades, the United States, through the USGCRP, has made the world's largest scientific investment in the areas of climate change and global change research. Since its inception, the USGCRP has supported research and observational activities in collaboration with several other national and international...

US Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Progam
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Urban forests are trees for people! They are dynamic ecosystems that provide environmental services such as clean air and water. Trees cool cities and save energy; improve air quality; strengthen quality of place and local economies; reduce storm water runoff; improve social connections; complement smart growth; and create walkable communities. Learn more about this critical resource and what the Forest Service is doing to protect it.

US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)
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United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) is a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. USCAP has issued a landmark set of principles and recommendations to underscore the urgent need for a policy framework on climate change.

US 101/Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project
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The proposed project would remove the existing four-lane Broadway overcrossing and construct a new seven-lane overcrossing approximately 170 feet the the north of the existing structure. The purpose of this project is to improve traffic movements and access around the interchange, accommodate future traffic increases at adjacent intersections, improve operations at the southbound US 101 ramps, and increase bicyclist and pedestrian access. With the coordinated efforts of the City of...

Urban Water Management Plans (UWMP) and Water Conservation
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UWMP are prepared by California’s urban water suppliers to support their long‐term resource planning and ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water demands. UWMPs are prepared every 5 years and are submitted to DWR for review to be sure they have completed requirements identified in the Urban Water Management Planning Act.

Urban Sustainability Directors Network
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Municipal sustainability leaders formed the Urban Sustainability Directors Network in April 2009 to enable us to learn from each other and accelerate achievement of ambitious city sustainability goals.

While this committed cadre of local government leaders has burgeoned, we have worked in isolation of each other, often tackling similar issues as our peers across North America without a network to share experiences and partner.

Urban ReLeaf
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Urban Releaf is an urban forestry/environmental non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1999 in the City of Oakland, California to address the needs of communities that have little greenery. Urban Releaf is committed to the revitalization of our communities through tree planting, garden projects and environmental education. Tree lined streets have been proven to be a viable necessity in most neighborhood planning and development efforts. Studies have shown that increasing the...

Urban Land Institute: Ten Principles for Reinventing America's Suburban Strips (2001)
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As part of its mission to examine cutting-edge issues and propose creative solutions for improving the quality of land use and development, the Urban Land Institute sponsored a charrette on smart growth solutions leading off a series of forums seeking solutions to specific land use and growth management problems. The goal of these forums is to find ways to accommodate growth that enhance the economy, protect the environment, and preserve and improve a community’s quality of life.

Urban Habitat
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Urban Habitat builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area.

We envision a society where all people live in economically and environmentally healthy neighborhoods. Clean air, land and water are recognized as fundamental human rights. Meaningful employment honors a worker’s right to dignity and a living wage with benefits. Effective...

Urban Emissions Model (URBEMIS)
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URBEMIS is a computer program that can be used to estimate emissions associated with land development projects in California such as residential neighborhoods, shopping centers, and office buildings; area sources such as gas appliances, wood stoves, fireplaces, and landscape maintenance equipment; and construction projects. The model uses the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Trip Generation Manual along with the ARB's motor vehicle emissions model, EMFAC, to calculate motor vehicle...

Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program
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The Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program examines the interconnections of people and natural resources. The program is especially important for California, Hawaii, and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands which are characterized by tremendous cultural diversity, large urban centers, complex natural resources issues, and biologically diverse landscapes.

We explore the myriad relationships and interdependencies between communities and ecosystems, culture and biodiversity, humans and...

Urban Corps of San Diego County
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The Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with a high school education combined with job training and community service in the fields of conservation and recycling, which will assist youth in becoming more employable while protecting San Diego’s natural resources and instilling the importance of community service.

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