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Arcata Green Fleet Policy
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In September 2007 the City passed the "Green Fleet Policy," establishing fuel efficiency and alternative fuels as top priorities in vehicle procurement, and establishing a target fuel use reduction of 10% by 2015.

Arcata Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
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With the Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, Arcata takes measurable steps toward the goal of improving every citizen's quality of life, and creating a more sustainable environment where everyone in the community can enjoy the benefits of reducing traffic congestion, consuming less energy and land resources, and having less vehicle emissions and noise pollution.

Arcata Solar Energy for the City of Arcata
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The City of Arcata encourages its citizens to use renewable energy sources wherever possible. In an effort to lead by example, the City has installed two solar electric systems on City facilities. These include a 12.1 kilowatt (kW) grid-tied, rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed at City Hall and a 2.3 kW grid-tied, rooftop solar PV system at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.

Assembly Bill 32 Legal Analysis
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A key premise of the Institute for Local Government’s sustainability program efforts is the value of voluntary action by local agencies to undertake sustainability policy initiatives. Local agencies act within the policy context, however, of state and federal laws. The Institute has prepared a guide that examines how the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (sometimes known by its legislative identity: AB 32) specifically affects local agencies.

Assembly Bill 987: Affordable Housing Database
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AB 987 requires redevelopment agencies to "compile and maintain a database of existing, new, and substantially rehabilitated, housing units" developed or otherwise assisted with moneys from their low and moderate income housing fund, or those counted toward an agency's replacement or inclusionary housing requirements under the Community Redevelopment Law. The database must be made available to the public on the Internet and updated on an annual basis.

Association of California Water Agencies
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The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) is the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country. Its nearly 450 public agency members collectively are responsible for 90% of the water delivered to cities, farms and businesses in California.

Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
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The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) was founded in August 2008 and incorporated in Washington, DC in January 2009 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation. ACCO's mission is to advance the knowledge and skills of those dedicated to developing and directing climate change strategies in the public and private sectors, and to establish a flexible and robust forum for collaboration between climate change officers.

Attorney General's List of Local Green Building Ordinances in California
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The Attorney General's office has created a document that identifies the various approaches to green building ordinances that local agencies have taken and the most common features of the measures. The document includes links to mandatory green building ordinances.

BACC: Green Town Sunshares
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Do you spend big bucks on your energy bill each month? Been thinking about installing a solar energy system but don’t know where to start? SunShares is here to help!

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative is offering homeowners in the towns of Portola Valley, Hillsborough and Woodside a special energy efficiency and solar group discount program called SunShares. This program will help you upgrade your home to reduce utility bills, increase home comfort and generate clean energy.

Ban on single use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers in San Carlos
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The city council is looking at a ban on foam food containers or plastic bags or perhaps both. Polystyrene foam is a non recyclable product, that breaks down into small particles and causes injury to wildlife on ingestion. San Carlos city council might find outlawing foam takeout food containers far simpler than a ban on plastic bags.

Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags in Palo Alto
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Effective September 18, 2009, the City of Palo Alto has implemented this ban in an effort to protect natural ecosystems from plastic-bag litter and to encourage residents to switch to reusable bags, thereby reducing energy use. Staff estimates the various components of its program will reduce the city's annual carbon dioxide emissions from grocery-store bag use by 28 metric tons, or about 14.2 percent.

BART Silicon Valley (SVBX) Project
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BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project (SVBX) is a 10.2-mile extension of a heavy rail transit system in the San Francisco Bay Area - - Phase 1 of a larger infrastructure project. SVBX is intended to provide increased transit access to and from Santa Clara County employment and activity centers for residents of Santa Clara County and of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District offers, among other resources, free online educational materials, speakers, and teacher training within the nine county San Francisco Bay Area to help students understand air pollution and climate change. The Air District is committed to supporting science-based education and innovative youth-related programs that help youth better understand the importance of clean air to our health and the health of our climate.

Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC)
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The BACC is a non-profit organization who focuses on collaborative action on climate change and is committed to creating a public-private identity that best serves the Bay Area region in helping to meet the state of California's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Bay Area Economics (Bae)
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bae is an award-winning urban economics and public-benefit real estate development consulting practice. Since 1986, we have served more than 1,800 clients including public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private developers throughout the U.S. We are a certified green business, a women-owned business, and employee-owned (ESOP).

Bay Area Green Business Program
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ABAG's Green Business Program helps cities and counties certify local businesses. The Bay Area Green Business Program is a network of 9 county based programs coordinated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The Program assists and recognizes small businesses and public agencies that implement measures to conserve energy and water, minimize waste and prevent pollution. The Program recommends dozens of best practices, many of which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and verifies...

Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition
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Founded in 1996, the Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC) is a collaboration between staff representing over 40 San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and other public agencies working together on waste reduction and buy-recycled concepts through a variety of media campaigns which promote personal action and behavior change. BayROC’s cities and counties collectively create outreach campaigns to avoid duplication and purchase regional media to promote waste reduction at a fraction...

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
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The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council's mission is to create a continuous 550+-mile trail for hikers, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians along the ridgelines overlooking San Francisco Bay. The Council works in close partnership with agencies and local government, parks, land trusts, and other stakeholders and volunteers to plan, acquire, design, build, care for, and promote the Ridge Trail.

Careful planning and design of the Ridge Trail frequently dovetails with preservation and...

Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition
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The Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition is a California nonprofit and the only organization focused specifically on promoting sustainable landscaping and gardening practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Coalition encourages behavior changes through a watershed approach that reduces waste and pollution, conserves natural resources and creates vibrant landscapes and gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area. The primary goal of Bay-Friendly is to encourage behavior changes...

BayPoint Clean Technology Group
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BayPoint™ Clean Technology Group specializes in structuring, implementing, and administering turnkey benefit programs for high potential companies in the early stages of an aggressive growth cycle. As these companies grow, the diversification of employee needs becomes overwhelming, a substantial management challenge. It is important to begin with a creative roadmap which will identify these needs so that problems or challenges do not arise without an already established solution....

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