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Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of San Ramon
  • Case Study

Cities with Climate Action Plans, that they are consistent with the state and regional AB 32 and SB 375 reduction targets, can use their CAP as the basis for determining if projects would result in significant climate change impacts under CEQA. The San Ramon CAP is intended to fulfill this function.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Santa Barbara
  • Case Study

Last year, the City of Santa Barbara saved over $150,000 by conducting energy retrofits in various municipal buildings. That savings can be used to bridge our budget gap, save jobs, ensure funding for programs and services, or a combination of them all.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Santa Clarita
  • Case Study

Protecting the environment is a high priority for the City of Santa Clarita. Our efforts began shortly after cityhood and have yielded tremendous results.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Santa Cruz

Through measures already implemented, the City of Santa Cruz generates energy from renewable sources that do not contribute to global warming through the emission of greenhouse gases equivalent to 33% of energy used by the City; combined with 13% renewable energy purchased from PG&E, this jumps to over 40%. As more measures are implemented, the City of Santa Cruz will become less dependent on energy sources that cause environmental degradation.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Simi Valley
  • Case Study

Through its 2010-2012 Energy Leader Partnership with Southern California Edison, the City is reducing its energy use and demonstrating for residents and businesses easy steps that may be taken to decrease energy consumption, save money, and reduce environmental impacts.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of South Gate

The 'Greening of South Gate' was one of the top community priorities that came out of the General Plan update process. ...South Gate citizens and the City Council embraced the vision of South Gate as a 'green' city in which trees, parks and open spaces are abundant, and the community pursues environmentally responsible development and policies.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Taft
  • Case Study

For the City of Taft, we have defined Sustainability as aligning our built environment and socioeconomic activities with the natural systems that support life. Sustainability is the term we use to show how Taft will balance the various interests and needs of our existing and future residents and maintain or enhance our quality of life.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Tulare
  • Case Study

The City of Tulare, located in central San Joaquin Valley, is committed to ensuring sustained economic and environmental vitality for future generations of residents. As part of this effort, Tulare has implemented extensive building retrofit and residential solar programs, developed a 900 kw fuel cell system, installed 1 MW of solar power at the City’s wastewater treatment plant, and will soon complete a citywide Climate Action Plan.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Ventura
  • Case Study

In 2007, Ventura's City Council adopted the Green Initiative. The Green Initiative is the first of many steps toward the City's goal of becoming a national model for sustainability. Since its adoption, the City has completed a Green House Gas Inventory which was certified and registered by the California Climate Action Registry, as well as joined the Sierra Club Cool Cities Program and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Woodland
  • Case Study

In 2009, the City of Woodland was named a Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Action Registry, when we finished the process of calculating, reporting, and getting third-party verification of our 2007 green house gas (GHG) emissions.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: San Diego County
  • Case Study

Despite its global nature, many climate change solutions and especially its impacts will occur at the regional and local levels. There are many actions our region could take to prepare for the projected impacts and do our part to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. While these actions are most directly focused on reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for impacts, the success of climate action will ultimately be determined by our ability to do so in ways...

Beacon Award Participant Profile: Sonoma County
  • Case Study

The County's ongoing, bold commitment to climate protection flows from the Board's goal to reduce the County's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 25% below 1990 levels by 2015.

Beacon Award Participant Profile: Yolo County
  • Case Study

The Yolo County General Plan contains over 350 policies and programs aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the unincorporated County and responding to potential effects of climate change.

Beacon Award: Local Leadership Toward Solving Climate Change
  • Case Study

The Beacon Award recognizes and celebrates California cities and counties that:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy;
Adopt policies and programs to address climate change; and
Promote sustainability.

Belmont Green Building Ordinance
  • Tool

The Belmont City Council approved a tough green building ordinance that requires residential and commercial builders and homeowners to earn "green points" before the city grants them a permit. The adoption of this new ordinance was a result of a recommendation by the city's green advisory committee, which was formed in 2007.

Belmont Tree Ordinance
  • Tool

This ordinance is intended to promote the following specific goals:
1. Optimize and appropriately manage the overall tree canopy.
2. Promote the growth and maintenance of healthy trees, with emphasis on native, drought tolerant, and locally adapted species.
3. Encourage the replacement of trees removed by necessity.
4. Develop and sustain the age and species diversity of the City’s tree population.
5. Maintain an efficient and cost effective tree removal permit...

Benicia Climate Action Plan
  • Guide
  • Plan
  • Tool

The Climate Action Plan is based on the premise that local governments and the communities they represent are uniquely capable of addressing many of the major sources of the emissions within their jurisdictions that contribute to global warming. The purpose of the Climate Action Plan is to provide objectives and strategies that guide the development and implementation of actions that cut Benicia's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions to 2005 levels...

Benicia Tree Program
  • Tool

In 2008, after a multi-year public process, the City of Benicia started its new tree program with the adoption of an updated tree ordinance. The goals of the program include completing an inventory of City trees, increased tree planting, adoption of a modern tree management plan that specifies proper maintenance practices, public education, public/private partnerships, and the development of a tree master plan. The program also dovetails with the City's 2009 Climate Action Plan, which...

Berkeley Ecology Center
  • Tool
  • Training

The Ecology Center facilitates urban lifestyles consistent with the goals of ecological sustainability, social equity, and economic development. We seek to make these goals accessible by providing people with the information they need, the alternatives they seek, and the infrastructure necessary to make sustainable practices possible on a large scale. We aim to make the visionary mainstream.

Our programs include Information Services, Berkeley's residential curbside recycling, the...

Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative
  • Tool

The Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative is a campaign to allow neighbors to sell or trade the surplus edibles they produce in their yards (fruits, vegetables, eggs, and honey). Currently, Berkeley’s Municipal Code prohibits this type of activity unless one applies for permits that cost thousands of dollars. A coalition of local organizations and activists has united to propose minor changes to the City’s zoning code that would facilitate the sale and trade of non-processed edibles produced in...

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