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Sunnyvale Cool Cities
  • Guide
  • Tool

Before Global Warming became the issue of the day, the City had been making progress in reducing our global warming emissions. Since the '90's Sunnyvale has been capturing landfill gas and converting it to electricity, greatly reducing the City's carbon footprint. The City has purchased hybrids, electric cars, and electric golf carts. Sunnyvale put solar electric panels on the SeniorCenter; solar electric is going up on a firehouse. We have replaced incandescent bulbs with LED's in the...

Redding Electric Utility (REU) Program
  • Tool
  • Training

Before mentioning some of the key areas of this website, let me take a moment to say that REU has been providing safe, reliable energy to our community since 1921. REU is locally-owned by our community and locally-controlled by the Redding City Council. Local control and essential relationships with other electric utility organizations has enabled REU to provide some of the lowest, most competitive rates to more than 86,000 residential and business customers. We believe in community...

Union City Redevelops Mobile-Home Park to Create New Affordable Housing
  • Case Study

Before the Mission Gateway project was conceived, the land included a used appliance store whose owner wheeled used washers, dryers and refrigerators onto the street that served as the gateway to the city. There was also a used car lot filled with junk, dilapidated apartments and a 50-year-old mobile home park filled with aging trailers. Some families lived in small camping trailers and some of the "better" homes were 30-year-old mobile homes that were falling apart. Redevelopment agency...

City of Monterey Tree Ordinance
  • Tool

Beginning in 1991, the City established an ordinance for the preservation of both City and private trees. In 2003, the City Council made some changes to that ordinance. The City regulates the trimming and removal of City trees and requires a permit to remove private trees larger than 6 inches in trunk diameter. Under the new ordinance, the monetary value of trees that are removed and the type and size of the replacement required are more specific. To better protect both City and private...

Berkeley FIRST - Financing Initiative for Renewable Energy and Solar Technology
  • Case Study
  • Finance

Berkeley FIRST was the first in the nation pilot program to provide property tax-based financing for solar installations on residential and commercial buildings. Property assessed clean energy ((PACE) programs allow property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on their home or business and pay the project cost back as a line item on their property tax bill over a 20-year period. This innovative financing mechanism was first piloted by H28the City of Berkeley in...

Chico Cyclist and Pedestrian Safe Downtown
  • Plan

Best practices in urban design strive to increase the "walkability" of commercial, civic, and cultural centers. Specifically, measures that increase the pedestrian’s perception of safety and comfort make a district more inviting and create the presence of a "third place" destination for leisure time and recreation, and a desirable location for commercial and business practice.

Beyond Pesticides
  • Tool
  • Training

Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides as a nonprofit membership organization in 1981, felt that without the existence of such an organized, national network, local, state and national pesticide policy would become, under chemical industry pressure, increasingly unresponsive to...

Mariposa County Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation Plan (2011)
  • Guide
  • Plan

Bicycling and walking are affordable, healthy, sustainable, socially equitable, and fun forms of transportation. Many Mariposa County residents and visitors already enjoy walking or bicycling for transportation and recreational purposes. The Mariposa County Local Transportation Commission previously prepared a Bicycle Facilities Plan in 2006; this plan was never adopted by the Board of Supervisors. According to the California Streets and Highways Code, Sections 890 through 894.2, local...

Condo and Apartment Recycling in San Diego County
  • Case Study
  • Tool

Bilingual English/Spanish brochure for owners and property managers on implementing a mandatory recycling program. Includes tips for maximizing tenant participation in adopting waste reduction and recycling practices.

California Air Resources Board - Biodiesel Program
  • Tool

Biodiesel is America's first advanced biofuel – a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating green jobs and improving our environment. Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as agricultural oils, recycled cooking oil and animal fats, biodiesel meets the strict specifications of ASTM D6751. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United...

Energy Efforts: City of Bishop
  • Case Study

Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, USA. An Energy Partnership between Southern California Edison and the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments has been created to increase the City’s energy efficiency and educate the community to create a more sustainable environment.

Energy Efforts: City of Brea
  • Case Study

Brea is nestled in the foothills at the northern tip of Orange County. Currently partnering with The Energy Coalition, Southern California Edison (SCE), and The Southern California Gas Company in a community energy partnership and updating the City’s General Plan to include energy conservation policies, Brea is creating a sustainable, vibrant community.

Breathe California
  • Tool
  • Training

Breathe California Central Coast (BCCC) is dedicated to preventing lung disease, promoting lung health, and protecting air quality for all people living in the Central Coast Counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. We accomplish this through education, research, and advocacy. Education includes responding community requests for information and referrals, outreach programs dedicated to educating under-served populations, and training volunteers to become health educators....

Build it Green
  • Tool
  • Training

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California.

Established in 2003, we offer a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders. Three strategic objectives guide our work: Drive policy development, Increase supply of green homes, and Stimulate consumer demand...

Building Public Support for Affordable Housing: A Toolbox for California Officials
  • Tool

Building Public Support for Affordable Housing: A Toolbox for California Officials outlines a number of planning and public participation tools local agencies can use to address concerns related to affordable housing and overcome negative stereotypes. The Web version is formatted to be accessible online.

Burlingame Storm Drain Capital Improvement Program
  • Case Study

Burlingame residents approved a storm drain fee in May 2009 to fund a Capital Improvement Program to improve the City's storm drain system. Implementing the $39-million Capital Improvement Program to replace the city's aging levees, pipes and pumps will provide long-lasting flood protection, improve public safety and reduce pollution. The Capital Improvement Program was developed by Burlingame Public Works engineers and city staff, who worked with the community to evaluate and prioritize...

Burnham Energy
  • Finance
  • Tool

Burnham Energy, a subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide, is the nation’s premier solar permitting and inspections company. Burnham Energy has inspected and permitted hundreds of solar installations all across the United States. As part of the Burnham Nationwide family, Burnham Energy provides the following permitting and inspection services wherever our clients are located: Solar Permitting, Residential Solar Inspections, Compliance Services for Utilities and Government Agencies, and Services for...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program
  • Guide

Businesses large and small help us build awareness about sustainable seafood. Working together, we're creating a better future for our oceans. Our tips and downloadable materials make it easy to learn more and spread the word in your community. Ask your favorite restaurants and retailers to offer sustainable options and support companies that source environmentally responsible seafood.

Yolo County Designated Climate Action Leader by CA Climate Action Registry
  • Case Study

By becoming a Climate Action Leader, California Registry members are protecting their baselines and protecting early GHG reductions. This is because the State of California has offered its best efforts to ensure that California Registry members receive appropriate consideration for early action to reduce GHGs in the future state, federal, or international GHG regulatory schemes.

California Common Sense
  • Tool

CACS began in 2010 when a team of Stanford students and alumni created the first-ever organizational mapping of the 3800+ entities within California's executive branch. In 2011, CACS created California’s first-ever interactive data transparency portal to educate the public about government finances. The data includes states around the country, enabling citizens to see how California measures up. Our mission is to open government finances to the public, engage citizens in data-driven...

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