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U.S. EPA Fish Advisories
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State, tribal, and local governments protect people from possible risks of eating contaminated fish by monitoring their waters and issuing fish advisories when contaminant levels are unsafe. While most of the Nation's waters contain fish that are safe to eat, a consumption advisory may recommend that people limit or avoid eating certain species of fish caught from certain lakes, rivers or coastal waters. In some cases, advisories apply to specific water types (such as lakes), or they may...

U.S. EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Initiatives
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EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative assists water and wastewater utilities in implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, with the goal of a more resilient water sector. Several CRWU-related tools and resources are available, and others are under development, to help water and wastewater utilities assess climate change impacts and develop adaptation measures.

U.S. EPA Climate Leaders Program
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Launched in February 2002, Climate Leaders was an EPA industry-government partnership that worked with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Participating companies committed to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies...

U.S. EPA Climate Change Kids' Site
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  • Training

This website explains, in simplified language, the causes and effects of climate change, greenhouse gases and what individuals can do to stop it. The information provided here focuses on science and impacts of global warming or climate change, and on actions that help address global warming. Games, videos, and an emission calculator are examples of ways the EPA is attempting to reach out to the younger crowd by educating and engaging it in the fight against global warming.

U.S. EPA - Schools for Successful Communities: An Element of Smart Growth (2004)
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This publication explains why and how communities can employ smart growth planning principles to build schools that better serve and support students, staff, parents, and the entire community. Each community should use its education dollars to fulfill academic considerations and to express the values and vision of the community. When school districts collaborate with community leaders to find a location for a school, the community benefits socially, environmentally, and economically. This...

U.S. EPA - Parking Spaces / Community Places Guidebook (2006)
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  • Report

The policies described in this report can help communities explore new, flexible parking policies that can encourage growth and balance their parking needs with their other goals. The EPA developed this guide for local government officials, planners, and developers in order to:

1. Demonstrate the significance of parking decisions in development patterns;
2. Illustrate the environmental, financial, and social impact of parking policies;
3. Describe strategies...

U.S. EPA - Green Communities Toolkit
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The Toolkit identifies strategies, programs, and policies in a 5-step framework to assess the community, analyze trends, develop a vision statement, prepare a sustainable action plan, and implement plans for a sustainable future.

U.S. EPA - Affordable Housing and Smart Growth: Making the Connection (2001)
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A range of policies and approaches are discussed here that link smart growth's broad goals with the more specific goals of affordable housing. These strategies have been used by communities to improve housing conditions and foster economic development, protect environmental and natural resources, and enhance community quality of life. This report is not a comprehensive analysis of the policies and effects associated with affordable housing and smart growth. Rather it serves to identify areas...

U.S. Department of Transportation: Building Livable Communities with Transit
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This booklet presents some of the successes––in terms of planning, development, and implementation––of the community-sensitive transportation facility development process. By applying the techniques outlined in this booklet, transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and communities can help achieve transportation goals beyond “asphalt, concrete, and steel”––to reap quality-of-life rewards involving the economic, social and environmental benefits of...

U.S. Department of Energy: Building Technology Program
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The mission of the Building Technologies Program (BTP) is to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. BTP focuses on improving commercial and residential building components, energy modeling tools, building energy codes, and appliance standards. This Web site provides information and resources for industry professionals to help reduce the energy use of new and existing buildings and strengthen the nation's energy...

U.S. Department of Energy: Alternative Fuels Data Center
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The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

U.S. Department of Energy: Alternative Fuel Station Locators
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Alternative fueling stations are located throughout the United States and their availability continues to grow. This page allows you to find alternative fuels stations near you or on a route, obtain counts of alternative fuels stations by state, view U.S. maps, and more. The following alternative fuels are included in the mapping application: compressed natural gas (CNG), E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), propane/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biodiesel, electricity, hydrogen, and liquefied...

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance: Go Green Program
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U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. The Go Green Program is the one-stop source for public agency access to buy and live green. We offer a broad line of green products, services and resources. In addition to our green contracts that offer eco-friendly products, local government will find a wealth of green information and resources...

U.S Department of Energy: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program
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The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program website offers a portal to information about the Department of Energy's research and development in hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and fuel cells, as well as activities in technology validation, systems analysis and integration, safety codes and standards, and education.

U. S. Postal Service: Green Initiatives
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The Postal Service has a long history of environmental stewardship. We are pioneers in using alternative fuel-capable vehicles. We support recycling programs and we offer eco-friendly products and services. We're working with customers to reduce mail that's undeliverable, and we’re working with other delivery companies to move mail and packages on shared transportation, saving on energy costs and consumption. We can not only lead by example, but we can empower the American people to go green...

Tulare Won the 2010 Sustainability Alliance Showcase Award
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The Sustainability Showcase Awards recognizes the successful sustainability policies, programs, practices, and technologies implemented by leading organizations. The Sustainability Showcase highlights the efforts of organizations in the state of California that are paving the way towards California's sustainable future. The 2010 award winners have achieved notable success in the areas of energy and water efficiency, sustainable multifamily housing, community outreach, and climate...

Tulare Won 2011 Green CA Leadership Award: Climate Change
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The Climate Change award honors initiatives to reduce human contributions to greenhouse gases, and the City of Tulare is being recognized for its Energy Efficiency Strategy (TEES). In Tulare, municipal operations, retail and commercial operations and the residential sector each take steps and participate in a meaningful way towards reducing GHGs. TEES includes four biogas fuel cells in Tulare's fuel cell plant, creating 1.2 MW of energy each day. Alternative fuels are used in the city...

Tulare Wastewater Treatment Facility
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The City of Tulare is committed to continuously increasing its on-site green power generation. Tulare currently generates on-site power with biogas fuel cells and solar photovoltaic panels at its wastewater treatment plant, which has reduced the overall operating costs of the plant and saved its sewer customers money in the long run.

Tulare County GHG Inventory
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This assessment presents the estimated greenhouse gas emissions generated in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County for 2007, as well as the projected emissions for calendar year 2030 that would be generated in Tulare County assuming adoption of the Tulare County General Plan 2030 Update.

Tulare Climate Action Plan
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  • Plan

This Climate Action Plan demonstrates the City of Tulare's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with state legislation and to support the City's 2030 General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The City will reduce GHG emissions caused by City operations and facilitate reductions in the community through the goals, measures, and actions identified herein. These efforts will not only reduce emissions but also support and enhance the City's...

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