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Foster City CartSMART Program
  • Tool

CartSMART is the name of the program for the new weekly Recycle, Compost, and Garbage collection services that began on January 3, 2011 for residents in single-family homes. This program replaces the Recycling, Yard Trimmings, and Garbage collection service that had been provided by Allied Waste of San Mateo County, whose contract expired on December 31, 2010.

Energy Efforts: Cathedral City
  • Case Study

Cathedral City is dedicated to providing a quality lifestyle and business climate for its current and future residents. Mayor DeRosa and Council Member Paul Marchand are members of the CVAG Energy and Environment committee, expanding Cathedral City’s dedication to improving the quality of life for its residents through energy efficiency. Mayor DeRosa is also an employee of Southern California Edison and the City has teamed with SCE, The Energy Coalition, and The Gas Company in a Community...

California Biodiversity Council (CBC)
  • Report

CBC was formed in 1991 to improve coordination and cooperation between the various resource management and environmental protection organizations at federal, state, and local levels. Strengthening ties between local communities and governments has been a focus of the Council by way of promoting strong local leadership and encouraging comprehensive solutions to regional issues.

The Council was not created to independently establish new projects nor to become another bureaucracy. Its...

Climate Change Land Use Infrastructure Group (CCLU-In)
  • Guide
  • Report

CCLU-In is a subgroup of CAT that is chaired by CALEPA and OPR. CCLU-In focus areas include:
• Develop and Disseminate Information & Guidance to local governments
• CEQA Guidelines & Land Use Regulatory Tools
• Williamson Act/Land Use Conservation Incentive Programs & Tools
• SB 375 Regional Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Targets

California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
  • Tool
  • Training

CEJA is a statewide coalition of grassroots, environmental justice organizations. We are working to achieve environmental justice by organizing in low-income communities and communities of color – those most impacted by environmental hazards – and by pushing for policies at the federal, state, regional and local levels that protect public health and the environment.

CEJA unites the powerful local organizing efforts of members to create comprehensive opportunities for change at a...

Center for Resources Solutions
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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy.

We're a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Our leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster...

CEQA Greenhouse Gas Analysis Guidance for DWR
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CEQA now requires analysis of the climate change causing greenhouse gases emitted by projects. Projects funded through DWR grant programs must meet the requirements of these new guidelines so that DWR can reach findings on these impacts. Because this is a relatively new field of analysis, DWR, as the responsible agency on grant funded projects, has developed guidance for complying with the new CEQA guidelines.

Ceres
  • Tool
  • Training

Ceres is a non-profit organization that leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity.

At Ceres, our mission is to integrate sustainability into day-to-day business practices for the health of the planet and its people.
Changing capital market practices to incorporate long-term environmental and social risks instead...

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)
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CERES is a program of the California Resources Agency established to facilitate access to a variety of electronic data describing California's rich and diverse environments. The goal of CERES is to improve environmental analysis and planning by integrating natural and cultural resource information from multiple contributors and by making it available and useful to a wide variety of users. CERES collects and integrates data and information and distributes it via the World Wide Web, tapping...

California Farmland Conservancy Program (CFCP)
  • Finance

CFCP seeks to encourage the long-term, private stewardship of agricultural lands through the voluntary use of agricultural conservation easements. The CFCP provides grant funding for projects which use and support agricultural conservation easements for protection of agricultural lands. As of January 2011, nearly 49,000 acres of farmland have been permanently conserved with CFCP-funded easements.

City of Lakeport Nuisance Abatement
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Chapter 8.22 of the Municipal Code sets forth the regulations governing the abatement of nuisances in our community. The Community Development Department is responsible for investigating nuisance complaints and works with property owners and other responsible parties to abate the nuisance in a timely manner.

The Municipal Code defines a Nuisance as: "Anything which is injurious to health, including, but not limited to, the illegal sale of controlled substances, or is indecent or...

Brisbane Street Light Replacement Project
  • Case Study

Check out this video to see what it takes to retrofit a street light in Brisbane to go from HPSV (High Pressure Sodium Vapor) to LED (Light-Emitting Diode). This work was done over a couple weeks in July 2010 and will save the City approximately $14,000 per year in energy savings.

Chicago Climate Exchange
  • Tool
  • Training

Chicago Climate Exchange is North America's largest and longest running greenhouse gas emission reduction program. From 2003 through 2010 CCX operated as a comprehensive cap and trade program with an offsets component. In 2011 CCX launched the Chicago Climate Exchange Offsets Registry Program to register verified emission reductions based on a comprehensive set of established protocols.

Chicago's Guide to Completing an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy (2009)
  • Guide

Chicago’s Guide will help cities and counties to thoughtfully plan for long-term and sustainable energy efficiency and conservation and maximize the financial opportunity represented by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). A strong strategy can provide not only a roadmap for reducing energy use, but also for lowering government, business, and resident energy costs, and promoting economic development and job creation.

Chula Vista Land Use and Community Design Program to Address Climate Change
  • Guide
  • Tool

Chula Vista adopted measures aimed, in part, at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in new development. The measures emphasize building-specific energy measures for new communities, as well as comprehensive project design criteria to boost community wide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

California Institute for Rural Studies
  • Tool
  • Training

CIRS is the only non-profit organization in California with a mission to conduct public interest research that strengthens social justice and increases the sustainability of California's rural communities.

Our work informs public policy and inspires action for social change while providing a fact-based foundation for organizations and individuals working to ameliorate rural injustice. While our commitment to the scientific method is at the foundation of our credibility, we recognize...

ILG Climate Leadership Stories on Efficient Transportation
  • Report
  • Tool

Cities and counties are leading by example and undertaking a range of activities to address climate change in this best practice area. These case stories demonstrate the depth and richness of local agency activities and can serve as examples that other agencies can adapt to meet their communities' unique circumstances.

Land Use and Community Design - Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies 2009
  • Report
  • Tool

Cities and counties throughout California are responding to climate change through their local policies and programs for land use and community design. Local agencies are addressing climate change in their general plans and through their environmental review process. Many communities are beginning to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions associated with land use and community design, either individually or regionally. A number of previously adopted land use and zoning policies, such as those...

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.

Davis Apartment Recycling Guide
  • Guide

City of Davis brochure for tenants that includes tips on recyclables and waste reduction. Also includes tips for proper disposal of batteries, electronics and other items.

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