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Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Livermore
  • Case Study

"The Climate Change Element requires preparation of a Climate Action Plan for the City for 2020 within 2 years of adoption of the Climate Change Element. As discussed below, the goal of the Climate Change Element is to reduce City GHG emissions by 28% relative to BAU emissions in 2020." -City of Livermore General Plan Proposed Climate Change Element

Complete Streets
  • Plan

"The Department views all transportation improvements as opportunities to improve safety, access, and mobility for all travelers in California and recognizes bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes as integral elements of the transportation system." Providing safe mobility for all users, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders, contributes to the Department's mission/vision: "Improving Mobility Across California".

Successful long-term implementation of this...

3Degrees
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

3Degrees helps organizations buy, sell and market environmental commodities such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and verified carbon offsets. We partner with organizations that seek to utilize environmental markets to build value for their customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Through these partnerships, 3Degrees accelerates the development of a low-carbon, renewable energy economy by increasing demand for renewable energy and carbon offsets, channeling capital to...

Network for a Healthy California - GIS Map Viewer
  • Tool

The Network for a Healthy California mapping application is an interactive, internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) that allows users to view and query mapped nutrition data. The application contains a rich set of nutrition and other health related data, including:

  • Nutrition and school health programs
  • WIC grocery stores and other local nutrition resources.
  • Demographics (race and spoken language) of general and at-risk populations
  • Various...
Clean Air Cool Planet Community Toolkit
  • Finance
  • Guide
  • Tool

A "how-to" guide with step-by-step project guides, important contacts, financing mechanisms, cost implications, and model ordinances designed to assist communities in implementing policies and projects to reduce their contribution to climate change.

CoolCalifornia Local Government Toolkit
  • Case Study
  • Finance
  • Guide
  • Tool

A "one-stop shop" of resources for local governments to plan their climate change activities. The Toolkit offers guidance for climate action planning, money saving actions, case studies, financial resources, and climate calculators.

Planetizen: An Important Victory for Sustainable Infill Development
  • Case Study

A Berkeley, California resident sued the city to stop a 98-unit affordable housing development, claiming violations of CEQA, the state's density bonus law, and more. The Court of Appeals rejected the resident's claims, setting a precedent that might help unclog the city's NIMBYism on new development. Mark Rhoades, former Berkeley land use why this case is important.

Chula Vista Clean Business Program
  • Tool

A business is considered CLEAN if it has adopted practices for the use of renewable resources and holds itself accountable for the environmental and human rights impacts of its activities. This includes businesses that operate in a socially responsible manner and protect the environment. Becoming a Chula Vista CLEAN Business is voluntary and FREE.

California Climate Change Portal
  • Finance
  • Guide
  • Plan
  • Report
  • Tool

A California government website dedicated to providing valuable information on climate change for local governments, individuals and households, businesses and science.

LED Streetlights in Palo Alto
  • Case Study

A case study of energy efficiency in city lighting

Climate Change Characterization and Analysis in California Water Resources Planning Studies
  • Case Study
  • Report

A comprehensive and comparative look at planning studies conducted by DWR and its partner agencies that have addressed climate change. Thirteen planning studies completed since 2006 or in the process of being completed are reviewed and summarized.

Healthy Development Measurement Tool
  • Tool

A comprehensive evaluation metric to consider health needs in urban development plans and projects. The tool explicitly connects public health to urban development planning in efforts to achieve a higher quality social and physical environment that advances health.

CalRecycle Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Central
  • Finance

A comprehensive site for LEAs, who have the primary responsibility for ensuring correct operation and closure of solid waste facilities in the state, as well as safe transportation of solid waste and assistance for local government on achieving the goals of the Integrated Waste Management Act, from analyzing their waste streams to implementing waste diversion programs as well as tracking and reporting disposal and diversion rates.

Livermore Land Use and Community Design Program to Address Climate Change
  • Tool

A comprehensive update of the Livermore zoning code will better incorporate "smart code" practices, such as enhanced pedestrian and bicycle mobility, transit-oriented development, mixed-use and infill.

Coalition for a Green Glendale
  • Guide
  • Training

A grassroots organization based in Glendale, California, the Coalition for a Green Glendale has been established for those who are interested in prioritizing and improving the city’s environmental quality. By reaching out and collaborating with government officials, local businesses, residents, and students, we wish to raise the city’s level of eco-consciousness. Join us, and together we can make the Jewel City shine a bright emerald green!

The Coalition for a Green Glendale is an...

Green Building - Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies 2009
  • Report
  • Tool

A growing number of cities and counties in California are adopting voluntary or mandatory green building programs for new residential or commercial construction. Some communities require certain residential or commercial remodeling projects to incorporate green building features. Most cities and counties developed the green building program in collaboration with the building community and virtually all agencies responding require green building features for new agency facilities.

Los Angeles Walkability Checklist
  • Guide

A guide to create enhanced pedestrian movement, access, comfort, and safety- contributing to the walkability of the City

A Guide to Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning
  • Guide

A Guide to Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning was prepared by the Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society. When Wisconsin Act 9 was signed into law on October 27, 1999, Wisconsin joined the nation’s growing comprehensive planning movement. This new legislation presents the historic preservation community in Wisconsin with a unique opportunity to integrate cultural resource preservation into the larger comprehensive planning process..

Healthy Communities in California's San Joaquin Valley: Community Design Toolkit
  • Guide
  • Tool

A handbook outlining a series of community design best practices, recommendations, and policies to contribute to a healthy lifestyle for residents.

Assembly Bill 32 Legal Analysis
  • Guide
  • Tool

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.

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