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Encouraging Transit Villages
  • Case Study
  • Report
  • Tool

While support for smart growth and transit-oriented developments is growing, most developers still perceive these projects as high risk. By creating incentives for developers to build TOD and smart growth projects, cities and counties can help lower the risk for developers while encouraging efficient land use and the creation of urban transit villages. The website also features information on affordable housing & case studies.

Center for Climate Change Communication
  • Tool
  • Training

While the scientific evidence of climate change has never been clearer, exactly how to foster widespread policy and behavior change -– to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to inevitable changes in the climate -– is less well understood. Using communication to promote civic engagement and behavior change requires deep insight into audiences, their motivations, the barriers they face, and the best methods of reaching them with information they value. Our center is dedicated to...

Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency: Infill Development - Barriers and Incentives
  • Guide
  • Report

Why is the subject of infill important to certain cities and regions? As urban areas grow outward, travel times for commuters become longer, possibly affecting air quality. The increasing costs for infrastructure, both for initial construction and for on-going maintenance, become a concern. Sprawl, with all its associated negative connotations, has increasingly become an example of the type of development that many urban places hope to avoid or control. This paper summarizes a review of the...

Wind Powering America
  • Tool
  • Training

Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program designed to educate, engage, and enable critical stakeholders to make informed decisions about how wind energy contributes to the U.S. electricity supply. State-by-state breakdowns of wind resource potential, success stories, installed wind capacity, news, events, and other resources are updated regularly.

Land Use and Community Design Program to Address Climate Change in Windsor
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Windsor has adopted special area plans and compact zoning designations for key parts of town. They are designed to channel future growth into certain geographic areas and to encourage mixed uses, smaller lot sizes, and minimum two-story residential and commercial structures in these locations.

Town of Windsor Green Building Program
  • Case Study
  • Tool

Windsor’s green building program is based upon Build It Green and LEED, and applies to both new and expanded residential and commercial projects. To be approved under the city’s annual housing allocation, homes must meet the green building requirements.

Sonoma Valley Groundwater Management Program
  • Plan

With increasing local demands, assuring sustainable groundwater supplies in the Sonoma Valley may be difficult unless appropriate actions are taken in the near future.

In response, a collaborative group of twenty stakeholders, representing varied groundwater interests, has developed a groundwater management plan for the Sonoma Valley. The group, called the Basin Advisory Panel, has representatives from local agriculture, dairies, government, local water purveyors, business, and...

Arcata Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan
  • Plan

With the Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, Arcata takes measurable steps toward the goal of improving every citizen's quality of life, and creating a more sustainable environment where everyone in the community can enjoy the benefits of reducing traffic congestion, consuming less energy and land resources, and having less vehicle emissions and noise pollution.

Pasadena Green City Program
  • Guide
  • Tool

Within this site you will find convenient access to information, services and programs that support the City's commitment to become a sustainable and green community including annual "Green City Action Plans."

Riverside Green Building Program
  • Tool

Within this site you will find convenient access to information, services and programs that support the City's commitment to become a sustainable and green community including annual "Green City Action Plans."

Beacon Award Participant Profile: City of Chula Vista
  • Case Study

Working with ICLEI and The Climate Registry, the Conservation Division coordinates implementation of the City's Climate Action Plan and monitors the City’s progress by performing annual emission inventories. Chula Vista was the first public agency in San Diego County to receive the "Climate Action Leader" designation from the California Climate Action Registry and the "Climate Registered" designation from The Climate Registry.

San Jose Home Composting Program
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

Yard wastes, such as fallen leaves, grass clippings, weeds, the remains of garden plants, and kitchen scraps make excellent compost. However, care must be taken when composting kitchen scraps. Meat, bones, and fatty foods (such as cheese, salad dressing, and leftover cooking oil) don't belong in the bin and must be put in the garbage. Find out more about composting "do's and dont's" on the Santa Clara County Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission website.

Yolo County Energy Watch Program (YEW)
  • Finance
  • Guide

YEW helps Yolo County residents, businesses, nonprofits, and local governments implement energy savings measures, leading to reduced energy usage, lower utility bills, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. On this site you can learn more about the programs, incentives, and rebates available to increase your energy efficiency potential.

Yolo County Involved Public in Climate Change Action
  • Finance
  • Guide
  • Tool

Yolo County is holding leadership summits with leaders from all jurisdictions within the county, including cities, schools, and the port to provide information about climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is also working to coordinate greenhouse gas emission reduction plans for each jurisdiction into an integrated regional effort.

The Water Library
  • Tool

You're a click away from accessing all the information you need about water technology, treatment, distribution, and utility operations. The Water Library offers instant access to your choice of more than 8,000 Journal AWWA articles published from 1971 to date and the entire collection of more than 3,300 Opflow articles dating from 1976 to date. You can also research and download 150 current AWWA Standards and more than 400 historical Standards.

San Bernardino County Zero Waste Communities
  • Guide

Zero Waste Communities works to develop and produce cost effective programs that both educate the public on reducing waste and provide outlets for diverting the waste from the landfill.

San Bernardino County Zero Waste Program
  • Guide
  • Training

Zero Waste Communities works to develop and produce cost effective programs that both educate the public on reducing waste and provide outlets for diverting the waste from the landfill. This website not only promotes the efforts of the group, but also the individual members.

FOCUS: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development
  • Tool

“Focusing Our Vision” (FOCUS) is a Bay Area-wide effort to promote compact and equitable development that protects and enhances quality of life, and preserves open space and agricultural resources. FOCUS seeks to strengthen existing city centers, locate more housing near existing and future rail stations and quality bus lines, encourage more compact and walkable suburbs, and protect regional open space.

Geologic Reviews for Hospitals, Schools, and Environments
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• Hospital Reviews: The Seismic Hazards Assessment Program (SHA) provides technical information and advice to the Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development (OSHPD) regarding geologic hazards with the potential to adversely affect construction of State-funded hospitals. Using CGS Note 48, Checklist for the Review of Engineering Geology and Seismology Reports for California Public Schools, Hospitals, and Essential Services Buildings (2004, 2007), CGS’s SHA staff prepare memoranda...

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