CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards Accepting Applications

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is accepting applications now through December 4, 2017 for its eighth CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards Program. The program recognizes small businesses that integrate environmental stewardship and sustainability into their business practices. Click here to learn more and apply

CoolCalifornia Awards Ceremony Highlights Video

Get highlights from the CoolCalifornia Challenge Awards Ceremony in the video below! Miss the awardees of the 2016 Cool California Challenge? Click here for the April press release to learn what cities’ residents came out on top.  

California small businesses recognized through CoolCalifornia.org for implementing climate-smart strategies

Earlier this week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the winners of the 6th CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards, recognizing small businesses that demonstrate leadership and make notable, voluntary achievements toward reducing their carbon footprint. CARB’s press release is shared below: “These businesses illustrate the California story,” said CARB Chair Mary Nichols. “From Eureka to San…

Mayor Calaycay Calls on City of Claremont to Win CoolCalifornia Challenge

Mayor Corey Calaycay urges City of Claremont residents to save energy and help Claremont win this year’s CoolCalifornia Challenge with some… innovative ideas: The 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge is administered by EnergyUpgrade California. Interested in the CoolCalifornia challenge, and what other cities are doing to participate? Search this site for “CoolCalifornia”, or click here.

City of Martinez Mayor Rob Schroeder Speaks on CoolCalifornia City Competition

City of Martinez Mayor Rob Schroeder discusses why CoolCalifornia is a great opportunity to achieve and showcase energy savings, and also win “cool hard cash” to fund sustainability projects like LED lighting or a new bike path. Scroll down in the Mayor’s “State of the City” address for more. The 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge is administered by…

Huntington Beach Mayor Katapodis Promotes Participation in CoolCalifornia City Challenge

Mayor Katapodis offers “additional incentives” to Huntington Beach residents to sign up to participate in the CoolCalifornia challenge: The 2015-2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge is administered by EnergyUpgrade California. Interested in the CoolCalifornia challenge, and what other cities are doing to participate? Search this site for “CoolCalifornia”, or click here.

The Funding Wizard on CoolCalifornia.org is back online!

The Funding Wizard is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives to help you pay for sustainable projects, all in one place! The Funding Wizard combs the Internet for funding opportunities in categories such as energy, air quality and climate change, transportation, urban development, waste management, water, and more.

CoolCalifornia Challenge Overview

Learn how cities can connect with residents, and with each other, by participating in the CoolCalifornia Challenge. The Challenge offers easy-to-do carbon-reducing activities that residents can do at home, in the office, and on the go that tie into city goals and climate action plans and help save energy and money. Hear from the City…

Air Polliution Specialist – California Air Resources Board

The incumbent will be responsible for assessing, developing, and improving tools, resources, and other strategies for use by local governments, as well as small businesses and households, to be hosted on CARB’s existing CoolCalifornia.org site. These responsibilities include overseeing research to fill knowledge gaps, and developing technical reports and tools. The selected candidate will be…

Air Polliution Specialist – California Air Resources Board

The incumbent will be responsible for assessing, developing, and improving tools, resources, and other strategies for use by local governments, as well as small businesses and households, to be hosted on CARB’s existing CoolCalifornia.org site. These responsibilities include overseeing research to fill knowledge gaps, and developing technical reports and tools. The selected candidate will be…

Climate Action Resource Guide

CoolCalifornia has published an interactive webpage that catalogs the latest resources for local government climate action planning, including templates, calculators, and strategy implementation guides. The tool includes the ClearPath Tool Suite developed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, to help local governments conduct GHG inventories and much more. Click here to find the Climate Action…

Local Government Action on the EE Strategic Plan

Below are the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’s 5 overarching goals for local governments. Scroll below to see examples of local government activities that support these goals, and additional resources and best practices. For more information see the new, in progress master list of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Progress by City and County. Goal #1: Going Beyond…
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