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…
The proposed climate action plan has 48 carbon-cutting recommendations in all. Now the county will learn if it has satisfied concerns voiced by the agricultural sector, environmental community, and others. “There is strong consensus that global climate change is occurring; seasons are shifting, average temperatures are increasing, precipitation levels are changing and sea levels are…
Sacramento County is kicking off their Climate Action Plan with a series of stakeholder meetings starting Wednesday, August 24th. These stakeholder meetings will be held during the daytime with representatives of public agencies, business organizations,
The cities of Solana Beach and La Mesa are both weighing using a community choice aggregation (CCA) model to increase their jurisdictions’ use of renewable energy and lower their carbon footprints. Solana Beach’s consideration of strategies to cut greenhouse gas
San Mateo County is hiring for a Resource Conservation Specialist! Applications must be in by August 8th, 2016. A short description is below: for more and to apply, visit the job posting on the San Mateo County website.
Webinars 8/23-24: Lessons Learned in CivicSpark Project Implementation, Central Coast, Los Angeles, and Southern California Regions
CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that provides capacity-building support to local governments to accelerate California’s response and resiliency to climate change. These webinars aim to provide a snapshot of some of the accomplishments of the 2015-16 service year, with an emphasis on sharing lessons learned and best practices.
Webinar 8/4: Creating Lasting Resilience with Comprehensive Plans and Targeted Land Use Codes and Ordinances
Comprehensive plans and local land use codes and ordinances drive much of the climate resilience related decision making at the local level, and thus is one key target for climate integration. This session will examine real world examples from Climate
The City of Long Beach (City) is home to approximately 460,000 people and is considered one of most ethnically diverse communities in the United States. Long Beach is a beautiful City, proud of its rich heritage and culture. Located in an ideal setting on the Pacific
The City of San José posted RFP 32016 – Consultant Services for Environmental Sustainability Plan on June 30th; learn more below. The City of San José, through its Environmental Services Department, is seeking proposals from qualified firms (“Consultant”) to provide consulting services to develop an EnvironmentalSustainability Plan. Consultants shall have relevant expertise, experience and an approach…
Marin County has opened the recruitment for a Planner in the Sustainability Program. See below for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 14.
This week, the Del Mar City Council voted unanimously to adopt a plan that aims to cut the city’s greenhouse gas emissions in half in less than 20 years. Del Mar’s Climate Action Plan outlines how the city can combat climate change. It will
The Center for Sustainable Energy has prepared a Sustainable Incentives Best Practices Assessment for the Port of San Diego, released April 2016. This is a great resource for local governments considering green leases and landlord-tenant energy efficiency solutions. The full Port Best Practices report is available here and the introduction of the report is shared below:
The City of Victorville, located in San Bernardino County, passed its draft Climate Action Plan earlier this month. Learn more in the coverage by Victorville Daily Press below, or
The City of Sebastopol has elected to take on 13 of the 14 possible goals of the new “Climate Action 2020” plan facilitated by the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA). The RCPA has partnered with all nine cities and towns of Sonoma County to
The below is a special request and opportunity to participate in a survey to inform the Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) of local government energy data experiences: