San Diego moves ahead of climate goal schedule

“San Diego continues to lower its greenhouse-gas emission thanks largely to California’s tough environmental rules, according to an annual monitoring report released Wednesday that tracks the progress of the city’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. The city has pledged to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint by using 100 percent green energy within the next two decades…

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…

Napa County Planning Commission to consider climate action plan

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…

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. (more…)

City of San Jose RFP for Environmental Sustainability Plan Services

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…

Port of San Diego’s New Sustainable Incentives Best Practices Assessment

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:…
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