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Topic - Environment, Energy & Climate Change Archive

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Making Cities Smarter

Making Cities Smarter

A few key principles apply to any smart city efforts, regardless of size or scope.

June 2017
Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.

May 2017
Hayward’s Water Facility Ranked in Top 30 for On-Site Green Power Production

Hayward’s Water Facility Ranked in Top 30 for On-Site Green Power Production

The facility produces excess energy equivalent to approximately $400,000 annually and offsets energy costs for other city facilities.

February 2017
Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Adaptation planning helps cities endure current and future impacts and thrive.

November 2016
Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.

October 2016
Local Streets and Roads Awards Recognize Best Practices

Local Streets and Roads Awards Recognize Best Practices

The annual Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program recognizes projects that promote fiscal and environmental sustainability in the local transportation system and can be replicated by other jurisdictions.

July 2016
Santa Cruz Engages the Community to Identify Water Solutions

Santa Cruz Engages the Community to Identify Water Solutions

July 2016
Woodland Builds a Healthy Urban Forest, One Tree at a Time

Woodland Builds a Healthy Urban Forest, One Tree at a Time

Woodland strives to promote the importance of expanding its tree canopy to provide environmental, economic, health and aesthetic benefits. Because trees help reduce greenhouse gases, the city aims to increase its canopy 50 percent by planting 6,000 trees between 2014 and 2020.

July 2016
California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Challenge

California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Challenge

Despite the many innovative efficiency measures now in place throughout the country, the United States wastes more than half of all energy produced. Eight California cities are competing for a $5 million prize in a national contest to save energy.

July 2016
Fix-It Fairs and Repair Cafés Divert Waste, Aim to Change Mindset

Fix-It Fairs and Repair Cafés Divert Waste, Aim to Change Mindset

Repair cafés help cities send a message that just because something is broken, it need not be thrown away.

July 2016
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