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Topic - Environment, Energy & Climate Change Archive

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Kick off the School Year with Safe Routes To School

Kick off the School Year with Safe Routes To School

September 2014
Disruptive Technology, Public Policy and Leadership

Disruptive Technology, Public Policy and Leadership

Public sector leaders face a number of challenges related to disruptive technology.

September 2014
California Needs to Call Time-Out on Fracking

California Needs to Call Time-Out on Fracking

Safeguards have not kept pace with fracking, which poses hazards.

September 2014
Making the Case for Fracking

Making the Case for Fracking

Expanded production of the Monterey Shale Formation could create new jobs.

September 2014
Regulating Fracking in California: An Overview

Regulating Fracking in California: An Overview

Recent legislation provides a new regulatory framework.

September 2014
Beacon Award-Winner San Rafael Makes Sustainability a Priority

Beacon Award-Winner San Rafael Makes Sustainability a Priority

San Rafael has focused on sustainable land use by preserving open space, encouraging mixed-use infill development and adopting green building requirements. Now its community is actively reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

July 2014
Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of “reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the concept of product stewardship.

July 2014
Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza Showcases Water Conservation

Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza Showcases Water Conservation

A public project demonstrates sustainable stormwater management practices and offers an educational, inviting space.

July 2014
Be a Beacon: The Power of Recognition

Be a Beacon: The Power of Recognition

The Beacon Award program, a catalyst for innovative and effective solutions, addresses climate change at the local level and informs the community about these activities.

July 2014
The Gatto Act Provides Cities With New Opportunities for Environmental Cleanup

The Gatto Act Provides Cities With New Opportunities for Environmental Cleanup

The Legislature’s elimination of redevelopment agencies in 2012 stripped cities of several important tools to address blight in the community. Meanwhile, contamination or the threat of contamination still serves as a blighting influence in many California communities. The Gatto Act provides local agencies with a tool to address brownfields.

June 2014
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