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Topic - Environment, Energy & Climate Change Archive

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New Program Offers Help With Planning for Energy Emergencies

New Program Offers Help With Planning for Energy Emergencies

The California Local Energy Assurance Planning program offers local governments support in planning for interruptions to energy supplies.

July 2012
Summer Reading: Food for Thought

Summer Reading: Food for Thought

A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake organizational habits.

July 2012
Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Cities and counties throughout California are demonstrating leadership in creating vibrant, healthy communities by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability.

July 2012
New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.

July 2012
Hollister Uses Solar Technology to Save Money and Educate Workforce

Hollister Uses Solar Technology to Save Money and Educate Workforce

The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train workers for the green energy industry.

June 2012
Gonzales Grows Green: An Innovative Economic Program

Gonzales Grows Green: An Innovative Economic Program

Gonzales offers an excellent model of an economic development program that focuses on sustainability and builds trust and understanding.

May 2012
California’s Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability

California’s Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability

The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded optimism.

May 2012
Operation Mulch-a-Lot: Long Beach Chips Away at Blight and Green Waste

Operation Mulch-a-Lot: Long Beach Chips Away at Blight and Green Waste

Long Beach has a creative use for vacant city lots that offers several added benefits.

March 2012
Trailblazing a Sustainable Path

Trailblazing a Sustainable Path

A new era of transportation planning has dawned in California as metropolitan planning organizations throughout the state work to comply with Senate Bill 375.

March 2012
Cathedral City Takes a Smart Approach to Water

Cathedral City Takes a Smart Approach to Water

A grant program helps homeowners eliminate their thirsty landscaping and use a drought-tolerant xeriscape approach instead.

February 2012