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Shovel-Ready on a Shoestring: Tools for Efficient, Cost-Saving CEQA Compliance

Shovel-Ready on a Shoestring: Tools for Efficient, Cost-Saving CEQA Compliance

Cities can take many simple steps to maximize the efficiency of CEQA review while maintaining legal defensibility, and streamlining the process can also save money.

September 2009
The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

Sustainability strategies save money, conserve resources for future generations, improve public health, respond to climate change and make communities more attractive places to live.

September 2009

Carbon Calculators: Definitions and Related Resources

July 2009
Perris Solar Shine Program Saves Money and Resources

Perris Solar Shine Program Saves Money and Resources

July 2009
An Ocean of Opportunity

An Ocean of Opportunity

The Marine Life Protection Act gives cities a tool to protect both economic and natural resources.

July 2009
Calculating Carbon Emissions

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Is it better to invest in high-efficiency fluorescent lamps or a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if you can’t do both?

July 2009
Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

July 2009
Too Much Waste Costing Too Much Money: It’s Time for Product Stewardship

Too Much Waste Costing Too Much Money: It’s Time for Product Stewardship

Despite recycling efforts, waste generation continues to increase.

July 2009
How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several recent examples of success the City of Santa Rosa has experienced with GIS.

June 2009
Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, puts the goals of green design and energy-efficient lighting into practice and offers local governments a number of useful resources.

June 2009