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In California and in the Central Valley, a markedly disproportionate number of Latinos are hit and either injured or killed by vehicles while they are walking to work, school, and other routine destinations. Nearly half (49%) of children and youth pedestrian victims in California are Hispanic, according to a report published in October 1997 by…
The Local Government Commission, California State Association of Counties, League of California Cities, and California Park and Recreation Society teamed up to provide an energy conservation program cities and counties can deliver to their residents and businesses. We believe local government can play a vital role in the conservation of energy.
The California Energy Commission adopts an Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) every two years and an update every other year. This web section is for the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report, which was adopted by the Energy Commission on December 5, 2007. http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/index.html
These case studies were developed by the Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator.
Financing and Project Assistance for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Federal State Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) Other Grants for Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Incentive and Education Programs Water-related Energy Programs [divider] Financing and Project Assistance for Energy Efficiency in Buildings FEDERAL: Rebuild America: Department of Energy, Energy Renewables Program Voluntary program that helps community partnerships make…
A Policymaker’s Guide to Infill Development Book Free ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE Download PDF
The bill that required the state board to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions levels in 1990 to be achieved by 2020. http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/docs/ab32text.pdf
About the Implementing AB 32 Site Goal: To work toward assuring that the investment of California State infrastructure dollars and grants and loans to local government are spent in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the state’s smart growth planning priorities (AB 857, 2002, chapter 1016) and greenhouse gas reduction goals (AB…
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Action Plan For California Local Energy Programs Book Free Only Available Online Download PDF Funded by the Hewlett Foundation
Adaptation Strategies Across Socioeconomic and Natural Systems in Fresno and San Luis Obispo Counties
Download Fact Sheet (PDF) This fact sheet focuses on how Fresno and San Luis Obispo Counties developed a suite of regionally-specific climate change adaptation strategies that will help these counties adapt to the impacts of climate change in a way that comprehensively addresses their natural and socioeconomic systems. This Project was funded by the Kresge…
Governor’s Administration Involved in AB-32 Implementation
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Ahwahnee Principles for Smart Economic Development Book Free ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE: Download PDF
The Ahwahnee Water Principles A Blueprint for Regional Sustainability The Ahwahnee Water Principles: A Blueprint for Regional Sustainability, describes each principle and provides model projects and contact information for communities that are already implementing the strategies. It provides important background information about federal and state laws that impact local government and offers references to additional…
The Resolution focuses on the leadership strategy of Alameda County including integration into key county processes and a collaborative cross-agency approach to reduce GHG emissions. It also states that Alameda County is committed to progress through the Climate Protection Campaign’s five milestones. www.acgov.org/gsa/Alameda%20County%20Climate%20Change%20Resolution%206-6-06.doc
http://www.ase.org A coalition of prominent business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy.
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http://www.aceee.org ACE3 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. Their press releases, legislative alerts and publications are an excellent resource on energy-efficiency issues in the rapidly changing energy environment.
http://www.ases.org ASES is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. ASES promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy.
The CA Attorney General’s Global Warming site which offers resources including: information on CEQA and NEPA and speeches/testimony from the Attorney General. http://ag.ca.gov/globalwarming/
This guidebook addresses some of the issues that local governments and community activists need to consider when pursuing “ballot box zoning” or other techniques to manage growth. Download the Report: Ballot Box Planning and Growth Management PDF, 1 MB Authors: By William Fulton, et al. Published: August 2002 Pages: 18
While many communities understand the benefits of Low Impact Development (LID), getting LID projects built has been difficult. In an effort to address this issue, the Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) commissioned the Local Government Commission (LGC) in partnership with the Center for Water and Land Use at University of California, Davis Extension (UCDE)…
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