SEEC Webinar 12 — Low Cost Ways to Reduce Energy

Webinar — Low Cost Ways to Reduce Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This session is approved for AICP Certification Maintenance credits!
[ganet]CM Approved Credits:[/ganet] 1.00

Local Governments across the state of California are coming up with creative, low-cost ways to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will highlight three creative approaches that local governments are undertaking to meet energy and climate change goals while also staying within their limited municipal budgets.

The webinar will begin by highlighting the innovative Climate Corps Bay Area Program, a ten-month program that matches AmeriCorps volunteers with local governments in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The webinar will also highlight the unique, low cost partnerships between students and professors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and two local governments in an effort to develop community Climate Action Plans. Lastly, the webinar will highlight regional efforts undertaken in the San Diego region as part of SANDAG’s Energy Roadmap Program for Local Governments. This program has helped reduce duplication and will help meet energy and climate change goals at the regional level.


2:00 pm Webinar Logistics and Overview

Jenny Woods, Local Government Commission(Presentation, PDF)
2:15 pm Climate Corps Bay Area Program

Kristin Brubaker, Bay Area Community Resources(Presentation, PDF)
2:30 pm University – Local Government Partnerships to Develop Climate Action PlansDr. Adrienne Greve, California Polytechnic State University

(Presentation, PDF)

2:45 pm SANDAG’s Energy Roadmaps ProgramSusan Freedman, SANDAG

(Presentation, PDF)

3:00 pm Questions / Adjourn

Resource for Climate Action Planning at the Local Level

Local Government Commission Resources:
SEEC Resources from ICLEI:
SEEC Resources from the Institute for Local Government:

Student Draft Climate Action Plans

City of Benicia: Benicia Climate Action Plan Documents
City of San Luis Obispo: Climate Action Plan (
* Note: These are student drafts that have been subject to city refinement.

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The program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.