If you missed the Driving Climate Policy in Contra Costa County workshop, and interested in engaging in the General Plan process and climate policies, you can watch a recording of the event here. For those interested in the slides, you can download a copy here. We hope you found the workshop useful and understand how critically important it is to engage in climate policies in your city. Go to your city council meeting, write a letter to your elected officials and sign our letter to stay in touch. Action you can do: Watch a recording of the event here. For
A recently released report tracks a city’s progress on policy to address the climate crisis. The report challenges local governments to engage in discussion and identify creative ways to increase their standing on the list. The City of Richmond ranked the highest on a compilation of existing data based on 20 different policy and planning elements. Some of the important elements that put them in the lead include declaring a Climate Emergency, updating their General Plan and divesting from fossil fuels. “The 4CL Report Cards are a reminder for Contra Costa leaders and residents of the hard work we’re collectively
Please join us for Contra Costa County Climate Leader’s (4CL) next workshop on March 8 from 8am to noon. The topic will be “Solar Energy In Cities: Increasing Rooftop Saturation.” The workshop will be hosted in Martinez at 30 Muir Road in the ZA Room. You can view the Workshop Agenda here: 2018 Solar Workshop Agenda Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The materials and presentations from our PACE Residential and Commercial Energy Financing workshop are now available! Check out presentations from Renewable Funding, HERO, and Figtree Financing as well as best practices from local governments.
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Four cities in CCC have a Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance in place (Pittsburg, Richmond, El Cerrito and San Pablo), with more moving forward on the issue (Martinez and Walnut Creek). Get more information.
If you missed our Drought Resilience Workshop for local governments…. the Powerpoint presentations, along with materials and important related resources are now posted: http://cccclimateleaders.org/workshops/drought-resilience.html. These materials make great resources for Climate Action Planning (CAP). Please let us know what topic you’d like to see for our next workshop!
If you missed our workshop discussing how Local Governments are working to reduce the number of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in their cities, Please check out the presentations materials on our VMT Workshop Page! http://cccclimateleaders.org/workshops/vehicle-miles-traveled.html Next 2 Workshops are: ” Creating Resilient Cities” February 2013 and “Drought Resilience and Livable Communities”October 3rd, 2013,Hosted by the City of Pittsburg, CA
Tuesday, April 24th 9am-12pm Richmond City Hall – Richmond Room 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA 94804 Please join fellow Contra Costa County decision makers to learn about the rising issue of public health as it relates to climate change. Hear from other local governments who are addressing the issues through General Plan Updates, Climate Action Plans, and improved energy policy and practice. Our workshop includes: Speakers Moderators: Lynda Deschambault, Exec Dir Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Joanne Genet, Public and Environmental Health Advisory Board (PEHAB) Panel Participants: Kit Faubion, attorney, Meyers Nave Dr. Jeff Ritterman MD, PEHAB
Quantum Energy Services and Technologies (QuEST), Inc., is offering to help local governments in Contra Costa County develop municipal and community greenhouse gas emissions inventories. QuEST will also create Energy Action Plans that include cost-effective strategies for Cities to enhance energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Minimal City resources are required—dedicated QuEST staff will work with each city to produce meaningful results. This opportunity is available for a limited time at no cost to cities through a contract with the PG&E Green Communities Program. Contact: Tim Bankroff (email@example.com)