Green New Deal Symposium

June 1, 2021 No Comments Cedric Cheng updates

We had a very successful symposium on the Green New Deal options for Cities!  All the materials, including a recording of the workshop, and a follow-up fact sheet can be found posted here: Download the fact sheet, for ease of reference, contains a robust list and links to all the various resources to assist you in getting this policy action on your next City’s agenda! Let us know if any questions:

Missed the Driving Climate Policy in Contra Costa County workshop?

March 4, 2021 No Comments Admin2 updates

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

Richmond, El Cerrito and Walnut Creek Top Three Climate Leader Cities in Contra Costa County!

February 1, 2021 No Comments Admin2 updates

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

Energy Savings for Cities

September 1, 2016 No Comments Admin2 News Headlines, updates

Local governments know the importance of municipal GHG inventories but what about community GHG inventories? These include GHG emissions produced from businesses which is often the highest within a city. The East Bay Energy Watch hosts a variety of energy saving programs for businesses and local governments to save money and reduce GHG emissions. Check out programs providing free technical assistance, instant rebates, and more here! Be sure to also check out our GHG Fact Sheet to understand the importance of GHG inventories and Climate Action Planning.

GHG Factsheet is here!

August 29, 2016 No Comments Admin2 News Headlines, updates

The Global Warming Solutions Act or Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) is a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHG) that was passed by the state of California in 2006. AB 32 aims to improve the environment while still maintaining a prosperous economy. In response to this bill Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) partnered with ICLEI and the San Francisco Foundation in 2007 to educate City staff and Council on best practices for benchmarking and tracking GHG emissions. Community-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventories were created for 17 of the 19 cities in Contra Costa. For more information, download the GHG Factsheet here.

RSVP for our May 11 Workshop: “City Planning for a Changing Water World”

May 3, 2016 No Comments Admin2 News Headlines, updates

Join us on May 11 from 8am – noon in San Pablo for our next workshop! This event focus on the impacts of droughts and floods to local governments and how cities can build resilience to these events. We’ll have speakers from the State of California, water agencies, ABAG and local cities – all sharing ways for cities to develop water resiliency! What: 4CL’s “City Planning in a Changing Water World” When: Wednesday, May 11 Where: Davis Park Senior Center, 1661 Folsom Ave, San Pablo Who: RSVP to or 925-631-0597.      

4CL Wins “Leadership in Sustainable Communities” Award!

October 9, 2015 No Comments Admin2 News Headlines, updates

  On September 23, 4CL received high honors at the 7th Annual Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability & Green Building Awards Gala. 4CL received the “Leadership in Sustainable Communities” award for its work in sharing best practices with the local government staff of Contra Costa County on progressive climate action planning and GHG reduction strategies.