“On The ClearPath” Interview Series with Kirkland, WA

We continue our blog series with Kirkland, WA which is a growing community of about 86,000 in King County outside of Seattle, WA. We sat down “virtually” with Van Sheth, Management Analyst with 15 years experience at the City to learn more about the City’s climate and sustainability goals through Kirkland Green as well as her experience with ClearPath.

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LA County & UCLA Launch Free Energy Atlas

The Energy Atlas illuminates the many differences in how people, buildings, and neighborhoods use energy, showing that a one-size-fits-all policy on enEnergy Atlas Snapshotergy reduction would not be equitable or cost effective, the researchers said. Local governments’ enforcement power over building codes and permits means they shoulder much of the responsibility of California’s greenhouse-gas reduction goals. The atlas gives local governments reliable data to establish baselines and evaluate the effectiveness of programs.

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Sustainable Water Planning Wins in Urbana, IL

Urbana’s Sustainable Water Management Plan includes ambitious, but achievable Goals for water con­servation within City-owned buildings, region-wide coordination, consideration of conservation rules for new private developments, and public engagement in conservation activities addressing businesses and residents. All Actions in the Plan are intended to be completed between the date of adoption in 2013 and January 1, 2020 with the exception of certain Actions that shall be ongoing.

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U.S. Mayors Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action during UN Conference in Paris

WASHINGTON, DC –– A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities’ climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level. This […]

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Connecting Cities with Science

ICLEI/Thriving Earth Exchange Pilot Project Partnership ICLEI USA and the American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s Thriving Earth Exchange® (TEX) have established a pilot partnership to advance both knowledge and practices contributing to resilient communities, and through activities to help mitigate the impact of climate change, natural hazards or natural disasters on lives and properties.

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“On the ClearPath” Interview Series – Columbus, OH

On the ClearPath interview series is an opportunity to highlight stories from ICLEI members and ClearPath users in an effort to share best practices and the user experience of ClearPath, ICLEI’s online emissions management platform. With over 300 local governments and regional agencies actively leveraging the platform to monitor and track their municipal and community […]

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Sustainability Success Series: Oberlin, OH “Live Learn Lead”

Oberlin OH

City is awarded ICLEI’s Milestones 3, 4 and 5 for Monitoring & Verifying Emissions Reductions With the community slogan, “Live Learn Lead”, Oberlin, OH is certainly taking those words very seriously and demonstrating considerable action on the climate front. Oberlin released its highly anticipated 2012 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Update as an opportunity to provide an […]

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Cupertino’s Green Business Challenge: We Planned, We Challenged, We Saved A Lot of Money & Resources

On a cool Bay Area evening on January 29th, 2015, I took a Cal Train trip to Cupertino, CA, to formally launch Cupertino’s Green Building Challenge.  After months of planning for this day, the day had come. This was my first time in Cupertino and my first Green Business Challenge event since taking over the […]

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Breaking The Deadlock: Transport Pilots In San Francisco

San Francisco

Recently ICLEI sat down with Timothy Papandreou – Director of Strategic Planning & Policy at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) – and asked him about the challenges and opportunities in the city. Below is his response. We are a city of 120km2, so we are actually quite small. We have about 825,000 people […]

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