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San Diego Putting Its Money Where Its Mouth Is – But Will It Walk the Talk?

Mere months after releasing one of the country’s most ambitious climate action plans, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a “down payment” of $127 million in spending to implement the measures laid out in the new policy.   In the world of local climate action plans, it is rare for a mayor to provide as […]

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How Higher Ed Research Is Helping Portland Meet Their Climate Goals

It’s one thing to make an ambitious climate pledge – it’s another to keep it. Portland, Oregon has made enormous progress on the climate front, reducing emissions and embracing renewable energy while still keeping their economy robust. But they still have a long way to go in order to meet their aggressive carbon reduction goal […]

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Behavior Modification

How Behavior Modification Can Close the Energy-Reduction Gap

Policies and program aimed at gaining efficiencies and trimming waste form the backbone of any good action plan. Local leaders have a vast array of tools at their disposal for addressing energy consumption, water usage, materials management, and transportation modes, which – when combined – are the core elements of a good climate and sustainability […]

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