The Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) program is a network assisting the county and its 19 cities to inform, support and encourage the measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through education and sharing of best practices we will ensure sustainable, healthy and livable cities.

Business Sustainability Workshop Materials Online

Business Sustainability Workshop Materials Online

November 8, 2016 No Comments Jency James Uncategorized

Did you miss our Business Sustainability workshop last month? Or did you attend but want a second look at the presentations? Find out how cities and businesses can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet SB 32 goals at our Business Sustainability Workshop page!

Please Join us for our upcoming workshop

October 11, 2016 No Comments Admin2 News Headlines, updates

Please Join us for our upcoming workshop! ‘Cities Partnering with Business to Meet the SB32 & Community Wide Climate Action Plan Goals’ on Thursday, October 20th from 8- Noon at the Lafayette library. After transportation, Businesses are the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG’s) and  working together with cities is going to be critical to reduce those GHG’s to comply with SB 32 recently signed by Governor Brown. SB 32 requires that GHG emissions are reduced to 40 %  below 1990 levels by 2030.  

Energy Savings for Cities

September 1, 2016 No Comments Jency James 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 Jency James 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 Jency James News Headlines, updates
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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.      

Where does your city rank?

March 25, 2016 No Comments Jency James News Headlines, newsletter

Where does your city rank when it comes to EV charging stations, Green Businesses, and Walkability? Check out our scorecards ranking each city in the County here! Our latest scorecard examine how cities stack up on the topic of Open Space Preservation.

4CL Wins “Leadership in Sustainable Communities” Award!

October 9, 2015 No Comments Jency James 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.