The Beacon Award: Local Leadership Toward Solving Climate Change, sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, is a statewide program recognizing California cities and counties that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability.
Participating in the voluntary Beacon Award program provides local agencies and their leaders with positive recognition for saving energy, conserving resources, promoting sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It lets them shine a bright light on their accomplishments for their residents, colleagues and others.
Local officials can learn about participating in the statewide sustainability and climate change recognition program, The Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change, by participating in two free webinars offered by the Institute for Local Government in conjunction with the Sustainable Communities Learning Network.
As cities and counties participating in the Beacon Award program work to complete the criteria necessary to achieve a Silver, Gold or Platinum Beacon Award, we are providing the opportunity to recognize interim accomplishments — including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in municipal operations as well as completed activities in ILG’s ten Sustainability Best Practice Areas.
The Beacon Award program is part of the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). SEEC provides support to cities and counties to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy. SEEC is an alliance between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor-Owned Utilities. It builds upon the unique resources, expertise and local agency relationships of each partner.
The Beacon Award is sponsored by the Statewide Energy Efficiency
Collaborative, which offers no-cost resources to support the
energy and climate initiatives of California local governments.
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The LinkedInTM group is a place for local government sustainability practitioners to connect, exchange information, discuss best practices, and seek feedback on project ideas directly from their peers.