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.
The Beacon Award Champion concept recognizes groups or agencies that wish to support and encourage the activities of cities and counties participating in the Beacon Award program or considering participation. Since participation in the Beacon Award program is limited to cities and counties, the concept of the Beacon Award Champion provides opportunities to recognize the efforts of other groups, such as councils of government, special districts or foundations, that provide sustained assistance to current and future Beacon Award program participants.
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.