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Beacon Award Communities Featured in July Issue of Western City Magazine
July 2012


Cities and counties participating in the Beacon Award were highlighted as a part of two feature articles in the July Issue of Western City Magazine.


Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

As California’s communities seek ways to maximize resources in economically challenging times, energy efficiency offers a number of money-saving advantages. Cities and counties are making great strides in reducing energy use at agency facilities through traditional building audits and retrofits. At the same time, they are advancing community energy efficiency through collaboration and outreach activities.


Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities

Sustainability is all about making communities more livable — creating healthy, dynamic places to live and work while simultaneously saving money, energy and resources and helping the local economy. Cities and counties throughout California are demonstrating leadership in creating active, lively communities by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability. This diverse range of activities brightens the future of their communities.

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