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News & Events
You are invited to the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of the ETC on Friday, April 20th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm!
We’ll have refreshments, a student project showcase, tours of the building and gardens, and a fantastic art show featuring The Lexicon of Sustainability. (www.lexiconofsustainability.com) It's free and everyone is most welcome!
We’ve been very busy around here lately. Here are a few updates on our recent and current efforts!
Our work on the Climate Action Plans for the Cities of Vallejo and Santa Rosa greenhouse gas reduction strategies has recently been completed.
We are continuing to work with The City of Vallejo to update and extend the “shelf life” of its general plan. This work includes incorporating key policies and programs from its leading-edge Climate Action Plan into the general plan and implementing ordinances.
Faculty and student teams are now also working with the California Department of Water Resources on the development of a low-impact development decision tool.
We recently assisted the California County Planning Directors Association with the development of a Model Solar Energy Facility Guidance Document and Streamlining Ordinance.
The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) was recently awarded a contract with the City of Benicia to implement and monitor their Climate Action Plan (CAP.)
Currently, Professors Tom Jacobson and Department Chair Rocky Rohwedder, four former Bay Area Community Development Directors (Val Alexeeff, Wayne Goldberg, Alex Hinds and Dan Marks) and five ENSP students are engaged in Center-related activities.
We are also very grateful for these recent awards:
We recently received a generous endowment to mentor students desiring to launch careers in sustainable community service. Called the Sustainable Futures Fund, it will help catalyze and support future faculty/student projects focusing on sustainability.
We received top honors in category from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association in 2011 for completion of “Healthy by Design: a Public Policy and Land Use Planning Workbook”.