Green Cities California is a collaboration of 10 cities and counties in California that are acknowledged as sustainability leaders, including Berkeley, Los Angeles, Marin County, Pasadena, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica.  The group launched their new website, www.greencitiescalifornia.org, today which is designed to serve as a resource for other communities who are looking to become more green.  The website was designed and funded by The Full Circle Fund, 11th Hour Project and Blackstone Ranch Institute.

The site addresses the seven key areas of sustainability (as identified by the United Nations Urban Environmental Accord) as: energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water.  The site then provides template documents from previous policymakers who have already made progress with the specific green issue, as well as links to different sites that can serve as models.  Access to the site and downloads of the material are all free.

For more information about the Green Cities California group, as well as some of their past initiatives, go to: http://www.reuters.com/article/gwmBuildings/idUS52727597920091021

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