The Art of Working Together: Highlights of 2012

As we reflect on the past year, we want to start by expressing our gratitude for all of the groups and individuals we work with. ClimatePlan came together as a cohort of eleven organizations working together with no paid staff, and faced a seemingly insurmountable task. Now we are a coalition of almost 50 partners with connections to dozens more. We’ve already accomplished so much together and with our collective movement strong and growing, we look forward to what we will do in the coming year.

Now, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are our Highlights of 2012.  It’s been an action-packed year!

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Valley leaders gather this week to talk Sustainable Communities

Planning for sustainable communities continues to pick up momentum in the San Joaquin Valley, with the Valley’s Fall Policy Conference this week October 10th-12th, followed by a meeting of the Regional Policy Council.

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Governor advances cap and trade; blocks efforts to replace redevelopment

Yesterday was the last day for Governor Brown to sign or veto bills this year. Today, it’s clear that the Governor is holding the line on cap and trade – and not letting cities off the hook for redevelopment.

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Join Us: Happy Hours with ClimatePlan’s New Director

ClimatePlan would like to invite you to an upcoming happy hour to introduce our new Director, Richard Raya. Enjoy good food, drinks, and an opportunity to meet Richard as well as other friends and colleagues!

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Timeline Changes for Valley SB 375 Targets: ARB Review Shifts to January 2013

It’s been a busy summer for those working on SB 375 in the San Joaquin Valley as they prepare for a review of their greenhouse gas reduction targets. But recent changes to the timeline give the Valley Councils of Government (COGs) a little bit of breathing room and may even shift the Valley’s focus towards its Sustainable Communities Strategies.

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