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Funding available for CCAs through the Earth Hour City Challenge

by christinaashtary Jul 25, 2013

Under the auspices of its Earth Hour City Challenge, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) supports the work of local governments in preparing for and responding to the threat of climate change.  This year, WWF is highlighting the importance and potential of local energy aggregation in the nation's transition to a clean energy economy.

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Green Strategies for Controlling Stormwater and Combined Sewer Overflows

by Don Knapp Nov 21, 2011

Saving Car From Flood

NRDC's new Rooftops to Rivers II report is worth a read for local government staff. From NRDC's website:

NRDC rooftops to rivers report thumbNRDC's Rooftops to Rivers II provides case studies for 14 geographically diverse cities that are all leaders in employing green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater challenges -- simultaneously finding beneficial uses for stormwater, reducing pollution, saving money, and beautifying cityscapes. These cities have recognized that stormwater, once viewed as a costly nuisance, can be transformed into a community resource. These cities have determined that green infrastructure is a more cost effective approach than investing in "gray," or conventional, infrastructure, such as underground storage systems and pipes. At the same time, each dollar of investment in green infrastructure delivers other benefits that conventional infrastructure cannot, including more flood resilience and, where needed, augmented local water supply.

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