As a environmental and sustainability professional, I appreciate 4CL for their timely and informative workshops and the monthly newsletter that keeps me up to date on important topics and news from California, to the U.S. and the world.
Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) is a great tool for many people trying to join in on climate action planning. 4CL is a fountain of knowledge to the local government and to anyone interested in learning about what Contra Costa County's is doing to promote the environment. During college I volunteered for 4CL and found a very open minded group with a narrow goal, to help the environment. I applaud their efforts and hope to see more of their climate action planning tools being utilized by the community.
I started working for 4CL as an Environmental Studies student at Saint Mary's College. 4CL helped me enact positive change in the Contra Costa community. Whether it was speaking at Mayors Conferences, researching and planning workshops for local government officials, or connecting with progressive individuals who are passionate about the environment; my tasks exposed me to the challenges of local government and their potential to enact incredible change. I'm proud to be part of an organization that seeks to create healthy, livable communities
As a Former Mayor of Moraga, CA, I know how hard it is to stay on top of current issues. The small local government elected positions are volunteer! At the same time I've seen what an impact local government can have for creating healthy livable cities. Local Actions truly Move the world. But sharing best practices with all elected officials in all of the nineteen Contra Costa County cities 4CL has made great progress in sharing best practices for reducing GHG emissions. By providing our elected officials and city staff with ideas of how they can utilize policy..... we can collectively influence far-reaching positive impacts for preserving our communiies for future generations. Global warming has impacts to our health, our water supply, our economy–our future. If we want to leave a legacy for our children, then we need to take climate protection seriously. And if a small town needs to get information on how to do that....then this non profit is your resource for the job!
I am a student consultant for this organization. I have been trained to keep up to date on various environmental policies that could improve Contra Costa County's overall environmental legislation and impact on the environment. This organization plays a key role in moving local legislation toward a more sustainable future!
I'm a consultant for Contra Costa County Climate Leaders. They do excellent work staying up to date and getting the word out about best practices in urban sustainability policy. 4CL (as we call it) consultants put on educational workshops for City representatives and attend Council meetings and Mayor's Conferences in order to achieve an opportunity to raise local governmental environmental awareness directly.
However, 4CL's larger impact is training its consultants and other young people to participate in local government, in addition to getting people involved through social media and raising public awareness and abilities to create local change through educational workshops.