WHAT IS CIVICSPARK?

CivicSpark is Governor Brown’s AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change. Each year, in 9 regions throughout California, 48 CivicSpark members work closely with local governments to implement climate, energy, and sustainability projects, supporting over 90 cities, schools, and other public agencies.

In its first year, CivicSpark assisted over 86 local government agencies, completing mitigation and adaptation projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, solar procurement, urban forestry, sea level rise, climate action plan implementation, and GHG inventories.




CIVICSPARK SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA'S CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY:

Governor’s Speech

Gov. Inaugural Address

PARTNER WITH CIVICSPARK

CivicSpark creates a delivery mechanism and infrastructure for meaningful and productive community partnerships to tackle climate change at the local level. CivicSpark members are college graduates with environmental degrees and relevant experience, who can assist state agencies to work more closely with communities on climate change. Embedded locally, members provide an exceptional means to gather insight into what works and what needs to change in order for state policy to reduce GHG emissions more effectively.

State agencies can collaborate with CivicSpark to improve their engagement with local governments and communities by:

  1. Sponsoring a CivicSpark member, particularly in California’s traditionally underserved regions, to advance state initiatives
  2. Using CivicSpark members to enhance communication and collaboration with local governments and communities, and to share information and gather input on local programs and activities.
  3. Dispersing specific resources and tools through CivicSpark members to reach the communities
  4. Supporting GHG emissions reduction and climate adaptation and preparedness to realize the goals of Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-30-15, which establishes the most ambitious GHG reduction target in North America.

Click HERE for more information for State agencies.

REGIONAL FACT SHEETS

For more information about the individual regions and teams, please click here.

Bay Area
Central Coast
Inland Empire
Los Angeles
North Coast
Sacramento
San Diego
San Joaquin Valley
Sierra Nevada

CONTACT INFORMATION

From OPR, contact Michael McCormick at
michael.mccormick@opr.ca.gov,
(916)323-9912

From LGC,contact Kristin Wraith at
kwraith@lgc.org,
(916)448-1198 x 309.

CivicSpark Website: http://civicspark.lgc.org/