Community Engagement Resources
- Community Air Protection Program Resource Center
- Introduction to Community Air Quality
- Strategy Development
- Technical Assistance
- AB 617 Implementation
- Community Air Protection Program
Participation by a wide variety of stakeholders is essential to the success of the Community Air Protection Program. This type of collaboration requires productive, targeted, and continuous community outreach and engagement.
The below resources are designed to support meaningful community engagement among government agencies, community members, and other stakeholders. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but a helpful starting point for those interested in air quality and community engagement strategies. This list will be refined and updated as new resources become available.
Some of the links below lead to non-CARB resources, but provide information that may be helpful to individuals interested in community engagement strategies. CARB cannot attest to the accuracy of these sites, and linking to a non-CARB site does not constitute an endorsement by CARB or any of its staff.
Best Practice Resources
|University of California - Davis
|Materials from evaluations of the challenges, successes, lessons learned, and recommendations, based on the implementation of the Community Air Protection Program.
|California Air Resources Board
This Outreach Strategic Roadmap identifies strategies to coordinate clean transportation outreach, improve community engagement, and increase low-income residents’ access and awareness of clean mobility options and incentives. More focused education and outreach is a critical mechanism to increase clean transportation adoption over time, better understand gaps, and help identify where to direct or prioritize investments.
|The Basics of Public Engagement
|Institute for Local Government
|Information and resources about the “basics” of public engagement benefits, principles, design, and other related topics to help local and regional agencies successfully involve residents and others in local public decision-making.
|Best Practices for Community Engagement and Building Successful Projects
|California Climate Investments
|This document was generated from conversations that took place on March 12, 2018 at the Community Leadership Summit: Best Practices for Building Successful Projects, hosted by the State agencies that administer California Climate Investments (CCI). It also incorporates some additional best practices and lessons learned throughout the implementation of CCI programs and projects.
|Public Participation Guide: Internet Resources on Public Participation
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
|U.S. EPA's public participation materials.
|Accountable Communities for Health
|Berkeley School of Public Health
|A toolkit, sponsored by the California Health and Human Services Agency, provides a resource to assist communities in California and beyond in working to share data across sectors for health improvement.
|Asset-Based Community Development Institute
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, ABCD draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger communities for the future.
|Building Equitable Partnerships for Environmental Justice
|University of California Davis: Environmental Health Sciences Center
|This curriculum is a two-day workshop that walks researchers and community groups through the essential tenets of community participatory research. It covers everything from building equitable partnerships and understanding power dynamics, to leveraging university resources and more.
|Community Tool Box
|University of Kansas, Center for Community Health and Development
|The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. The mission of the project is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.
|Complete Communities Toolbox
|University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration
|The Complete Communities Toolbox provides several best practices for public engagement activities, land use code elements, and complete street guidelines.
|Spare the Air: Educational Tools
|Bay Area Air Quality Management District
|Interactive resources for teachers, families, and students to help inform young people about air quality and the environment.
|National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
|Tox Town provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where you might be exposed to toxic chemicals. This site will help you better understand risks of exposure, potential health effects, and how to protect yourself.
|Transformative Climate Communities Program
|California Strategic Growth Council
|The Transformative Climate Communities Program empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies, and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution.
|International Association of Facilitators
|The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a participatory organization with members in more than 65 countries. As a professional association, IAF set internationally accepted industry standards, provides accreditation, supports a community of practice, advocates and educates on the power of facilitation and embraces the diversity of facilitators.
|International Association for Public Participation
|The International Association for Public Participation is an association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation / public engagement in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in nations throughout the world. Its mission is to advance and extend the practice of public participation through professional development, certification, standards of practice, core values, advocacy and key initiatives with strategic partners around the world.