Environmental Equity

Environmental Equity focuses on the emerging green economy in order to make sure that communities of color not only have a clean environment, but also benefit from the economic opportunities made possible by environmental efforts.

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An Important Step to Clean Air and More Equitable Communities in Los Angeles

By Jimmy O’Dea and Joel Espino Next month, LA Metro, the second largest transit fleet in the United States, will decide what types of buses to purchase through 2030. The decision will impact Los Angeles’ efforts to have clean air, fight…
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Cap-and-Trade, Clean Energy, and Protecting Communities of Color

Oakland, Los Angeles, and Fresno were not always some of the most polluted and impoverished communities in California, but they are now. As California contemplates updating its clean energy policies, including cap-and-trade, we must remember the debt we owe these…
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Top 10 Things To Know About California Climate Investments

A few years ago, California started an ambitious program to charge polluters for the climate-changing greenhouse gases they put into our air, and then use that money to promote clean energy and energy savings while bringing the benefits of this…
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Urban Forestry Brings Greener, Cleaner, Healthier Neighborhoods

What could your community do with $60,000 for tree planting? Late last week, California ReLeaf and CAL FIRE announced $550,000 in grant awards to urban forestry and greening projects throughout California. This means $550,000 to plant nearly 2,000 trees, grow gardens…
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