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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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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Electric Buses and Trucks Can Deliver Opportunity in California by Cutting Poverty and Pollution

Heavy-duty vehicles are the single largest source of smog-forming pollution in California. Transportation emissions endanger public health and hurt low-income communities and communities of color the most because these communities are more likely to be located near busy roads, highways,…
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L-C-T-P, Find Out What It Means to Me: California Finally Delivers Historic Clean Transportation Boost to Its Poorest and Most Polluted Communities

Climate Justice, for the Win! You might have already heard about this year’s historic policy wins for environmental justice and equity. My teammate, Emi Wang, called it a “monster year” for communities most impacted by poverty and pollution. California committed…
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Addressing the Climate Gap: California Legislature Delivers for Frontline Communities

2016 is proving to be a monster year for California climate policy, and for environmental justice wins powered by people of color. Over the past decade, AB 32 (Pavley) and SB 535 (De León) set the benchmark for transformative environmental…
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Bridging Health and Environmental Equity in Stockton, California

What does Stockton’s history tell us about Stockton today? When you look at a map, we can see that the legacy of redlining – the illegal practice of denying services to communities of color – remains present today. We see…
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5 Steps for Electric Vehicle Equity

ICYMI (in case you missed it), last week we launched a comprehensive online toolkit, “Electric Vehicles for All: An Equity Toolkit,” aimed at helping advocates, public officials, and corporate executives throughout the nation bring electric vehicle benefits to communities most…
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