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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EVs Need Equity: California is Ditching Big Oil to Charge Ahead with Clean Cars for All

Big Oil is a big loser in California. The Golden State is trailblazing a clean transportation future by setting the ambitious goals of getting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025, cutting California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…
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What California’s Landmark Climate Legislation Means for Communities of Color

Today Governor Brown signed into law the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, also known as SB 350. This landmark bill sets transformative targets and policies that will get California to 50 percent renewable energy, double statewide energy…
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Representing the Climate Movement

“Those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don’t have time to deny it — they’re busy dealing with it.” – President Obama Thousands of environmental justice and equity organizations are fighting on the frontlines against environmental and…
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Electric Vehicle Movement: Time to Bring All Communities Along for the Ride!

We are more than halfway through National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)! NDEW is a nationwide celebration of pollution-free, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The goal is to “heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of…
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California’s Clean Energy Boom: Will this Rising Tide Raise All Boats?

The clean energy economy is taking off in California.  In the last decade California’s clean energy economy grew by 20 percent while the total economy grew only two percent.  This means that our state is increasingly getting our energy from…
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