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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My Community is Disappearing: Why I Face Climate Change

If you had told me as a 9th grade student that I would be sitting here today as one of seven Summer Associates at The Greenlining Institute, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Let me explain. My name is Kacey…
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Not-for-Profit Hospitals Must Join the Fight Against Climate Change

At first glance, the headline above may seem puzzling. What do hospitals have to do with climate change? Let me explain. California’s Central Valley contains six of the 10 most polluted cities, according the American Lung Association. Sadly, Orlando (pictured…
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AB 1550 – Increasing Equity in California’s Climate Investments

Yesterday I wrote about the progress California’s effort against climate change is making, both in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in bringing energy-saving and clean-energy investments to our state’s disadvantaged communities.  That’s important, but it’s just half the story. The…
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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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