New Research Finds Blind Spots in Assessing Climate Threats in California; Advocates Point to Solutions in Interactive Mapping Tool, Equity Guidebook

Contact: Jenny Park, jenny@resource-media.org, 415-867-1166 Marie Choi, marie@apen4ej.org, 530-505-1102 Bruce Mirken, brucem@greenlining.org, 415-846-7758 SACRAMENTO — Two new resources from California’s leading environmental justice and equity groups aim to fill critical information gaps for state and local policymakers tasked with making…
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Diversity, Inclusion & Justice: Greenlining Institute Seeks Dialogue on New Strategies

New Framework Document Focuses on “4 Ws”; New Working Group Planned Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Today The Greenlining Institute released its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework: Reclaiming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…
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California Public Utilities Commission Approves Over $60 Million for Clean Energy Research Projects Benefiting Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a final decision Tuesday on funding its clean energy research program for 2018-2020. The Decision allocates $555,000,000 for EPIC – The Electric Program Investment Charge (don’t you love energy acronyms?). For the first time,…
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Big Data and Social Justice are on a Collision Course

Have you ever felt like you missed the boat on a huge opportunity? I do. A friend once told me to buy bitcoin when it was $80; now it’s almost $5,000 and my stomach clenches thinking about what could have…
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Law Enforcement Can’t Fix America’s Inner Cities

We hear a lot of talk these days about “inner cities.” During his campaign, our new president characterized them as “a disaster education-wise, job-wise, safety-wise, in every way possible,” and proposed ramping up policing as the catch-all solution. This ignores…
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