Closing the Climate Gap: Capacity Building, Technical Assistance and SB 1072

Something amazing is happening in California. We’re charging polluters for the pollution they cause and putting that money to work in our communities planting street trees, connecting affordable housing to clean public transit, installing solar and more. But in some…
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New Online Tool Connects Californians To Energy-Saving & Climate Programs

UpLift Resource Finder Helps Families, Governments, Community Groups Find Help to Save Energy & Money, Fight Climate Change Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Today The Greenlining Institute released a new online tool…
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Carbon Revenues Spike: What’s Next for Climate Investments?

Let’s talk carbon policy and equity outcomes for low income Californians and communities of color.  This November, the fourth quarterly carbon market auction of 2017 sold out of carbon allowances, with allowances going for the highest prices in the system’s…
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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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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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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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