Climate

Photo of protected bike lane on Telegraph Ave. in Oakland; photo credit, Dianne Yee
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/03/2019
If Governor Newsom is as serious about addressing climate change and keeping kids safe as he says he is, he’s got to sign SB 127, the Complete Streets for Active Living bill. Authored by Senator...
woman biking in protected bike lane, text calls on California state senators to support SB 526
Joshua Stark Headshot
05/09/2019
For all its climate leadership, California has a massive blind spot that could very well lead our climate action efforts to fail: Roads. Why should roads — or more specifically, road spending — be...
Quetzal Gardens in San Jose
11/13/2017
In an attempt to address the housing crisis, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed a goal of developing 25,000 new homes -- with at least 10,000 of these (or 40%) being affordable homes --...
Kailei Johnson with her three kids, Seth, Hannah, and Caleb.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
06/06/2017
Six months ago, Kailei Johnson was on the Internet when something caught her eye. It was an article about a new affordable housing development opening up near her in West Sacramento called West...
Jennifer West Headshot
03/03/2017
The 2016 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program will improve the lives of thousands of low-income Californians – twenty-five future affordable housing developments...
Image: people wait for the bus in the rain. Photo: Flickr_AnthonyPrevost
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/17/2017
Three weeks into 2017, the forecast is already predicting potential downpours of new transportation funding in Sacramento. The Legislature has introduced a huge new infrastructure funding package...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/28/2016
Californians, mark your calendars…for the year 2030. That’s the new goalpost for our state’s ambitious climate goals that are keeping California at the forefront of global climate action. With...
Image: two girls play in the ocean. Photo: Adobe Stock
Joshua Stark Headshot
08/04/2016
Californians are feeling the heat of climate change – literally. Between the enormous wildfires sweeping up and down our state, a decade of record-breaking temperatures, and a historic drought, our...
Image: empty legislative room at the State Capitol. Photo: Flickr Amy the Nurse
Joshua Stark Headshot
07/06/2016
Each year the California Legislature takes a month-long break from business in the Capitol Building – a summer vacation, if you will. This gives us advocates a moment to take a breath, step back for...
Image: three smokestacks in the California desert. Photo Flickr Nathan Rupert
Joshua Stark Headshot
06/27/2016
When the California Air Resources Board released the results of its May auction of carbon allowances, audible gasps from around the state could be heard from the space station. I kid – but only...

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