Help protect the places we love, the values we share
In our emails, sent once or twice a week, you'll receive:
• alerts on new threats to California's environment
• opportunities to join other Californians on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.
A plan is about to be finalized that will speed up the process of bringing new clean energy online. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (commonly called the DRECP) is a strategy that will help conserve desert lands and plan for a clean energy future. It will provide permanent protection to the desert’s public lands while also identifying those areas where development of renewable energy will conflict least with natural or cultural values.
Part of a nationwide campaign to reach more than 1.3 million Americans, canvassers from offices in El Cerrito, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego will distribute literature to more than 250,000 California households, showing that the country has both the tools and the imperative to transition entirely off dirty fuels to clean sources such as wind and solar.
America has made progress in cutting pollution from cars and trucks over the last decade as a result of improved vehicle fuel economy and slower growth in driving. But eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from our urban transportation systems is going to require more than incremental change – it will require transformation.
The electric vehicle ride-and-drive event, held during Metro’s CicLAvia- Southeast Cities, gave community members the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles for the first time and learn about rebates, loan and financing options they can qualify for to make driving green more accessible for low-income communities.