This September, California’s has a national and global spotlight. Through the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice mass mobilization on September 8th and the It Takes Roots week of actions September 9th-14th, we will be in the streets with frontline communities who are the real climate leaders to showcase our community-led solutions that reduce pollution, protect our health, create good green jobs, and build real climate leadership for California. Read More
In our new report, Advancing Environmental Justice in California: How CalEnviroScreen Plays a Critical Role, we discuss the importance of CalEnviroScreen 3.0: its purpose, the history of its development, and how it works to advance environmental justice at both the state and local levels. The report also clarifies common misunderstandings about the CalEnviroScreen, and how it should be used to not only direct important investments, but also to create environmental protections for areas most overburdened by pollution.
California’s newest solar program for low-income renters, the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program, will bring $1 billion in rooftop solar to low-income renters over 10 years. It is the nation’s biggest solar program for low-income renters in history and the first one to direct a majority of the savings created through use of solar energy directly back to the utility bills of renters.