Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California
Great news from Climate Resolve: Our Path to Positive: Los Angeles campaign with ecoAmerica kicked off with some of LA’s most important climate leaders assembled at City Hall—and some you wouldn’t necessarily associate with climate, such as representatives from the religious and business sectors.
LOS ANGELES HEALTH LEADERS RESPOND
TO SEMINAL CLIMATE CHANGE HEALTH STUDY
LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2015)—Leaders from the health sector in Los Angeles will assemble at the headquarters of the nation’s largest health foundation for a press conference on the release of “Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health.” The study will be published by the world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, on June 22.
An encyclical is a letter written by the Roman Catholic Church’s Pope, addressed to the bishops and intended to be used as a teaching document for congregations worldwide (an estimated 1.2 billion Catholics); its translation is “circular letter.”
This encyclical isn’t only intended for Catholics.
With dire stories of the drought dominating the news these days, it’s good to report some good news on the subject: A school we’ve been working with for our Climate Smart Schools program with EcoMotion has been awarded nearly two million dollars on water-saving projects.
Post by Denny Zane of Move LA Transit; cross-posted from Move LA
Move LA’s conference at Union Station last week has confirmed what we always believed — that the stars are aligning for “Measure R2,” a half-cent sales tax to support transit, on the ballot in November 2016.
At a meeting of environmental organizations and representatives from Metro Los Angeles, the topic of discussion was transportation in Los Angeles—how to make it better, and what a ballot measure would include to make that happen.