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Weekly News Roundup: June 22-26

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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.

Storify Summary: Path to Positive Los Angeles Launch

 

Below, posts about our Path to Positive event compiled by Storify.

Path to Positive at City Hall: California Leaders Discussing Action on Climate

Image via 4th and Spring

When it comes to climate action, focus on your community is key.

The Best Preventive Medicine We Have: Act on Climate Change

There’s some good news in the new Lancet Commission report on climate change and public health: taking action on climate change “could be the greatest global health opportunity of this century.”

Conversely, there’s very bad news if we fail to act.

Media Alert: Los Angeles Health Leaders Respond to Seminal Climate Change Health Study


MEDIA ALERT

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.

Weekly News Roundup: June 13-19

DECARBONIZING CALIFORNIA
Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

Trees help to keep LA cool by providing cover for our streets, keeping our city from fully succumbing to the urban heat island effect.

9 Things to Know About the Pope’s Encyclical (Including the Definition of Encyclical)

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.

Local Response: Significance of the Pope’s Encyclical

Pope Francis with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The Pope attracted our attention when we heard he was writing an encyclical on the environment and climate change.

Weekly News Roundup for June 6-12

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Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

Bike share is on its way to LA — but will it be compatible with pre-existing programs in Santa Monica and Long Beach?

Forward Movement: Support for Mobility Plan 2035

Planning better ways to get around the city?

Weekly News Roundup: May 30-June 5

DECARBONIZING CALIFORNIA
Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

Great news: California’s state senate has passed a package of climate bills, including SB350, which would increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard 50% by 2030. 

Greener Garden Grove Schools with a DROPS Grant

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.

Weekly News Roundup: May 23-29

DECARBONIZING CALIFORNIA
Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

AB 1360 has just passed unanimously in the Assembly. 

Weekly News Roundup: May 16-22

DECARBONIZING CALIFORNIA
Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

Image via Brian van der Brug/LA Times

A major oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara (LA Times) is another reminder that our fossil fuel dependency is dangerous.

Weekly News Roundup: May 9-15

DECARBONIZING CALIFORNIA
Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

In Governor Jerry Brown’s update to the state budget, he’s committed $1.2 billion from cap-and-trade auction proceeds to reduce more GHG emissions.

Weekly News Roundup: May 2-8

DECARBONIZING CALIFORNIA
Updates on climate news in Los Angeles and California

Things are looking good for another transportation measure to help us all get around this city with ease—and help California meet its climate goals.

Transportation Action: Why Now is the Time for Measure R2

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.

Transportation & the Environment: Planning for 2016 and Beyond

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.

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