Hot Enough for You?
Posted by Jonathan Parfrey on June 21, 2017
Summer is here and Southern California is in a week-long heat wave.
Let me state the obvious. The heat wave is not good for our health. Heat exacerbates air pollution. It also increases the threat and severity of wildfires; which also affects our health. And this heat wave has shut down air traffic and slowed Metro rail lines.
Climate Resolve is working to keep things cool — #KeepLACool — and you can help.
First, we suggest you attend Climate Day LA on June 27 in the beautifully air-conditioned Theatre at the Ace Hotel. (Be warned, the conference is almost at capacity. So sign up soon.)
Second, you can sign up to be in our Path to Positive Los Angeles leadership circle. It’s a way of lending your name, saying “me too, I support climate action.” In return, we will provide you with materials to inspire and help you communicate with others.
Third, you can support our work at Climate Resolve to #keepLAcool.
- Climate Resolve, a leading member of the Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative, is working on local solutions for the urban heat island effect. Check out this “cool” article about the project.
- We helped the City test new “cool” streets. Check out this new “cool street” in Canoga Park.
- Our work in the EnviroMetro coalition, and on Metro’s Sustainability Council makes certain that transportation projects incorporate cooling and green infrastructure.
Scientists tell us heat waves will increase in frequency and severity. And, the good news is that we can dramatically limit the damage, and improve the quality of life in our city at the same time.
My advice is: stay cool . . . and you can accomplish that by working with Climate Resolve.