Archive Tag: Environmental Justice

The LA County Chief Sustainability Office released a “Discussion Draft” of the first-ever county sustainability plan entitled “OurCounty” on Friday, April 5. The plan seeks to equitably address a range of sustainability challenges facing Los Angeles County including energy use, water sourcing, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, housing, and air quality. 

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On October 16, 2018, UCLA senior Valeree Catangay was honored with the Brower Youth Award, an annual national award that recognizes young leaders in the environmental movement. Catangay co-founded the Environmentalists of Color Collective, UCLA’s first environmental justice club. The club advocates for environmentalism to include narratives of communities and people of color.

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Rising temperatures in Los Angeles are causing concern over the heat related impacts of climate change.
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The Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) was part of two winning partnership grants totaling $4.1M awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council. The grants aim to build climate resilience in disadvantaged communities. Continue Read more


Magali Sanchez Hall and her family have lived in this neighborhood in Wilmington for 20 years. Sanchez Hall stands on Sanford Avenue in front of New Hope Baptist Church and a shipping container storage yard near her home on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2017.

California’s cap and trade system, a market-based law that allows companies to buy and trade pollution allowances by decreasing their carbon emissions, may be disproportionately polluting communities of color. Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, says that worsened air quality in low-income Read more