Archive Tag: Environmental Justice

In 2015, the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA released the L.A. Energy Atlas project, a first-of-its-kind interactive website that enables policymakers and the public to sort energy consumption and emissions by building size, neighborhood and other metrics like sociodemographic data. The 2.0 version (released August 2019) now includes information about buildings’ capacity for solar power in the County.  

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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