Transformative Climate Communities Program
The Transformative Climate Communities program funds community lead Environmental Justice projects for the most underinvested communities in South Stockton.
Environmental justice is more than cleaning up nature, it’s about looking out for those who suffer the most.
Air Pollution in San Joaquin Valley
It is time to raise our voice against poor air quality in the San Joaquin valley which has been known to exacerbate Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as well as increase risk of respiratory tract infections. Air quality in the San Joaquin...
Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home by David Corona
Why is it important to reduce energy consumption? It's important to reduce our own energy usage because it will help in not only putting less strain on the power grid but also in reducing air and water pollution. This in turn creates a better living environment for...
Biofuel project proposed in McFarland would bury carbon from ag waste, produce alternative to diesel
An Iowa technology company has proposed a first-of-its-kind bioenergy project in McFarland that's expected to help cut a significant source of local air pollution while also reducing diesel emissions, burying carbon and employing about 50 local residents. The project...
Stockton-based PUENTES embraces climate action with 1,500 tree-planting effort
We’ve got a long way to go to reach net-negative emissions in California by 2030 and increase resilience for communities bearing the brunt of climate change, as outlined in The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California campaign. One key goal is annually sequestering an...
Additional measures, enforcement needed in San Joaquin Valley plan for clean air
OCTOBER 21, 2020IN SUMMARY I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, and the air pollution there has had very real impacts on my own health and the health of my family. By Cynthia Pinto-Cabrera, Special to CalMattersCynthia Pinto-Cabrera is a policy assistant with the...
Lessons from East Bay Community Energy for Central Valley cities pursuing Community Choice Energy
Broad community involvement is key By Davis HarperSan Joaquin County community organizer for The Climate Center The City of Stockton is just months away from a vote to decide whether to continue pursuing Community Choice Energy, which would bring millions of dollars...