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Support a stronger law to reduce greenhouse gases and fight climate change!

California is starting to make a huge change. The state is finally acknowledging that what’s bad for the environment (and for communities) is the amount of driving we do, not the amount of traffic. Take Action! Help make this historic change happen:
   – Attend the workshop November 3 in Sacramento to speak up in […]

Tomorrow: ARB presents its plan to stay on target(s) to fight climate change

by Carey Knecht, ClimatePlan Associate Director October 23, 2014 Tomorrow, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) staff will present a plan for how it will update SB 375’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction targets. It’s been four years since the passage of SB 375 called on regions to meet GHG-reduction targets by improving their transportation and land use. […]

Nearing the Finish Line: Guidelines for New Affordable Housing, Sustainable Communities, and Agricul

by Chanell Fletcher, ClimatePlan Policy and Engagement Manager October 20, 2014 The Strategic Growth Council has been busy! The agency has been creating two new programs to fund the creation of sustainable communities and preserve agricultural lands. Draft guidelines are now out, and we’ve summarized them below. Action Alert: You can still make comments on […]

Join Us: Happy Hours with ClimatePlan’s New Director

ClimatePlan would like to invite you to an upcoming happy hour to introduce our new Director, Richard Raya. Enjoy good food, drinks, and an opportunity to meet Richard as well as other friends and colleagues! We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to Jackie Cole and let us know which event you plan on […]

Ding dong, LOS is dead! (VMT is here instead)

We’ve written about Level of Service (LOS) before, and here’s a reminder: LOS measures how much a development project will slow down cars. Until now, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) used LOS to evaluate new projects. This is pretty backwards: slowing down cars is not necessarily a negative impact on the environment.

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