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Allow us to introduce ourselves

April 1, 2015 By ClimatePlan staff We are excited to share some big news with you! For years, we’ve known that the name “ClimatePlan” doesn’t fully capture the breadth of our coalition, or let us connect with all elements of our politically diverse state. After all, we can’t plan the climate. The state’s diminishing snowpack […]

One year later: Is Caltrans reformed yet?

March 18, 2015 By Chanell Fletcher, Policy and Engagement Manager Transportation is the biggest contributor to California’s greenhouse gas emissions. So if the state’s going to reduce emissions, the state’s primary transportation agency needs to be focused on that goal. For Caltrans, that requires major reform. This is important. Without the funding to support sustainability […]

Help Caltrans on the road to recovery: Comment on the California Transportation Plan 2040

March 13, 2015 By Chanell Fletcher California has big goals to fight climate change. But the current trend is that more Californians are driving longer distances. That’s bad for the climate and for all of us. The state has got to invest in more and better alternatives to driving, modernizing our transportation system to reflect […]

Dispatches from the road ahead: SoCal’s LiveRideShare conference

February 25, 2015 By Richard Raya, Director The energy in LA’s Japanese American National Museum was palpable. The Live Ride Share conference was sold out and the room was jam-packed when Hasan Ikhrata kicked things off. The job ahead: No new freeways Mr. Ikhrata, the executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments, didn’t […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! A mix tape for you

February 12, 2015 By Carey Knecht, Associate Director Remember back to the days of cassette tapes? Or CDs? And how, when you really liked someone, you’d make them a mix? Well, Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and because we really like you, we’ve made a playlist of songs for you — dedicated to city […]

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