Moiz Mir

  • published 2024 Mid-year check in on Sacramento EJ efforts in Blog 2024-07-09 23:30:33 -0700

    2024 Mid-year check in on Sacramento EJ efforts

    Originally written on June 28th, 2024 as an email newsletter.

    Thank you for following the Sacramento Environmental Justice Collaborative Governance Committee (EJCGC).

    As announced last month, ClimatePlan is in the process of some exciting transitions including long-term planning and hiring for our next Executive Director; learn more at https://www.climateplan.org/2024_ed?splash=1

    ClimatePlan has not been convening monthly EJCGC meetings this year like we did in 2023, but it's still been a busy first half of 2024 as work on matters of environmental justice continues to be ongoing in our community.

    Preview of announcements below:
    • Opposing the proposed Daytime Camping Ban ordinance
    • Sacramento County Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force seeks applicants
    • BIPOC Climate CA network planning a summer get-together in Sacramento
    • Fighting for the RYDE Free RT program in the City budget
    • Defending the existence of Camp Resolution
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  • published Exciting transitions! in Blog 2024-06-04 10:33:39 -0700

    Exciting transitions!

    Hello friend,

    ClimatePlan is in an exciting moment of transition. Read more below about the work we're looking forward to, and to help get it done...

    We are looking to hire our next Executive Director! Position open until filled.

    Check out the role and apply at climateplan.org/jobs

    Help us spread the word by forwarding this blog!

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  • published Jobs 2024-05-24 16:30:39 -0700

    Executive Director

    Location: Remote, based in California

    Reports to ClimatePlan Advisory Board

    Compensation: Salary $100,000- $120,000 and benefits*

    Apply by June 7, 2024 to be considered for first interview cycle. Open until filled.

    Application form

    About ClimatePlan

    ClimatePlan is a powerful coalition leading policy efforts in California to shift transportation infrastructure funding away from expanding highways and toward sustainable and equitable modes of travel. ClimatePlan was formed in 2007 by 11 nonprofit organizations to implement California’s landmark Sustainable Communities law, SB 375 and the coalition has grown to include more than 50 partners who represent a broad range of interests, from urban planning and public health, to social equity, to natural and working land conservation. ClimatePlan’s mission is to advance policies and programs to address the relationship between land use policy and climate change, and leverage the resources and partnerships necessary to realize more sustainable and equitable development throughout California.

    In summer 2024 ClimatePlan will launch campaign planning for an exciting new project to anchor California’s leadership in a national network aimed at investing in transit, biking, walking, and vehicle electrification that leads to carbon reduction, driving racial equity, cooling the planet, and strengthening the economy. 

    About the Position

    The ClimatePlan Executive Director leads a high-impact network, bringing together more than fifty non-profit organizations to achieve significant policy victories at the state and regional levels.  The ED facilitates convenings, engages directly with organizations and helps set policy direction for the network.  We are looking for excellent communicators who foster collaboration, attract new partners, and represent ClimatePlan to policy leaders, foundations and others.  Finally, the ED leads on operations, developing and maintaining the budget, hiring and training staff, etc.

    Key Responsibilities

    Lead and support ClimatePlan.  

    • Provide coaching, mentorship and accountability to staff, consultants and sub-grantees.  
    • Facilitate annual work plan development and monitor progress. 
    • Work with network members and staff to set annual priorities as well as lead and support implementation of regional and state policy direction. Develop systems to assess progress and ensure accountability.  
    • Provide thought leadership and facilitation to identify key policy opportunities at the state and regional levels, and craft strategies for engaging ClimatePlan partners. 
    • Facilitate ClimatePlan’s Steering Committee. Composed of partner organizations, this body provides governance and leadership to ClimatePlan.  Organize conference calls and in-person meetings. Lead recruitment efforts for Steering Committee members. 

    Lead fundraising efforts. 

    • Identify, cultivate, and nurture strong working relationships with program officers at key foundations to sustain and grow the annual budget.
    • Develop and submit grant applications and other grant funding communications/materials

    Foster ongoing collaboration.  

    • Design agendas for ClimatePlan events and strategy meetings, seed meaningful discussions, and facilitate conversations that lead to resolution and action.
    • Build relationships with funders, statewide and regional partners, and policymakers who are involved in efforts to tackle climate change, promote public health and equity, protect natural and working lands, and invest in sustainable transportation. 
    • Represent ClimatePlan to new audiences. 

    Oversee organizational operations

    • Serve as Project Leader and main liaison between ClimatePlan and fiscal sponsor - ClimatePlan is a fiscally sponsored project, not its own 501(c)(3) non-profit
    • Recruit, hire, and supervise ClimatePlan staff.
    • Oversee the annual budgeting process and ensure strong systems are in place to track spending.
    • Develop and manage contracts for sub-grantees and/or consultants; track, review, and approve invoices. 

    Expanding ClimatePlan’s reach:

    • Complete the strategic planning process and design ClimatePlan’s expansion into new issue areas, as determined by the network.
    • Build partnerships in new issue areas with funders, political and community leaders.
    • Be an external local and statewide presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the network and as a model for national replication.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Strong leadership and facilitation skills to convene, direct, and support a network of organizations.
    • Experience with running campaigns, movement building, and fundraising to support critical work.
    • Understanding of the fundamentals of climate change, including the influence of land use and transportation policies and systems.
    • Experience, knowledge, and desire to learn about the injustices and inequities caused by housing, land use, and transportation decisions. 
    • Proven ability to build relationships with a diverse set of partners and decision-makers
    • Excellent communication skills, including research, writing, editing, and verbal communication.
    • Commitment to building an inclusive movement that welcomes a diversity of missions and political strategies. 
    • Positive attitude and sense of humor!

    *COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    This job is a full-time remote position. Salary range is $100,000- $120,000 a year. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, voluntary vision, life, and pet insurance, generous vacation time, cell phone and internet reimbursement, and a 403b retirement plan.

     

    **To apply, please submit a resume and brief writing sample of your work that is related to the mission and goals of ClimatePlan via our application form**

    Application form


  • 60+ Organizations Call for Caltrans Accountability to Governor Newsom's Climate Vision

    From Streetsblog CA: 1:00 PM PDT on October 17, 2023

    "More Than 60 Organizations Urge Governor Newsom to Intervene at Caltrans

    California is still spending billions of dollars on highway and interchange expansions that increase reliance on driving, drain household budgets, and make traffic worse. Governor Newsom should step in."

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  • Personal Reflections on Race in the Climate Movement, Part 1

    As a team of people of color in the climate movement, the ClimatePlan team is cognizant of the way that race and ethnicity impacts our work. Oftentimes, during team meetings, we are discussing how to handle microaggressions, how it feels to be the only POC in the room. After the recent comment from some LA City Councilmembers, we felt obligated to say something, but exasperated that we had to. We settled on giving each team member space to share their personal experience about subtle and not so subtle ways our identities are challenged in the climate movement.  We invite you to read this series with an open mind and open heart. 

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  • published Clean Air Day 2022 - ClimatePlan's Committment in Blog 2022-10-05 14:09:57 -0700

    Clean Air Day 2022 - ClimatePlan's Committment

    ClimatePlan is excited to join the Coalition for Clean Air and partners across California in celebrating Clean Air Day! With our statewide focus on the intersection of climate, public health, and equity, ClimatePlan's commitment to clean air is as intrinsic as the air we breathe.

    Beyond the policies and solutions we work to advance, preserving clean air is part of our daily operations. With our staff made up of a team distributed across the state's regions, ClimatePlan has been working primarily remotely and saving transportation emissions long before it became necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading for more about how each of our team members interact with clean air and the environment around us!

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  • Clean Air Day & Proposition 30 - Coalition For Clean Air

    The Coalition for Clean Air is a California-based nonprofit working to protect public health, improve air quality and prevent climate change. In the last 50 years, they have successfully sponsored the California Clean Cars law, established Smog Check for trucks, and passed legislation to invest billions of dollars of funding for reducing pollution and providing services and jobs in disadvantaged communities. Continue to read more about Coalition for Clean Air's work and learn how to get involved!

    ClimatePlan is excited to use our platform to feature one of our network partners Coalition for Clean Air and the work they're doing - thank you Sofia Rafikova for contributing this blog!

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  • Land Use Policy Reform in CA - Urban Environmentalists

    Urban Environmentalists is a community of 4,500+ grassroots activists transforming cities and towns into more sustainable, human-centered, and just communities through land use policy reform. Continue to read more about Urban Environmentalists’ work and learn how to get involved!

    ClimatePlan is excited to use our platform to feature one of our network partners Urban Environmentalists and the work they're doing - thank you Joanna Gubman for contributing this blog!

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  • Webinar Alert- Local Ballot Measures: The Future of CA Climate Policy?

    ClimatePlan is excited to announce our next webinar, “Local Ballot Measures: The Future of CA Climate Policy?”. It will be next Tuesday, July 26th, at 4 pm; click here to register.

    This webinar is part of our decolonizing transportation funding campaign. The campaign aims to increase transparency and access regarding transportation decision-making, policies, and funding. Read more about the campaign here. Our most recent effort was a report card that graded ten state transportation funding programs against ten criteria important to the ClimatePlan network. 

    Now we want to zoom into the local level. Specifically, we want to explore ballot measures and local option sales tax (LOSTs). LOSTs are a common source of local transportation funding.

    Join us to learn how advocates on the ground across CA are mobilizing around current local ballot measures.

    Update: Watch the webinar recording here: https://youtu.be/HSn6w_kQJcA

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  • California Mobility Justice Advocates Network - PolicyLink

    The California Mobility Justice Advocates Network is a group of advocates across the state working on intersecting issues of mobility justice, community safety, climate resilience and racial justice. We believe in the intersectionality of equity issues and understand that climate threats exacerbate already challenging conditions for our communities, so we look to combat these threats through our work. 

    ClimatePlan is excited to use our platform to feature our network partner PolicyLink and the work they're doing - thank you Axel Santana for contributing this blog!

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  • published ClimatePlan's Advisory Board is Growing in Blog 2022-06-02 12:00:44 -0700

    ClimatePlan's Advisory Board is Growing

    Welcome ClimatePlan's newest Policy Advisory Board Members, Bryn Lindblad and Amy Thomson! Read more about each of them and the experience they're bringing to ClimatePlan. Our Advisory Board also has a few more openings, are you or someone you know a good fit?

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  • published Report Card in Resources 2022-04-04 16:36:09 -0700

    Report Cards

    April 04, 2022
    Contact: Moiz Mir

    2022 Report Card: Grading CA Transportation Program Funding

    April 5, 2022

    ClimatePlan's first ever report card analyzes ten state funding programs and provides recommendations to align California's transportation funding with ClimatePlan’s climate, equity and public health values.

    Click here to access and download the report card

    A recording of our release webinar is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvcrayu7taI

     

    Have more questions? Report Card FAQ


  • published The New ClimatePlan Team in Blog 2022-03-01 15:48:22 -0800

    The New ClimatePlan Team

    Over the last year there have been many changes at ClimatePlan. While operating with a decreased capacity, ClimatePlan has been able to continue advocating for equitable climate solutions that protect our health, communities, and environment. On the other hand, we have been spreading ourselves thin to get it done. That makes this announcement so exciting - the ClimatePlan team has doubled in size! 

    Stay tuned for more updates on how the ClimatePlan team will be dividing the work. In the meantime feel free to reach out and say hello.

    Meet the new ClimatePlan team!

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ClimatePlan Network Manager & Interim Executive Director. Community organizer based in Sacramento

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