Moiz Mir published More Than 60 Organizations Urge Governor Newsom to Intervene at Caltrans in Blog 2023-10-17 15:14:45 -0700
From Streetsblog CA: 1:00 PM PDT on October 17, 2023
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."Read more
Moiz Mir published Personal Reflections on Race in the Climate Movement, Part 1 in Blog 2022-12-13 13:10:48 -0800
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.Read more
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!Read more
Moiz Mir published Clean Air Day & Proposition 30 - Coalition For Clean Air in Blog 2022-09-08 15:46:49 -0700
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!Read more
Moiz Mir published Land Use Policy Reform in CA - Urban Environmentalists in Blog 2022-08-10 17:50:27 -0700
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!Read more
Moiz Mir published Webinar Alert- Local Ballot Measures: The Future of CA Climate Policy? in Blog 2022-07-20 16:57:46 -0700
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.
Update: Watch the webinar recording here: https://youtu.be/HSn6w_kQJcARead more
Moiz Mir published California Mobility Justice Advocates Network - PolicyLink in Blog 2022-07-13 18:03:21 -0700
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!Read more
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?Read more
April 04, 2022
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.
A recording of our release webinar is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvcrayu7taI
Have more questions? Report Card FAQ
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!Read more