Water Guide for Water Equity

  • Posted on 3 April 2024
  • By Charming Evelyn

Black Women for Wellness' Environmental Justice team has released a comprehensive water guide aimed at addressing water equity in South LA. 

 

Inflation Reduction Act helps grow solar power in So Cal public sector

  • Posted on 29 March 2024
  • By David Tewksbury
As we end the third month of 2024, there are signs that a brand-new program from the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is bearing fruit. One of the provisions of the IRA, passed in 2022, is the creation of a program that allows non-taxable entities to receive direct funding for new solar power installation and production. Already, the IRA is expanding clean power in South Pasadena, the City of Orange, and other communities in Southern California.  
 

Plastic Recycling Won't Fix Environmental Injustice

  • Posted on 28 March 2024
  • By Hoiyin Ip, Sierra Club California Zero Waste Committee Co-Chair
I’m bothered by the lopsided emphasis on plastic recycling over the environmental injustices caused by plastic production and disposal. 
 

Ecological Impacts of Southern California’s Thirst on the Owens Valley Region

  • Posted on 24 March 2024
  • By Jackson Goulding

“There it is. Take it”.

William Mulholland, mastermind behind the now 110 year old Los Angeles Aqueduct, spoke these words as water first surged down through the channel and began to make its way towards Southern California. Now over a century later, the region has heeded Mulholland’s order, demanding water at alarming rates and leaving a slew of ecological problems in its wake.

San Diego Has A Cross Border Sewage Problem

  • Posted on 24 March 2024
  • By Sydney Pitcher and Barry Pulver

For decades, raw sewage from Tijuana, Mexico has, and continues, to flow across the border into San Diego, California.  This discharge flows into the Tijuana River Valley, and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean.  This pollution has negatively impacted the Tijuana River Valley and the Tijuana River Estuary, one of the last remaining estuaries in California, and the beaches.  Unhealthy concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria has forced the County of San Diego to close 10 miles of beach access from the US-Mexico Border all the way to the beaches of Coronado.

SoCal’s Water Resilient Future looks like Ventura Water Pure

  • Posted on 24 March 2024
  • By Conner Everts & Kellie Prather

Southern California Cities are moving towards independence from imported water from faraway watersheds and the Bay Delta Estuary. Given the extremes of dry and wet weather with climate change, forward thinking Southern California cities are relying more on local water supplies including fully treating wastewater or sewage to the point that it is cleaner than what comes out of your faucet. These programs are called PURE Water and after extensive research and testing, state issued guidelines finally came out this year.

Stopping the Harms: Newsom Undermines His Own 30x30 Goals

  • Posted on 23 March 2024
  • By Mahtisa Djahangiri

What is 30x30?

30x30 is the global movement to protect 30% of our planet’s land and water by 2030 as a stepping stone toward protecting at least half of the Earth by 2050. 30x30 aims to protect and restore biodiversity, expand access to nature, and mitigate and build resilience to climate change in order to ensure a liveable climate for all.

Tapping In To Clean Drinking Water Everywhere

  • Posted on 23 March 2024
  • By Evelyn Wendel

WeTap and the Sierra Club are the perfect ‘water partners.’ Collaboration and communication are the keys to healthy communities and a clean environment.

The mission of WeTap is to:

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