Last month (December), L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti along with Los Angeles City Council members demonstrated their commitment to combat Climate Change and eradicate existing air pollution that plagues communities all over Los Angeles by introducing an Energy Justice motion. The motion calls on recommendations for carbon emission elimination strategies in new and existing buildings in accordance with energy and housing justice principles. Environmental Social Justice (ESJ) groups have been advising these elected officials on how LA should be engaging in climate and energy policies.
Building decarbonization, a goal outlined in the city's Green New Deal, represents one of the biggest opportunities to cut over 43% of the city's carbon emissions. The Sierra Club is excited to work in coalition with the ESJ groups and the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO), which was established to incorporate the voices of vulnerable communities into policy decisions, advocate for climate policy that centers on equity and justice.
If you are interested in learning more about energy justice issues, there are many opportunities to get involved. One way is by joining one of the upcoming Climate Action committee meetings or attending one of the committee’s upcoming webinars. The Angeles Chapter invites you to be a part of this movement that advocates for a clean and resilient economy, without creating burden or harm to our most vulnerable communities.
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes your participation in its century of involvement in the enjoyment and protection of our planet's environment. The Angeles Chapter spans Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California, with an extensive program of hikes/hiking, national and international travel, local conservation campaigns, political action, and programs for people of all ages.