Energy Justice in Los Angeles

  • Posted on 5 January 2022
  • By Kimberly Orbe - Conservation Program Manager
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.
Want to learn more about building electrification? Read more here
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