A coalition of climate and environmental groups including 350 Bay Area Action and The Climate Center in Santa Rosa are calling on Governor Newsom. Support their efforts by sending your own letter to Governor Newsom.
Take action today for a clean, green, and just economic recovery in California.
On April 28, The Climate Center and many of its partners sent a letter to the California legislature asking them to use federal stimulus funds to support proven programs that improve health and resilience, and create jobs for a climate-safe future.
We asked that they secure ongoing revenue streams to increase the impact and longevity of those dollars. And we recommended using bonds to help power California’s recovery.
Despite the terrible toll, COVID-19 is presenting a unique opportunity to transform our economy into a healthy, equitable, and resilient one. The California legislature can funnel stimulus dollars to reverse some of the damage already done by the pandemic, including 100,000 clean energy jobs lost in March alone.
Crucial investments we need now include accelerating the equitable phase-out of fossil fuel development, production, and use by replacing it with clean energy, increasing sequestration through healthy soils initiatives on agricultural and working lands, and investing in community resilience measures including community energy resilience to help us weather unavoidable climate impacts.
These investments create a pathway to a resilient economic recovery for California with a secure transition for everyone. Let’s Make this recovery count