Pushing for Climate Investments

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In early May, California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz joined our partners in the Sustainable Communities for All coalition (SC4A) in Sacramento to lobby state lawmakers for an equitable portfolio of investments from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Among the programs SC4A would like to see funded from the GGRF this year are Urban Forestry and Urban Greening; the Low Income Home Weatherization Program; and transit passes for K-14 students in public education institutions.  Further, we support the continuous appropriations currently being made towards the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program; Intercity Transit and Rail Capital Program; and Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities programs. Legislators were open and enthusiastic about our proposals, though unsurprisingly (and understandably) many are prioritizing fire prevention and recovery efforts after the disasters of last year.