The Coalition for Clean Air is proud to announce our upcoming Clean Air Conversation series. Focused on our mission of protecting public health, improving air quality and preventing climate change, these conversations are a great way to educate yourself on the issues of the day and support our work. Unlike a traditional webinar, our conversation series are an interactive discussion with presenters and attendees as we discuss a variety of clean air topics.
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July 26, 2021: Ensuring That all Californians have Access to Clean Transportation
As California works to electrify passenger cars, how do we ensure all Californians have access to clean transportation? While zero-emission cars reduce the long-term cost of ownership, sticker shock discourages low-income consumers from ditching polluting, gasoline-powered vehicles. California’s mobility equity program, such as the Clean Cars 4 All program, are important tools in addressing this challenge.
For this webinar we were in conversation with Emilia Reyes, CEO of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission and Gregory Pierce and Rachel Connolly, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. [program starts at 4:02]
April 16, 2021: Carbon Emissions & the Building Trade
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. Preventing it is going to take a holistic approach that looks at more than tailpipe emissions. The very materials we use and the way we build may be just the difference we need to create a true end to end carbon free cycle.
This conversation is essential viewing for anyone developing policies to tackle carbon emissions. Panelists were Stacy Smedley from Skanska and Ben Stapleton from USGBC Los Angeles, with Bryn Lindblad from Climate Resolve moderating the conversation.
March 18, 2021: Greening the Supply Chain
The online shopping boom has brought new attention to air quality impacts of the supply chain, but concerns about emissions from goods movement are longstanding. It’s also an issue of environmental racism: shipping corridors and tend to cut through low-income communities of color, and their health suffers as a result.
On March 18, 2020, CCA held a conversation with Alex Milley, Assistant Vice President – Health, Safety, Security, Environment at Trapac; and Tony Williamson, Director of Compliance & Sustainability at TTSI.
January 14, 2021: Alternatives to Diesel Generators
The many diesel generators that were bought in response to this year’s devastating wild fires present a whole new air quality problem of their own. The question is what is the best path forward. We’ll take a deep dive into microgrids, battery storage, fuel cells and more.
On January 14, 2020, CCA held a conversation with Jamie Tuckey of MCE Energy, Brady Van Engelen of Bloom Energy, and Bernadette Del Chiaro of the California Solar & Storage Association, moderated by Debra Kahn of Politico.
December 8, 2020: A Celebration of Clean Air with Congressman Henry Waxman (ret.)
On December 8th, more than 150 people joined us online to recognize one of our heroes, Congressman Henry Waxman (ret.), whose indefatigable fight to improve the Clean Air Act is the underpinning of everything the Coalition for Clean Air has advocated for since its founding in 1971.
We actually had a total of three former and current members of Congress with us: Rep. Ted Lieu, who currently represents the 33rd District was on hand to congratulate his predecessor, as was Rep. Mel Levine (ret.).
California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols was happy to deliver opening remarks, stressing the importance and enduring legacy of passing the Clean Air Act and the impact it has had on the quality of life of millions of Americans. Our conversation was expertly moderated by journalist Beth Gardiner, author of the recently released book Choked.
We also asked participants to donate to CCA in honor of our upcoming 50th anniversary and want to thank all those who made a gift in support of our programs.
Missed the festivities? You can watch the recording here.