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Food production uses up half of the Earth’s habitable land, and is responsible for nearly a third of global heat-trapping emissions. These emissions come from the growing, processing, transporting, storing, cooking, and disposing of the foods we eat every day,...

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East Boston v. Eversource Substation: An Ongoing Fight for Justice

In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s important to highlight the ongoing fights for justice and equity that Latinx activists continue to hold throughout their communities. Many of these efforts are against the advancements of gentrification and environmental injustice...

Mastering an Impactful ESG Program in the New Normal of Business

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

SCPN Spotlight: Jenille Scott on Finding Your Roots in Climate Activism

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Dear Policymakers: Community Engagement is Critical for Climate Policy

The climate crisis is worsening. The world’s seven warmest years have occurred since 2014. In 2020, there were 22 disasters in the U.S. alone, costing over $1 billion each, the most on record and over triple the annual average since...

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Narrowing the Divide: Addressing Inequities in California’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

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Alternative Proteins are the Next Battlefront for Climate Activists

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

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SCPN Spotlight: Mathy Stanislaus on Energy Storage and a Circular Economy

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

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New Climate XChange Report: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

An Analysis of Job Creation and Community Benefits from Green Investments This report analyzes the potential job creation and quality of life benefits from investing in clean transportation, sustainable development, clean energy, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation in Massachusetts. These...

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer is a report by Lucy Davis-Hup, Emerson Johnston, Mridhu Khanna, and Sudhanshu Mathur, all of whom are State Carbon Pricing Network Fellows at Climate XChange.The next game-changing actor on the carbon...

Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon...

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

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Webinar Recap: Disaster Resilience for All

The world is waking up to the devastating impacts of climate change and its increasingly prevalent disasters: the world’s seven warmest years have occurred since 2014; in 2020, there were 22 disasters in the U.S. alone costing over $1 billion...

Carbon Pollution Pricing: A 21st Century Shield for American Families

This article was submitted by a member of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) — a rapidly-growing program within the organization that includes more than 16,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for effective and equitable climate...

An Inequitable Pandemic: How Environmental Racism Has Worsened COVID-19 in Communities of Color

The COVID-19 pandemic is an injustice that is intersectional at its core. The inequities associated with this crisis are innately tied to specific preexisting disparities in public health, workers’ rights, housing stability, and more, but one critical and commonly overlooked...

Driving the Toyota Mirai: My Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Experience

Author: Reema Bzeih As someone who was raised in Motor City (Detroit, MI), it’s a bit of an understatement to say that I “get” how significant cars are to our lives. Growing up, my school field trips were to the Ford...

SCPN Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Simms on Climate Migration and Community-Driven Design

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage in Massachusetts Legislative Session

The 2021–2022 legislative session in Massachusetts has seen an increased focus on environmental justice, with four exciting bills being introduced thanks to the hard work of organizers, advocates, and community leaders from across the state. These bills come on the...

A Raffle with Real Impact: Our 6th Annual Tesla Raffle is Live

Unprecedented. That was the word used to describe most everything in the year 2020. Now, a year later, we’re still grappling with the impacts of the pandemic, but we’re using unprecedented to describe something different: climate-fueled disasters. 2021 is showing us...

Report: An Assessment of Environmental Justice Policy in U.S. Climate Alliance States

This white paper tracks the status and trends of three procedural environmental justice (EJ) policies across 24 U.S. Climate Alliance (“Alliance”) states: How each state defines an environmental justice community Each state’s environmental justice mapping capabilities The status of dedicated...

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