Green-Collar Jobs and the Environment

Cap and Trade Funds Could Be Used to Support Projects In Low-Income Communities Across the State

Sep 12, 2012


Bills on Governor’s Desk Would Authorize Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Investments to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Disadvantaged Communities

Statement: Chevron Fire Explosion affecting residents of Richmond

Aug 08, 2012


We are deeply concerned for the residents of Richmond California following the fire at Richmond Chevron Refinery.

Leadership in Sustainability Awards Dinner puts spotlight on ‘eco equity’

by Jan Kahdeman
Nov 09, 2011


On Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Mary Agatha Furth Center in Windsor, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights executive director Jakada Imani stood at the intersection of social equity for youth and green job opportunities.

1st-of-Its-Kind Community Solar Project

by Zachary Shahan
Nov 04, 2011


Community solar programs and projects of various sorts are hugely loved here on CleanTechnica, but a new community solar program in California is a little bit different than anything I’ve seen before (and it might be completely unique).

Bay Area Solar Companies Lead Nation in Job Growth, Fighting Global Warming

Oct 28, 2011


Environmental groups, clean energy experts and local businesses gathered today to release a report that maps out how clean energy solutions can make a dramatic difference in the fight against a warming planet as well as the struggle to revive a cooling economy. The diverse group celebrated the fact that while emissions of global warming pollutants in 2009 were the lowest they have been since 1995, California solar companies employed 25,000 workers, more than anywhere in the country.

Bay Area Residents Work to Turn Health Inequities Into a Solar Mosaic

Oct 17, 2011


“We know what dirty energy does to our communities,” said Mari Rose Taruc, state organizing director for APEN. “We have members in Richmond at the fenceline of the Chevron refineries and members living in Chinatown near the 880 freeway; the consequences are huge for our communities.”

Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates New Model of Community Solar in Oakland

Oct 07, 2011


New solar panels are being installed in Oakland’s Chinatown financed by a groundbreaking stream of community funding. Launched as a pilot program, Oakland Solar Mosaic is a collaboration between solar finance company Solar Mosaic and Oakland’s Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

An Opportunity We Can't Afford To Miss

by Jakada Imani
Sep 02, 2011


In a sustainable, healthy economy, people shouldn't have to settle for grey jobs. Fortunately, Jerry Brown has a plan to fight unemployment and put more Californians to work fixing up houses and apartments to reduce energy consumption -- the renewal and reform of the Public Goods Charge.


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