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It is time for change.

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Who is the Network? What are we working to do?

Learn more about what we are doing and supporting.

5 key areas to inspire change - learn more about them.

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This is an emergency!

Jurisdictions and organizations throughout California and the nation are adopting resolutions declaring a climate emergency. California has recently set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2045...and local governments are not prepared to meet the challenge - as much as they have tried. Less than 50% of cities have a climate action plan, and if they do, the plans are characterized by a long list of unprioritized strategies with limited impact on actual emissions. To meet the State's goal, cities must dramatically and rapidly adopt policies that fundamentally change how we design, manage, and live in cities.

Local governments and businesses need assistance and focus to help build on this crisis and translate it into real change - that means finding the right steps to get from today's business as usual to systemic change. The RAPID Climate Action Network has identified the central strategies we need to address climate change and a feasible process to achieve action, leveraging this momentum, providing a sense of purpose and impact to practitioners and local governments, while enabling the development of the long-term systemic changes that must also be enacted.

 

Focused Action Areas

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ACTION 1
Quality Existing Carbon
Neutral Homes

Set a path to electrify existing homes affordably and equitably.

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ACTION 4
Public Lands to
Regenerative landscapes

Leverage public lands to create carbon sinks.

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ACTION 2
Beyond Fossil Fuel
Addiction Campaign

Build corporate accountability, and establish political will for change

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ACTION 5
Roadways to
People-ways

Transform 50% of our roads to transit, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure. 

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ACTION 3
Localized, Regional Power

Develop microgrids and district scale energy systems to be more resilient and efficient.

 

Support the Network

The RAPID Climate Action Network is designed to identify and facilitate solutions to impact climate change within the next five years. This is not an easy task and we need support and engagement to move us forward.
Join us in this critical effort by donating now.

 

The Network is a nonprofit project of Community Initiatives. All donations are tax-deductible. Please note that this link will take you to our donation page.

If you have questions or if you would like to become
a partner and sponsor contact Mindy Craig, Project Lead.

mindy@rapidclimateaction.net | 510-338-0373