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

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We are focusing on 5 key areas to inspire change - learn more about them.

Check out our list of resources for climate planning and action. Add your favorite sites!

This is an emergency!

Jurisdictions and organizations throughout California and the nation are adopting resolutions declaring a climate emergency. However, these jurisdictions do not have viable, ready strategies to address the crisis. Most jurisdictions, if they have a climate action plan, have long-term strategies with limited ability to offer true crisis-oriented responses in a short-to mid-term timeframe.

TRIAGE : “the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties.”

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 will work together to provide a path to feasible 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
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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

 

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Ideas from the Bay Area Forum

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