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About the Network
What is the Network?
The RAPID Climate Action Network is a result of the first RAPID Forum held in January 2020 and the need for a lasting entity to support, connect, and work with all of the various climate activities occurring across multiple sectors.
Our objective is to amplify and accelerate climate action by coordinating, convening, and focusing non-government organizations activities related to climate change while aligning them with government, and business initiatives.
More than anything else, we want to help take the big ideas that are already out there and focus on getting them implemented NOW!
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Focused Action Areas
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.
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.
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Ideas from the Bay Area Forum
Who is in the Network?
We are a group of dedicated climate and resilience professionals dedicated to working together to identify immediate solutions to catalyze long-term action and impacts.
BluePoint assists public agencies, local governments, organizations, and non-profits to better achieve their vision and mission through comprehensive strategic and policy planning services grounded in financial feasibility and market realities. We specialize in complex, multi-stakeholder planning processes, providing facilitative leadership to reach our clients' goals.
Our work is focused on climate change, resilience, parks, and open space, and education.
ReScape California is a non-profit organization that educates about and advocates for a whole-systems approach to landscaping that works in harmony with the natural world and addresses the changing environment. ReScape’s landscaping practices are based on 8 regenerative principles, which foster soil health, sequester carbon, conserve water and protect habitat and valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution in our communities and watersheds.
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs, services, and resources. BayREN is funded by utility ratepayer funds through the California Public Utilities Commission, as well as other sources, drawing on the expertise, knowledge, and proven track record of Bay Area local governments.
Participating Forum Members
Four Twenty Seven
The Climate Center
National Passive House Network
City of Fremont
Sonoma Ecology Center
Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
U.S. Department of Energy
Business Council on Climate Change (BC3)
North American Passive House Network
City of Fremont
Association of Bay Area Governments
UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning
Cal Poly SLO / Foothill Cyclery
San Mateo County
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Contra Costa County
The Energy Coalition
San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)
Los Angeles Community College District
Strategic Energy Innovations School of Environmental Leadership
H. T. Harvey & Associates
Design AVEnues LLC
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Friends of the Urban Forest
Bay Area Regional Collaborative
San Francisco International Airport
Mycelium Youth Network
Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network
Local Government Commission
Sustainable Bay Area Network
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.