Working to save the best of California for our future

Advocating for science-based solutions to climate chaos

Supporting actions and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Fighting to reduce air and water pollution harming our communities

SUPPORT OUR CLIMATE ADVOCACY WORK!

How We’re Different

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Climate Action California is the only volunteer-led, grassroots climate advocacy group in our state with our approach and focus. We take science-based positions on legislation and policies that 1) reduce short-lived climate pollutants including methane and refrigerants, 2) advance clean transportation and transit, and 3) accelerate an equitable, just transition to the low-carbon future we all need.

What We Do

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We work in teams focused on pollutants and emissions sources, and advocate for local, state, and federal legislation and policies that move the needle on climate. We track bills, work in coalition to promote our positions, and keep in close touch with legislators and agency decision-makers on a wide range of issues from building decarbonization and plastics to energy policy and the California budget.

Work With Us!

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As a community of volunteers and a coalition of like-minded groups, we welcome everyone to join our work—resolving climate change is a big project! New volunteers are welcome to join our twice-a-month meetings on Zoom, sign up for campaign teams, or help out with the website, events, or fundraising. No special expertise is needed to help keep Climate Action California making a difference!

Status of Climate Action California Priority Bills: June 2024

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May 17 was the deadline for the Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees to announce their verdicts on bills introduced in 2024. We've won some, we've lost some. Here’s a selection of Climate Action California’s priority bills, and their fates so far.

Support the Passive House Standard — Accelerate Green Building! 

The dark colours on this thermogram of a Passive house, at right, shows how little heat is escaping compared to a traditional building to the left.

Let's accelerate the establishment of a low-energy-demand, high-performance green building standard in California! The new standard could be introduced legislatively during Title 24’s upcoming 2024 code revision window — let's push for it!

Let constituents participate in CA Assembly hearings!

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All Californians should have the opportunity to express their opinion about the legislation that will affect their lives—no matter where they live here. Paid lobbyists in Sacramento should not have an advantage over state residents on bills up for vote!

Join the Campaign: OPPOSE the 2024 Setbacks Referendum

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In 2022 the Legislature passed a long-awaited bill requiring 3200-ft buffers protecting homes, schools, parks, and more from the health effects of oil and gas operations. So fossil fuel interests bankrolled a Nov. 2024 referendum to repeal the law.

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Hear about us from Climate Action California volunteers

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Anoushka Tamhane

"There are no internal barriers to taking action, and everyone can get involved, from new volunteers to policy experts. The group moves quickly, clearly prioritizing effective climate action."

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Debbie Mytels

"This is a great group of thoughtful people with a variety of perspectives from all over the state—working on well-considered, non-partisan responses to climate legislation and policy."

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Mary Buxton

"I like working with an organization that is growing! I learn a lot at the meetings, where it's clear that CAC is open to input and ideas, and volunteers have a can-do attitude."