1) Sign our petition. Call on San Antonio’s City Council to adopt a climate plan that is aligned with what scientists say is necessary to preserve a livable planet.
3) Write your council member and the mayor directly to express your personal desire for a powerful, justice-driven, and effective climate action plan for San Antonio.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
District One: Roberto C. Treviño
District Two: Art Hall
District Three: Rebecca J. Viagran
District Four: Rey Saldaña
District Five: Shirley Gonzales
District Six: Greg Brockhouse
District Seven: Ana Sandoval
District Eight: Manny Palaez
District Nine: John Courage
District Ten: Clayton Perry
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Climate Action SA’s goals include 1) 2025: our remaining coal plants are closed, 2) 2030: all our electricity comes from carbon-free sources, 3) climate emissions are eliminated city-wide (‘net-zero’), 4) 2050: San Antonio functions as a “carbon sink,” absorbing more carbon than it produces. This is what is required to keep global warming levels beneath 1.5 degrees Celsius, as deemed necessary by the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Read our detailed energy policy positions.
Below is additional language to send to your city representative.
Thank you for putting our city on course to create and adopt its first climate action and adaptation plan. With the acceleration of destructive weather caused by polluting human industry, San Antonio must prepare for much more challenging years ahead and eliminate our homegrown greenhouse pollution.
As you know, there are many political threats ahead capable of derailing our climate action work. Valero Energy, the SA Manufacturers Association, and even some on City Council have been spreading lies about this plan and are trying to keep it from ever happening.
They should not be allowed to tell us how soon we can shut down our dangerous coal plants. We must tell them what is necessary. Neither can we tolerate a gradual roll out of solar. We must challenge ourselves by prioritizing a rapid build-out of decentralized solar across the entire city to replace that dirty energy.
We also can’t allow developers to hijack the growing density and mass transportation development into a “greenwash” that prices out our friends and neighbors. That is not climate justice. Rather, we must listen to our communities about their hopes and needs for a better life. And then we must work with them to help build it.
Just as climate change is growing threat to the people and economy of San Antonio, it also represents an opportunity for our city to become a world leader in renewable technology and just and sustainable development.
As a supporter of Climate Action SA, I am committed to making sure SA Climate Ready is a success that speaks to the real interests and needs of all San Antonians.
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