Videos: CAAP Committee Meetings

Video of Steering Committee and Technical Working Group Meetings Climate Equity Working Group Steering Committee Solid Waste Technical Working Group Energy & Buildings Technical Working Group Water & Natural Resources Technical Working Group Transportation and Land Use Technical Working Group Roster of committee members (PDF).

Transportation That Works

In 2000, Dr. Robert Bullard spoke in San Antonio at a luncheon that was one in a series sponsored VIA Metropolitan Transit intended to highlight issues in transportation. Dr. Bullard, who is called the “Father of Environmental Justice,” is a prolific author and, a couple of years before his San Antonio appearance, had published “Just … More Transportation That Works

Videos: Community Voices

SEE: Video of all the CAAP Steering Committee and Working Group meetings. Welcome to the Climate Action SA video archive San Antonians support climate action. San Antonians support climate action (2.0). Jessica Guerrero of Vecinos de Mission Trails speaks about her experience at the intersection of housing rights and climate justice. Climate Action SA members … More Videos: Community Voices

Housing Justice

What do housing rights have to do with climate justice? Jessica Guerrero, founding member of Vecinos de Mission Trails, breaks it down for members of Climate Action SA, a coalition of committed individuals and organizations dedicated to building strong thriving communities in the face of the growing dangers of global climate change. … More Housing Justice

What We Do

Climate Action SA helps community groups coordinate their campaigns for climate justice and assists San Antonio residents advocating for a city built on the principles of equity and democracy. We formed out of a rapid response to Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would pull out of the international Paris agreement on climate change. … More What We Do

City Climate Plan

Funded by $500,000 from CPS Energy, UTSA Navigant Consulting, San Antonio passed its first climate plan in 2019. The City of San Antonio, UTSA, and CPS Energy originally partners on SA Climate Ready, a plan intended to “explore both mitigation strategies … to reduce or prevent the emission of [greenhouse gases], and adaptation strategies … … More City Climate Plan

Why ‘Paris’ Matters

Last year, San Antonio joined hundreds of communities around the country determined to improve the health and security of our families by supporting the values given expression in the Paris climate agreement (signed by every nation on earth, but one: our own). Just like the Paris agreement, we are about much more than reduction greenhouse … More Why ‘Paris’ Matters

Coal Free San Antonio

Coal-fired power plants are a leading contributor of the carbon pollution causing dangerous disruption of the earth’s climate system. Their emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and soot are leading contributors to our high asthma rates impacting our children and shorten the lives of our elders. They also blanket our area with toxics like lead … More Coal Free San Antonio

Renewable Energy

Coal, oil, and natural gas poison our land and air and change our climate. In San Antonio, outdated fossil fuels emit nitrogen oxides that produce ozone pollution in excess of federal air quality standards along with climate altering greenhouse gases. Ozone and air pollutants are toxic to breath, causing asthma and respiratory illness in the most vulnerable members of our population. … More Renewable Energy

Just Community

Climate change—and the political attempts to address the challenges it poses—intersects with virtually all traditional struggles for equality and justice. It is not only about the parts per million greenhouse pollution in the atmosphere, or how many gigawatts of solar power we can produce, but the impacts it poses in the daily lives of those we love here at home. … More Just Community