SAN ANTONIO— On Thursday, January 24, the Climate Action SA coalition held a press conference to call for strengthening the draft San Antonio climate plan, which will be officially released to the public on Friday, January 25. The plan lacks near-term goals and gives San Antonio’s biggest polluter – CPS Energy – a pass on … More Draft San Antonio Climate Plan Falls Short, Lets CPS Energy Off the Hook
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).
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
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
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
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
A calendar for climate change action and environmental justice work in San Antonio.
Funded by $500,000 from CPS Energy, UTSA Navigant Consulting is currently developing a climate action and adaptation plan for the City of San Antonio. The partnership of the City, UTSA, and CPS Energy is known as SA Climate Ready and is intended to “explore both mitigation strategies … to reduce or prevent the emission of … More City Climate Plan
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-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