What We Do

Ruben Martinez shows his approval of the San Antonio City Council’s decision to declare its support for the principles of the Paris climate agreement.

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. This surge of activism ensured San Antonio would join hundreds of other cities in committing to collectively pursuing the values and goals of the agreement in spite of misguided efforts by our federal government.

Within a couple weeks, San Antonio had not only passed a Resolution for the Paris Agreement but committed $500,000 to the development of a plan to slash our greenhouse emissions and prepare our communities to better navigate the increasingly violent weather being driven by human-caused warming.

Read more about our work below.

June 08, 2017
Paris Agreement Supporters Call on Mayor Taylor at City Hall

June 22, 2017
Council approves resolution on Paris climate accord

June 27, 2017
CPS Energy Grants UTSA $500,000 for Local Climate Research

September 7, 2017
Report finds CPS Energy’s newest coal plant losing money

September 22, 2017
Express-News Editorial Board: CPS Energy’s coal conundrum

October 9, 2017
San Antonio Climate Action Plan: Where We’re At & What’s To Come

March 06, 2018
CPS Energy plans to generate half its power from clean energy sources by 2040

May 30, 2018

No Such Thing as a Climate Plan with a Coal Plant

June 05, 2018
SA Climate Coalition Pushes For CPS Energy to Abandon Fossil Fuels

June 14, 2018
San Antonio’s CPS Energy holds first public input session on Flex Plan