August 19, 2022 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Event hosted by SoCal Grantmakers
The time to eliminate fossil fuels is now. Though easier said than done, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, combined with the existing climate crisis, makes the issue urgent. Southern California’s history is deeply rooted both in fossil fuel extraction with extensive drilling for oil, and an insatiable demand for fossil fuels from its century-long love of the automobile.
As LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has said, “when we laid out L.A.’s Green New Deal, we presented a vision for the sustainable and equitable future our children deserve — and three years later, we can proudly report on our incredible progress, [thanks in large part to] the growing coalition of community, business, and environmental justice leaders who have made it their mission to make this decade one of climate action.”
At this convening, we will explore the opportunities, barriers and strategies needed to make the vision a fossil-free world a reality in Southern California. We’ll learn from a set of local stakeholders working on these issues, with suggestions for funders who want to support this work.