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HISPANAS ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY'S

ENERGY POLICY TOOLKIT

A RESOURCE FOR LATINA ADVOCATES IN CALIFORNIA

Energy issues are significant to California, and yet less than 3% of various energy board positions are held by Latinas. To illustrate how public decisions impact the environment and economy of our state, HOPE has created a “community kit” focused on educating more Latina leaders about California’s climate change policy. In turn, this knowledge will translate into action within Latinas’ current and future roles as leaders of their organizations and communities.

This toolkit concentrates on the California's Global Solutions Act (AB32, 2006):

Welcome!

 

Thank you for your continued support and partnership to empower our communities and advance the status of Latinas over the last 30 years. We are proud to share with you HOPE’s Energy Policy Toolkit. 

 

Climate change is a Latina issue. Now more than ever, it is critical our communities are equipped with knowledge and resources around energy policy – one of the key factors in mitigating negative impacts of climate change.  As the largest and most rapidly expanding US population who also happen to be concentrated in urban areas, Latinos and their families will disproportionately feel economic and health consequences of climate change. Despite this economic and geographic vulnerability to climate change, Latino representation on energy boards and commissions remains minimal and largely stagnant. Latina voices must continue to make themselves heard as states transition to more efficient energy use to meet these critical carbon reduction goals.

 

Our lives and livelihoods depend on knowledge and action.

 

This Toolkit builds on our last three years of energy activities first presented at HOPE’s Latina Empowerment Day in 2017. We listened and incorporated feedback from the hundreds of Latinas who participated. With refreshed facilitator information, updated videos, along with our popular interactive and educational “Cap-and-Trade Game” (created specifically for HOPE by Sara Turner, Pardee RAND Graduate School), this Toolkit will provide the clarity and guidance your community needs to navigate the complexities around California’s recent environmental protection efforts.

 

We hope the resources contained in this toolkit will help facilitate dialogue and motivate your community members to seek out leadership positions. It’s imperative that we stay informed and involved around the Energy issues that affect California’s 7.4 million Latinas.

 

Facilitators and participants are strongly encouraged to share learnings, successes and goals with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, and within their own networks! Every action moves us toward a more sustainable, healthy and prosperous future.

 

Sincerely,

 

Helen Torres

CEO

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)

CALIFORNIA

LEGISLATION

Understand the legislation that sets the stage for California's current agenda on climate change.

CAP & TRADE GAME

 a strategy game designed to help you develop a basic understanding of how Cap and Trade works in California 

FACILITATION GUIDE

This guide is intended to assist facilitators to implement the HOPE-developed trainings in your community.

EXPERTS

Do you have questions? We’ve identified experts that you can reach out to for additional information. 

VIDEOS

These HOPE produced videos take a look at ways that California is addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Important terms to know and curated up-to-date information on California’s progress towards our energy goals.

 

Legislation

Understand the legislation that sets the stage for California's current agenda on climate change.

 AB32: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

SB375: Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008

 
 

vIDEOS

These HOPE produced videos take a look at ways that California is addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals; paying close attention to cap and trade, housing, transportation, and utilities.

 

This game, developed by Sara Turner from Pardee RAND's Graduate School, is a strategy game designed to help you develop a basic understanding of how Cap and Trade works in California in order to achieve California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction goals.  Participants will engage in a bidding war and have a discussion with their peers on how to allocate the Green House Gas Reduction Funds to better their community.

Instructions for Set up 

Energy Game Bidding Rules 

Energy Informational Handout 

Cap and Trade Game - Presentation 

 

eXPERTS

Do you have questions? We’ve identified experts that you can reach out to for additional information. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Resources

We’ve identified important terms to know and curated up-to-date information on California’s progress towards our energy goals. Our aim is to provide a balanced perspective on these issues. Where available. you will see each resource labeled  with its source - energy industry, advocacy/research org, news agency or government agency.

Cap AND TRADE 

The Economic Impact of Cap and Trade - WPSA Energy Industry

The Facts of Cap and Trade - Environmental Defense Fund Advocacy/Research Org

Cap and Trade Revenues: Strategies to Promote Legislative Priorities Government Agency

A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California's Cap-and-Trade Program Advocacy/Research Org

housing

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities News Agency

A California for Everyone by The Two Hundred Advocacy/Research Org

Utilities 

Energy Upgrade California Government Agency

California’s Next Frontier in Fighting Climate Change: Your Kitchen Stove News Agency

Clean Energy Solutions in the Western United States - Union of Concerned Scientists Advocacy/Research Org

The Clean Power and Electrification Pathway: Realizing California’s Environmental Goals Energy Industry

Residential Building Electrification in California Advocacy/Research Org

TRANSPORTATION

Sweeping Civil Rights Lawsuit Alleges Racial Bias In Implementation Of California Climate Policies News Agency

Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Grant Government Agency

Southern California Association of Governments - 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Government Agency

Climate Change and Transportation Government Agency

Reducing your Transportation Footprint Advocacy/Research Org

Climate Change and sustainability 

California’s Future: Climate Change Advocacy/Research Org

The Green Real Deal: A Framework for Achieving a Deeply Decarbonized Economy Advocacy/Research Org

California Climate Investments - Appropriations from the Greenhouse Gas Reductions Fund Government Agency

California beats its 2020 goals for cutting greenhouse gases News Agency

SB 1000 Toolkit - Implementing Environmental Justice requirements for local general plans Advocacy/Research Org

Podcasts

Podship Earth - with Jaren Blumenfield 

Cap and Trade - Affordable Housing 

 

A compilations of resources to help your household adapt to climate change.

COMING SOON!

PERSONAL Resources

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This site will be updated frequently with new and useful information. If you have a resource or recommendation for our toolkit, please get in touch!

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