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Robert Garcia is the Mayor of Long Beach and a speaker at Climate Day LA.

Rachelle Wenger is the Director of Public Policy & Community Advocacy of Dignity Health and a scheduled speaker for Climate Day LA 2017.

Designed to both celebrate and inspire local climate leadership, Climate Day LA will bring together established and emerging climate leaders from the faith, health, higher education, business, and government sectors.

In the news this week: Following Trump’s Paris announcement, cities and states step up to fill the gap on climate leadership. 

One of the most persuasive arguments for accepting climate science is seeing the evidence with your own eyes – and in many parts of America, the impacts are increasingly hard to ignore.

In the news this week: A new national climate initiative for cities, Atlanta’s clean-energy commitment, and a urban transportation revolution (or three).

In the news this week: How climate change impacts regions around the nation, another city makes a 100% renewable energy pledge, coal country goes solar, and more.

There's a lesser-known side of climate change that community leaders need to be aware of – the toll it takes on mental health and social cohesion. A new ecoAmerica report outlines the psychological impacts of climate change, and how local leaders can help their communities build resilience.

In the news this week: climate pledges by Salt Lake City, Portland, and Chicago – and the simple question that can change people's minds on climate change.

Each week we share the stories that shouldn’t be missed. Local climate leaders, the latest in community climate action, and new climate research are all featured to highlight the good news coming out of cities.