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. These are the top stories of the past week:
- A majority of Americans are concerned that climate change will affect them or family members personally, don’t think President Trump should remove regulations aimed at combating climate change, and believe cutting climate research is a “bad idea,” according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
- A coalition of 17 states filed a legal challenge asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals not to delay ongoing proceedings on the Clean Power Plan, arguing that the EPA has a legal duty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
- Want to help your city fight climate change? From political engagement to personal transportation choices, here’s what you can do right now.
- What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for cities? This handy “explainer” tells you all you need to know.
CLIMATE DAY LA
The lineup for Climate Day LA is getting more exciting all the time, with speakers like LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and musical performers including Moby. Reserve your space now for the daytime conference, featuring panels of emerging and established climate leaders from health, faith, higher education, and local government, and purchase your tickets to the Sunset Gala and evening concert.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Your city’s climate leadership deserves to be celebrated and shared! Inspire other community leaders to follow your example by submitting your story for inclusion in Path to Positive Communities’ upcoming Let’s Lead guide. Send us your accessible, replicable story by May 15.