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What is Green California?

Green California builds the environmental movement’s power and effectiveness by providing tools, resources and services to environmental organizations; facilitating relationship-building and educational forums between advocates and policymakers; and helping to build relationships among environmental advocates and our allies in the progressive community and beyond.

Through a consensus-building process, Green California participants identify high-priority environmental issues, effectively communicate those priorities to policymakers, strategize collectively on issues and policies and marshal the collective resources and memberships of all participating organizations – representing more than 1 million Californians – to maintain California’s national and global leadership on the most pressing environmental issues statewide.

Formed and facilitated by CLCV Education Fund,Green California is a network of more than 90 environmental, public health and social justice organizations that plan, strategize and work collaboratively in order to speak to the legislature and regulatory agencies with a unified voice on issues impacting California’s air, water and natural resources.Green California activities include:

  • Our annual Summit;
  • Our annual Advocacy Day;
  • Relationship-building forums and events;
  • Environmental and legislative briefings;
  • Regular policy meetings in Sacramento; and
  • Issue-based committee calls.

Participants are organized into six committees – five issue-based committees and a budget committee – chaired by coalition members specializing in each area. Green California issue committees include:

  • Air Quality, Climate Change, Alternative Fuels and Energy;
  • Water Quality, Resources and Supply;
  • Land Use, Transportation and CEQA;
  • Coast, Game, Parks, Wildlife and Open Space; and
  • Toxics, Chemicals, Pesticides and Solid Waste.

Through the work of each committee, advocates from across the state connect with other advocates working on similar issues to strategize together, share intelligence and delegate work so that the community’s limited resources are used efficiently and effectively.

To learn more about Green California, please contact Government Affairs Manager Rebecca Saltzman.
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