Resources on Climate Change

Asian Pacific Environmental Network
310 8th Street, Suite 309
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-8920

Brightline Defense Project
P.O. Box 420250
San Francisco, CA 94142
(415) 837-0600

Center for Food and Justice
Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road MS M-1
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 341-5099

Coalition for Clean Air
1107 9th Street, Suite 830
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-1560

Communities for a Better Environment
1440 Broadway, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 302-0430

Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 444-3041 x305

Funders Network on Trade and
3401 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 642-6022

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)
1958 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
(510) 883-9490

Green for All
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 663-6500

Greenlining Institute
1918 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-4001

Institute of the Environment
Climate Assessment for the Southwest
P.O. Box 210156
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 792-8712

International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)
1962 University Ave., Suite 4
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States
(510) 704 1962

International Institute for Sustainable Development
161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0Y4
(204) 958-7700

Mandela MarketPlace
1357 5th Street, Suite B
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 433-0993

Movement Generation
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 510
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-0640

Mitchell Kapor Foundation
543 Howard Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 946-3025

Oakland Climate Action Coalition
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
344 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 428-3939

Ruckus Society
P.O. Box 28741
Oakland, CA 94604
(510) 931-6339

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-9382

West Oakland Environmental
Indicators Project
Pacific Institute
654 13th Street
Preservation Park
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 251-1600

Selected policy reports on climate change.

Climate Change: Catalyst or Catastrophe? | Vol. 16, No. 2 | Fall 2009 | Credits

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Community Jobs in the Green Economy

Community Jobs in the Green Economy,  is a reflection of our shared belief in the potential of the “green economy” to generate quality jobs in our nation’s low-income commun%altities and communities of color. We believe that America and the Bay Area can move toward energy independence while simultaneously creating high-skill and high-wage jobs for residents of low-income urban communities – residents who have not historically benefited from economic development strategies. Our goal is to provide a roadmap for community organizers, economic development practitioners, labor representatives, and city managers who wish to learn about and create high quality, green jobs in their communities. 


Global temperatures are on the rise, and our local communities – largely low income people and people of color— stand on the front lines of environmental, economic, and social crisis. At the same time, the emerging green economy holds great opportunity for America’s cities, and especially for our low-income, heavily minority urban communities.

Every aspect of clean energy development, from manufacturing to construction to operating and maintenance, can create good jobs, clean up the air and water, and save saving consumers money on their energy bills. Every city and community in the United States has some potential to capitalize on this new economy, whether through good wind or solar resources or through retrofit programs to bring old, dilapidated buildings up to energy efficiency codes.

Community Jobs in the Green Economy features:
• Descriptions of Jobs related to:
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Solar PV
Wind Power
Geothermal Energy
• Profiles of Workers and Career Pathways
• Policy Guidance for Creating New, High-Quality Jobs
• Examples of Successful Workforce Development Partnership

The Apollo Alliance and Urban Habitat are committed to fighting for a clean energy future that benefits not only businesses and the environment, but also workers and low-income communities. We hope this report serves as a framework for states, cities and neighborhoods invested in these same fundamental ideals.

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