Last month our executive director, Joanna Gubman, had the pleasure of being interviewed by our friends at Modern Power about our work here at Urban Environmentalists (and her previous work in clean energy and transportation at the California Public Utilities Commission).
We kept being focused on technology substitution. Let's take our gas cars and turn them into electric cars… Those things are great and they need to happen. And they are not enough.
If you've been wanting to learn more about what we do at Urban Environmentalists and how you can get involved, this interview is a great introduction -- take a look!
This morning, the SF Chronicle published an opinion piece by Urban Environmentalists Lead Zack Subin and UCLA Professor Michael Manville. In their article, they call on Governor Newsom to sign AB 2097, a parking reform bill that would prohibit local governments from mandating excessive parking near transit:
Parking policy is both climate policy and housing policy; done right, it can also make California a more affordable place that offers more opportunities to more people.
Urban Environmentalists has supported AB 2097 throughout this legislative session, sending support letters to the Legislature, calling representatives, and more. We're excited and proud of how far this bill has come, and call on the Governor to sign AB 2097 now!