We have some more great events coming up, a couple actions you can take from home, and some interesting articles to read. For those who weren't able to make it to Manny's with us in February (or who want a second listen) our event with Greg Shill and Jeff Wood is now in podcast form!
Happy Hour this Thursday:
We’re having another Zoom Happy Hour on Thursday, April 30th at 5:30 PM. Register here.
Equitable Mobility with Greenlining - May 4:
Our May 4th meeting will have a presentation from Hana Creger at Greenlining to talk about their equitable mobility framework. Register at this link.
New Event! Conversation on Sustainability in Oakland - May 13:
Urban Environmentalists is teaming up with the SF Bay Area Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) chapter for a virtual brown bag conversation and Q&A with Oakland’s Sustainability Manager, Daniel Hamilton. We’ll learn about Oakland’s forthcoming 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan, its recently launched Oakland Slow Streets project, and much more! Register here.
Earth Day Blog Post - “To Say No to Fossil Fuels, Environmentalists Must Say Yes to Housing”
Urban Environmentalists members Joanna, Phillip, and Zack teamed up with Anthony Dedousis from Abundant Housing LA to discuss the connections between housing policy and achieving environmental goals. The way that we use land to house ourselves has tremendous potential to preserve wilderness, cut air pollution, and bend the curve on climate change. In our post, we argue that it’s time for the environmental movement to embrace housing policy reform, just as we have embraced renewables and other green policies. Read it here!
Panel on Housing Justice - May 9
YIMBY Action is hosting a virtual panel with housing advocates on their long-term visions for housing justice. Register here.
Support AB 2345
In our Earth Day blog post we talk about AB 2345, a bill that would permit up to 50% more housing units in multifamily residential buildings in return for setting aside a percentage that are affordable to renters with low or moderate incomes. It’s a win-win for reducing sprawl and car dependency, and for affordability. Contact your state assemblymember to tell them you support AB 2345!
SFMTA Slow Streets Survey
Following in Oakland’s footsteps, SF has launched its own Slow Streets initiative! If you would like to provide feedback to the SFMTA (and suggest future slow streets!), please take their survey.
What We’re Reading:
Our recent event at Manny’s with Professor Greg Shill is now uploaded to Talking Headways!