As we see from the Caldor Fire, the Dixie Fire, Hurricane Ida, and so many other extreme weather events around the world – in the past few months alone – climate progress at our current pace is not good enough.That is why Interfaith Solidarity Network is partnering with the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) to launch the Cool Blocks LA program. It is designed to activate all of us, in our homes and in our neighborhoods, to help us reduce our carbon footprints, reduce our water use, live more sustainably, and prepare for disasters while building stronger, more connected neighborhoods.
Now, we are launching the next phase: to launch 200 climate-resilient neighborhoods at the start of 2022 and keep building from there toward a carbon-neutral LA by 2030.
LA is now a finalist to be one of the pilot cities in California to do this work, and the NCSA is working with the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office to accomplish this. We have already recruited 111 Cool Block leaders. In order to qualify to receive the $1 million grant, we need to sign up at least 89 more Cool Block Leaders by October 22.