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This page is the beginnings of a portal for California community action. The majority of our information about this is collated via our place pages...Near you. Most of this page focuses on California community action topics. A separate page is about, and where you can share information about Community resources California.

Community involvement[edit | edit source]


Participatory Budgeting Vallejo

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Bioregionalism[edit | edit source]

  • Regenerate Cascadia, 501(c)3 social movement organization developing a long-term bioregional vision and process that works with on-the-ground communities to design and implement new frameworks of governance, ecology, and economy for the regeneration and health of the Cascadia bioregion along the northeast Pacific rim of North America and beyond.
  • Bay Delta Trust, "a convening and weaving initiative seeking to improve bioregional coordination in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta." added 14:51, 14 May 2024 (UTC)

Localism[edit | edit source]

Fibershed, Local fibres, local dyes, local labor - Willits Economic Localization

Climate action[edit | edit source]

The Cool Block—A Deeper Dive
Authors: Empowerment Institute, 2016


Wikipedia W icon.svg is a website for Californians with resources to help them reduce their impact on the environment and combat climate change. The website is geared towards different audiences, including: individuals, small businesses, local government, youth, community organizations, and schools. The website currently features two carbon footprint calculators. One is for individuals and households and one is for small businesses; a similar tool for local governments is under development.

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California has taken a number of legislative steps and extensive measures and initiatives targeted at the broader issue of climate effects seeking to prevent and minimize the risks of possible effects of climate change by a wide variety of incentives, measures and comprehensive plans for clean cars, renewable energy, and pollution controls on industry with overall high environmental standards. California is internationally known for its leading role in the realm of ecoconscious legislature not just on a national level but also globally.

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

High Speed Rail[edit | edit source]

The California High-Speed Rail Authority was created in 1996 by the state to implement an extensive 700 mile (1127 km) rail system. It would provide a TGV-style high-speed link between the state's four major metropolitan areas, and would allow travel between Los Angeles' Union Station and the San Francisco Transbay Terminal in two and a half hours. Voters approved Proposition 1A in November 2008, approving a $9 billion state bond to finance the project. Then in 2012, the California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown approved construction financing for an initial stage of the project. However, the High Speed Rail Authority still estimates that the initial stages will not be completed until 2021. W

Plug-in electric vehicles in California[edit | edit source]

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The stock of plug-in electric vehicles in California is the largest in the United States, and as of December 2023, cumulative plug-in car registrations in the state since 2010 totaled 1.77 million units. Between November 2016 and until 2020, China was the only country market that exceeded California in terms of cumulative plug-in electric car sales.

Hiking trails[edit | edit source]

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Advocacy Academy - Lessons From the Best Biking Cities - San Luis Obispo, CA.
Authors: PeopleForBikes, Nov 17, 2020
Streetfilms-Bike Boulevards (Berkeley, CA)
Authors: StreetfilmsVlog

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Adapt Oakland

Ecological restoration[edit | edit source]

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for California community action in response to Ecological emergency. The majority of our information about this is collated via our place pages ...Near you. Please see Ecological restoration for a topic overview.

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

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As part of a privately funded experiment in Universal Basic Income in 2019, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (S.E.E.D.) conducted a pilot project that gave a $500 stipend to 125 randomly selected residents for an 24-month period with “no strings attached." It was made possible by the Economic Security Project, an advocacy group chaired by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, which provided the first $1 million for the program, and a dozen other Silicon Valley organizations and private donors who funded the rest of its $3 million budget. The positive benefits of the program during the first year were described in an interim report published in March 2021.

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Santa Cruz Warming Shelter Program

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Californians Against Fracking on facebook

About California[edit | edit source]

California is known for its relatively progressive policies on sustainability and support of renewable energy, as well as its natural beauty, including redwood forests.

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California is a state in the Western United States, lying on the American Pacific Coast. It borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. With 39 million residents across an area of 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), it is the most populous U.S. state, the third-largest by area, and most populated subnational entity in North America. The Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 19 million and 10 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is the state's most populous city and the nation's second-most, after New York. California's capital, Sacramento, is located in the Central Valley.

Prior to European colonization, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. European exploration in the 16th and 17th centuries led to the colonization by the Spanish Empire. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821, following its successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The California Gold Rush started in 1848 and led to social and demographic changes, including depopulation of indigenous peoples in the California genocide. The western portion of Alta California was then organized and admitted as the 31st state in 1850, as a free state, following the Compromise of 1850.

Near you[edit | edit source]

Los Angeles - Long Beach - San Diego - San Francisco

See also[edit | edit source]

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Keywords us states, participatory budgeting, community garden, repair cafe, basic income
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
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Created November 18, 2011 by Chris Watkins
Modified May 18, 2024 by Phil Green
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