The South Los Angeles Climate Commons Collaborative at a Glance

The South LA Climate Commons is a year long participatory planning process designed to strengthen community-level climate resilience and put decision-making power in the hands of people living and working along the Slauson Corridor. 

Neighborhoods along the Slauson Corridor have faced decades of disinvestment and racist land use decisions, which has resulted in the overabundance of polluting industries and a lack of green space and other community benefits for the area’s largely low-income Black and Brown residents. As the impacts of climate change only intensify, it is critical that those most affected are shaping solutions that can create long-term, transformative change.   

The South LA Climate Commons is led by community organizations, Brotherhood Crusade, LA Neighborhood Land Trust, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE), Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE), SLATE-Z, and TRUST South LA, that have decades of experience working with residents of South Los Angeles. Over the course of the year, these community partners will work with local agencies, key stakeholders, and local residents and workers to identify recommendations to: address climate change impacts; improve air quality and health outcomes; increase access to green space, affordable housing, career pathways, and clean transportation options; and mitigate the risk of displacement. 

 

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The South LA Climate Commons is supported by the California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program, administered in partnership with the California Department of Conservation.

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