Deadline: Thursday December 16
Extreme heat events impact the health of many more people than any other type of weather threat, but have often been overlooked because heat events are not as visible or dramatic as fires, hurricanes, or ice storms. Extreme heat is especially dangerous to the health of Californians who have little or no in-home cooling, while lower income communities and communities of color are often located in the hottest neighborhoods — usually with lower tree canopy as well.
We need your help today to bring more attention to the impacts of extreme heat as well as to the nature-based solutions such as urban forests, parks, and riparian zones by signing onto the support letter for Asm. Lorena Gonzalez’ Assembly Concurrent Resolution 109 on Extreme Heat (see ACR 109 Fact Sheet here). Please see the sign-on letter here and join the 50 organizations who have already signed on.
If your organization is interested in signing on to this letter, please send in your logo (jpeg format preferred) and the name of the signatory for your organization by COB December 16. If you would like to send in your own separate support letter, you can find a sample support letter here (.docx).
Thank you in advance for your help in bringing more attention to this urgent human health and climate threat and to the role urban forests have in mitigating extreme heat.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Cindy Blain at cblain[at]californiareleaf.org.