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Climate Emergency Mobilization Summit #1–Sustainable and Healthy Cities

Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many cities and counties in the Bay Area have voted to declare climate emergencies–Now What?!  Join us on July 24 for the first of four virtual summits to try to answer this  question.  The first summit will focus on the topic of Sustainable and Healthy Cities with six workshops as described below.  Please visit this website for more details and to RSVP.  You must RSVP to receive a link to the sessions.

Summit Schedule: 

8:00  –  9:00  – Music/videos/introductions/discussion/chatting

9:00 – 9:45 – Plenary session

  -Land Acknowledgement  – Corinna Gould

  -Introduction to the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force  – Cheryl Davila, Berkeley City Council

  -Logistics for the day – Amos White  –  panels, breakouts, workshop goals

  -Panel presentation for six workshops

9:45 – 11:30  –  Workshops (see below for topics and speakers)

11:30 – 12:00  – Report backs and conclusions from the summit; Announcement of Summit #2, August 28, on the theme:  Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area

12:00 – 12:30  – Visit virtual tables of sponsoring groups  

Summit Topic Areas:

City & Regional Planning

  • Increase trips by foot, bike, public transit, carpools, micro-mobility
  • Support affordable transit oriented development/ housing without displacement and with good pedestrian, bike, and livable neighborhood design; stop building single family homes; end R1 zoning; end homelessness

Ecological Protection & Regeneration

  • Protecting wetlands, open space, opposing sprawl, access to parks; preserve plant & wildlife corridors
  • Defend the rights of nature
  • Urban greening
  • Community gardens and food security, regenerative agriculture

Social Justice and Climate

  • An end to poverty, i.e. 100% of residents living above the poverty line
  • Significantly reduce disparate standard of living indices for historically impacted communities of color, including income inequality, educational achievement gap, health care access gap, and environmental burdens
  • Immigrant and refugee rights; defend the rights of those displaced by climate disruption
  • The right to free public education, including college
  • Healthcare as a right for all; pandemic response


  • Measures to assist those impacted by climate change, including, but not limited to floods, fires, heatwaves, sea level rise, droughts, and disease; local resiliency


  • Corporations and those who accumulate extraordinary wealth provide a significantly greater contribution

This is the first in the CEMTF Summit Series

Please plan to join us on the following dates as well

1) Sustainable & Healthy Cities – July 24, 2020
2) Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area – August 28, 2020
3) Green Infrastructure – September 25, 2020
4) Sustainable Production and Consumption of Resources – October 23, 2020
5) Summation and Next Steps – November 20, 2020


Friday, July 24, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Jack Lucero Fleck
View Organizer Website