Green Zones and Grassroots

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(2017) Green Zones and Grassroots is an analysis of California investments to fight global warming and the resulting impact on disadvantaged communities. It geographically maps such programs as tree planting, solar energy incentives, bike pathways, low-income weatherization and clean vehicle rebates. The analysis of these investments gives a picture of the progress toward achieving the climate justice goals of those communities. We provide specific recommendations to maximize community participation and overcome barriers to introduce low-carbon technologies in low income communities through partnerships with experienced grassroots organizations.