What We're Reading:
Story and Project Spotlight

Efforts that can enable housing equity, affordability, and environmental vitality in California

“With a New Policy for Growth Near Transit, MTC Can Center Equity and Sustainability”

SPUR writes about the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s proposal presented earlier this year and its potential for revitalizing communities without displacement.

“How an East Oakland grass-roots Effort is using $28 million to help residents tackle climate change problems”

San Francisco Chronicle writes about how this TCC-funded project is empowering East Oakland residents to address environmental injustices, improve community resilience, and drive transformative, local change.

Other News We’re Following 

Events this Month

Upcoming learning opportunities around intersectional approaches and work

East Bay Green Home Tour
May 14-15, 2022 | 10-1pm PT

Sign up to see how East Bay homeowners and tenants are adapting their homes to improve indoor comfort and health, reduce their environmental footprint, and contribute to a safer, greener future.

May 20-21, 2022 | In-person and online

USGBC-LA’s annual conference is coming up in less than a month! Register to join sustainability professionals and community members as they engage in interactive sessions around green building and accelerate action for a greener future.

Other Events to Check Out (in PT unless otherwise noted)

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Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.