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There’s an old adage, you can either do politics, or have it done to you. If ever there was a time for people to engage, this is it. I agree with Simon, we are running out of time.

I was hoping today’s blog would be about action and how to make sure we take it. If folks are wondering how or where to get involved, there are some really good opportunities coming up. One way is to join Environmental Health Coalition as an ‘activist’ member and help us with our various campaigns. This will keep you up on all of the  projects we are working on.

If you are interested in energy and climate change, there are some very significant events happening in the next few weeks. For example, at 4 p.m. on April 1, the City of Chula Vista will be considering the adoption of mandatory green building standards.  

Later that month, EHC will be joining local leaders, active community groups like the http://www.nativeplants-geo.org/SWCVCA/swcvca.htm“target=”_blank”>Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association and many local residents far a California Energy Commission hearing to oppose a new MMC power plant proposed for an neighborhood in Southwest Chula Vista in a location that is far too close to homes and schools.  

If you are more of a regional kind of person, we encourage you to join the fight against the Sunrise Powerlink that will be voted on by SANDAG at 10 a.m. on April 11. You can learn more from the Smart Energy Campaign .

If statewide policy is more of interest, check out the activities of an alliance of environmental justice organizations have banded together to fight cap-and-trade policies as part of the AB 32, state greenhouse gas reduction  implementation plan. Call Leo Miras at our offices for more information at 619-474-0220 ext 142.

You see, there are so many issues to choose from and means to get on a new path. 

We hope to see you at a meeting soon so we can make politics work for us, our communities, our health, and our future!

— LAURA HUNTER

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