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Waste Today, January 23, 2020
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LA Sanitation commits to 100 percent electric fleet by 2035

LA Sanitation becomes the first municipality to commit to all-electric fleets.

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Illinois

Chicago Ready for 100

Chicago is transitioning to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030 -- to get there, the city has also planned to create good jobs.

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Column: Let’s electrify public buses without throwing workers under the bus

A large-scale transition to electric buses is a logical way to meet these emissions targets and clean our air. Now it’s time to get serious about making that transition work for everyone.

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New report: Clean air and good jobs are achievable if cities and states plan for it

As policymakers and communities struggle with questions about how to clean our air and protect and create new jobs, a respected scientist from Jobs to Move America released a new report today, “Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity” that shows how those

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Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity

Through economic modeling and dozens of interviews, this report offers policy recommendations to enable agencies to center community health, climate solutions, and good job creation in their transition to electric buses.

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Building a more inclusive climate justice movement

How do we confront the social harms experienced by marginalized workers and collaborate towards a Green New Deal?

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ElectrifyNY coalition launches to fight for equitable electric transportation future

New York – On April 25, ElectrifyNY, a new coalition of environmental justice, public transportation, public health, and good jobs advocates, launched its campaign for a clean, equitable electric transportation future for the state of New York. ElectrifyNY is calling

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Creating good jobs as California transitions to electric buses

The transition to a clean, equitable economy that works for everyone starts in California, as recent efforts across the state show.

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A climate-safe future is a good jobs future

We’re celebrating some developments in the fight for climate justice — ones that prove that real solutions to the climate crisis are ones that lift up workers, fight racial injustice, and contribute to building a better society.

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Column: A Green New Deal worth taking

The Green New Deal is dominating the headlines, but what does this really mean for workers? A new report offers some important insights.