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One for the fathers

Father’s day is this weekend. And my wish this year probably isn’t that different from the millions of other American dads. Most of us, I’m sure, just want fair and equitable opportunities for our kids and a decent world for them to grow up in.

Working to ensure those prospects, our own Rey Fuentes and Sarah Crow released a new blog post this week on the rewards of investments in quality child care which includes an interactive map to compare poverty levels among pre-school aged kids across the state. And news maven Pat McVeigh has pulled together a detailed analysis of the recent news surrounding changes to the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program.

As for the healthy climate to grow up in, our Energy & Climate team just released a new report, “No Californian Left Behind Part II,” which makes the case for including all Californians ­– especially those with reduced financial means – in the state’s clean transportation future. It’s a move that could help preserve our climate and save families money. That same team has also been hard at work preparing for the upcoming release of our Risky Business report, which will quantify the economic impacts of climate change in the U.S. To be the first to receive the report, visit and sign up for updates.

With that news, I’ll leave you to your families. Happy Father’s day.

– Matt James, President & Co-Founder

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