Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In

California Climate Change: Kick Off Forum with Jonathan Parfrey and Senator Fran Paley

10:05 PM PDT on October 19, 2013

SANTA MONICA – A new organization, California Climate Change Exchange (CA-CCX), will host a Kick-Off Forum featuring presentations by notable environmental activists, educators and policymakers. The forum, which will take place at the Church in Ocean Park on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 12:45 - 3:30 pm, will be followed by a reception.  The church is located at 235 Hill Street in Santa Monica.

The October 27 event is the first in a series of climate change-related forums and workshops, designed to educate and engage community members in direct action. Speakers at the Kick-Off will include:

JONATHAN PARFREY, Executive Director of Climate Resolve and visiting lecturer at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, will discuss local impacts and action.

STATE SENATOR FRAN PAVLEY (SD 27), author of landmark laws capping greenhouse gas emissions in California, will speak about climate change and environmental policy in California. The laws, AB 1493 and AB 32, have become models for other states and nations.

BILL SELBY, author and Professor of Geography and Earth Science at Santa Monica College, will present an overview of the origins and current state of climate change.

Santa Monica-based CA-CCX, a project of the Church in Ocean Park, empowers individuals to learn about climate change, locally and beyond, and match their talents and passion with organizations that confront it.

“We’re very fortunate to live in a state that leads the way in climate-related policy and research,” states CA-CCX co-founder Katherine King. “Our group is working to mobilize people at the local scale and address the climate emergency as individuals within an informed, energized community.”

Admission is free. Due to limited space, those wishing to attend are urged to register online at, or call Zac at (310) 399-1631. Attendees are urged to walk, bike or use public transportation. Limited street parking will also be available.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

No Cops with Lassos on Trains. Mayor Nixes LAPD Pilot at Metro Board Meeting.

LAPD got approval from the Police Commission to extend their BolaWrap pilot on Metro in August, but hadn't advised Metro of their plans until after the fact.

October 3, 2023

Guest Opinion: Ten Years In, CA Active Transportation Program Lays Bare a Tale of Two Agencies

L.A. County needs to embrace physically-protected bikeways, robust traffic calming around schools, and similarly transformative, safety-focused projects

September 29, 2023
See all posts