Mayor Garcetti convenes faith leaders to support L.A.’s Green New Deal
February 12, 2020
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today convened faith leaders to discuss the climate emergency and build awareness and support for L.A.’s Green New Deal.
Mayor Garcetti met at City Hall with members of his Interfaith Collective for a discussion on how houses of worship and faith communities can help bring our shared environmental priorities to life on everything from improving mobility and reducing emissions to advancing environmental justice and economic equity. The meeting follows the signing of the Mayor’s 25th Executive Directive, “L.A.’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example” — a measure to translate climate goals into concrete action across City government.
“Our work to defeat the climate crisis demands the vision and leadership that faith leaders bring to our communities every day,” said Mayor Garcetti. “We are all called to do our part to protect the work of creation, and we’ll stand together in our work to build a healthier, clean energy future for all Angelenos.”
The Mayor’s Interfaith Collective is comprised of more than 30 faith leaders, representing a wide array of traditions. The group meets quarterly to discuss pressing issues and the ways that churches, mosques, synagogues, and other faith organizations can work with the Mayor’s office to empower and engage Angelenos. Recent meetings have focused on the 2020 Census and L.A.’s response to the homelessness crisis.