A group of concerned Pasadena area women over 60 years old will stand up for urgent climate action Monday August 28, at the Pasadena City Council Meeting.
By News Desk
The plethora of evidence of rapidly accelerating climate change-caused excessive heat reinforce the urgency to cease the use of fossil fuels in electric power generation.
The public health implications of climate change for women over the age of 60 are alarming. A recent study published in Nature Medicine showed that 61,000 people died in Europe in 2022 from climate change-related heat, and older women died in disproportionate numbers.
These Pasadena area women were inspired by KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz, a group of senior Swiss women who filed a lawsuit against the Swiss government for failing to take climate action, leaving them vulnerable to heat-related disability and death.
“It’s past time for us to exert our power as mature women. Climate change is dangerous. We must unite and demand that our City leaders protect the health of its citizens NOW and for future generations,” said Denise Houlemard Jones.
In January 2023, the Pasadena City Council declared a climate emergency and unanimously passed a resolution setting a “policy goal” for Pasadena Water & Power (PWP), to source 100% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2030. PWP is now developing an implementation plan, however, concerns have been expressed that the plan that PWP will recommend to the City Council may fall short of the policy goal.
Marsha Rood, former development administrator for the city of Pasadena, said, The PWP must recommend a plan to the City Council that will meet the City’s adopted policy goal. The City Council must stand by its carbon-free sourcing goal by 2030.”
PASADENA 100 is a coalition of hundreds of individuals and 22 non-profit and non-partisan organizations with a mission to advocate for Pasadena to transition to 100% carbon free electric power by 2030. They will gather at the Pasadena City Council Meeting on Monday August 28, at 5:30, to stand up for urgent climate action.
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