Santa Monica youths take action on climate change

In surf parlance, the Endless Summer is a utopia of perfect waves and never-ending exploration. However, a real endless summer of drought and escalating temperatures is more hell-like than heaven-sent and locals are doing what they can to protect the former from the latter.

Residents formed Climate Action Santa Monica (CASM) in 2013 to explore local solutions to climate change and the organization expanded this year to include a new youth focused component. The City, CASM and their new Climate Action Corps gathered recently to celebrate their success so far and discuss future efforts.

“I am excited that this event is happening especially since it is relatively new,” said Cris Gutierrez, Lead Co-Facilitator of CASM Climate Corps of the reception for the Climate Corps members. “We, CASM, want people especially the youth to know there are other ways of transport. Doing this and showing our appreciation to the people who worked to help our city can also help our environment.”

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