Who We Are

Let’s Green CA is a climate justice movement with the goal of creating a carbon-neutral California.

Human-made climate change is a threat to all life on Earth. Despite clear international agreement on this point, little meaningful progress has been made to change the systems responsible for threat.

The Let’s Green CA movement is a coalition designed to overcome the lack of political will needed to address climate change through a California Green New Deal.

The Romero Institute is home to Let’s Green CA. We’re a law and public policy center, based in California, which has harnessed the power of the legal system and community organizing to take on entrenched institutions and win justice for over 45 years.

Inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato si' encyclical on climate change, we became engaged in climate advocacy in 2015.

Today, we focus on rectifying the injustices that have resulted from the climate crisis. We believe that stopping the destruction caused by global warming is a moral imperative that requires a complete transformation of the economy — a national effort on the scale of FDR’s visionary New Deal.

Our first milestone is to create a California Green New Deal and get the core legislation passed into law by Sep. 30, 2022.

With the fifth largest economy in the world, California has a unique opportunity to mandate and model a carbon-neutral model that can be followed globally.

Passing and implementing a California Green New Deal will prove that a carbon-neutral civilization is not only possible, but results in a more sustainable, equitable, resilient, and healthier world.

Let's Green California Staff

Our team consists of experts in community organizing, advocacy, the law, climate science, environmental justice, and communications.

Tell Newsom: Declare a Climate Emergency

Wildfires. Droughts. Landslides. Enough is enough — California is in a climate emergency and it will keep getting worse unless we fix it. Step one: tell the Governor to officially declare a climate state of emergency now.