A ‘Year of Wins’ for Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action

Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action is a group of young people organizing to combat climate change in their local communities through aggressive public policy initiatives.The group, co-founded by Cynthia Kaufman — who coordinates the Community Learning Partnership program at Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College — released this video that includes some of the group’s impressive wins from the last year, which include wins like:

  • Helping bring aggressive building electrification codes to Santa Clara County and San Jose
  • Securing new bike and pedestrian funding at VTA
  • Passing an all-electric/carbon-free building code in Mountain View
  • Helping organizing a “climate strike” with over 2,000 attendees. 

Check out the video below and be sure to visit their website to keep tabs on their exciting work.