For anyone wondering whether it’s possible to run a city without dirty, dangerous methane gas, the answer has been hiding in plain sight in OC for more than 50 years. Since before Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, Leisure World Seal Beach has been all-electric, and Laguna Woods Village has been nearly all-electric. These two massive all-electric retirement communities are Orange County’s best-kept secret. Above: Leisure World Seal Beach and Laguna Woods Village Accordi
2021 was a year of unprecedented climate impacts and inspiring climate action. This has set the stage for 2022 to be an even bigger year for mass climate policy and systems change in Orange County. Many of the community members who spent last summer experiencing historic heatwaves and record-breaking wildfires are now mobilizing for climate policy in their cities. They have seen firsthand what must be done to address climate change and what is possible when they act together.