Coalition for Clean Air

aka CCA   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.ccair.org

Mission

The Coalition for Clean Air protects public health, improves air quality and prevents climate change.

Ruling year info

1971

Principal Officer

Dr. Joseph K. Lyou

Main address

660 s. Figueroa Street #1140 Coalition for Clean Air

Los Angeles, CA 90017 USA

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EIN

23-7120567

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Coalition for Clean Air protects public health, improves air quality and prevents climate change.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Climate

For over 10 years, we have worked with community and environmental justice partners to ensure climate investments go to our most environmentally-burdened communities. CCA was among the original sponsors of SB 535 (de León, 2012) and AB 1550 (Gomez, 2016). We have been taking an active role in the implementation of these historic laws, which requires at least 35% of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) dollars (derived from the auctioning off of pollution allowances under AB 32) to flow to disadvantaged communities to reduce pollution, provide clean transportation and jobs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Coalition for Clean Air advocates for effective and integrated policy solutions that support a zero emission, or near zero emission, freight transportation system in California. We are committed to advancing California’s ambitious Sustainable Freight Action Plan. This effort will require the deployment of 100,000 zero & near-zero emission freight vehicles and equipment. We work closely with the California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and other stakeholders to push transformative change in this heavy-polluting industry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We share California’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Meeting the Governor’s challenge of having 5 million electric cars on our roads by 2030 is crucial to that effort. Our advocacy efforts have protected and expanded programs like the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) and the Clean Cars 4 All program, which help make electric and advanced technology vehicles accessible to all Californians.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since our founding in 1971, we’ve seen remarkable strides in clean air. Gone are the days when you couldn’t see the mountains if you lived next to them, when your eyes burned and when you couldn’t go outside. The only thing is — our air is still very, very bad. The result are 19,000 premature deaths related to air pollution in California every year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CLEAR (Community Learning Enhances Air Resources) is program of the Coalition for Clean Air focused on developing a network of community-based air quality monitoring devices in areas heavily burdened by multiple sources of air pollution. Using low-cost, accessible, and reliable air monitoring technology, residents are able to obtain and share information vital to protecting them from exposure to air pollution.

CLEAR-In-Schools trains teachers to educate students in grades 6–12 about air quality issues. The program uses mobile low-cost, air monitoring technology linked to mobile phones to teach students how to analyze local air quality. Based on the data from these devices, students form hypotheses that they then run by scientists, who provide feedback on their theories. The program culminates with an opportunity for students to present their findings to policymakers. In this way, the program provides real-world learning experiences while simultaneously teaching students how to take steps to protect personal and community health. Since it started in 2015, more than 500 students at four schools across Southern California have participated in the program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of training programs created

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

General Air Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of tutoring administered

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Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

General Air Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

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Related Program

General Air Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Kids Making Sense Air Quality Program - CCA is investing in educating middle school and high school students as a key pathway to our success in achieving clean air for all Californians.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

General Air Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Website tracking started in December 2015.

Average online donation

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

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Type of Metric

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The overarching goal of the Coalition for Clean Air is to restore clean, healthy air to California. Government, businesses, nonprofits, and a - most of all - a wide-swath of the general public are needed to get us there.

Our long-term goals include:
• One million electric vehicles on California's roads by 2023.
• The development and deployment of a zero-emmission freight transportation system in California by 2050
• Steady funding for zero emission technologies.
• A renewable policy to ensure investments into communities most impacted by freight.
• An engaged and informed grassroots movement in support of electric vehicle programs (both business and consumer) and climate change solutions.
• A robust system of fueling stations for clean fuel vehicles.

CCA is the only statewide organization in California focusing exclusively on improving air quality. Throughout our history, our organization has been at the forefront of clean air advocacy in California, gaining the respect of policymakers, community groups, public health officials, businesses, researchers, and technology developers alike.

As our mission indicates, we look to effective public policy and practical business solutions to fulfill our vision.

CCA is the only statewide organization in California focusing exclusively on improving air quality. With a 47 year track record and offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles, our policy team has gained the respect of policymakers, community groups, public health officials, businesses, researchers, and technology developers alike.

The Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) has made major progress. For most of the 2nd half of the 20th Century, it was common for communities throughout California to experience 100 or more days of unhealthy air quality. Today, this is a rare occurrence. Nationally, 1970 to 2014, aggregate national emissions of the six common pollutants dropped an average of 69 percent while gross domestic product grew by 238 percent.

As impressive as our strides are, 9 out of 10 Californian's still breath air that violates Clean Air Act standards. This simply is not acceptable. Consider that:
• Low-income children miss 40,000 days of school due to respiratory issues.
• Poor air quality is responsible for more than $3 Billion per year in economic losses.
• 24,000 Americans who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year.

These statistics further CCA's resolve to restore clean, healthy air to California. When you consider the health and environmental impacts, what other option is there?

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Coalition for Clean Air

Board of directors
as of 12/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Epstein

Erik Neandross

Gladstein, Neandross and Associates

Todd Campbell

Clean Energy Fuels Corporation

Ed Begley

actor

Alex Spataru

The ADEPT Group

Tom Epstein

Blue Shield of California

Ronald Loveridge

University of California-Riverside

Sherry Jackman

Greenberg Glusker

Josh LaFarga

LiUNA! Local 1309

Bruce MacRae

UPS

Bruce Melgar

UrbanX Renewables

Tom Swenson

Cummins Westport

Glory Hammes

IQAir North America

Thomas Lawson

Ford

Luara Renger

Southern California Edison

Haley Morris

Cruise

Estela De Llanos

San Diego Gas & Electric

Christy Ubellacker

Aspiration

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/6/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2019

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.