Coltura

Gasoline-free America by 2040

SEATTLE, WA   |  www.coltura.org

Mission

To improve climate, health and equity by accelerating the switch from gasoline vehicles to clean, zero-emission alternatives. Our goal is to end the gasoline era by spurring adoption of clean mobility and phasing out sales of new gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2030.

Ruling year info

2015

Co-Executive Director

Matthew Metz

Co-Executive Director

Janelle London

Main address

110 Prefontaine Pl S STE 304

SEATTLE, WA 98104 USA

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EIN

47-2276541

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vehicle emissions from gasoline and diesel are the country’s biggest source of carbon emissions and air pollution, and negatively impact climate, health and equity. We are solving this problem by spurring a complete transition from gasoline and diesel to clean alternatives.

Our programs

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

Advance Policies to Phase Out Gasoline

We pursue policies to ensure that all new cars sold after 2030 are clean, zero-emissions vehicles. Our initial focus is on California and Washington. Phasing out gasoline and diesel vehicles in those states will blaze the path for other states and the entire country to transition to clean vehicles.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

We aim to:

*Shift U.S. transportation off of gasoline -- the source of 29% of the carbon emissions in the US (40+% in WA and CA) -- and slow the progress of global warming.

* Make it possible for people to breathe measurably cleaner air – especially people living near busy roads or oil refineries, and those who must spend long hours in traffic.

*Bring about a more just, equitable, and healthy future for those who use gasoline currently and those who are affected by its use.

We lead coalitions enact state and local vehicle electrification mandates and other policies that reduce gasoline use in private vehicles and public fleets.

We educate citizens to advance local policies to end gasoline use.

We create, curate and disseminate art, music, and social media that fosters intolerance of gasoline and spurs people to demand clean alternatives.

We bring together diverse organizations to create powerful shared narratives regarding the harms of gasoline through trusted leaders.

Here are the program pieces we have now to get to this success (current program status):

In California, we helped form and now lead an informal coalition of environmental, health and electric vehicle organizations that worked with Assemblyman Phil Ting to introduce a 2040 gasoline vehicle phaseout bill, and pass into law a budget including $1.5 million to study strategies to transition to zero emission vehicles.

In Washington state, we developed and disseminated Recharge Required, a comprehensive, path-breaking report examining public entities’ compliance with Washington State’s public fleet electrification law.

Formed and lead an informal coalition of environmental groups working with legislators to introduce a bill to phase out sales of new light-duty gasoline vehicles by 2030 or sooner.

Were the principal drafters and advocates for Washington legislation to phase out sales of new gasoline vehicles for public fleets, resulting in passage of a bill budgeting $450,000 to study such a phaseout starting as early as 2025.

Worked with legislators and our coalition on a bill requiring Washington to join the ZEV Program (requiring automakers to ensure that a certain percent of their vehicles sold in the state are zero emissions vehicles). The bill passed the senate and will be revisited next year.

In addition, we:

Built a website with comprehensive information on and citizen actions to advance gasoline phaseouts, and developed a monthly eNewsletter.

Developed numerous op-eds, essays, blog posts and narratives on the benefits of moving from gasoline to clean alternatives from multiple perspectives.

Presented the case for moving beyond gasoline at numerous public speaking engagements and panel discussions.
Hosted the first webinar on citizen advocacy for electrifying city fleets.

Developed and performed some of the first and most publicized anti-gasoline performance art and produced an anti-gasoline song/music video, which has been an official selection or award winner at film festivals.

Collaborated with UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment to host a convening of government and industry experts to define the path to 100% zero emission vehicles, and helped with publication of the report on that convening.

Organized the first panel event regarding gasoline vehicle phaseout policy in various countries at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

Written a law review article, “Federal Preemption and State Vehicle Electrification Mandates,” which received publication offers from 8 law journals, and will be published in the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law in the fall of 2019.

In California, we helped form and now lead an informal coalition of environmental, health and electric vehicle organizations that worked with Assemblyman Phil Ting to:

introduce a 2040 gasoline vehicle phaseout bill, and

pass into law a budget including $1.5 million to study strategies to transition to zero emission vehicles.

In Washington state, we

Developed and disseminated Recharge Required, a comprehensive, path-breaking report examining public entities’ compliance with Washington State’s public fleet electrification law.

Formed and lead an informal coalition of environmental groups working with legislators to introduce a bill to phase out sales of new light-duty gasoline vehicles by 2030 or sooner.

Were the principal drafters and advocates for Washington legislation to phase out sales of new gasoline vehicles for public fleets, resulting in passage of a bill budgeting $450,000 to study such a phaseout starting as early as 2025.

Worked with legislators and our coalition on a bill requiring Washington to join the ZEV Program (requiring automakers to ensure that a certain percent of their vehicles sold in the state are zero emissions vehicles). The bill passed the senate and will be revisited next year.

In addition, we:

Built a website with comprehensive information on and citizen actions to advance gasoline phaseouts, and developed a monthly eNewsletter.

Developed numerous op-eds, essays, blog posts and narratives on the benefits of moving from gasoline to clean alternatives from multiple perspectives.

Presented the case for moving beyond gasoline at numerous public speaking engagements and panel discussions.
Hosted the first webinar on citizen advocacy for electrifying city fleets.

Developed and performed some of the first and most publicized anti-gasoline performance art and produced an anti-gasoline song/music video, which has been an official selection or award winner at film festivals.

Collaborated with UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment to host a convening of government and industry experts to define the path to 100% zero emission vehicles, and helped with publication of the report on that convening.

Organized the first panel event regarding gasoline vehicle phaseout policy in various countries at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

Written a law review article, “Federal Preemption and State Vehicle Electrification Mandates,” which received publication offers from 8 law journals, and will be published in the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law in the fall of 2019.

How we listen

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

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Coltura

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2019
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Board chair

Joe Quintana

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 ? No
  • 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? No