How Climate Resolve Stays Cool: Kristopher Eclarino
Fighting extreme heat is what we do at Climate Resolve. We’re pulling back the curtain and introducing you to team members combating extreme heat. We want to share with you the projects they’re working on and how they stay cool. This is How Climate Resolve Stays Cool.
Get to know our Technical Project Manager, Kristopher Eclarino. Their dedication and passion for advancing environmental equity and protecting vulnerable communities in Los Angeles from the impacts of climate change was instilled in them by their parents. Growing up, Kris’ would hear the stories of how stronger, more frequent typhoons have impacted the Philippines, their home country, due to increasing anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. At Climate Resolve, Kris supports programmatic activities through research, quantitative analysis, and written reports. He is the Project Manager of Climate Resolve’s Ready for Tomorrow (RfT) program, which connects disadvantaged communities (as defined by CalEnviroScreen 4.0) to climate planning research, funding, and resources.
Thanks to Climate Resolve’s efforts, the city of L.A. is implementing cool solutions and mandating passive cooling technologies, such as cool roofs, which are now part of the city’s building code for all new and refurbished installations. We can keep temperatures down on extreme heat days with cool surfaces and green space while increasing our clean energy use.
Extreme heat makes health disparities worse. If your home lacks air-conditioning (as do half of L.A.’s residences), if you have an existing health condition, or if you work outdoors, then extreme heat is a problem now. Millions of people are at-risk in L.A. County. But even if you live in a cool neighborhood today, global warming has your number. It’s a matter of time. This is why Climate Resolve engages with low-income communities that are impacted today.
Make a tax-deductible donation today to help us continue our fight against extreme heat and to support vulnerable communities. Visit our website to learn about the different projects we are leading in the fight against extreme heat. This lifesaving work is made possible by people like you giving what they can. Your donation today means we can keep fighting extreme heat in California.