How Climate Resolve Stays Cool: Samantha Nuno

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 Grants & Programs Analyst, Samantha Nuno. Born and raised in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, she has personally seen how wildfires and extreme heat affect communities of color, many of which are already overburdened by high levels of air pollution. Her upbringing inspired her passion for climate resilience and environmental justice within her academic and professional career. Samantha aspires to work toward an anti-racist and climate-just future that is rooted in principles of abolition, environmental justice, and intersectional feminism. During her free time, you can find Samantha lying on the beach, picking up a new sports hobby, trying a new BIPOC-owned restaurant, or catching a jazz or punk live show.

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. Click here 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.