Citizens United for Resources and the Environment, Inc.
CURE cares how government decisions affect the environment, economy and your safety.
Together we can demand more accountability.
With Covid-19, CURE has focused on projects closer to its headquarters in Southern California that may serve as examples to other areas how climate change can be addressed through wise land use and planning. CURE successfully advocated for the City of Riverside to adopt aspirational goals of preserving 30 percent of its land and water for urban agricultural and forests, and we are sponsoring projects to turn fallow lands green. CURE also has sponsored legal research to support litigation that would create a mandatory duty on the part of governments to earmark water for tree planting as a way to reduce air pollution and heat. New research links air pollution and respiratory disease to increased susceptibility to Covid-19. Research also demonstrates that strategically planting trees can offset pollution, improve quality of life, and protect public health. Often these practical community-based and cost-effective options are ignored by decision makers.
Through efforts by organizations like CURE, public policy is changing.
We look forward to continuing work with communities to improve our futures.
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