Take less than five minutes today to tell Senators why you support AB 3030 (official legislation and PDF summary), which would declare the policy goal of the state to conserve at least 30 percent of the land and 30 percent of the ocean within the state by 2030.
AB 3030 creates a roadmap for reversing the conservation, climate, and wildlife crises by adopting this goal of setting aside land and ocean within our state for conservation, joining a facilitated, coordinated global call-to-action not only among governments but also among companies, cities, and citizens.
Contact Assembly and Senate Representatives
Hello, my name is ______________ and I want to express my support for AB 3030.
- AB 3030 makes it a goal of the state to protect 30% of lands, waters and oceans by 2030 (we estimate that 22% of lands are currently protected and an estimated 16% of oceans are protected; language in the bill is explicit of using our nations’ oceans to help meet this state goal). This is the minimum step scientists say is necessary to adequately address the extinction, climate, and biodiversity crisis.
- Nature is in crisis around the world. Biodiversity is plummeting and the challenges to conserving nature will grow with climate change and other human-induced impacts. Nearly 686 species in California are at risk of extinction.
- California already is a leader in protecting biodiversity. With AB 3030, California can lead national and international efforts to reverse the extinction crisis, while also increasing access to natural areas for all Californians.
- In California, 67% of communities of color live in nature-deprived areas. The bill makes an affirmative requirement to improve access to the outdoors for all Californians, especially to low income and communities of color.
- As we continue battling COVID-19, we need to ensure natural spaces are easily accessible and welcoming to all, for current and future generations.