Changemakers for Climate, 2/3/16

Changemakers for Climate, 2/3/16
Whether you’ve never attended a public meeting or you are already deep in the trenches, this monthly brief will get you up to speed on Bay Area climate campaigns and next steps for action. Issues include Crude by Rail, Bay Area Coal Exports, BAAQMD Refinery Rules, and Community Choice Energy. These targeted campaigns have impacts… Read more »

El Niño Rains Are Good for Farmers – But They Need Customers, Too!

El Niño Rains Are Good for Farmers - But They Need Customers, Too!
Farmers’ Markets typically slow down in the winter, but this season has been especially tough: farmers are finally getting the rain they need, but the customers have dried up. Months of wet weather can make a big dent in profits for a farmer set up at an outdoor market. The solution is customers who are… Read more »

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at EcoHouse, 2/7/16

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at EcoHouse, 2/7/16
Growing your own food from trees is a satisfying, abundant way to eat and share your favorite varieties. Getting started and caring for a tree in your garden does require some special knowledge. Whether you want to learn how to better take care of your fruit trees, or are interested in picking up tips for… Read more »

Last Chance to Speak Up to Protect Rooftop Solar for all Californians

Last Chance to Speak Up to Protect Rooftop Solar for all Californians
Right now, thanks to the hard work of many activists, including our friends at 350 Bay Area, the CPUC is poised to enact a decision on net metering that would maintain the policies on rooftop solar that have made California a clean energy leader over the past few years. But now our major utilities are… Read more »

Volunteer Highlight: English Studies Institute Volunteers Make Our Farmers’ Market Events Festive

Volunteer Highlight: English Studies Institute Volunteers Make Our Farmers' Market Events Festive
It’s a quieter time of year for us, which gives us time to recognize and appreciate some of the special folks who are part of our work during busier months. We are thrilled to recognize volunteers from our longstanding partners the English Studies Institute (ESI), a language school that provides high-quality English instruction and builds… Read more »