To combat climate change, half the battle is preventing the worst polluting plans from going through. The other half is fighting fiercely for better solutions. In the Bay Area, we are tracking three local climate issues that need collective action: preventing the unnecessary risks of oil by rail, reducing dangerous pollution from neighboring refineries, and… Read more »
On Saturday, Feb 7th, I took to the streets along with 8,000 others to march in support of real climate leadership across the state of California and beyond. The march was a peaceful – yet powerful – assembly of advocates, activists, and allies of the vital climate justice movement. As the threat of climate change… Read more »
The annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference is the premier gathering in the Bay Area of clean energy advocates, devoted to bringing the benefits of local renewable power to our communities, and it’s coming up on March 5th.
Organized by the Local Clean Energy Alliance, this year’s conference will be nationally webcast on the Youtube… Read more »
The Keystone XL project seemed to move forward quickly last week, as a key court decision in Nebraska failed to stop the pipeline, and a new Republican-led congress took it up as a first order of business in 2015. Environmentalists nationwide are not giving up without making their voices heard loud and clear by President… Read more »
We waste over 40% of our food, while 80% of freshwater use and 33% of fossil fuel emissions are due to our food system. At the same time, 1 in 5 people in Alameda County are food insecure or do not know where their next meal is coming from at some point during the year.… Read more »