Update: Alameda County Supervisors Re-Open Application Period for Community Choice Energy Committee

Update: Alameda County Supervisors Re-Open Application Period for Community Choice Energy Committee
Our voices do make a difference! At its May 5, 2015 public hearing, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors delayed the adoption of a slate of County positions for the Steering Committee of the County’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. The Board heard from a number of stakeholders who expressed dissatisfaction with the list of… Read more »

Save Berkeley’s School Gardens! Attend School Board Meeting Tomorrow 4/22/15

Save Berkeley's School Gardens! Attend School Board Meeting Tomorrow 4/22/15
We know so many parents, community members, and especially students, past and present, who are big fans of Berkeley’s public school Garden & Cooking Program. We are too, because the program provides invaluable health, nutrition, and food literacy lessons to a broad swath of Berkeley’s kids. We’ve been concerned by the repeated cuts to the… Read more »

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.
This week, a NASA researcher published an op-ed with the title, “California has about one year of water left,” causing a viral drought frenzy on the internet. Individual drought-shaming is already a trend, and Governor Brown asked every Californian to conserve water when he declared a drought emergency last January. Our collective effort should be… Read more »

Let Chemical Industry Write Their Own Toxins Regulation? No Way!

Let Chemical Industry Write Their Own Toxins Regulation? No Way!
After 39 years, we’re overdue for an update on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our country’s chemical safety bill. To protect citizen’s health, we need revisions that bolster the EPA’s ability to test chemicals, and recognize state laws that have been filling the regulatory gap. California has been a front-runner in this. Flame retardants … Read more »

Together We Can: Local Climate Actions to Prevent Dangerous Plans and Bring Cleaner Solutions

Together We Can: Local Climate Actions to Prevent Dangerous Plans and Bring Cleaner Solutions
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 »