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Climate Solutions Are Health Solutions, February 9

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 20:48

Dr. Jeff Mann of Climate Health Now will discuss the impacts of climate change on human health, as part of the All Benicia Can Save Sustainability Challenge series of talks at the Benicia Public Library.

The series will discuss “the impacts of climate change, what it means to live sustainably, what individuals can do, and … Read more

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Don’t Cut Climate from the California Budget! Speak Up Now

Sun, 01/29/2023 - 12:52

Survival should be the last thing to cut! Facing a California budget deficit of $22.5 billion, Governor Newsom is proposing to cut $6 billion from climate and clean energy programs over the next several years.

Tell Newsom and the legislature to find the money somewhere else! Climate and clean energy programs must be vastly expanded, … Read more

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Webinar: CA Biomass Plan Threatens Climate and Environmental Justice, February 12

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 16:16

Learn about a plan to destroy California forest land and increase pollution—here and overseas—by producing “biomass,” a false climate solution that does more harm than good.

The plan is to produce wood pellets to burn in for energy that’s supposedly “renewable,” because trees absorb carbon dioxide when they grow back—disregarding the fact that the CO2 … Read more

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Celebrate Greenaction’s 25th Anniversary, February 11

Sat, 01/28/2023 - 15:31

Join Greenaction to celebrate its 25th anniversary — 25 years on the front lines fighting to “protect health and promote environmental, social, economic, racial, and climate justice.”

Greenaction is a network of frontline community organizations in California, Arizona, Utah, indigenous nations, and elsewhere. They work on issues including protecting communities endangered by hazardous waste facilities, … Read more

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Tell Wells Fargo: Stop Funding Climate Chaos, Every Friday

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:58

Help build the March 21 national day of action demanding that banks stop funding climate disaster. Third Act and others have called this event to highlight the Banking on Our Future campaign: a national effort to pressure the Big 4 Banks—Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo—to stop financing the climate crisis.

Participants pledge … Read more

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Oil Company CEO Running UN Climate Conference? Say No!

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 22:27

Taking the fox-and-chicken-coop thing to a global level:  An oil company CEO as next year’s UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change!

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the CEO of the Abu Dhabai National Oil Company, has been named as President of the UN climate talks (COP28) happening later this year in the United Arab Emirates.… Read more

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Webinar: What is the Role for Hydrogen in the Energy Transition? February 9

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:53

This 90 minute workshop will equally emphasize factual evidence on hydrogen from Professor David Cebon, and strategic communications advice from a global communications group’s hydrogen specialist, to help provide the wider climate community with an understanding of hydrogen, topline key messages, and tools to navigate this complex topic.

As natural gas has increasingly become … Read more

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Webinar on Using Fenceline Monitoring Data, February 2

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 11:34

This training session on using Refinery Air Watch data will provide a big picture overview of fenceline monitoring data from all over the country, including the Bay Area.   It’s sponsored by the Fair Tech Collective, which is dedicated to using science and technology to empower refinery communities.

By the end of the session, you’ll … Read more

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Divest State Pension Funds from Fossil Fuel, January 31

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 16:45

If you are a current or retired employee of the State of California, or any public school system in California, the hard-earned money in your pension fund is helping to finance climate catastrophe. But you can help end this money pipeline.

Join Fossil Free California for webinar to find out how you can support the … Read more

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The Carbon Capture Craze: Its Funders, Its Effects, Its Future, January 30

Sat, 01/21/2023 - 16:00

California has jumped on the bandwagon with new policies promoting carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a major part of its climate strategies — along with many governments around the world.

Hear about the dismal record of (mostly failed) CCS projects — often increasing emissions and environmental injustice.

Learn what governments are doing and planning … Read more

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Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant? Weigh in by January 26

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 22:14

This is a chance to give the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) your opinion on decommissioning the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

An obsolete nuclear power plant sitting on an earthquake fault, dumping millions of gallons of heated water into the nearby ocean, creating a nearby pool of radioactive waste — what could possibly go … Read more

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House Concert for Sunflower Alliance, January 22

Sun, 01/15/2023 - 15:26

2023 is kicking in with the usual challenges, and we can already sense the need for a little soul-soothing.  Please join us for a concert of celestial harp and vocal music that reminds us that heaven-on-earth can sometimes be as close as the next musical performance.

Floy Andrews and Maureen Brennan are offering a late … Read more

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Volunteer and Celebrate MLK Day with Urban Tilth, January 16

Sat, 01/14/2023 - 18:40

 Urban Tilth, Richmond’s urban farm, will honor Martin Luther King Jr. on this MLK Day holiday with activities at two locations. Urban Tilth writes:

“The work and dedication to service of Martin Luther King Jr has been a source of inspiration for our work. We look to continue the legacy of his work by … Read more

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Stop CA Fossil Fuel Production: Grassroots Leaders Meeting January 26

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 18:16

Join the Last Chance Alliance for a look ahead at 2023 priorities and strategies for the statewide grassroots movement to stop fossil fuel production in California. We won a big victory with the  new law banning new drilling permits near “sensitive areas” like neighborhoods and  schools. This year we have defend that victory and push … Read more

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Support Indigenous Resistance to Logging Sacred Forest, January 25

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 17:37

Logging in the Jackson State Demonstration Forest is destroying mature redwoods and desecrating indigenous land.  Learn about the threats—and how you can help—from Pomo Tribal Elder Priscilla Hunter and the Coalition to Save Jackson State Forest.

The logging is taking place even as the Pomo people are negotiating with the state based on Governor Newsom’s… Read more

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The Perils of Methane and Promise (?) of Hydrogen, January 24

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 16:44

At this online “Climate Action Party,” Jim Walsh of Food and Water Watch will join Robert Howarth of Cornell University to unpack the hype, exploring possible benefits and harms of the ways hydrogen is being proposed as a climate “solution.” And to outline the ways methane poses a serious threat to the planet.

Event host … Read more

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Legislative Analyst’s Office Slams CARB’s Climate Plan

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 12:37

CalMatters environment reporter Nadia Lopez recently summarized a “scathing report” from the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office on the California Air Resources Board’s recently adopted state climate plan.

Check out her summary and links, and stay tuned for information on how to join the statewide climate justice coalition to push the state to do far … Read more

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Our Letter to CARB on Renewable Diesel

Sun, 01/08/2023 - 12:15

 

The California Air Resources Board is currently reviewing potential changes to its Low Carbon Fuel Standard, designed to decrease the carbon intensity of transportation fuels.  We submitted this letter as public comment during their November 2022 workshop.

 

Cheryl Laskowski, Branch Chief – Low Carbon Fuel Standard
California Air Resources Board
1001 I Street… Read more

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Contra Costa DA Should Prosecute Martinez Refinery for Flagrant Violation of Health and Safety

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 21:59

We strongly agree with the Contra Costa Health Department: the Martinez Refining Company should be held criminally liable for its toxic chemical release in Martinez on Thanksgiving night.

Please email District Attorney Diana Becton and her Environmental Enforcement Unit at DAOffice@contracostada.org.  Tell them you feel strongly that the PBF-owned Martinez Refining Company should be Read more

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Climate and the Economy: Which Green Matters Most? January 20

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 22:27

Save the date: Join the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force for the next in their series of summits on Climate, Equity, and Race: United Actions for a Just and Regenerative Future.

This summit will focus on climate and the economy. Program under development. Watch here and/or register for details.

WHEN

Friday, January 20, … Read more

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