At least one member of the freshman class in Congress has his priorities straight! On February 15, Marin’s newly-elected US Congressman, Jared Huffman gave his very first speech on the house floor, and it was a call for action on climate change! It isn’t much, but you know the old proverb about a journey of [...]
Social equity and affordable housing are definitely part of sustainable living, and on January 31 Stand Up for Neighborly Novato honored retiring Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey at a gala dinner. Fair housing was literally the issue that first got Woolsey into politics many years ago in Petaluma, and she is still both passionate and intensely practical on the subject. Watch the video of her speech here.
On February 1, 2013, over 120 key stakeholders gathered at Golden Gate University in San Francisco for a workshop focused on outlining the scope of investment opportunities throughout the Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) sector, identifying barriers and obstacles to capitalization, and discussing how policy initiatives might support PEV financing mechanisms. Renewables 100 Policy Institute helped [...]
The enlargement of “Mt. Trashmore” has been stalled by the court. Will this help Marin move toward zero waste? A judge’s ruling to throw out Redwood Landfill’s Impact statement, on which Waste Management’s expansion plans were based, at least protects Marin’s North Bay wetlands and waters from environmental threats critics have charged were being ignored. The ruling also [...]
Late News Flash: Resilient Neighborhoods was just the subject of a feature story in the Pacific Sun. Read it Here Resilient Neighborhoods is program to create local neighborhood groups of 5 to 7 households (called “Eco Teams”) that conduct a formal program to significantly reduce their carbon emissions and increase their emergency preparedness. The program [...]
Bill McKibbon’s July 2012 paper in Rolling Stone, “Global Warming’s Terrible New Math” is rapidly evolving from just a well-researched piece on climate change to a possible “tipping point.” We may look back in a few years and say that this paper was the catalyst that (with a little help from last year’s extreme weather) finally inspired a [...]
Here’s a great resource for tips about reducing your personal waste impact and working toward Zero Waste living. A few years ago, the Johnson family of Mill Valley decided to stop talking about sustainable living and to start walking the talk. They re-engineered all the details of their life until they achieved their goal of true Zero [...]
On January 23, award-winning photographer Garth Lenz addressed a full-house audience at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin on a sobering subject: the devastation being caused to the planet and humanity by the mining of crude oil from the Alberta Tar Sands. Lenz is Canadian and is intimately familiar with the area. (Click here to [...]
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