Almost 130 people attended our July 9 screening of Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the toxic havoc fracking has already wreaked, and were appalled. Most were also inspired: they stayed on to discuss how we can prevent California (which has the largest shale reserves in the country) from becoming a fracking wasteland.
Five cities, two counties, and the California State Senate have honored the Chapter’s 80th Anniversary with proclamations that recognize and commend our environmental advocacy work and our role as a committed and effective advocate for the planet. “It’s been so inspiring to receive these proclamations,” says the Chapter’s Conservation and Development Manager Megan Fluke Medeiros.
The grabbag of environmental issues this month includes how checkerspot butterflies are returning to Edgewood Park; which organic foods that are worth the extra money for your health … and which aren’t; reusable gift wrap; the two million acres of farmland in the Bay Area; and more.