Anyone who’s paying attention knows that climate change is already upon us. Witness the devastating drought and spate of large wildfires currently afflicting California.
So what’s being done by local governments in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to address climate change? A forty-page report for the Sierra Club based on a recent survey of 33 of the 37 local governments conducted by my colleague Julie Allingham and me reveals the local climate action glass is half full.
The Loma Prieta Chapter celebrated our inaugural “Guardians of Nature” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The benefit raised $10,000 to support the chapter’s work. Click here to see photos from the event.
Our Water Committee has a vision that Coyote Creek is clean and free from contamination through the collaborative efforts of cities, counties, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, schools, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, and—most importantly—residents. Our goal this year to reach this vision is to reduce 100 cubic yards of trash by the end of December 2014 by collaborating with other groups and to recruit 20 volunteers for creek cleanups.
Join our next creek cleanup on Saturday, October 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Two locations in central San Jose: Tully Road and Capitol Expressway.
Have a favorite hike? Where do you go on hot September afternoons? Or wet February weekends? Inquiring minds (and impatient feet) in the Loma Prieta Chapter want to know what YOU recommend. Send us your recommendations!
What is better than watching Netflix and posting on Facebook? Going camping with San Jose ICO! A KIPP College Academy senior shares her thoughts about her first time as a student trip leader on an early-October trip to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Sunset State Beach.
On Sunday, September 21, an estimated 400,000 marchers walked the streets of New York City in the People’s Climate March, the biggest environmental march in history. That same afternoon, Northern Californians rallied in solidarity at Lake Merritt Park in Oakland.
High school senior Arlo Marquez revamps his school’s environmental club with innovative ideas to make students passionate about serving the environment. His creative tactics have helped mold the newest generation of environmental activists.
It is not too late to go solar! When you go solar this winter, you get $1,000 from Sungevity! Sungevity also contributes $1,000 to the Loma Prieta Chapter for every member who gets solar installed It’s good for the planet, good for the Sierra Club, and good for you.
You can put solar on your roof through this innovative program with no money down.