Make plans to join us February 7th at the largest Climate March in California history! Local activists are delighted that Governor Cuomo has banned fracking in the state of New York, and they’re urging Governor Brown to take similar action in California. To put pressure on Jerry Brown, please join your fellow Loma Prieta chapter members at the March for Real Climate Leadership, to be held in Oakland on February 7th at 11:30 am. The march will begin at Frank Ogawa Plaza, at 14th & Broadway. We’ll march a short distance to the rally site at Lake Merritt Amphitheater and hear from local leaders in the effort to halt climate change and speed the transition to a clean, renewable energy future.
Who is Kit Gordon? Read a personal profile about Kit, one of the new Excutive Committee members for the Loma Prieta. Learn about her background, start with environmental volunteer work, goals, and upcoming projects.
Driving or hiking through California forests, you may not see it. But you can 'google' it from anywhere: a checkerboard patchwork of clearcut sections defines much of California's forests. The Forest Committee is working with cities to sign resolutions against clearcutting, and eventual to tip the scales against clearcutting in California. Many local cities are on board! and more to come in 2015.
The Gay & Lesbian Sierrans outing section recently helped the chapter in a non-outings fashion with a donation to support the Chapter's conservation efforts. They get that the chapter is becoming more and more dependent on donations and other local financial contributions to support its education and advocacy work.
Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, wrote in his December 8, 2014, blog that there is “a growing recognition among Americans that fracking and other dirty fuel development is bad for public health, bad for the climate, and bad for the economy. .
When a promising new kind of meat becomes widely available, it may end much of the environmental degradation associated with conventional meat production. Choosing delicious, wholly plant-based recipes such as this hearty chowder continues to be the best way to eat sustainably.
Clear winter days are a good opportunity to explore Mount Hamilton and enjoy the amazing views out across the entire Bay Area. Then, in a month or so, the mountainside will be covered with colorful wildflowers. How to get there: