A Roadmap for 2021: Learn, Take Action, Change the World

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 NEWS, COMMITTEE UPDATES, POLICY WATCH, EVENTS Well, our new year is off to a tumultuous start! An insurrection against our most fundamental liberties followed by the inauguration of our duly-elected President. The momentous entry-into-force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the welcome ...

A Roadmap for 2021: Learn, Take Action, Change the World2021-02-23T17:43:39-08:00

White House FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across Federal Government

On January 27, 2021, President Biden will take executive action to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad while creating good-paying union jobs and equitable clean energy future, building modern and sustainable infrastructure, restoring scientific integrity and evidence-based policymaking across the federal government, and re-establishing the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. ...

White House FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across Federal Government2021-02-10T14:34:30-08:00

SUCCESS! United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force

The world celebrated on January 22, 2021, when the United Nation's Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went into force—more than 75 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The countries that have joined the Treaty are bound to adhere to the treaty’s prohibitions and implement its obligations. The treaty’s normative impact will ...

SUCCESS! United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force2021-01-28T11:40:04-08:00

SIGNED: Letter to encourage Governor Newsom to appoint Utilities Commissioners who embrace 21st-century equitable, decentralized, clean energy system concepts

Re: California Public Utilities Commission Appointments Dear Governor Newsom, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge you to appoint Public Utilities Commissioners who fully embrace 21st-century equitable, decentralized, clean energy system concepts. The 20th-century centralized model which persists is a barrier to achieving the state’s urgent climate, clean energy, equity, safety, and resilience goals. ...

SIGNED: Letter to encourage Governor Newsom to appoint Utilities Commissioners who embrace 21st-century equitable, decentralized, clean energy system concepts2020-12-17T12:45:46-08:00

SIGNED: Californians for Pesticide Reform: Farms to Schools program

Farm to School Programs are a vital way to improve the health and well-being of California schoolchildren through integrated nutrition education and healthy food access. Hundreds of millions of meals are served each year in California schools, and expanding opportunities for local food procurement that is tied to nutrition education is essential for establishing healthy ...

SIGNED: Californians for Pesticide Reform: Farms to Schools program2020-12-17T12:48:35-08:00

SIGNED: Letter Opposing exemptions allowing fossil gas use in place of clean San Jose Clean Energy electricity in new construction

Strong Support for Updated Natural Gas Infrastructure Prohibition Ordinance in San Jose, CA (as outlined in FILE: 20-1445 for consideration on November 17, 2020) Dear Mayor Liccardo and Council Members, On behalf of the Campaign for Fossil Free Buildings in Silicon Valley (FFBSV), this letter expresses our strong support for the proposed Updated Natural Gas ...

SIGNED: Letter Opposing exemptions allowing fossil gas use in place of clean San Jose Clean Energy electricity in new construction2020-12-17T12:34:03-08:00

PASSED: the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted the landmark Advanced Clean Trucks rule

PASSED: the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted the landmark Advanced Clean Trucks rule – a first-in-the-world requirement to transition the trucking sector to zero-emission technologies in California and beyond. This critical rule will help us reduce air pollution in our most impacted communities, fight climate change, and save lives. See the American Lung Association’s ...

PASSED: the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted the landmark Advanced Clean Trucks rule2020-11-17T13:22:18-08:00

The Election: Toward a Green New Deal

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 Read original newsletter email here.   Our thoughts are with all those affected by the wildfires on the West Coast.   As we move toward the precipice of the presidential election, we must set our sights on a Green New Deal. In this newsletter, we review the main goals a GND could ...

The Election: Toward a Green New Deal2020-09-17T17:16:15-07:00
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