Climate Action Santa Monica hosted our Spring Mixer on June 9th at the Victorian on Main St., bringing together friends and colleagues to socialize, network and recognize the vital contributions made by two steering committee members who have moved into new roles.

Katharine King was honored for her leadership as a founder of CASM and her years of service as Co-Chair.  Katharine brought her long experience in event production to help organize CASM’s Climate Summits and Forums and has been our group’s organizational rock as co-chair. 

Zac Gaidzik was recognized for his inventive work developing and leading our Climate Corps youth-based climate awareness program. “Its about people”, was his reminder to all of us as we continue our work encouraging friends, family and policymakers to take action on the climate crisis, stressing the power of our personal connections.  

CASM co-chairs Cris Gutierrez and Laurene von Klan highlighted our recent accomplishments and the work we plan to do in the coming years:  expansion of the Climate Corps, more educational forums and new initiatives such as our Solar Brunch project, which are neighbor-to-neighbor gatherings that demystify the process and options for producing solar power on homes.  All of these programs bring our community together to support the city’s ambitious new Climate Action and Adaptation plan. 

CASM is also focused on building its capacity — with more funding, volunteers and skills.  There are numerous ways that you can participate and our success depends on friends like you, so if you are interested, please get in touch!  
And a final thank you goes to the Victorian for so graciously hosting us in their beautiful space!

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