Securing a Climate Safe Tomorrow Through Leadership and Responsibility Garrett Wong leads the Climate and Energy Programs for the City of Santa Monica. As the primary author of the City's first Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013, Garrett is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions within City operations and … Continue reading This Sunday! Hear the holy words of Environmental Sustainability!
The bike hike will be lead by William Selby. In about three hours, we will explore from the Santa Monica Pier to the end of the beach bike path just past Temescal and then return to the pier. You must be capable of safely riding your bicycle along the beach path. Take advantage of this opportunity to … Continue reading Join Professor William Selby on a Natural History of Santa Monica Bay Bike Ride
All who wish to be part of the CASM Women's March Posse, meet the CASM folks at the Fourth Street EXPO Station at 7:30 AM on January 21, and we'll go to Pershing Square on the train together! Protecting Mother Earth and taking care of each other are being tested in 2017. Following 2016, the second … Continue reading Call To Action! Join CASM on Jan 21, Women’s March LA
The planet and the political environment move closer to a boiling point as 2016 comes to a close. As the Earth's temperature has increased to record highs, the U.S. elections reflect an intensity that upturned expectations, resulting in a President-Elect who has dangerously claimed that climate change is a "hoax." In these times, to confront climate change, cities will continue assuming … Continue reading As 2016 Heats Up, Climate Action Santa Monica’s Mission is Energizing!
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Reposted from NASA, By Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Loss of water from the rocks of California's Sierra Nevada caused the mountain range to rise nearly an inch (24 millimeters) in height during the drought years from October 2011 to October 2015, a new NASA study finds. In the two following years of more … Continue reading Sierras lost water weight, grew taller during drought
Reposted from Vox, By David Roberts@firstname.lastname@example.org Updated Dec 27, 2017, 9:44am EST On December 19, China officially announced that it would create the world’s largest carbon trading system, meant to help the country meet its ambitious climate change and clean energy targets. (The country wants to get 20 percent of its energy from renewables, and peak its emissions, by 2030.) It can … Continue reading China is methodically building the world’s most ambitious carbon market
Reposted from the New York Magazine, By David Wallace-Wells The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is meant to be, in Southern California, the start of rainy season. Not this year. The Thomas Fire, the worst of those roiling the region this last week, grew 50,000 acres on Sunday alone; it has now burnt 270 square miles and forced … Continue reading Climate Change Has Come for Los Angeles
Reposted from ClimateActionProgramme.org The first North American Climate Summit took place on 5 December in Chicago, with more than 40 US mayors in attendance. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address where he said: “The work is up to each of us – wherever we have some impact, wherever we have some influence. That’s why America’s … Continue reading Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit
The event is organized by the Ocean Park Association (OPA) and will showcase close to 1,500 people from all areas of the city. This year OPA received almost 100 requests to march in the parade from applicants wishing to join a tradition that has grown to include marching bands and floats representing schools, local organizations, … Continue reading Meet the Climate Corps at this year’s 4th of July Parade!
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June 6, 2017 Dear neighbors, friends, and allies, Last week, the world witnessed a decision that may have dire consequences to the future of our planet and harm the credibility of our federal government and citizens. President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement sent a shockwave through international governments, … Continue reading A Letter to Our Community