We are hiring environmentally savvy high school and college students! The CASM Climate Corps 2017 applications are live!

The CASM Climate Corps 2017 members carry forth Climate Action Santa Monica's mission by engaging the community for people to understand the climate and the environmental impact of their everyday choices. The Climate Corps will learn how individuals, families and neighbors contribute to Santa Monica's sustainability and share resources that can assist everyone in reducing … Continue reading We are hiring environmentally savvy high school and college students! The CASM Climate Corps 2017 applications are live!

Local Climate Action Alert: Santa Monica-Malibu School District Stakeholders, Families, Neighbors, Friends, Sustainability Stakeholders, We Need You!

From Climate Action Santa Monica Advisor and SMMUSD Science Instructor Benjamin Kay: We are pushing for greater sustainability within SMMUSD. We need our schools and students to become more environmentally, economically, and socially aware and responsible. Thursday, May 18, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District 1651 16th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 Our … Continue reading Local Climate Action Alert: Santa Monica-Malibu School District Stakeholders, Families, Neighbors, Friends, Sustainability Stakeholders, We Need You!

Local Climate Action Alert: Today and Tu., May 9, Tell Santa Monica Council that We Need to be Safe as We Walk & Bike!

Thanks to our friends at Santa Monica SPOKE, we know that at the May 9th meeting the City Council will hear from staff and the public on the City's efforts on pedestrian and biking safety programs, infrastructure improvements and implementation on Vision Zero.  Here is the Staff Report on Vision Zero, Bike Action Plan, and Pedestrian Action Plan  Implementation.  Will you … Continue reading Local Climate Action Alert: Today and Tu., May 9, Tell Santa Monica Council that We Need to be Safe as We Walk & Bike!

Los Amigos Park is getting a Water Saving Makeover!

From the Santa Monica Office of Sustainability: The Los Amigos Park Stormwater Harvesting and Direct Use Demonstration Project, a collaboration with the Santa Monica-Malibu School District and the Metropolitan Water District, marks another first in infrastructure advancement and water self-sufficiency. Los Amigos is the first retrofit project to harvest offsite wet and dry weather runoff from an adjacent … Continue reading Los Amigos Park is getting a Water Saving Makeover!

California Stands in First Place for Renewables

In late March, California set its renewable energy record, exceeding 50% of its energy use based on clean renewables for a full day.  A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, "Clean Energy Momentum," lauds California,"a stellar all-around performer, leads the way on clean energy momentum. The Golden State appears in eight top-10 lists. It is tops … Continue reading California Stands in First Place for Renewables

Britain’s Day without Coal! One Day will not be Enough.

On Friday, April 21, Britain experienced its first day without coal since the Industrial Revolution,  Year after year, month after month, now day after day, reliance on coal is falling.  Fossil free days cannot come fast enough as the world's CO2 emissions top 410 ppm in the atmosphere, far beyond the 350 ppm that scientists have deemed acceptable for … Continue reading Britain’s Day without Coal! One Day will not be Enough.

Los Angeles County Advances Community Choice Energy!

Thanks to the Los Angeles County Supervisors and Sheila Kuehl's leadership, Los Angeles Community Choice Energy is moving ahead.  The organizing by South Bay Clean Power kick-started and informed the effort to create a local, public energy provider.  Santa Monica is exploring whether to be a part of the County's or SBCP's entity or establish its independent initiative to … Continue reading Los Angeles County Advances Community Choice Energy!

Call to March for Science: Happy Earth Day, Saturday April 22!

Rachel Carson's breaking Silent Spring woke people up 55 years ago. On this Earth Day, the March for Science breaks the silence about how recklessly science and truth are ignored or twisted to deny climate change and other environmental and public health concerns.  We need you to be a part of the March for Science, Sat., April 22, Pershing … Continue reading Call to March for Science: Happy Earth Day, Saturday April 22!

California Drought Emergency Ends and the Desert Wildflowers are Wildly Blooming!

Even though the realities of climate change make the likelihood of droughts being more intense in the future, this season the rains in most of California are giving rise to new life.  Following the wet winter, a wildflower superbloom colors deserts.  Last week, Governor Brown lifted the drought emergency while emphasizing that water conservation must continue.  We can take nothing for … Continue reading California Drought Emergency Ends and the Desert Wildflowers are Wildly Blooming!