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!

Get Lively: Seed Bombs and Bike Rides!

Throughout April, we can spring into all kinds of climate actions that express a fierce love for Mother Earth. Seed bombs spread planting wildflowers, not edibles, to burst forth in barren or untended lands.  The story and history are fascinating.  On Saturday, April 15, a Seed Bomb Social takes place at noon at Santa Monica's Virginia Park Library Annex, 2201 Pico Blvd.  The Kidical Mass ride … Continue reading Get Lively: Seed Bombs and Bike Rides!

Water Conservation Means Water Neutrality and Drought-Friendly Gardens! And More!

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, there is a public meeting on Santa Monica's Water Neutrality Ordinance, 6 - 7 p.m. at 330 Olympic Dr., Santa Monica. Water conservation is our new normal. So, it's also great to hear on KCRW Dean Kubani, Santa Monica's Chief Sustainability Officer, and Sunset Park neighbors share why they are happy to have … Continue reading Water Conservation Means Water Neutrality and Drought-Friendly Gardens! And More!

When the Climate Action Gets Tough . . . “We, the People” Get Going!

Our local leaders are stepping up.  California is leading in what it means not just to be a state, but to be a state of mind and a force of Nature as the Trump Administration tries to make it easier to pollute the planet and harm life!  The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on … Continue reading When the Climate Action Gets Tough . . . “We, the People” Get Going!

Your Voice Matters: Keep Calling the Feds!

If you are wondering whether your calls to the elected officials can get results, you bet they can!  Just read what one congressional staffer experienced in  answering calls, like yours. Keep those calls and letters going. Tell your elected officials that you expect an Environmental Protection Agency budget that safeguards the environment and public health.  Also, tell the … Continue reading Your Voice Matters: Keep Calling the Feds!

Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained:

This is it. The battle over the future of US climate policy is officially underway. Yesterday morning Trump signed a new executive order with far reaching consequence for our environment here in Santa Monica, and for the rest of the world by undoing much of Obama's signature climate policy meant to curb green house gas … Continue reading Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained:

Santa Monica is Strengthening its Resiliency

As CASM 's mission is to help everyone playing their role in helping Santa Monica in becoming carbon-neutral with community resiliency, it is important that the City hired its first Chief Resilience Officer earlier this year.  Each of us can share what we need to thrive in the wake of climate change.  Share your ideas for Santa … Continue reading Santa Monica is Strengthening its Resiliency

Call the Feds! As the State of the Global Climate Worsens, U.S. Climate Rules and EPA Budget are Slashed!

This week the World Meteorological Organization published its annual report, the State of Global Climate.  While the climate news is challenging, the president has cut climate rules and released a budget proposal that would slash the EPA's funds for safeguarding the environment and public health. Tell our senators and congressmen and officials to make sure the EPA has the money to do good … Continue reading Call the Feds! As the State of the Global Climate Worsens, U.S. Climate Rules and EPA Budget are Slashed!

This Sunday! Hear the holy words of Environmental Sustainability!

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!