The City of Santa Monica staff will present the city’s second Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to City Council in late May. The Plan focuses on objectives in three sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Zero Net Carbon Buildings, Zero Waste, and Sustainable Mobility. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of city residents, businesses … Continue reading City to Adopt New Climate Plan
Ed Begley, Jr. shared his experiences with solar power at Solar Brunch, a new initiative that gets neighbors talking to neighbors about an important climate change solution. Are you curious about solar power and want to hear how it has worked out for people in your neighborhood? Maybe you have solar, love it and would … Continue reading There’s a New Brunch in Town: Solar
Starting in February, 2019, you'll have the option to have 100% of your power come from clean power sources. This change will significantly reduce our carbon emissions as a city, and contribute to a healthier, clean environment we can all enjoy. The best part is, you don't have to do a thing! The Clean Power … Continue reading 100% Clean Power is coming to you Santa Monica!
ClimateFest is a free community event that will celebrate and inspire climate action, co-produced by the City of Santa Monica and Climate Action Santa Monica. Download PDF: ClimateFest Program Click here to register. En Español Program at a Glance 8:30 AM - Bike Ride with the Mayor (from City Hall) 9AM - Registration 10 AM - … Continue reading CLIMATE FEST SANTA MONICA
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@email@example.com 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