• Sac County’s CAP is Unacceptable.

    The County’s plan is seriously inadequate. After 9-1/2 years of delay, the CAP presents more vague promises for future action. We will push them – with your help. We’ve prepared a comment tool with guiding questions and prompts so you can say you want a strong CAP. We hope you’ll find inspiration in this tool, […]

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  • #StopLine3 Rally Recap

    Yesterday, April 1st, was a really hot day on the sidewalk outside the US Army Corps of Engineers office on J street. But we were out there to say we need to stop all fossil fuel infrastructure such as Line 3 in Minnesota, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and gas infrastructure in new buildings in Sacramento. […]

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  • Sac County CAP Update

    On March 8, Sacramento County released a public draft of its CAP for 30-day public review.  We have completed an initial review and it ain’t pretty.  This draft has the same problems we commented on in previous versions.  In a nutshell, the draft: Does not reflect the County’s Climate Emergency Declaration Does not consider County land use policies that […]

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  • Dispatch from Boston: Food & Climate Change

    [Note from the Editor: Edward sent this to me and I was too busy basking in the warmth of that sweet California “winter” sun, so I am publishing it just a few weeks late!] Ksshhhhh! Attention, attention. Oncoming dispatch from a now-Bostonian-but-former-and-always-Sacramentan.  At the time of writing this, it’s the end of February, start of […]

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  • RSVP: Climate, Justice, and Jobs Summit

    On March 30th, join Valley Vision, City of Sacramento Councilman Eric Guerra, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and others for a regional working session to build equitable pipelines to jobs in the green industries of the future! We will hear from community members working in clean economy jobs, and learn about their career […]

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  • Planning for the Future of Sacramento’s Climate

    We know the time to make changes in how we live and work to slow the pace of climate change is NOW. In the recording of this forum below, we’ll hear from scientist Margaret Loehr, environmental justice advocate Michelle Manning, elected representative Tamika L’Ecluse, and youth advocate Grace Hill. We’ll learn why it’s URGENT we […]

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  • Sac County CAP – Public draft out soon!

    The County will soon release a draft CAP for public review.  The County’s first in-house draft was disappointing. The Earlier Draft: Failed to reflect the County’s December 2020 Climate Emergency Declaration, including its urgency, substantive measures, and 2030 goal (learn more); Failed to review County land use policies which facilitate “leapfrog” development and high tailpipe […]

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  • Two young people standing with "No Planet B" signs in front of the Capitol building

    350 Sacramento members respond to Sac Bee article “California will fail to meet carbon reduction goals, scathing audit of state predicts”

    Here’s what some members of 350 Sacramento are saying about the recent Sacramento Bee article by Dale Kasler. Oscar’s response Fingers crossed: The Bee’s Feb 23 article, “California will fail to meet carbon reduction goals” describes a critique of California’s climate program, but said nothing about local programs essential to meeting climate goals. Passenger vehicles […]

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  • Building Electrification 101

    What is building electrification and how does it fit in with a plan to reduce greenhouse gases? Buildings in California represent 20-25% of the state’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Building electrification is the replacement of gas appliances (furnaces, water heaters, dryers, stoves) with all-electric heat pump and induction technology, and the addition of electric […]

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  • Slow and Active Streets Launch

    Our Valentine’s Day adventure was a bike ride on Sacramento’s new slow active streets. What a great day with a few bumps in the road that were fun to (tire) iron out. First, Paul had to borrow a bike. We live in cohousing, so that was not difficult to do. (Cohousing allows us to buy […]

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