Entries by Ann Hancock

How’s Ann?

Those who know me are naturally curious when learning the news that Ellie Cohen became the new CEO of The Climate Center (formerly the Center for Climate Protection). Am I retiring? Cutting back? Motivated by some other personal reason? This concern really touches me. Here’s the backstory. The move to hire Ellie was strictly mission-driven […]

COP24 – recap, and how the Center is moving forward with climate solutions

COP24 largely missed the chance to propel the world toward climate solutions commensurate with the scale of the problem. Even the location of the U.N. climate conference – in Katowice, a coal-producing city in Poland – symbolizes the gnarly challenges to protecting the climate. The Climate Center isn’t waiting for international or national action. We […]

The Center will offer another inspiring gathering based on October’s success

On October 11th we celebrated with about 100 of the Center’s supporting partners at the Charles Schulz Museum. After refreshments, mingling, and a welcome from Jeannie Schulz,  Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains gave an inspiring talk about the movement that abolished slavery in the British Empire. Abolishing slavery seemed impossible at the time, […]

New Climate Control video

We like to yuk it up at The Climate Center. This may seem twisted because we’re so focused on the climate crisis. But laughing makes everything more fun. Plus, humor can be a good tool for communicating when sticking to the facts can be so terrifying and a turnoff to the very people we want […]

AB 1745 – Clean Cars update

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the bill’s author, pulled it for 2018 and will reintroduce it in 2019. Said Assemblyman Ting, “If we want clean air, we need clean cars. For the sake of our health and our environment, we need to move away from gas-powered vehicles. While we won’t be able to achieve that through […]

New greenhouse gas report highlights successes, challenges, and opportunities for California

The Climate Center just released the new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report for Sonoma County for 2016. The good news is that emissions from electricity have gone down since the inception of Sonoma Clean Power, the region’s Community Choice Energy program. The reduction of emissions in electricity was so significant that Sonoma County’s overall GHG […]

Team changes at The Climate Center

Welcome! Jock Gilchrist was recently hired to be the Assistant to the Executive Director, a new position. His background is in health care. As an intern with us since the beginning of the year, he’s been part of the R & D team working on the Center’s new initiative. Jock’s blog related to this is […]