Entries by Jock Gilchrist

Q&A: Climate-friendly agriculture at Straus Family Creamery, with Albert Straus and Joseph Button

I sat down recently with owner Albert Straus and Sustainability Director Joseph Button to discuss Straus Family Creamery’s approach to creating a climate-friendly dairy. Straus is a member of The Climate Center’s Business Network, a group of more than 70 businesses collaborating to advance bold, equitable climate policy in California. Straus is also pioneering techniques […]

Electric vehicles are the future – economics, climate change, and public health require it

by Jock Gilchrist and Buddy Burch Of all the problems we face in the wake of COVID-19, the slowdown of China’s EV manufacturing may not seem that important. However, this slowdown comes at a particularly bad time– when scientists are realizing just how deadly fossil fuel pollution actually is in the face of the pandemic. […]

March 22nd Clean Cars campaign launch was smashing success

On the evening of March 22nd, over 100 people convened in downtown Santa Rosa to support the launch of the Clean Cars Campaign. The Climate Center (CCP) is mobilizing supporters and organizations throughout the state to support landmark legislation from Assemblymember Ting (D – San Francisco). His bill would allow only new zero-emissions vehicles to […]

Breaking the climate silence in the age of mega-hurricanes

“Terrible.” “Seismic. “An experience out of this world.” “Catastrophic.” “Like a movie I never want to see.” These are the words and phrases used by inhabitants of Caribbean islands as Hurricane Irma tore through the region last week. By this time, Irma had already broken the record for strongest sustained winds, howling at 185mph for […]