Entries by Niki Woodard

Solar: A Gateway to Innovative, Net Zero Living

What does the future of clean energy look like from the perspective of a solar installer? It’s bright, according to Jeff Mathias, co-owner of Sebastopol-based Synergy Solar Systems. For Jeff, solar is a gateway to innovation and moving customers to a net zero carbon footprint. “Any solar vendor just selling solar is doing a disservice,” […]

Quiz: How well do you know the candidates’ climate views?

This could go down in the books as one of the most interesting presidential elections in history. Candidate statements on all of the issues have been quite colorful throughout this long campaign cycle. At The Climate Center, we’ve been keenly aware of the peculiar stripes that the candidates have shown with regard to climate change. How well do you know […]

Carbon footprint mapping: A powerful tool for revealing climate solutions

You don’t have to be a climate nerd to appreciate a good carbon footprint map. Measuring carbon emissions is a little like counting calories and steps. Just as data collection has emerged as a winning tool for achieving better, life-saving health (think FitBit), so too can data inform species-saving strategies for the health of the planet. […]

Symposium inspires innovation and camaraderie

Innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie emerged as themes defining The Climate Center’s second Business of Local Energy Symposium, held March 4, 2016. Titled “Creating the Clean Energy Economy,” the Symposium’s keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on Community Choice energy and how to optimize competition and choice for significant greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, and local […]

YES Conference Empowers Youth Climate Activists and Inspires Hope

Twenty-three students from Sonoma County attended the Youth for Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on January 30 at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. The conference is organized Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to bring together middle and high school students from the greater Bay Area to talk […]

Southeast Greenway 2016 Planning Meeting | Feb. 20, 2016

2016 is a pivotal year for the Southeast Greenway. Come find out how you can play a role in creating a vibrant Greenway in Santa Rosa and share in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for community imagining during the coming year. Event: Southeast Greenway 2016 – The Time Is Now! Where: Montgomery High School Cafeteria, 1250 Hahman Drive, […]

2016 Business of Local Energy Symposium | March 4, 2016

Creating the Clean Energy Economy: Optimizing Community Choice The Climate Center is organizing its second all-day Business of Local Energy Symposium to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy, driven by local government and business. The Symposium provides a forum to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs and to learn about current energy policy, regulations, […]

Climate Ride 2016!

Registration for 2016 Climate Rides is now open. Choose from a variety of scenic bike routes or hikes, see below. What could be better than taking an active vacation through some of the county’s most scenic lands, with a couple hundred like-minded folks committed to climate solutions, and raising money for your favorite climate action […]