Youth speak at the Climate Strike in Santa Rosa on September 20, 2019

The Climate Center’s youth demand real action– climate policy for rapid decarbonization

Over four million of us demonstrated across the world on September 20th. School strikers, unions, businesses, teachers, scientists, celebrities, and religious organizations took to the streets. Hearing the call to action from Greta Thunberg, people united across time zones and cultures to fight the fossil fuel industry for our future. While we might all expect […]

The Climate Center speakers Amanda Begley and Destiny Rodriguez

Public health, climate impacts, and The Climate Center’s new campaign

As the nexus between public health and climate impacts comes into sharp focus, public health officers are convening to share their challenges and strategies for addressing the climate crisis. On September 26th at the Westin Sacramento, the Health Officer Association of California (HOAC) met for their bi-annual gathering to discuss climate change as a public […]

Op-Ed: Young people are standing up for the climate. We must heed their call for rapid decarbonization.

By Efren Carrillo, Board President, and Ellie Cohen, CEO, The Climate Center Published in the North Bay Business Journal, October 7, 2019 Given the science and climate reality, we must do more. California must immediately begin enacting a suite of policies that put us solidly on the path to reversing the climate crisis by 2030. […]

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 […]

In major push for rapid decarbonization in California, The Climate Center hires new CEO

Ellie Cohen, former Point Blue CEO, will lead the Center’s collaborative efforts to address the climate emergency in California and beyond The rapid decarbonization campaign, focusing on sustainable mobility to healthy lands, expands upon the Center’s key role in growing Community Choice Energy, which now offers clean, non-fossil fuel electricity to 10 million people—one quarter […]

The root of the problem: Finding solutions for the Great Barrier Reef

by Maddie Maffia, CCP This summer, I am studying land-use practices and their impacts on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia. The GBR is the most diverse coral reef ecosystem in the world. Sadly, it has lost 80% of its coral reef coverage in the northern portion of the reef over the past decade. […]

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Supporter Spotlight: Barbara Fry

Please meet Barbara Fry, one of our loyal “sustainers.” Barbara lives in Spring Lake Village, a beautiful retirement facility in Santa Rosa.  She comes from a fascinating background. She spent many years in the Middle East including five years in Tehran as program director for the United States Bi-National Center specializing in English as a […]

A journey: From ‘Tree Freaks’ to researching greenhouse emissions in transportation

Photo: Allison Piazzoni at graduation. by Allison Piazzoni, Intern with The Climate Center All too quickly, my internship with The Climate Center has come to a close. During the five months I spent with the Center, I made lasting connections and learned valuable skills that I will take with me into my professional life. With […]

Meet Bronwyn Simmons – our new intern

My name is Bronwyn Simmons, and I go to school at Bard College, where I’m studying international affairs. I’m interested in all kinds of activism, as well as investigative journalism. On campus, I’m involved in many activist groups, including the Sunrise Movement. Our Sunrise Movement chapter is involved in pushing local politicians to back radical […]

Burning thighs are better than a burning planet

My thighs are burning but better that than a burning planet! Having never done any more biking than commuting to work or buying groceries, I stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up for the Climate Ride California – riding 250 miles over 5 days from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo to raise […]