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Climate e-News – Do Something

Stop Prop 23
Join the opposition to Prop 23. Over 30 cities including Los Angeles and Sacramento, hundreds of business leaders, and many public officials to oppose Proposition 23, the deceptively titled “California Jobs Initiative.” A whopping 97% of funds come from the oil industry, with most from two large out-of-state oil companies, Valero and Tesoro. To see the coalition opposing this job killing legislation > Let your friends know to vote no on Prop 23. For more on how you can help >

Join Us at Beautiful Quarryhill Garden Oct 2nd, 3 to 7 PM
Discover a hidden gem in Sonoma County, the beautiful Quarryhill Botanical Garden. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the largest collections of wild-collected Asian plants in the world. Join the Climate Protection Campaign on Saturday, October 2nd.

Event Features

  • Docent-led tours of this extensive collections of Asian plants. Tours leave promptly at 3:15, 3:30, 3:45 and 4:00 p.m.
  • Presentations by Michael Ellis, Dr. Lisa Micheli and John Garn on wildlife, plants and the wine industry, and their relation to climate change
  • A delicious meal featuring local, organic food and wine, shared with community members
  • Fabulous silent auction items for outdoors enthusiasts and more
  • Fantastic door prize – A VIP Tour and Tasting for four, plus two bottles of wine from Valley of the Moon Winery

Tickets are $75 each; all proceeds support the Climate Protection Campaign. Space is limited Purchase Tickets Now>

For more details, directions and pictures of Quarryhill, go to our website >

Help Reduce Auto Emissions
Weigh in now on Obama administration’s new fuel efficiency standards. This month the Obama administration will begin developing new fuel efficiency and carbon standards for all types of vehicles covering model years 2017-2025. This is an opportunity to transform the auto fleet and push one of the greatest levers for reducing transportation emissions.

Fill out this online form to ask President Obama to set new pollution and fuel economy standards that will achieve at least 60 miles per gallon and emit no more than 143 grams of CO2 per mile by 2025.

Other Events
Sept. 20 – at 7:30 AM the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy’s 6th annual symposium “Building a Prosperous and Livable Community.” For Details >

Sept. 21 – from 4-6 PM in the Analy High School Auditorium there will be a Youth Energy Summit, followed by a reception in the school garden with food and networking opportunities from 6-7 PM. Featured speaker: Alec Loorz, high school student, who has spoken at venues across the country regarding climate change and youth involvement. Also speaking: Tor Allen on solar energy and presentations on Zero waste, transportation, and food. For more information >

Sept. 25 – Biking is encouraged to the free Book Festival where the Bicycle Coalition offers bike valet service. We’re giving a special plug for this event because Melissa Kelley, ringleader for our Oct. 2nd Quarryhill event, is also organizing the Book Festival, a celebration of literature and literacy where you’ll enjoy author readings, panel discussions, Paws for Reading buddy dogs, a Teen Poetry Slam, kids activities such as storytellers and face painting, and nearly 100 exhibitor booths! More information: www.socobookfest.org.

Oct 10 – As part of 350.org’s Global Work Party Daily Acts, the Post Carbon Institute, the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, the Climate Protection Campaign, the North Bay Institute for Green Technology, Eco-Workforce Collective, the GoLocal Cooperative and Sonoma County Health Action invite you to take action as they try to engage at least 10,000 residents to reduce their personal and community carbon footprint. We have to show politicians in Washington that we are doing something to turn up the heat for change. To join in click here > To see Bill McKibben, leader of the 350.org movement on David Letterman explaining what we need to accomplish with this work day click here >

Oct 14th at 7 PM at the Jackson Theater a panel of experts will explore “Factory Farms or Grass-raised Animals?” Dan Imhoff, who has a new book, CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories will speak about the business and agricultural practices of CAFOs and lead the panel discussion on local alternatives to factory raised meat, eggs, and dairy products. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are prodigious greenhouse gas producers. Other panel members include Mac Magruder, Stephanie Larson and Duskie Estes. For more information >