County Water Board Votes to Take “All Steps Necessary” to Create Sonoma Clean Power

Santa Rosa, CA – The Sonoma County Water Agency Board voted today to “authorize and direct staff of the Sonoma County Water Agency to take all steps necessary to implement the Sonoma Clean Power program.” Climate Protection Campaign applauds the Board for moving forward decisively. “It’s all systems go,” said Climate Protection Campaign Executive Director … Read more

Climate Protection Campaign heralds new rate estimates for Sonoma Clean Power

Santa Rosa, CA – The Climate Protection Campaign today applauded the news that Sonoma Clean Power’s projected rates for greener power will be competitive with PG&E’s. This news comes from the Sonoma County Water Agency’s preliminary analysis of eleven bids submitted by private energy service companies that want to supply power to Sonoma County. “Sonoma … Read more

Forest Power?

This past weekend I participated in an interpretive tour of the Jenner Headlands, organized by the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy. I was not anticipating that the tour would relate directly to my work helping to establish Sonoma Clean Power. However, it became clear early in the presentation that it just may. A significant part of … Read more

Will Wine Country Wilt with Climate Change?

The article “Climate change will threaten wine production, study shows” reports that traditional wine growing areas will find it more difficult to grow wine grapes over the next forty years, and that production will shift to other regions.    In response, fifty Sonoma County wine industry leaders recently met in Healdsburg to learn  about  Sonoma … Read more

Solar power for $20

As I was taking my laundry off the line on Sunday, I felt a rush from that special smell of sun dried clothing. No toxic fabric softener can duplicate it. I also remembered hearing that this Friday is National Hanging Out Day, when we are all supposed to hang our clothes on the line and … Read more

Tales from Antarctica – June 15

Sune Tamm is a specialist in extreme wilderness survival. He has guided expeditions of scientists across more than a thousand miles of Antarctica. Climate scientist Carl Mears is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as one of the world’s foremost experts on temperature data. They will share photos and stories of Antarctica … Read more

Students document large carbon footprint

  Jade Wilson, a junior at Sonoma County’s Windsor High School, is motivated to rock the world and help solve the climate crisis. Her first step – taking a lead role in Climate Protection Campaign’s ECO2school program. In parallel with counterparts in six other local high schools, Jade recently led a team that surveyed students about their … Read more

Meet ECO2school All-Star Jade Wilson

Jade Wilson is a junior at Windsor High School and one of the leaders helping put on the ECO2school challenge this April.  Jade is one busy student!  She is an AP student; a member of the Eco Club and the Interact Club; an integral member of WHS’s Leadership class; and captain of the JV soccer … Read more

Survey Documents Student Commuting Patterns

Student commutes at seven local high schools generate 13 million pounds of greenhouse gas each year, according to surveys conducted by students participating in the Climate Protection Campaign’s ECO2school program. The survey is part of the year-long effort by students to encourage classmates to walk, bike, ride the bus, and carpool to school. ECO2school is … Read more