Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza joins The Climate Center as its first Los Angeles Regional Organizer

I’m thrilled and excited to have started work for The Climate Center as our first Los Angeles Regional Organizer. Although I’ve studied and trained as a lawyer, I’ve worked on environmental policy-related initiatives for over 20 years and I believe I bring an innovative and collaborative energy to my work at The Climate Center. During … Read more

Julie Heric joins The Climate Center as its Executive & Admin Assistant

Julie Heric

My work in education emphasized reverence for the natural world. As the Office Administrator, I daily witnessed children making connections to the environment and was amazed by how effortlessly these young people understood the interconnectedness in every part of the world around them. Toddlers and preschoolers tended classroom gardens and experienced the joys of producing … Read more

Climate Center and partners: New Utility Reform and Clean Energy Resilience bills

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URGENT: Have your organization sign on here to support utility reform and clean community energy resilience. Individuals, please reach out to your state elected officials here. A key priority of The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe CA effort is to advance the ability of local governments to create fossil fuel-free, safe, resilient and accessible local electricity systems. Technology advances — including rapidly-declining … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Supporter Spotlight: Barbara Fry

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Review of Designing Climate Solutions

by Buddy Burch, The Climate Center Hal Harvey’s 2018 work entitled Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy, provides the reader with a primer in constructing effective policies to avoid catastrophic global temperature rise. Harvey is deeply ingrained in the climate movement. A graduate of Stanford University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees … Read more

New Climate Control video

We like to yuk it up at The Climate Center. This may seem twisted because we’re so focused on the climate crisis. But laughing makes everything more fun. Plus, humor can be a good tool for communicating when sticking to the facts can be so terrifying and a turnoff to the very people we want … Read more