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New Energy for a New Era – June 4

Professor Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, will outline current and projected energy needs, identify promising new technologies, and map out how we can shift away from carbon-based sources. June 4 7:30 pm Presented by Acterra Fenwick & West 801 California Street Mountain View

350 Home and Garden Challenge Kickoff – March 25

READY, SET, ACT! On May 18th and 19th, join thousands of people across Sonoma County who will rise to the challenge of creating a more sustainable community. Building upon the incredible success of 2,304 actions in 2012, this year’s bold goal is to inspire 3,500 actions to grow food, conserve water, save energy, green our transportation, shop […]

“Chasing Ice” Screening – April 20

Transition Santa Rosa is happy to announce a movie screening of Chasing Ice, a fascinating film by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog. His hauntingly beautiful time-lapse videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered […]

San Francisco Climate Rally Feb 17th

Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline would mean a massive increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Join thousands of others from over 70 organizations this Sunday in San Francisco at the State Department Office on Market Street. Demand that the permit for Keystone XL be rejected. WHEN: Sunday, February 17th, 1-3pm WHERE: 1 Market St, San Francisco 94105 […]

Carbon Free Water Tour – April 11

Sonoma County Water Agency is hosting a tour of energy and sustainability they have developed in an effort to deliver carbon-free water by 2015. The tour will include solar panels, ground source and pond loop geoexchange heating and cooling systems, electric vehicle charging stations and the Hybrid and Plug in Hybrid Electrical fleet, and the […]

The Promise and Reality of Electric Vehicles – April 2

Rafael Reyes, Executive Director of Bay Area Climate Collaborative, will moderate a panel of experts discussing how innovations in EV technology (including batteries, charging stations and design) can point the way to continuing mobility while offering new options for large scale solutions to energy storage. Join Acterra for a series of exciting conversations focused on […]

Sustainable Enterprise Conference – April 26

On April 26, Climate Protection Campaign Renewable Energy Manger Woody Hastings will moderate a panel featuring Supervisor Efren Carrillo, Dean Soiland, Lou Ratto, and Duane Hartley. Panelists will describe the anticipated opportunities from Sonoma Clean Power, a game-changing proposed program to buy and generate electricity for businesses and residents. This local initiative promises to remake the energy […]

Another Important Legislative Victory for Community Choice Energy

A two-year struggle to defeat an insidious piece of legislation in Sacramento, Assembly Bill 976, has come to a happy conclusion. On September 27 Governor Brown vetoed AB976 and added a brief signing statement (see below). In this statement the Governor echoed what community choice proponents drove home repeatedly in committee hearings and elsewhere. The […]

GreenBiz Forum in SF – Feb 26-28

Framed by the 2013 State of Green Business report, the 2013 GreenBiz Forum brings together thought leaders and sustainability executives to define the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business today. Gain insight. The information-packed Forum coincides with the release of GreenBiz.com’s “State of Green Business 2013,” the acclaimed annual status report on corporate environmental trends and progress. Understand the […]