Two financial institutions find ways to be sustainable and successful

(Published July 11, 2016 in the North Bay Business Journal) Any financial institution that claims to protect its clients’ or members’ hard-earned investments needs to emulate the innovative sustainability programs of  Redwood Credit Union and Beneficial State Bank.The connection may not seem obvious but the reason is as simple as cause and effect.  Climate change […]

No escaping the climate crisis, even in paradise (especially in paradise)

Punta Cana, a resort area at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is an over-the-top paradise of white sand, palm trees, turquoise seas, and 24/7 whatever-you-desire, all-inclusive vacation deals. That’s where my wife, our family, and I recently spent five days. While there, we discovered a harsh reality that hides in plain sight in […]

Southeast Greenway 2016 Planning Meeting | Feb. 20, 2016

2016 is a pivotal year for the Southeast Greenway. Come find out how you can play a role in creating a vibrant Greenway in Santa Rosa and share in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for community imagining during the coming year. Event: Southeast Greenway 2016 – The Time Is Now! Where: Montgomery High School Cafeteria, 1250 Hahman Drive, […]

Northern California Climate Mobilization Event | Nov. 21, 2015

Take part in a mass mobilization to express your support of and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Join thousands of others to raise your voice in advance of the 2015 UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21). When: November 21, 2015 – Saturday 10:30 am – Gather at Lake Merritt Amphitheatre 12:00 noon – March 1:00 pm – […]

Green Teen Gathering | Nov. 13, 2015

The Green Teen Gathering is an event for teens who care about the future of our planet. It’s an opportunity to meet other like-minded, green teens and learn about how to get involved in the community. When: Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:30-8:30pm Where: Montgomery High School Cafeteria Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Middletown […]

“This Changes Everything Screening” | Oct. 29, 2015

“What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi […]

Exciting Progress & Harsh Realities in the Race to Low-Carbon Energy | Oct. 29, 2015

When: Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:30pm Where: Spring Lake Village Auditorium 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa Members & SLV free: Visitors $5 Who: The program will be presented by Professor Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, Director Emeritus of the University of California Energy Institute and the Energy Institute at Haas What: Exciting […]

26th Annual National Bioneers Conference | October 16-18, 2015

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. This year’s conference will feature a mind-bending kaleidoscope of visionary leaders and innovators across a diverse range of domains, from climate leadership and grassroots democracy technologies to restorative justice and arts and social change. View the 2015 Conference Brochure […]

Sustainability Day at SSU | Oct. 21, 2015

Sonoma State University invites anyone interested in learning more about sustainability issues to participate in a day of free lectures and activities. The Sustainable SSU /”Do One Thing Today” campaign, known as “dott,” is a call to action to all in the SSU community to do one thing each day — small or large –to help […]

2015 Silicon Valley Grid of the Future Summit | Nov. 12, 2015

When: Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PST) Where: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2845 Lafayette Street Santa Clara, CA 95050 OVERVIEW: Join us on November 12th at Hitachi to engage companies and government agencies in a discussion about the direction for the distributed, data-driven grid of the future. The 1st annual Grid of […]