Welcome, Efren Carrillo

Efren Carrillo served two terms on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, having been first elected in 2008 at the age of 27. While on the board he was a key leader for the establishment of Sonoma Clean Power. He also worked at the USEPA, Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Sonoma County Business Environmental Alliance, […]

Welcome, Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas is a marketing and communications consultant who works with organizations to build awareness and credibility for their key initiatives. She began her career as a business journalist in Silicon Valley and later founded her own public relations firm. After her firm was acquired by an international PR company, Susan ran their Global Technology […]

Resist, Refuse, Sue

Rep. Huffman and North Bay eco-warriors preach hope and lawsuits by Tom Gogola, Bohemian Trump may have the Winston Churchill bust in the West Wing, but the people own the legendary British leader’s Nazi-stomping message, in the North Bay and the nation of dissent at large. Speaking to an overflowing crowd at Santa Rosa Junior […]

Center for Climate Protection founder continues climate change awareness despite new challenges

by Michael Shapiro, Press Democrat Since founding the Center for Climate Protection nearly 16 years ago, Ann Hancock has worked steadily on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, raise awareness about climate change and promote cleaner energy use. For the past eight years, she shared those goals with President Barack Obama. That changed Jan. 20 […]

Thank you, supporters!

We are so very grateful to you who support our work in myriad ways! We ended the year on a high note, meeting our fundraising goals and heading into the New Year in eager anticipation of spreading our solutions far and wide for maximum impact. We look forward to bringing you climate news in 2017 […]

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Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

By Kevin J. Delaney, Quartz (qz.com), December 11, 2016 Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation. The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments next […]

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California environmental leaders, lawmakers gird for fight against President Trump

by Guy Kovner, The Press Democrat,

Transform grief and outrage, but how?

Are you feeling grief, outrage, or both? Please join us and use these feelings as fuel to create something powerful and positive. How? One word: Solutions. Let’s spread clean energy solutions that create jobs, stabilize energy prices, and offer an alternative model that gives power to the people. The Center for Climate Protection has solutions that do just […]

Student commute programs cut emissions significantly

World wide transportation accounts for only 13 percent of our carbon footprint 1.  However, in the Bay Area transportation is biggest GHG contributor, 2 and here in semi-rural Sonoma County, transportation accounts for more than half of our greenhouse gas emissions 3.  We drive a lot. So what can we do about it? The Sonoma County Transit Authority […]

Excellence in Transportation Award

Caltrans recently recognized the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Youth Program with an Excellence in Transportation Award in the Public Awareness Campaigns category. Only 13 projects received awards out of nearly 100 entries for this year’s program – from within Caltrans, public agencies, private contractors, and consultants across the state. Spare the Air Youth coordinates […]