Power change by changing power

Karen Barnes handles Development for the Center for Climate Protection. This summer we continue to work on our newest project, to bring Community Choice Energy to California’s Central Valley. All regions in our state should have access to clean power. Climate and environmental impacts are magnified and debilitating for disenfranchised communities that are disproportionately impacted […]

New Climate Control video

We like to yuk it up at the Center for Climate Protection. 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 […]

The results are In! Show us the numbers!

We live in the age of fit-bits and health apps that give us instant feedback on step-counts and calories. So why not carbon footprints? How about connecting the dots between self-care, the health of our planet and the power of collective, measurable climate actions? At ECO2school, we closely consider the impact of our transportation choices […]

Destiny Rodriguez joins the Center as a community organizer

My name is Destiny Rodriguez, and I am an advocate for a stable climate and clean air, water, and soil – and for the environmental protections that are required to achieve those things. I have been an advocate for these things for as long as I can remember – from organizing recycle days and beautification projects in high […]

Center’s World Changers scholars engage peers for impact

Meet the World Changers: The Center for Climate Protection’s ECO2school’s Youth Leadership Development program provides climate leadership training for Sonoma County’s high school youth. The upcoming generation have been brought up in an unsustainable high-energy-consumption lifestyle. They need a pathway away from dirty energy consumption and toward a positive future. Through our ECO2school Program, the […]

Jodi Seward joins the Center as Ann Hancock’s Executive Assistant

I’m Jodi Seward, and I come to the fight against climate change from a very personal place. Where petroleum products are concerned…especially exhaust emissions, I am a canary in a coal mine. I moved to Santa Rosa in 1989 because my home in Redwood City sat between the 101 and 280 freeways and my struggle […]

Community Choice leaders celebrate providing power with purpose

The Center’s 2018 symposium on June 5th displayed CCA power and purpose

The Center for Climate Protection hosted this year’s “Business of Local Energy Symposium” in Sacramento on June 5th to discuss Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and how to provide their customers power with purpose. That is, how to accelerate clean energy deployment, improve local programs, and navigate the extremely dynamic energy market in California going forward. […]

Meet Max Meredith, our data intern

Hi! My name is Max Meredith and I am a summer intern for the ECO2school program. I am currently finishing up my Bachelors of Arts degree in Sustainability with a minor in Statistics from San Diego State University and I am joining the ECO2school Program team to assist with data collection and analysis. I became […]

Mike Turgeon, on behalf of the Friends of the Santa Rosa Climate Action Plan

A city council do-over vote translates to a vote for a climate action study

by Mike Turgeon, Climate Action Fellow, Center for Climate Protection Not often in politics do the people get a do-over vote. That is precisely what occurred on Tuesday, May 15, at the Santa Rosa City Council meeting. The topic of the vote was whether the City would hold a study session on an “all-electric ready“ […]

The guilty tourist

Mike Turgeon participated in our first Climate Action Fellowship course last year, and helped lead our second course at the beginning of this year. by Mike Turgeon, Climate Action Fellow Truth be told, I should never get on an airplane again!  That is what my inner climate voice wants me to hear, apparently.  I recently […]