Center for Climate Protection partners with MCE Clean Energy for building efficiency optimization project

California Energy Commission “Local Government Challenge Grant” awarded to team that includes the Center for Climate Protection On April 11th the Center received news that it had been awarded, along with its Project partners, $1.7M in funding for a project that will help the state achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals and that aims to […]

Marches for Science and Climate beg question: Why march?

by Laurie-Ann Barbour, Center for Climate Protection I was proud to be part of the March for Science in Santa Rosa on Earth Day – one of over 600 marches around the world highlighting the importance of science for everyone.  The marches sent a message to the current administration about the value of scientific research […]

World must reach net zero emissions sooner, study finds, to reach Paris climate goal

by Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News Greenhouse gas emissions must peak quickly and carbon capture technology must improve if there is hope of limiting warming to safe levels, researchers find. Humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases must peak within the next decade for the world to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, according to […]

Center and UC Santa Barbara students selected to partner on Community Choice Energy project

In late March the Center for Climate Protection and a group of UC Santa Barbara students received word that their project “Developing a Toolkit to Optimize Community Choice Energy Programs” has been selected for the 2017-18 cycle. It was a highly competitive process so this is exciting news. The students are in a program at […]

Welcome, Laura Ibsen

We are pleased to welcome Laura Ibsen as the new Program Coordinator for ECO2schools at the Center for Climate Protection! Laura brings a wealth of experience and education to her new roll. Previously Laura worked for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. She is passionate about cycling and loves to encourage others to bike and drive less. […]

Development Director Kristin Berger Joining the Leakey Foundation

Kudos to Kristin who, after three years as the Center for Climate Protection’s Development Director, will join the Leakey Foundation, based in the Presidio. Kristin lists the following lessons she learned while at the Center for Climate Protection: Through conversations, we gain fellowship, knowledge, and communication skills to come off the sidelines and help lead […]

Cocoa 4 Carpools – Treats for Sustainable Transit

Did you ever want to get rewarded for doing the right thing? This February students across Sonoma County delivered an important message to their peers, encouraging them to walk, bike, bus, or carpool to school. As a reward, the eco-club greeted students with either a delicious cookie or a cup of piping hot cocoa. What […]

Obama left Trump a major climate-change report — and independent scientists just said it’s accurate

The following article refers to a report partially authored by Center for Climate Protection Board Member Carl Mears. by Chris Mooney, Washington Post The United States’ top independent science experts have blessed a draft Obama administration climate science report — left behind for the Trump administration to finish — that presents a strong contrast to […]

Climate solutions video contest

Are you inspired to creatively communicate about climate solutions on film? Enter our competition! We are accepting 1-minute (max) video entries that present climate solutions. Draw on paper or a whiteboard. Sing or dance. Please include your name, location, and who you are addressing with your video. Deadline April 30th, 2017. Below is one of our […]

New climate initiative: Join us on Earth Day!

The Center for Climate Protection is conducting R & D for a new initiative for learning, building fellowship, and focusing action on effective climate solutions. We seek 12 people willing to give candid feedback to participate in an exciting focus group. If you would like to participate, please send an email that includes the following information: […]