May Day!  May Day!  May Day!

by Margaret Spaulding, CCP supporter This call has been used to signal a life-threatening emergency, primarily by aviators and mariners. On this past May Day (May 1), a glorious Sunday in Sonoma County, a group of climate protection supporters gathered to celebrate progress reigning in greenhouse gases and to share concerns about the need to […]

NEW: Community Choice Energy Resource for California

The Center for Climate Protection is proud to announce the launch of a new statewide Community Choice Energy online resource. Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is an online hub of information, resources, and conversation for communities interested in Community Choice Energy – whether they’re exploring the option, conducting a technical study, already serving customers, or citizens […]

Youth Provide a Voice for Climate Protection at BAAQMD

The Center for Climate Protection’s Youth Advisory Board took their climate message to San Francisco earlier this month to present to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District about the ECO2school program’s accomplishments. The meeting was powerfully moving for both the student participants as well as the board members. Johanna Paine, a senior at Montgomery High School, shared […]

The Center welcomes Ross to the team

The Center for Climate Protection is proud to welcome Ross Markey to the team as a student intern. He will be spending a year working with us on projects related to expanding renewable energy and Community Choice Energy in California. Ross is a Sonoma County native and is currently pursuing a B.A. from Sonoma State […]

Quiz: How well do you know the candidates’ climate views?

This could go down in the books as one of the most interesting presidential elections in history. Candidate statements on all of the issues have been quite colorful throughout this long campaign cycle. At the Center for Climate Protection, we’ve been keenly aware of the peculiar stripes that the candidates have shown with regard to climate change. How well do […]

Carbon footprint mapping: A powerful tool for revealing climate solutions

You don’t have to be a climate nerd to appreciate a good carbon footprint map. Measuring carbon emissions is a little like counting calories and steps. Just as data collection has emerged as a winning tool for achieving better, life-saving health (think FitBit), so too can data inform species-saving strategies for the health of the planet. […]

YES Conference Empowers Youth Climate Activists and Inspires Hope

Twenty-three students from Sonoma County attended the Youth for Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on January 30 at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. The conference is organized Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to bring together middle and high school students from the greater Bay Area to talk […]

San Bernardino County Energy Symposium Draws Desert Preservation Activists and Elected Officials

About 100 community leaders and clean energy advocates convened for a Local Energy Symposium on January 25th, hosted by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association in Yucca Valley, not far from Joshua Tree National Monument. Earlier in the day, a smaller group of elected officials, water agency representatives, and other stakeholders attended a question-and-answer session focused […]

The Forks in the Road after the Paris Agreement

by Mike Sandler Without a doubt, the Paris Agreement is historic. It provides some much-needed relief to the UN process and the leaders of the world who suffered a major setback after the UN’s Copenhagen breakdown in 2009. It lets a term-limited President of the United States claim to have set laudably ambitious goals, and […]