Real-time Ridesharing Survey Results

We recently conducted a survey for our new Real-Time Ridesharing pilot and got a great response, with over 1,000 taking the survey. Over 50% said they would likely or definitely try a real-time ridesharing system as currently planned (which will include incentives for pilot participants). Nearly 60% said they would try the system if gas prices […]

Local Annual Conference: Preserving Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change – May 26

Join leaders from Sonoma County government, business and the community at large for “Climate Protection: Everybody Profits” in Petaluma. This year’s theme is “Food, Farming and You: Addressing the Pickle We Are In.” For a full program and registration>

Poll Finds That Public’s Support for Alternative Energy Transcends Political Boundaries

A new Pew Research Center poll “Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology” finds strong support for the environment and clean energy across party affiliations. 71% of Americans believe “this country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment.” For the complete poll results. Overall the public prioritizes developing alternative energy over expanding oil, […]

Ghilotti Goes Green

Ghilotti Construction Company, the largest contractor in Sonoma, Marin and Napa, is a Business for Clean Energy sponsor and is demonstrating leadership in the industry by reducing its environmental impact. Some of the company’s accomplishments: using biodiesel blend for trucks and heavy equipment, recycling jobsite asphalt and concrete materials, construction of a “Green” corporate headquarters, […]

Dynamic Ridesharing Program to Revitalize Car Pooling

Last week the Press Democrat ran an editorial about declining car pooling. For the complete editorial> Alan Strachan, an advisor to the Campaign, responded with a letter to the editor. Strachan points out that “The Metropolitan Transportation Commission recently chose to fund a collaboration between the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and the Climate Protection Campaign […]

Using Incentives, Analy Students Achieve 21% Reduction in Single Passenger Commutes

Using Incentives, Analy Students Achieve 21% Reduction in Single Passenger Commutes The AP Statistics class at Analy High School participated in a year-long project with the Climate Protection Campaign’s Cool Schools program to understand the greenhouse gas impact of student drivers at their school. For three weeks this spring the class developed an initiative to […]

Youth Energy Summit

September 21 from 4-6 pm in the Analy High School Auditorium there will be a Youth Energy Summit, followed by a reception in the school garden with food and networking opportunities from 6-7 pm. Featured speaker: Alec Loorz, high school student, who has spoken at venues across the country regarding climate change and youth involvement. […]

Obama on Clean Energy

BP Disaster has Obama Talking About Clean Energy “For decades, we have talked and talked about the need to end America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels.  And for decades, we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires.  Time and again, the path forward has been blocked – not only […]