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Sunday, February 22, 2009

SF City Hall endorses Earth Hour 2009!



The City Hall of San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Wade Crowfoot and local government officials are in full support of Earth Hour on March 28th, 2009. This worldwide event to combat global climate change happens from 8:30pm to 9:30pm; to have people turn off their lights and other non-essential power for one hour of action and solidarity. There will be a full list of events going on throughout the day and culminating in the lights going out on city landmarks, businesses, commercial buildings and private residences.
Log onto:
www.earthhourus.org/sanfrancisco/sanfran cisco.php
for more information and about how to best participate!

March 28th, 2009 8:30pm to 9:30pm Turn Out, Take Action!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Van Jones's Landmark Green Jobs Speech!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thomas Friedman on the Green Revolution


Thomas Friedman pushes ‘green revolution’ during CU visit
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist speaks at Macky

BOULDER, Colo. — Thomas Friedman wants Al Gore to apologize.

Not for sounding the alert about the effects of global warming, but instead for underplaying the consequences of not reversing the current course.

“The climate science has been going beyond even what Al Gore predicted five years ago,” he said. “All the climate deniers are going to live long enough to see how wrong they are.”

The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign-affairs columnist and best-selling author addressed a sold-out crowd Monday night at the University of Colorado. The talk centered on his latest book, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded.”

“This book is my argument about how we get our groove back as a country,” he said.

He said America can get back on track by staging a “green revolution,” saying the country needs to redefine what it means to “live like an American.”

“Green is the new red, white and blue,” he said.

He said the country that owns “abundant, cheap, clean, reliable electrons and molecules” will be the country with the most economic power and highest standard of living.

“Energy technology is the next great global industry,” he said.

He said the key to the green revolution will be innovation, stimulated by making “dirty fuels” more expensive and “clean fuels” cheaper. To do that, he said, it’s necessary for Congress to pass a carbon tax.

Ultimately, he said, the word “green” should disappear.

Instead of a small number of energy-efficient buildings and cars, he said, all should be built that way — eliminating the need for a “green” designation.

“It won’t be a green car, just a car,” he said.

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/feb/16/thomas-friedman-cu-boulder-green-revolution/

Thursday, February 12, 2009

PG& E's ClmateSmart

http://www.joinclimatesmart.com/

What Is the ClimateSmart™ program?

The ClimateSmart program, a first-of-its-kind, helps you to balance out your home's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through environmental conservation, restoration and protection projects. By adding a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to your monthly PG&E bill—around $5 a month for the typical home—you can join the fight against climate change and reduce your carbon footprint.