SPUR Evening Symposium: Closing the Climate Gap: perspectives on environmental justice and the Bay Area’s future

"While climate change affects us all, it will have a more severe effect on people of color and the poor.  Join us for a presentation by UC Berkeley’s Rachel Morello-Frosch, co-author of The Climate Gap (2009), followed by a panel discussion of  what Bay Area businesses and organizations are doing to reduce the disproportionate impacts of climate change. Panelists include educator Michele Rodriguez, Emily Kirsch of the Ella Baker Center and Erica Mackie, co-founder of Gridalternatives. Join us for a reception beforehand at 5:00.  Co-sponsored by the Northern California chapter of the American Planning Association. (AICP credits pending.)"


This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, get up to date on the city’s neighborhood plans, hear about the latest transit information for your cell phone, and find a Valentine who shares your love of bikes and chocolate. Here are the week’s highlights: Monday: SFBC Phone Banking. Volunteer to phone bank with the SFBC: no cold calling, just simple reminders […]

SPUR Transportation and Climate Adaptation

From SPUR: LUNCHTIME FORUM Image credit: Flickr user MTAPhotos Hurricane Sandy and other recent extreme weather events underscore the importance of preparing for climate variability and change. But understanding the on-the-ground implications of climate change can be challenging, especially since we can’t precisely predict the future of our climate. Join Beth Rodehorst of ICF International Joe LaClair of the San […]

Climate Ride Team EBBC Meet & Greet

From EBBC: Come join Renee Rivera, EBBC’s Executive Director and Blake Holiday from Climate Ride to learn more about the California Climate Ride and Team EBBC. We’re recruiting team members for the first-ever Team EBBC on this year’s Climate Ride California. This October 2-6, you can be part of the fun and support EBBC at […]

Senate Democrats Poke Holes in GOP’s Climate Change ‘Boycott’

Republicans on the Senate environment committee made good on their vow to boycott this morning’s first meeting on climate change legislation, leaving Democrats to poke holes in the GOP’s insistence on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis of the bill. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) visited the environment panel this morning to read a statement […]

1000 New Cyclists Workshop: Put the brakes on Climate Change

From EBBC: Free Climate Action Workshop, Thurs. Feb. 17, 7-9pm, Berkeley Bike Station (co-sponsored with Ecology Center) – Sign up! Free flat fixes from the Bike Station for the first 5 people to signup. Bicycling, even one day a week, makes you a climate activist. Interested in deepening your activism? Whether you’re new to the […]