See this short, hopeful, must-watch film about the need to solve the climate change problem and get inspired!

Eco Warriors Team

View our latest newsletter here

Next Eco-Team Meeting is Wednesday October 18th, 7pm-8:30pm at 450 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, 94941 Contact: eco-lead@mvcan.org for more info.

10.12.2017

Make these Five Important Calls to Protect the Clean Power Plan
In the midst of back-to-back environmental disasters, the Trump administration has announced the dismantling of the Clean Power plan - a set of guidelines that would save billions of dollars in both climate and health-related costs. We will not let this happen: 

  • Click here to make 5 crucial calls that can fight this destructive move. 
  • And then click here to email EPA chief, Scott Pruitt. 

Quick & Easy Eco-Actions - Done in Under 10 Minutes!

Start Learning How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today: Sign up at Resilient Neighborhoods.

Start Learning How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today: Sign up at Resilient Neighborhoods.

Sept, 2017

FEATURED TEAM ACTIONS!! 

1. Please tell your representatives to vote NO on AB 726 and AB 813. The Investor Owned Utilities and the electrical worker's union are trying to undermine local Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs (like Sonoma Clean Power) by sneaking last minute amendments into two bills at the last minute of the legislative session. These bills will require the utilities to purchase a massive amount of renewable energy before the federal investment tax credit for solar expires in 2020. Sounds good, right? The devil is in the details. This build-out is not necessary and undermines local governance of CCE programs. Community Choice operators are already procuring more clean energy than private utilities. This bill would force CCEs to pay the big utilities to build new renewables for for them and then stick CCE customers with a price increase.

CCEs already have a better track record at procuring cheaper renewable energy than PG&E and the other utilities. These bills:

  • Are bad for customers, pushing electricity rates up
  • Will undermine local communities ability to purchase their own clean power
  • Will potentially undercut the growing solar roof top and energy storage market
  • Subvert energy democracy, by nullifying local decision making

This effort would be a slap in the face to the existing Community Choice operators across the state who have been leading the way to meet the California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, and would be a death blow to new programs that are in the process of being developed in numerous communities.

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY!!
Assembly:
Jim Wood   (916) 319-2002
Marc Levine   (916) 319-2010
Message: Please vote "no" on on AB 726 and AB 813.
Please reach out to Speaker Rendon to let him know that you will vote no on AB 726 and AB 813, which harm Community Choice programs.

Senate:
Mike McGuire   (916) 651-4002
Bill Dodd   (916) 651-4003
Message: Please vote "no" on on AB 725 and AB 813.
Please reach out to Senate Pro Tem de Leon to let him know that you will vote no on on AB 726 and AB 813, which harm Community Choice programs.

You can emailthe Governor's Office here>
Message: I support Community Choice Energy and I've asked my representatives to vote "no" on AB 726 and AB 813. I'm asking the Governor to veto these bills that harm Community Choice programs.

No one will answer the phone over the weekend, but you can leave a message. If your representative is not listed above you can
Look up your reps here>>

2. Help Pass these Important Environmental Bills!

Please call your State Senator today and urge a YES vote on AB 262AB 890 and AB 1151. Sen. McGuire's tel: (916) 651-4002

AB 262the Buy Clean California Act is a Sierra Club California priority bill this year. It will help make sure the state government, spends its money on those that were manufactured creating less climate pollution and will level the playing field for manufacturers who have invested in cutting their own pollution.

AB 890 , will close a CEQA loophole and make sure large, environmentally destructive projects publicly disclose and mitigate their impacts.

AB 1151will ban the sale of seafood that has been caught using dangerous gillnets that are leading to the potential extinction of the vaquita. The vaquita is a small porpoise in the Gulf of New Mexico, whose population has declined to just a few dozen. 

Help get these important bills off the California Senate floor. Call your State Senator now and urge a YES vote on AB 262, AB 890 and AB 1151. If you get an answering machine, leave a message! Every call is counted.

Call Sen. McGuire now at (916) 651-4002!
Suggested Script:
"My name is __________ and I am a constituent. I want the Senator to vote YES on three important environmental bills: AB 262, AB 890 and AB 1151."

Quick & Easy Eco-Actions - Done in Under 10 Minutes!

Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, September 7: Affordable Housing in San Rafael & Marin. Among other topics, the Citizens Advisory Committee will explore possible approaches to the affordability crisis, including revitalizing downtown with more housing. 7:00 pm. San Rafael City Hall (upstairs conference room). Meeting agenda.


Saturday, September 9: National Drive Electric Week. Test drive and compare the wide range of electric cars now available. 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm: "Ocean Soundscapes and the Industrialization of the Sea." Marin Green Drinks discussion with Michael Stocker, Director of Ocean Conservation Research. Lotus Cuisine of India, 704 4th St., SR. Information.

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The Resilient Neighborhoods September Schedule is Out!!
Check out Eco-Warriors Maeve & Sean! >>>
In this 5-sessions course, participants will learn how to reduce their carbon emissions and save money by trimming energy and waste, conserving water and driving smarter.
To register for the Mill Valley Library Team, Click HERE.
Where: 
Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Ave, CA 94941
When: Thursdays, 7pm-9pm on 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2 and 11/16

8.16.2017

URGENT ACTION! HELP PASS SB100!
FOR CALIFORNIA TO REACH 100% CLEAN ELECTRICITY!

The bill, which passed the state Senate and is now in the Assembly, will speed our state’s move to clean energy— by requiring state agencies, utilities, and businesses to plan for a zero-carbon economy on an accelerated schedule.

PLEASE MAKE THIS IMPORTANT CALL TODAY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!
Call Marc Levine 916 319-2010 to urge him to vote for this bill AND ask him to encourage other Assemblymembers, who are being lobbied by the opposition, to join him in doing so.It only takes a few minutes!
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GET SB 100 PASSED:

  • We will be writing and sending postcards at our next meeting but sooner is even better so write Marc Levine by clicking here to urge him to vote for this bill AND ask him to encourage other Assemblymembers, who are being lobbied by the opposition, to join him in doing so.
  • Writing a Letter to the Editor to a newspaper is important to create the buzz and excitement needed to show we still have the “right kind of energy”, to show Trump and Washington that there is a better way. 

Quick & Easy Eco-Actions - Done in Under 10 Minutes!

Our Network Keep Growing...
This week, the Eco-Warriors teamed up with Mill Valley's Seniors for Peace to table for Deep Green at the Tam and Mill Valley Farmer's Markets. We are also working with MCE to create a clean and easy-to-read flyer so stay tuned! And we have teamed up with Indivisible Sausalito on Deep Green, Resilient Neighborhoods, and Beach Party 2030! They are planning an Inconvenient Truth outing so for those of you who haven't seen it, keep your eyes peeled for an email on this! 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Save the Date! Saturday, September 9: National Drive Electric Week. Test drive and compare the wide range of electric cars now available. 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Bon Air Center, Greenbrae.

The Resilient Neighborhoods September Schedule is Out!!
Check out our very own Eco-Warriors Maeve & Sean! >>>
To register for the Mill Valley Library Team, Click HERE.
Where: 
Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Ave, CA 94941
When: Thursdays, 7pm-9pm on 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2 and 11/16

August 19, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, "Planning the Future of Highway 37." League of Woman Voters, Witness the Bay Area beginning to grapple with one of the first major pieces of infrastructure threatened by sea level rise  Novato City Council Chambers, 901 Sherman Ave., Novato. $10 donation. (Click here for information and tickets)

SO YOU SAW AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL, NOW WHAT?
For those of you who caught Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power over the weekend, it was realistic yet hopeful. But hope comes from action! What can you do to be a part of the Climate Solution? Visit the Inconvenient Sequel website for the many ways you can help make progress, including:
ACTION 1: START BY CLICKING HERE TO PLEDGE TO #BEINCONVENIENT
ACTION 2: THEN TAKE AL GORE'S SUGGESTED ACTIONS BY CLICKING here!
Psst...haven't seen the movie yet? Click here for times. 

Quick & Easy Eco-Actions - Done in Under 10 Minutes!

7.24.2017

OUR TEAM MEETINGS ARE SWITCHING TO WEDNESDAYS! Next Meeting: Wed, Aug 30th, 7pm-8:30pm at 450 Sycamore Ave, MV,  94941 Contact: eco-lead@mvcan.org for more info.

MARIN COUNTY CHALLENGES BIG OIL 

Last Monday, July 17, the County of Marin filed a lawsuit against 37 oil, gas and coal companies, including Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP. These major players were warned decades ago by their own scientists and experts and yet they not only did nothing to reduce the impacts, they launched a multi-million dollar campaign to discredit scientific evidence about climate change.
We applaud the County of Marin's decision to hold Big Oil accountable and for seeking monetary damages to help communities adapt to climate change. This is the first time a California county has filed a complaint of this kind against the fossil fuel industry. Read more from the Kate Sears article, Bringing Big Oil to Court: A Day of Reckoning in the Marin IJ.  

HOW CAN YOU CHALLENGE BIG OIL? 
Sign this important petition! Ask Elected officials to stop taking money from the oil industry!

QUICK & EASY ECO-ACTIONS (DONE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES!)!

TEAM ACTION: Deep Green: Taking it to the People! Grace Severtson and Marilyn Price have been working with Mill Valley Seniors for Peace on the Deep Green: Taking it to the People flyering campaign. We will be passing out Deep Green flyers at the start of the An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power showings in Marin. We need volunteers to pass out flyers before the movie starts (and you can always see the movie after)! Please email Grace if you'd like to volunteer: graziellacallegari@yahoo.com. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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Sing for a Better World" Wed, July 26, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Redwoods Retirement Community, Auditorium. 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA (map) Hosted by the Mill Valley Seniors for Peace.  Reed Fromer, a longtime singer, songwriter, chorus instructor, and activist will lead Social Movement Songs. The aim of the event is to expand the circle of people who can help to lead in singing at rallies, marches, and other events in support of peace, environmental preservation, immigrant rights, and social justice. (RSVP to: kayzaydev@comcast.net

MVAHC - Mill Valley Affordable Housing Committee Meeting
When:
 Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 PM
Where: BSI238 E. Blithedale Ave Ste. 238, MillValley, CA
As mentioned in our last meeting, here's another way we can help the environment and our community. The more people can work where they live, the less energy that is expended. Attend and understand more about Affordable Housing in Mill Valley and learn how you can help support this worthy cause.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Viewing and Citizen's Climate Lobby Reception:
The sequel to Al Gore's powerful documentary on Climate Change, An Inconvenient Truth will be airing at Mill Valley's Cinemark Theater starting August 3rd. DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT AND INFORMATIVE FILM. View Times here

Citizen's Climate Lobby Hosts a Post-Viewing Reception on August 5th at 6:30PM(following the 4:30PM viewing of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, buy tix for the4:30pm
.here). This is an opportunity for all environmental groups in Marin to get together and discuss the film and how to combat climate change. After the movie, everyone will walk over from the theater to D'Angelo Ristorante for a 2-hour cocktail reception with delicious appetizers and wine. Space is limited to the first 50 who register. Register here showing of the film

The Resilient Neighborhoods September Schedule is out! 
Become a Part of the Climate Solution: To register, click HERE.
Where: 
Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Ave, CA 94941
When: Thursdays, 7pm-9pm on 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2 and 11/16

7.17.2017

Quick & Easy Eco-Actions - Done in Under 10 Minutes!

Check out our latest newsletter here. Contact eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

7.13.2017

MILL VALLEY VOTES TO GO DEEP GREEN THIS MONDAY, JULY 17TH!! JOIN US for this historic vote! 

This is one of the moments our team has been working toward! Please join us this coming Monday, 7/17 at 6:30 PM to show our support for Deep Green. NOTE THAT WE NEED AS LARGE A SHOWING AS POSSIBLE to encourage Mill Valley to opt up to 100% renewable energy. 

Monday July 17th, 2017 6:20PM in the lobby (meeting starts at 6:30pm and opens with public comment) at 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941. More info here

Our Next Meeting is a Special One! Marin County and 8 Marin municipalities have now gone Deep Green. It's time for an Eco-Team shindig to re-energize for our work ahead! Sierra Club's Max Perrey will be speaking on how we can join efforts on the Mayors for Clean Energy Campaign and promoting Deep Green. Join us at the Alpine Lodge on July 19th (5PM Hike; 6PM Potluck BBQ; 7PM Meeting). More details to come!

TEAM ACTION:
Marin County went Deep Green. What's Next?

A colossal THANK YOU to Grace Severtson, Bob Harlow and Daniel Heagerty's teen-team, Climate Our Generation. Grace and Bob both spoke to the board on Deep Green and 3 teen activists from Climate Our Generation gave persuasive and powerful presentations. Marin County went for it! So what's next?

  • Switching to Deep Green on your energy bill! - We have our work cut out for us. We have managed to influence many MVCAN members to make the switch but it's time to take our message further. Last week, team member Rebecca Brackman passed out flyers at the Throckmorton Theater. And Eco-warrior, Bob Harlow sent a letter-to-the-editor to the Marin IJ,  encouraging households to go Deep Green. It will be appearing in Monday's edition! Here's what he wrote: 

Headline: Heat Wave is a Reminder

"The recent heat wave “Marin posts record temperatures….” 6/18 should serve as a reminder to us all that 1) Global warming is real; 2) It’s caused by us; 3) It’s serious; and 4) we can and must do whatever we can to slow and reverse it.  Locally, many of us have not yet converted to 100% renewable energy on our electric bill.  Marin Clean Energy "Deep Green” is a way to do that, and it doesn’t cost very much extra. We should all open our electrical bill and see whether we are 100% green yet.  Hey, the County and most of our cities have pledged to do it; so should we as owners of homes and businesses.”

  • Want to send a letter-to-the-editor about Deep Green? Let's keep spreading the word however we can and get people to make the switch!
    • Submit your MarinScope LTE here
    • Email your LTE to Marin Mag letters@marinmagazine.com
    • Email your LTE for Pacific Sun to letters@pacificsun.com
    • Submit your Marin IJ LTE hereSuggestion: wait until Tuesday and then write a letter thanking the guy who wrote in about Deep Green. 'It was easy to opt into Deep Green and cost little to make the switch. All I did was call MCE and it just took a few minutes. I was happy to know of a way I could make a difference!'

Quick & Easy Eco-Actions!

FEATURED ACTION: MAKE POLLUTERS PAY!

Call your Assemblymember and urge them to stand up to Big Oil: 916-694-1101

We have another chance to extend California’s polluters pay law — and our legislators are negotiating the bill right now. Make sure it reflects YOUR values, not Chevron’s wish list! Big Oil is trying to attack our state’s landmark clean air law — and last month, it worked: Pressure from the fossil fuel industry killed a proposed law in the California State Assembly that would have extended our state’s polluters pay law.

Call 916-694-1101 and urge your assemblymember to hold Big Oil accountable by supporting a strong polluters pay law.

Suggested talking points:

  • Hello, my name is [Name] and my zip code is [#####].
  • Please don’t let Big Oil weaken California’s clean air and climate protections.
  • I urge you to pass a cap and trade law that makes polluters pay the full cost of the damage that they do to our air and water.

Events you Should Know About!

  • June 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, "Wakefulness in a Time of Ecological Unrest"Marin Interfaith Council's Eco-Spirituality daylong retreat with Rev. Rob McClellan & Rev. Lauren Van Ham. Located at the  Green Gulch Zen Center, 1601 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, Cost: $80 (Link to register)
  • July 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00, "Sing for a Better World" Wed, July 26, 7pm – 9pm Where: The Redwoods Retirement Community, Auditorium. 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA (map) Hosted by the Mill Valley Seniors for Peace.  Reed Fromer, a longtime singer, songwriter, chorus instructor, and activist will lead Social Movement Songs. The aim of the event is to expand the circle of people who can help to lead in singing at rallies, marches, and other events in support of peace, environmental preservation, immigrant rights, and social justice. (RSVP to: kayzaydev@comcast.net)

More Quick & Easy Eco-Actions!

'THE WORLD CANNOT WAIT - AND NEITHER WILL WE' - 2 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE PARIS AGREEMENT!

  1. The Climate Mayors have spoken: 'The world cannot wait - and neither will we.' Send this link to your mayor and city council members asking them to join the #ClimateMayors by signing on to the Mayors National Climate Agenda:http://bit.ly/2qG3yxG
  2. Then sign this to tell the world that you are also committed: Tell the world you’re still committed to the Paris Climate Agreement

A HUGE shout-out to San Rafael for becoming the next municipality to go Deep Green! Check out the Marin IJ article here. Let's keep up the good work! 

WHEN WILL MILL VALLEY GO DEEP GREEN?

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the recent Mill Valley City Council Meeting to ask when the council will vote for 100% renewable energy. Between the compelling speech given by the young Mimi of Mill Valley Middle School, the Deep Green signs that were held up throughout the room, the team members who spoke passionately, and the moment when everyone in favor of Deep Green stood up, the pressure is on! Our Eco-Team made it happen. Let's keep it up! Take these actions below.

Outside the Mill Valley City Council after the June 5th, 2017 City Council meeting. 

Outside the Mill Valley City Council after the June 5th, 2017 City Council meeting. 

TAKE ACTION: Sausalito, Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur and Fairfax are just some of the Marin cities whose councils have opted to go Deep Green. Yet, in spite of being surrounded by Deep Green cities, we hear that the Mill Valley City Council is teetering on the decision! Let's flood the council with emails demanding they go Deep Green. Find a letter template here. Email your letter to: cityclerk@cityofmillvalley.org

URGENT TEAM ACTION: As you know, one of our team goals is to drive Carbon-reduction policy. So from now through Tuesday, June 13th, when hundreds of citizens from across the nation will be meeting with members of Congress in DC to push for a revenue-neutral carbon fee, please make these calls to our reps (Jared Huffman, Kamala Harris and Diane Feinstein) and say: “We support a national Carbon Fee and Dividend policy." Click here to find everything you need to take this action, including a suggested script and your representative's tel numbers!

IT'S ALL ABOUT PARIS....
Please take these Paris Accord related Actions!

MORE QUICK & EASY ECO-ACTIONS!

When's our Next Meeting? 
This Tuesday, June 20th, at 7 pm at Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, 94941. We look forward to seeing you.

Find more quick & easy actions you can take to make a difference in our weekly Eco-Warriors Action Newsletter

Next Eco-Warrior meeting: Tuesday, June 20th, at 7 pm at Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, 94941. See you there! Email eco-lead@mvcan.org for inquiries.

Contact eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

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ACTIONs

THE WORLD NOW LOOKS TO CALIFORNIA FOR CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP:

  • TAKE ACTION: These important Carbon Emission bills are critical. It is one of our missions to ensure they get passed and we can do that with your help! Make these important calls to continue advancing California's leadership in the Climate Change movement! 

Find more quick & easy actions you can take to make a difference in our weekly Eco-Warriors Action Newsletter

Next Eco-Warrior meeting: Tuesday, June 6th, at 7 pm at Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, 94941. See you there! Email eco-lead@mvcan.org for inquiries.

Contact eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

NEWS

6/1/17

Recently, Eco-Warrior, Lisa Ristorucci joined various environmental leaders in a meeting with BAAQMD Supervisor, Katie Rice, to advocate for her support of Air District Rule 12-16, the first-ever cap on oil refinery greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday, Lisa and Eco-Warrior, Bob Harlow attended a hearing for the rule where Lisa briefly spoke to the board to communicate MVCAN's support. BAAQMD passed the rule and now moves to a final vote on June 21st, where it is expected to pass. This is a historic ruling - the first cap on GHG refinery emissions in the country!

The Carbon Committee is working diligently on getting SB-775 and AB 378, important carbon emission bills, passed in California. After meeting with Assemblymember Marc Levine's office last month, they have recently contacted his office to request Assemblymember Marc Levine's written commitment to passing AB 378. They meet to solidify their plan of attack this Tuesday (see meeting details below). See the above actions for what you can do to make a difference. 

The Community Committee is working on spreading the word on Deep Green through channels such as NextDoor and Community events. They are also eager to sign people up for the Carbon Footprint reduction program, Resilient Neighborhoods at this Sunday's MVCAN general meeting, where Tamra Peters will be presenting. See the above actions for what you can do to make a difference. 

The Climate Advocacy Committee is working on their letters-to-the-editor campaign and arranging for effective phone/text banking sessions. 

Find more quick & easy actions you can take to make a difference in our weekly Eco-Warriors Action Newsletter

Next Eco-Warrior meeting: Tuesday, June 6th, at 7 pm at Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, 94941. See you there! Email eco-lead@mvcan.org for inquiries.

Contact eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

5/22/17

The Community Outreach Committee is working to spread the word about the quick and simple step anyone can take to make a difference: going Deep Green. They are looking into setting up Deep Green tables at community events this summer. They are also on a mission to get people to sign up for the carbon footprint reduction program, Resilient Neighborhoods, already responsible for reducing 3,700,068 lbs. of annual CO2 emissions! Please consider signing up for their next series of classes at the Mill Valley library:

Resilient Neighborhoods Five-class Series: Becoming Part of the Climate Solution - In this five-session course, participants will learn ways to reduce their carbon emissions and save money by trimming energy and waste, conserving water and driving smarter. Participants must commit to attending all five sessions, held from 7-9pm on 5/23, 6/6, 6/20, 7/5, and 7/18. To register click here.

The Carbon Fee Committee is currently focusing their efforts on passing SB-775 and AB 378, important bills on carbon pricing and emissions criteria. They ask that you call Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Marc Levine to request that they support bills SB-775 and AB 378. Find contact info for Sen. McGuire here and contact fro Marc Levine here. Click here for a suggested script on what to say. 

The Climate Advocacy Committee is working on affecting national policy and maintaining US involvement in the Paris Agreement. We meet this week to discuss strategies, including setting up a phone and text banking campaign. Find more quick & easy actions you can take to affect policy in our weekly Eco-Warriors Action Newsletter

5/6/17

Watch local environmental activist Erin Schrode rouse the crowd at Marin People's Climate March & Rally at Creek Park in San Anselmo. 

The Climate Advocacy Committee pulled off a successful Marin People's Climate March on 4/29. Over 800 Marin residents came together in solidarity for the environment. We also collected 166 signatures asking the county to go Deep Green. A giant thank you to all volunteers, fellow Eco-Warriors and our incredible partners (350Marin, Sustainable Marin, Sierra Club and United Marin Rising to name a few!), who helped make this event happen. Check out the Marin IJ article on the march here. Our committee now pivots toward affecting national policy and maintaining US involvement in the Paris Agreement. Read more in our weekly Eco-Warriors Action Newsletter

All eyes are on The Community Outreach Committee at this Sunday's MVCAN Monthly Meeting as they carry out their sticker campaign to get members to go Deep Green on their energy bill. In addition, they will be collecting signatures asking Marin County to become a 100% renewable energy county. The committee also plans to present at the next Mill Valley City Council meeting, to ask the city to go Deep Green. Want to send a letter to your city asking that they become a 100% renewable energy city? Find easy-to-use templates here. As demand for renewable energy grows, so does the industry!

The Carbon Fee Committee is currently focusing their efforts on passing SB-775, a market-based compliance bill which will make changes to SB-32 for tighter controls on carbon pricing. They have also been meeting with local legislators such as assemblyman Mark Levine and networking with various environmental orgs in the hopes of designing a California Carbon Fee bill that will garner the most support. 

Click here to read our latest weekly Eco-Warriors Newsletter to keep up on quick & easy actions you can take that make a difference, important eco-events and to  find out how to get involved!

Next Team Meeting: We meet every other Tuesday at the Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, 7p.m.-8:30 p.m. Next meeting is on Tuesday May 23rd. Hope to see you there! And join our Eco-Warriors facebook page to weigh in on the discussion.

Contact eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

4/26/17  

The Climate Advocacy Committee is pumped for this Saturday's  Marin People's Climate March & Rally. Join MVCAN at 11 AM on the steps of San Rafael City Hall, for a day of marching, education and solidarity as Marin County comes together for what makes where we live so special: the environment. Dynamic environmentalist, Erin Schrode will be speaking. Reed Fromer will be performing. Check out some of the signs the group made, below, of endangered species for the younger generation to carry in the hopes of creating a powerful image. See the flyer at the bottom of this page for more info. We hope to see you there!

The Community Outreach Committee will be circulating a letter for signatures at this Saturday's Marin People's Climate March & Rally, asking Marin County to become a 100% renewable energy county. They are carrying out their sticker campaign for getting residents to go Deep Green on their energy bill. They also plan to be present at the next Mill Valley City Council meeting in May to ask the city to go Deep Green. Want to send a letter to your city asking that they become a 100% renewable energy city? Find easy-to-use templates here

The Carbon Fee Committee continues to network and strengthen connections in order to create a powerful force that can push for the first-ever Carbon Fee in California. 

Next Team Meeting: We meet every other Tuesday at the Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, 7p.m.-8:30 p.m. Next meeting is on Tuesday May 23rd. Hope to see you there! And join our Eco-Warriors facebook page to weigh in on the discussion.

Click HERE to read our latest ACTIONS Newsletter for quick & easy actions you can do from home, updates on meetings & events and info on how to get involved! Together we possess the power to drive progress. 

Contact eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

JOIN US this Saturday 4/29 at 11AM on the steps of San Rafael City Hall as Marin County gathers and marches in solidarity for the Environment. March is followed by a rally featuring the renowned, millennial environmentalist and congressional candidate, Erin Scrode, Bay Area Ecologist, Dr. David Ainley, and local legend, Reed Fromer performing. Spend a day in the sun celebrating what makes Marin so special, our environment. The Eco-Warriors will see you there!

JOIN US this Saturday 4/29 at 11AM on the steps of San Rafael City Hall as Marin County gathers and marches in solidarity for the Environment. March is followed by a rally featuring the renowned, millennial environmentalist and congressional candidate, Erin Scrode, Bay Area Ecologist, Dr. David Ainley, and local legend, Reed Fromer performing. Spend a day in the sun celebrating what makes Marin so special, our environment. The Eco-Warriors will see you there!

Contact Team Lead Lisa Ristorucci at eco-lead@mvcan.org for more info.

The Eco-Warriors had a sign-making session this week, some of the signs feature various endangered species that will be handed to the younger generation to carry. 

The Eco-Warriors had a sign-making session this week, some of the signs feature various endangered species that will be handed to the younger generation to carry. 

4/20/17

As the Trump era pushes California into a more progressive direction than ever before, our Carbon Fee Committee knows that now is the best time to strike for a statewide carbon fee. Just today, the committee heads met with Marc Levine to continue to forge relationships that will facilitate the passage of a first-ever carbon fee in California.

The Climate Advocacy Committee is deeply involved in the planning of the Marin People's Climate March. We have just secured Reed Fromer for music at the rally and we are honored that the headlining speaker will be the dynamic environmentalist, Erin Schrode. Our leg of the march starts on the steps of the San Rafael City Hall and we are extremely excited that the high school students of TheSEL will be marching with us! Committee members have been busy getting the word out and making signs addressing the theme of extinction. 

Community Outreach has really revved up their game. They have secured a presentation for the innovative Resilient Neighborhoods at an upcoming MVCAN general meeting; assuring an audience of 150ppl or more. They are honing their sticker campaign for going Deep Green on your energy bill. And the Eco-Warriors will be writing letters at their next meeting to ask Marin County to go Deep Green. Want to send a letter to your city asking that they become a 100% renewable energy city? Find easy-to-use templates herehttp://www.350marin.org/mce_100pct_campaign

Next Meeting: We meet every other Tuesday at the Mill Valley Water Treatment Center, 450 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, 7p.m.-8:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! And join our Eco-Warriors facebook page to weigh in on the discussion.

Contact team lead, Lisa Ristorucci, at eco-lead@mvcan.org to become an Eco-Warrior!

A CALL TO ACTION

Friends: An historic vote on air pollution limits that could “cap” Bay Area oil refinery emissions to prevent a huge pollution increase is scheduled for June 21st. Our health and climate are at stake.

Support refinery emission caps that protect our health and climate now!

Oppose a last-minute exemption that threatens to gut the caps!

Planned projects to increase refinery capacity and refine higher-emitting grades of oil for increasing fuel exports overseas threaten irreversible climate impacts, 800–3,000 additional Bay Area deaths over the next 40 years, and disparately severe mortality impacts 8–12 times the regional per capita impacts from refinery emissions in frontline low-income communities of color. The caps can help prevent these impacts. A last-minute exemption could undermine this urgently needed protection by allowing increased emissions from unused project permits for “dirty” oil expansion projects. We must oppose this exemption. Oil companies do not own our air. Oil companies do not own our lungs. They have no right to pollute us. Our air officials must be reminded of this fundamental fact.

Our locally elected officials plan to vote on the caps for our health and climate—or the exemption for increasing refinery air pollution—at this public hearing of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors:

When: 9:45 AM Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (until 5:00 PM) Where: 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Action: Email your city’s and county’s elected representative on the Air District Board to support the caps and oppose the exemption (see the list attached)

Attend the hearing to show your support for standing up to Big Oil and show our air officials that the world is watching (tip: get there early!)