Coordinated Actions

   Past Actions

10/28/17 Fairgrounds      Altar Show

10/20/17 UUCM               Inconvenient truth

09/21/17 UUCM               Mpower - Alexia retallack

09/09/17 Fairgrounds     Roamin’  Angels Car

07/25/17 Nevada City      Kid’s Climate camp

06/14/17 Peace Lutheran Green Car Show

05/18/17 UUCM               Wiseman energy future

04/29/17 Seamans         Future of Energy/march

04/23/17 Nevada City     March against geoeng

03/16/17 UUCM              What One person Can Do

02/16/17 UUCM              Indivisible presentation

01/19/17 UUCM               Strategic Plan approval

11/17/16   UUCM             Pipeline talk

09/22/16 UUCM             Election discussion

08/0216  County           Kids summer camp 

05/24/16  Empire Room Renew energyCounty 

05/01//16  Meth Ch         Bunje talk

04/23/16  Nev City         Geoengineering protest

04/20/16  Sierra College Earth day booth

04/19/16    UUCM          Buttermilk walk film

03/10/2016 Grange         Soil not oil

02/16/2016 UUCM         Stop fracking video

12/14/2015 Beale            Base demonstration

12/01/2015 Metho Ch      Prayer vigils 

11/30/2015 Brunswick    Paris talks rally

11/05/2015 Metho Ch     Encyclical workshops

10/20/2015 Nev City      This Changes Everything

10/14/2015 Worldwide   People’s Climate Action

10/06/2015 UUCM         Power Through Paris

09/28/2015 San Fran      Flood Wall  Street West

09/20/2015 Nev City      Broad Street demo

08/20/2015 Nev City      Letter-writing

08/09/2015 Nev City      Merchants of Doubt mov

05/25/2015 Gold Run      Oil train watch

05/19/2015 UUCM          Ground water resentation

04/26/2015 Metho ch      This Changes Everything

04/21/2015 UUCM           Climate change and birds

04/20/2015 SierrColl GV  Earth day booth

03/17/2015 UUCM           Fire and Water -CCL

02/17/2015 UUCM           NID on water

02/07/2015 Oakland        Ban on fracking march

01/20/2015 UUCM           First come/Thirst served

11/02/2014 Casc Shores  Healing of the Earth

09/22/2014 Worldwide    People’s Climate March

09/16/2014 UUCM          Divestment

07/22/2014 Nevada City Climate summer camp

06/15/2014 UUCM          Wisdom to Survive

04/26/2014 Wash DC     Cowboy/Indian Keystone

04/22/2014 SierColl GV  Earth day booth

03/02/2014 Wash DC     Keystone XL protests

02/1/2014   Nevada City Power and Light rising

01/14/2014 - present       Monthly meetings

10/29/2013 UUCM          Organizing event NCCAN

09/27/2013 UUCM          Do the Math movie

09/21/2013 Bridgeport    Draw the Line Keystone

World Goals to combat climate change:

 

Make sure emissions peak in 2016 and decrease towards zero after that

 

High consuming developed countries make cuts of 40 percent on 1990 carbon emissions by 2020. Desired individual carbon footprint is 2 tons CO2 per year.

 

Developing countries slow the growth of emissions by 15-30 percent by 2020 supported financially by industrialized nations

 

World nations’ actions to support:

 

Place tax on carbon to recover pollution externality costs from fossil fuels while protecting low-income families

 

Eliminate subsidies and increase extraction royalties paid by fossil fuel companies

 

Require solar panels on new buildings where feasible

 

Stop granting new leases of land and sea for fossil fuel production

 

Subsidize retrofit of buildings for energy efficiency

 

Convert government vehicles to electric/hybrid cars

 

Redesign the energy network to encourage local solar input

 

Protect tropical forests with a special funding mechanism

 

Other market-based solutions:

 

Replace dirty fossil fuel energy with renewable energy and energy efficiency - Phase out coal plants and subsidize new clean power plants.

 

Six northeastern states coordinate a regional effort to cap CO2 pollution from power plants via the use of alternative sources and energy-efficiency programs. California has launched its own cap-and-trade market.

 

Control of Methane Leaks—In Colorado, leaks in pipelines, storage tanks and other infrastructure will have to be fixed within weeks after their discovery. The Obama administration has new rules to capture the methane leaking from garbage dumps, coal mines, large animal farms and fracking.

 

Tougher car standards via more efficient internal combustion engines or better hybrids, and higher efficiency standards for appliances.

 

Infrastructure Upgrade—Upgrading existing highways and transmission lines, energy-efficient buildings and improved cement-making processes.

 

Greener Farming—Farmers can use precision agriculture to grow crops efficiently, using cover crops to reduce soil erosion and biodigesters to reduce animal waste.

 

Changes to private business models, whether an insurance giant facing extreme weather risk or a utility facing new regulations as well as customers wanting a new relationship with power producers.

 

New Geopolitical Consensus—China to cap its CO2 emissions by 2030 and to get 20 percent of its electricity from wind, sun, dams and fission. 55 developing countries installed nearly twice as much renewable power as developed countries between 2008 and 2013.

 

Improved agricultural practices along with paper recycling and forest management changes—balancing wood logged with the amount of new trees growing.

 

Personal Actions
 

Global Actions

What personal actions need to be taken to mitigate the serious impacts of climate change?

 

Vote for politicians and policies that promise climate action.

 

Participate in climate actions that advocate reduced fossil fuel use.  

 

Divest from oil stocks or invest in companies practicing carbon capture and storage.

 

Move closer to work, use mass transit, or switch to walking or cycling, including working from home and telecommuting.

 

Consume Less—Whether by forgoing an automobile or employing a reusable grocery sack, cutting back on consumption results in fewer fossil fuels being burned to extract, produce and ship products around the globe.

 

Each meat-eating American produces 1.5 tons per year more greenhouse gases than do their vegetarian peers. It takes less land to grow crops to feed humans than livestock, allowing for planting trees.

 

For a new car, buy one that will last the longest and have the least impact on the environment. When purchasing groceries, buying in bulk can reduce the amount of packaging—plastic wrapping, cardboard boxes and other unnecessary materials.

 

Be Efficient—Stop buying gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicles, turn off lights when not in a room, and power off devices when not in use.

 

Swapping old incandescent lightbulbs for more efficient replacements would save billions of kilowatt-hours.

 

Employing more efficient refrigerators, air conditioners and other appliances while weatherproofing windows of a home can reduce heating and cooling energy costs.

 

Employ alternatives when possible—plant-derived plastics, biodiesel, solar power, wind power

 

When purchasing wood products, such as furniture or flooring, buy used goods or, failing that, wood certified to have been sustainably harvested.

 

Purchasing energy-efficient gadgets such as efficient battery chargers could save more than one billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

 

Cut down on long-distance airplane flights that arguably releases emissions in the worst possible spot (higher in the atmosphere).

 

More humans mean more CO2 emissions. Promote family planning.

 

The average emission for a conventional automobile for a 100-mile trip is 99 lbs of CO2;  for an electric car it is 54 lbs (and of course, if you got your electricity from a solar grid, it would be zero!). Consider an electric vehicle.