11/17/19 Nev Theatre Health Impacts
08/22/19 Library Your Energy Future
04/25/19 UUCM Reluctant Radical
04/13/19 Vet Hall Climate Action Forum
02/21/19 UUCM Weintraub P. Blue
09/08/18 Fairgrounds Electric car show
06/01/18 County Building fair
04/19/18 Nev Union Earth day
04/13/19 UUCM Bishop Food
01/18 18 UUCM Ethanol
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.
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.