Saturday, July 19, 2014

Accelerating the Transition to Clean Renewable Energy 7/23/14 in Sunnyvale

Community Choice:  Accelerating the Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy--Progress and Threats

Wednesday, July  23, 2014
7-8:30 PM
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum
570 E. Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA

What can a city do to accelerate the switch to clean and renewable energy? Many see Community Choice, which allows local control over electricity purchases, as an effective way of hastening the switch. Marin and Sonoma Counties are already providing their residents and businesses cleaner, greener and less-expensive electricity than the for-profit utility through Community Choice. Sunnyvale and Mountain View are jointly studying this model for electricity acquisition. However, a bill currently moving through the California legislature would change established State law to make adopting Community Choice virtually impossible.

Ann Hancock, Executive Director of Sonoma County's Climate Protection Campaign, will discuss the experience of Marin and Sonoma Counties with Community Choice and the current legislative threat to this model.  Melody Tovar, Regulatory Programs Division Manager in Sunnyvale's Environmental Services Department, will provide an update on the City of Sunnyvale-led investigation Community Choice.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-choice-accelerating-the-transition-to-clean-renewable-energy-tickets-12291904417

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fourth Friday Film - Gaining Ground - July 25, 2014 7:30p in Palo Alto

July Fourth Friday - "Gaining Ground"

Film and discussion, plus special guest - producer Mark Lipman

In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. Over the course of two years, you'll see a new generation of leaders working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities for young people to one of the city’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. More info about the film:
http://openstudioproductions.com/gaining-ground/


July 25, 2014 come at 7:15p for social time, film starts at 7:30p, discussion to follow
Recommended donation: $5-$10 to cover film costs and venue
Where: Fireside Room
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church (UUCPA)
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

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