Eco-Resolutions for 2012

Jan 4, 2012

This week marks the first of the new year, and for many of us working to protect the environment, it's a time to think about not just talking the "green" talk, but walking the "green" walk.

Most New Year's resolutions are personal goals. Engaging in the annual exercise makes us ask ourselves: how can I make this year better than the last? How can I be a better person, a better citizen, a better friend, parent, son, daughter, or mentor? How can I live a better life than in the previous year? Read More >

Candidates Take Note: New Poll Shows Independent Voters are Environmentalists

Dec 19, 2011

Listen up, candidates for office in California: Independent voters care about the environment. Read More >

High stakes for high-speed rail

Dec 15, 2011

Question: What's at stake in California's plan to build a high-speed rail system?

Answer: Billions of dollars, billions of pounds of CO2, and how millions of people will get from point "A" to point "B," among other things. Read More >

Environmental Champions Honored in West Hollywood

Dec 8, 2011

It's a rare thing during these challenging times for California's and the nation's environment: pausing for one night to celebrate our victories and the leaders that make them possible. Read More >

Her Most Important Role: Daphne Zuniga, Environmentalist

Nov 28, 2011

Although she is best known as an actress, having appeared in films including Spaceballs and The Sure Thing and on TV shows including Melrose Place and One Tree Hill, it’s Daphne Zuniga’s role as an environmental activist that is earning her recognition as a recipient of the CLCV Environmental Leadership Award at our gala December 1st. Read More >

Mayor Bob Foster: Think Global, Act Local

Nov 18, 2011

This week, Mayor Bob Foster will be the recipient of our Environmental Leadership Award in recognition of his entire career as an environmental champion. 

Most people don’t necessarily see the role of mayor as being one that can influence national or even state policy.  But Bob Foster, the mayor of the City of Long Beach – California's seventh largest city – challenges that notion.  Read More >

How did your legislator perform on the environment in 2011?

Nov 9, 2011

Are you ready to know their scores and take action? Today the team at CLCV released our annual California Environmental Scorecard today, one year prior to the 2012 election. The record of the year’s most important environmental votes (available at reveals how members of the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown performed on the environment in the 2011 legislative session. Read More >

What does it mean to have an environmental champion as governor?

Oct 26, 2011

What does it mean to have a strong environmental champion as governor of California?

Readers of this blog and CLCV’s annual Environmental Scorecard  are familiar with this story: Over the last several years, Governor Jerry Brown’s predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, captivated the international media with a reputation as California’s “green” governor while bewildering and frustrating many advocates for the environment here at home in the Golden State. Read More >

How did the environment do in the 2011 legislative session?

Oct 12, 2011

Governor Brown showed he believes a clean environment & a strong economy go hand-in-hand. Read More >


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