Bring renewable energy to low-income communities

Sep 2, 2015

It’s nothing less than a revolution in California: More and more, residents are greening their energy sources, turning to solar and other renewable energy sources. Houses and small businesses in my neighborhood are increasingly equipped with shiny high-tech solar panels. It’s the present, the future, and it’s fantastic. However, most residents of low-income communities and communities of color are renters, making it a challenge for those families to fully benefit from the cost-savings and carbon reduction of on-site renewable energy. Read More >

I just got diagnosed with asthma

Aug 31, 2015

I was in bad shape.

A few weeks back, I started having trouble breathing. Just allergies, I told myself. But as the days went on I started coughing, and I couldn’t stop. I was up all night coughing, and the next day was even worse. And the next day.

“Mommy just has a really bad cold.” My son Finn is 4 years old. Suzy is 2. The only ailment they understand is the common cold.

“I think I’m getting better,” I assured them. But I wasn’t getting better. On the fourth day of non-stop coughing I got the diagnosis. Read More >

Annie Notthoff, Environmental Champion

Jun 1, 2015

The following remarks were made about and by CLCV Environmental Leadership Award recipient Annie Notthoff on May 28, 2015.

Tom Adams, former Chair of the Board, CLCV:

Annie Notthoff is Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's California Advocacy program in San Francisco and has been a member of the CLCV Board of Directors for more than 20 years. Annie has had a remarkable career as an environmental advocate.  She has been particularly effective in many areas, but first let’s look at her leadership on climate policy. Read More >

Honoring Lisa Hoyos, Climate Parents

Jun 1, 2015

Below are remarks made about and by honoree Lisa Hoyos at CLCV's Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco on May 28, 2015.

Susan Frank, CLCV Board Member: Read More >

CLCV Honors California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León

Dec 2, 2014

CLCV is thrilled to honor California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León at our upcoming Environmental Leadership Awards in Los Angeles. Read More >

Do You Know the Score?

Oct 28, 2014

Our annual California Environmental Scorecard is now live! Read More >

CLCV and LCV Announce "Price We All Pay" Campaign

Sep 5, 2014

At a press conference today, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the national League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced a new campaign, The Price We All Pay, to curb the influence of polluter money in elections. As part of the campaign, the groups are urging California members of Congress to co-sponsor the Government by the People Act, and are raising awareness of the impacts of polluter money in politics at a time of record climate change impacts nationwide. Read More >

Coalition to California Attorney General: Keep Your Eye on Big Oil

Aug 19, 2014

Today, several environmental, labor, and other groups delivered a letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris, writing on behalf of millions of our California members to express strong concerns about the potential manipulation of gasoline prices by oil companies, as transportation fuels come under the greenhouse gas emissions cap created by AB 32, California's landmark climate and clean energy law. Read More >

Dirty Energy Bill Alert!

Aug 5, 2014

Remember how we said Big Oil was up to its old tricks? Read More >

Big Oil: Up to its old tricks

Jul 17, 2014

Big Oil is up to its old tricks. They've just launched a manipulative assault on AB 32, the most important clean air and climate law passed in decades for California--and arguably the nation--all to avoid taking responsibility to reduce their pollution. In a nutshell, oil companies think they deserve a free pass to pollute as much as they always have. Read More >

 
 
 

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