Submit Your Ideas to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Sunnyvale

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The City of Sunnyvale invites you to identify strategies and solutions to help them meet their collective goal of becoming a carbon-neutral community.

In a partnership with OpenIDEO, Acterra, and DNV-GL, the city has launched this online platform with the goal to empower you to showcase ideas that reduce carbon emissions in Sunnyvale. Together, we will reimagine what the future of energy, mobility, consumption, and data/technology will look like in Sunnyvale.

Just 1 week left to submit YOUR ideas to shape Sunnyvale’s Climate Action Plan update (CAP 2.0) at ideo.to/sunnyvale - Platform closes on May 31, 2018!

Phone Bank for #YesOn68

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Wednesdays, May 9 - 30
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Democratic Volunteer Center [MAP]

The Committee for Green Foothills is hosting Proposition 68 Phone Banks at the Democratic Volunteer Center (DVC) every Wednesday in May starting May 2, 2018 from 4 - 7 p.m. Join other supporters for a fun event! Snacks are provided and the task is simple: we’ll be making calls to voters to encourage them to vote YES on 68.

Please contact the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to protect CA authority on car standards

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The EPA has retreated from earlier automobile efficiency targets for 2025. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has appealed to keep the efficiency targets. Please contact CARB to voice your support for keeping those targets. “CARB would take regulatory action as needed to clarify that compliance with any weakened federal standards will not be deemed compliance with CARB standards”. While CARB believes its regulatory text is clear, CARB is seeking public input consistent with its commitment to transparency and deliberate decision-making. Input is requested by May 31, 2018.

Submit your requests on this online form

Support Climate Bills in the California State Legislature

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SB-100: California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: emissions of greenhouse gases
Join Acterra in supporting SB100 to accelerate the transition to the use of clean energy in our state. Assemblymember Evan Low is undecided about SB100 - write to him and tell him why you think it's important.

SB 1477: Low-emissions buildings and sources of heat energy The commission shall develop a statewide market development initiative to advance the state’s market for low-emission space and water heating equipment for new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings. Incentives will be based on the projected reduction in GHG.

SB 834: State lands: leasing: oil and gas and AB 1775: leasing: oil and gas In response to the Trump administration’s plans to allow more offshore oil drilling, these companion bills would prohibit any further offshore oil drilling within California’s three-mile underwater coastal zone. It would also ban any pipelines or other means of conveying oil through this coastal zone onto the shore of California.

AB 3232: Zero-emissions buildings and sources of heat energy This bill requires that the Energy Commission assess the state’s opportunities for reducing emissions from buildings by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, with a focus on strategies to reduce emissions from space heating and water heating.

AB 1884: Food facilities: single-use plastic straws This bill would prohibit a food facility, where food may be consumed on the premises, from providing single-use plastic straws to consumers unless requested by the consumer. Half a billion plastic straws are thrown away every day. What a waste! 

Contact your legislators and ask for their support:
State Senator Jerry Hill
California State Senate
Phone: (650) 212-3313 (San Mateo office)

Assemblymember Evan Low (District 28)
California State Assembly
Phone: (408) 446-2810 (Cupertino office)

Assemblymember Marc Berman (District 24)
California State Assembly
Phone: (650) 691-2121 (Los Altos office)

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (District 22)
California State Assembly
Phone: (650) 349-2200 (San Mateo office)