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Earth Day for Transit Justice: Mural Painting, Sunrise March

So Wayne and I are going to Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) this Earth Day, Friday 4/22, 9am or earlier to help paint a blocks-long  street mural, a joint effort of more than 30 groups (staying on the street till Oct!), spend some time at the joint Sonoma County Climate Mobilization [...]

By | April 19th, 2022|0 Comments

Why Regeneration – and DRAWDOWN are urgent

In the midst of war fever and alarming inflation, climate crisis continues unabated, drought, fire, flood and soon famine and pestilence? All of the above if we don't learn and act on solid science (and massive goodwill) asap.  It's now on us to collaborate on these immense crises. Regeneration: Ending [...]

By | March 14th, 2022|0 Comments

Saying farewell to a fine old man

Me and Thich Nhat HahnSome people live after death.Thich Nhat Hahn, They to some,Is one.Gone and still here;Books and Movies;Cassette tape, Being Peace,I took home, Believing my mentor/boss,Henry, meant me to take it.Education.About this time,Having crossed paths with Jerry BrownAt Henry’s, where we hosted campaignMeetings, well, he said he wentSometimes [...]

By | January 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

This Long Weekend

This Long WeekendWe sit quietly, tired from scrambling toReach everyone we love, realizing we are, Still, essentially alone and cannot reachDeeply enough to do more than bringMomentary joy by saying hello. Or am I wrong in that? Do memoriesContinue to warm us?This long weekend, early fall, winter nearing,When we want [...]

By | November 30th, 2021|0 Comments

A Just Transition: HOW is a Better World Possible?

A Just TransitionHOW is a Better World Possible?There is great interest in outcomes of COP26, the UN Summit in Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 1-10. With climate ever more in crisis, we need ACTION now. HOW can that happen? End fossil fuel use. Impossible? Kim Stanley Robinson, author, Ministry for the Future, [...]

By | November 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Saving the Planet 2: K.S. Robinson; Paul Hawken, more…

As we endure freaky fires, COVID that doesn't go away, growth of the alt-right, melting ice caps to list a few planetary horrors, can we find a balance with nature, come to Climate Justice; overcome these disasters and the fear that comes with them? Most people hope the rotten stuff [...]

By | October 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Ministry for the Future: Kim Stanley Robinson’s DIY Climate Justice!

So we know our world is pretty terrifying; fires, floods, disease, famine (but not on our block).  But we really don't have a clue how to get OUT of danger.  Beyond buying an electric car; way beyond changing your lightbulbs. Bill McKibben, who we've followed since his End of Nature, [...]

By | July 31st, 2021|0 Comments

On the march! Sunrise trekkers hike Petaluma June 12

A brigade of Sunrise Movement youth, 18-35, will march through Petaluma Saturday, June 12, enroute to bring their call for action to the homes of Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein in San Francisco where they will paint street murals and chant. Right now they want a Civilian Climate Corps, creating [...]

By | June 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Earth Day local/global: Save the Humans!

You may have been part of an EarthDay celebration or 3 in the past.  What's EarthDay coming out of COVID look like? Some local local stuff, a rally in Old Courthouse Square 2pm on EarthDay, April 22, was a great gathering Sat. outside the Petaluma Arts Center, many virtual gatherings [...]

By | April 18th, 2021|0 Comments

The Road Ahead: Sonoma County Resiliency Town Hall

Grateful I am that our SoCo board of Supervisors along with responsible, VERY hard working representatives of local climate activist groups, held a first Sonoma County Climate Action and Resiliency Town Hall April 6th. You can view the zoom at YouTube  Sonoma County Climate Action and Resiliency Town Hall  or on [...]

By | April 8th, 2021|0 Comments