Richmond has opened a new solar power facility that will produce enough solar energy to power 600 homes per year. Energy provider MCE, JHS Properties and City of Richmond officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new two-megawatt facility on Feb 14.
On a gloomy and windy morning, Happy Lot Farm and Garden (HLFG) celebrated its fourth anniversary with a “Block Clean-Up Party” as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and day of service.
Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people of color.
On Nov. 15 in San Francisco, I was one of more than 5,000 people who joined a peaceful direct action outside of the Army Corps of Engineers office. We delivered a letter asking the ACE to stand in solidarity with us and tell the main offices not to permit DAPL to drill underneath the Missouri River.
A majority of Californians say the state’s 1,100 miles of coast is important to them personally, even as many are driven further inland by rising home prices.
A first-of-its-kind national survey commissioned by New America Media (conducted by Bendixen & Amandi International in July) found that 4 out of 5 minority voters support initiatives that would increase people’s access to parks and public lands
When you live in a low-income community in the shadows of Chevron, you fear the worst. Every single day we have to ask ourselves, “When is another explosion going to happen?” “If we have to evacuate, where else can we go? What other area is left that we can afford?”
We were setting out on the 12th Refinery Healing Walk, a 13-mile walk from Rodeo to Richmond that connects the dots from one “sacrifice zone” to the next. Cities like Richmond are called “sacrifice zones” because of the high risks of health problems from living near oil refineries.
It was a gloomy Wednesday morning when I met up with about 20 people at a Peet’s Coffee in San Ramon. I had been asked to be one of the speakers at a protest outside the annual Chevron shareholder meeting on May 25. The purpose of the demonstration was to share our personal experiences with environmental and health problems that have been caused by the Chevron refineries in our backyard.
The 22nd annual Bike To Work Day was spectacular, with thousands of riders opting to head to work on two wheels throughout the Bay Area. There were over 400 energizer stations located along local bike commute routes in all nine counties to provide free beverages, snacks, and swag bags