While California leads the country in implementing environmental policy — innovating the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions through cap-and-trade — local air districts have as a result lost power over regulating greenhouse gases. Bay Area regulators have instead turned their attention to the immediate health impacts of toxic pollution.
Less famous but no less impressive as a narrator of local history is Andres Soto. Every few months, he conducts a “Toxics and Resilience Tour” of Richmond.
Nicholl Park became an environmental awareness hub during the third annual Richmond Our Power Festival on August 12.
Ten edible gardens in Richmond competed for the top spot at the second annual Richmond Urban Garden Contest on July 15.
The seventh annual North Richmond Green Festival and Earth Day Celebration on April 22 brought out community members for a creek clean-up, garden restoration, park festival and junior league baseball game.
Caring about the coast isn’t enough. If we want clean sand and clean water – as 90 percent of Californians surveyed in a recent poll say they do – we have to take steps to protect it. We have to take coastal conservancy seriously.
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.