Oakland, CA Declares Climate Emergency

Last night, the city of Oakland, California followed Berkeley and Richmond, becoming the third California city to declare a Climate Emergency, voting unanimously to pass a “Resolution Endorsing the Declaration of a Climate Emergency and Requesting Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate.”

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Marina Mails Comment
Press Release: As Wildfires Continue, Bay Area Officials Call on Cities to Declare Climate Emergency and Commit to Climate Mobilization

Over 120 public officials, government sustainability staff, and environmental justice organizations came together August 24 for a Bay Area Regional Climate Emergency Town Hall to discuss the growing climate crisis and how to accelerate California’s transition to a zero­ emissions, 100% clean and renewable energy, and a just, regenerative and equitable economy.

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Margaret SalamonComment
Dispatch: Berkeley Climate Emergency Town Hall

Everyone in the room was well aware of how great an effort it takes to achieve even small victories in this fight for a safe climate. Each of us had at times felt hindered by this sense of powerlessness. We had all grappled with our own limitations: the borders of our jurisdictions, the availability of resources, the particularity of our institutional purpose, and most profoundly the perception of our own personal smallness. The towering figure of climate change — this omnipresent existential threat to life as we know it — seems to throw a shadow over all of us, a shadow so dark that often the pathway forward appears opaque.  


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A Leap to Mobilize LA

On November 3 and 4, over 80 leaders from across Los Angeles gathered to begin to draft an L.A. Leap Manifesto: an intersectional people's platform to guide Mobilize L.A., the effort launched in June to transform America's second largest city to carbon-neutrality by 20...


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Anya Grenier
Hoboken resolves to mobilize

Last week was a turning point for our movement: the first big win for mobilization on the city level.After a year of work by members of the Climate Mobilization Hoboken, a resolution passed unanimously through the Hoboken City Council on November 1 calling for mobiliza...

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Anya Grenier
The Climate Mobilization Begins in Los Angeles!

Last Wednesday was historic for the climate mobilization cause in Los Angeles: we joined Naomi Klein, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Republican Mayor of Lancaster, CA, and a coalition of leading Angeleno community organizers to announce the formation of a Clima...

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Anya Grenier
Rosh Hashanah: Mobilizing The Holidays

Mobilization and persuasion starts with personal connections and nothing is more personal than family and the holidays.  Today is Rosh Hashanah, or The Jewish New Year, one of the most important days in the Jewish tradition.  This year I decided in light of the looming...

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Anya Grenier