Climate Change

Grant Funding Available to Reduce Dairy Methane Emissions – CalCAN

Reposting this important piece by Jeanne Merrill, of the California Climate and Action Network. Read at the source. Please share with any dairy and other livestock producers who might benefit from this program. – RR New Climate Change Program Launches   This week, California launched an innovative new program aimed at lessening the climate change impact…

Support Sustainable Ag Solutions to Climate Change – Call Your State Senator and Assemblymember Today

Here’s an important message from CalCAN, the California Climate and Agriculture Network. Please make an investment in California’s climate change-mitigating ag programs with a phone call to your state representatives. – RR Please call your state Senator and Assemblymember: Support sustainable agricultural solutions to climate change Governor Jerry Brown and state legislators are debating the…

Wendell Berry and Eric Schlosser: Protect What’s Worth Keeping & Develop Strategies Built Upon Love

This conversation between novelist, poet & farmer Wendell Berry (The Unsettling of America) and author Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) is worth viewing in its entirety.

Our focus, notes Berry, must be on far more than fear, guilt and anger over climate change. We must develop strategies built on love.

“We need a broad-fronted economic movement to protect everything that’s worth protecting, to stop damage to everything that’s worth keeping,” said Berry.

“We’ve been talked out of love, mercy, kindness. We’ve got to take those things back.”

Instead of using fear and guilt as motivators, “We all need to find things we love to do, and do them.”

Published on Dec 15, 2016

Author, poet, writer and farmer Wendell Berry, in a public conversation with journalist Eric Schlosser, discusses his influences as a writer, his influences as a spiritual person, his connection to Kentucky, the land and more. He begins the conversation with Schlosser by talking about a term he’s coined—industrial fundamentalism—and continues to talk about the agrarian way of life and how to proceed in this new political era.

Soil Not Oil Conference Returns August 6 and 7

The Soil Not Oil conference returns to Richmond next weekend, August 6 and 7. This important event – unique in its dual focus on soil-building as a means to mitigate climate change and keeping fossil fuels in the ground – will once again feature an outstanding array of compelling speakers – John Jeavons, Paul Kaiser, Andrew…

Attend the June 15 BAAQMD Meeting in SF – Demand a Cap on Refinery Emissions!

View at the source. Demand a Cap on Refinery Emissions! A message from 350 Marin: JUNE 03, 2016 Please set aside time to attend this crucial Air District hearing!   Right now there are no limits on Bay Area refinery emissions.  At the next meeting of the Air Quality Management District, June 15 at 9:30am, the Directors will give direction to their…