The Environment Now! Committee focuses on advocacy regarding climate change and environ-mental protection. We educate ourselves, identify appropriate actions, and bring educational and activism opportunities to the Huddle. We support and promote environmental causes and values with an emphasis on elections and candidates. We make our voices heard at the local, state, and national level.
2022 Action Goals
Influence State Legislators
Use the CA Legislature Position Letter Portal to state our positions on environmentally related State Senate and Assembly bills as they move through committee.
Of current interest is AB2026 (limiting plastic packaging).
Support Ballot Initiatives
Work toward passage of the Plastics Reduction Initiative on the November 8th ballot.
Influence Federal Legislators
Get Out the Environmental Vote
Encourage participation in Environmental Voter Project efforts to get out the environmental vote through writing postcards and phone banking.
Our vision is that all who live in the Bay Area equitably share clean air, water, and soil in a healthy, thriving and stable post-carbon future.
Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis (2020) Available on Netflix.
Presents innovative water saving and recycling methods that are already being used that, if more widely disseminated could solve our water crisis.
Kiss the Ground (2020) Available on Netflix.
Shows how turning from conventional farming to regenerative farming will preserve our soil and have a big impact on carbon sequestration and combating climate change.
Kiss the Ground (Enliven Books 2017)
The book by Josh Tickle provides a deeper view of the subject of the documentary.
Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth (The Guardian, February 25, 2019)
The editor's pick for the best story in 2019, this article is a real eye-opener on the environmental effects of concrete. It was the first story in the Guardian's "concrete week," a series of articles on the same theme.
The Rent Collector (Shadow Mountain, 2012)
A story of hope by Camron Wright, about a young family scavenging for recyclables from a dump in Cambodia.