Mon, Mar 13|
East Rec Center or via Zoom
Climate: Will California Lead the World?
Woody Hastings, Program Manager at The Climate Center, will share the Center’s crucial work in this effort and how we can help.
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2023, 6:30 PM
East Rec Center or via Zoom, 7902 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
ZOOM LINK FOR THIS EVENT:
Meeting ID: 869 5435 2396
California has the tools and the know-how to remove more climate pollution than we emit by 2030. As goes California, so goes the nation- and hopefully the world. Woody Hastings, Program Manager at The Climate Center, will share the Center’s crucial work in this effort and how we can help at the 7PM March 13th hybrid meeting of the Oakmont Progressives Club at the East Rec. All Oakmonters are welcome.
Founded in 2001, The Climate Center is a leader in making climate solutions a reality. It works across California with businesses, local governments, labor unions, environmental justice leaders, and other nonprofits to deliver the equitable climate solutions that will ensure a climate-safe future for all.
The Center conducts research, drafts policy, mobilizes climate advocates, convenes partners across sectors, and helps state leaders make sense of the latest climate science. Its work helps Californians all over the state turn their concern about the climate crisis into action, building support for climate-friendly policies that will create a thriving, healthy California.
In 2019 to build a powerful coalition The Climate Center launched the Climate-Safe California Campaign. Endorsed by hundreds of businesses, elected officials, and nonprofits, and more than 1,000 individuals, Climate-Safe California offers climate solutions at the speed and scale that science demands. It’s a set of policies that would allow California to both remove by 2030 significant amounts of pollution from the atmosphere while creating thousands of jobs and building a more equitable clean energy economy.
With both the resources and knowledge required, California can make this vision a reality — if our elected leaders act with the urgency the climate crisis demands. California must put policies in place as soon as possible to accelerate equitable climate action, putting us on track to remove more climate pollution than we emit while securing resilient communities for all by 2030. That’s how we’ll keep our friends and loved ones safe from worsening climate disasters, create millions of family-sustaining jobs, and give everyone the chance to thrive in the clean energy economy.
Woody Hastings has worked for The Climate Center since 2010. He is an energy and environmental policy analyst, strategic planner, and community organizer with over thirty years of experience in the non-profit, governmental, and private sectors.
Woody helped lead the formation of California’s second Community Choice Agency (CCA): Sonoma Clean Power (SCP). Since the launch of SCP Woody has been working to expand CCA in other parts of California. He has helped lead several projects funded by the California Energy Commission and the National Renewable Energy Lab.
Woody received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on sustainability and social justice from San Francisco State University. He is also a Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities.
Please join us for the Social at 6:30PM and if you can bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage. Visit our website for more information and the zoom link.
For more information about The Climate Center, visit their website at https://theclimatecenter.org/