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Don’t let plastic bag companies be the only voice: Tell your assembly member to ban single-use plastic bags!

                                               Make the Call: http://action.storyofstuff.org/call/ca-plastic-legislation-crucial-votes/?sub=fwd&t=1&akid=83.155020.VxjQHi

California legislators are on the verge of two critical votes on plastic waste — today it’s the most important plastic bag ban in the country.

Our oceans and garbage dumps are filling up with plastic. So we’re taking action on two important bills in the California legislature about plastic waste that will have crucial votes in the next few days,          

The companies that profit from pumping out disposable plastic products are throwing everything they have at stopping this legislation dead in its tracks

Plastic bag manufacturer Hilex Poly has been caught lying to members of the state assembly. The company — which has spent over $3 million on lobbying against plastic bag regulation — calls us ”special interests” 

 Today we can make a dramatic statement to the country about the power of citizen voices over corporate money.

It’s time that our legislators heard from us

Tell your assembly member to vote “Yes” on SB 270 and ban the bag!

 Please join us today in passing decisive legislation for a cleaner future. 

http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/

The Center for Climate Change Communication, conducts unbiased social science research that will facilitate such public engagement, hopes to share their research  conduct unbiased social science research that will facilitate such public engagement.

They recently published a fascinating results from one of their studies:

"We conducted an experiment testing three popular approaches to communicating the scientific consensus…At present, only one in ten (12%) Americans understand that 90% or more climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening".

After researching further in the causes of this issue, “the results suggest it is possible to improve public understanding of the scientific consensus on climate change in a way that does not trigger political polarization”.

But HOW?!

****To read more, proceed to this link:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-014-1173-5/fulltext.html

Click here to learn more about this awesome nonprofit! Since 1995, CEH has helped lead the growing nationwide effort to protect people from toxic chemicals. Read more to learn how to be a part of their movement!

 

Citizen science connects researchers, enviros, and tech whizzes to figure out new ways to protect our planet.

Shout out to  a new hire, Gomathi!
Hi!  My name is Gomathi Ramakrishnan, and I work as a project coordinator intern for the Power save campus program at UCSF. Below is a list of my key responsibilities in my current role:
§  Conduct assessments to promote sustainability measures in labs
§  Develop recommendations to improve energy efficiencies, reduce wastage and save money
§  Raise program awareness by reaching to the UCSF community and by encouraging them to participate in this program
§  Coordinate living green office certifications at UCSF
My current role has provided me an ideal opportunity to implement sustainable measures in bio - labs and conserve energy. I’m having a great time working with UCSF community.
Outside my internship, I am working towards completing project management certification at UCSC extension, Santa Clara.  Prior to this, I worked as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab while completing my masters at University of Alberta, Canada.  

Gomathi Ramakrishnan

Shout out to  a new hire, Gomathi!

Hi!  My name is Gomathi Ramakrishnan, and I work as a project coordinator intern for the Power save campus program at UCSF. Below is a list of my key responsibilities in my current role:

§  Conduct assessments to promote sustainability measures in labs

§  Develop recommendations to improve energy efficiencies, reduce wastage and save money

§  Raise program awareness by reaching to the UCSF community and by encouraging them to participate in this program

§  Coordinate living green office certifications at UCSF

My current role has provided me an ideal opportunity to implement sustainable measures in bio - labs and conserve energy. I’m having a great time working with UCSF community.

Outside my internship, I am working towards completing project management certification at UCSC extension, Santa Clara.  Prior to this, I worked as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab while completing my masters at University of Alberta, Canada. 

Gomathi Ramakrishnan

Take a look at the latest news from the recent Sustainability Summit! It is so refreshing to hear that we can physically, financially, and mentally make a notable difference when staying attentive to sustainable global needs!

Read these excerpts of what speakers had to say at the Summit!