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The Wettest Drought Year?

There’s no doubt that 2017 has been a wet year. California mountains are covered with snow, and most reservoirs are above their long-term averages. While we won’t see a surface water shortage in 2017, UC Davis notes that some remnants … Continue reading

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Welcome to the “Enernet”

An emerging network of distributed, interactive energy generation, storage and delivery, described as the “enernet,” is expected to be the foundation for smart cities and the “internet of things.”

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Smart Cities – Challenges and Opportunities

In just over three decades, 70 percent of Earth’s population is expected to live in cities. A study from The Economist asks citizens and businesses in 12 diverse cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Shanghai, for their thoughts … Continue reading

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Potential GEELA Nominees: Meet with CalEPA at the Green California Summit

The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) is California’s highest environmental honor. Established in1993, the award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that demonstrate exceptional leadership in conserving resources, protecting the environment and building partnerships to strengthen the State’s economy. … Continue reading

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Why Do Green Schools Matter?

Tony Knight at the 2014 Green California Schools Summit keynote breakfast. Can a district that makes a commitment to sustainability really expect to see a return from its efforts? For decades, Dr. Tony Knight of the Oak Park Unified School District … Continue reading

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California State PTA: Climate Change is a Children’s Issue

Atmospheric CO2 concentration is the highest in human history. Graph: NASA At its annual conference this month, the California State PTA adopted a resolution on climate change and climate change education. The resolution was put forward by the San Diego Unified Council … Continue reading

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UN Secretary General to Pontifical Academy of Sciences:
Climate Change is the Defining Issue of Our Time

A shrinking glacier in Alaska: NASA image.   The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the modern embodiment of the first exclusively scientific academy ever established, the  the Academy of the Lynxes (Accademia dei Lincei). The group was founded in Rome … Continue reading

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Climate Change is the Defining Issue of Our Time

New Training Seminar Addresses Water Conservation and Code

A new seminar from Green Technology will examine recent changes in California’s plumbing code relating to greywater, rainwater catchment and on-site water recycling. Landscape irrigation accounts for as much half of residential water use, and greywater systems have the potential … Continue reading

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Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)

The California Department of Educations’s Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF) will hold a listening session from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm on November 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center, at the Green California Schools Summit. The session will be facilitated by the ELTF … Continue reading

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ED-Green Ribbon Schools Celebrates Third Cohort

        Taylor, Rydberg, and Wheeler accept ED-GRS Director’s Awards. It was smiles and green flags all around as Education Secretary Arne Duncan honored the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and District Sustainability awardees … Continue reading

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