El Niño, Drought, Mudslides, Hurricanes: Schools Keynote Offers Insights

JPL Scientist Bill Patzert What will the winter bring? A “Godzilla” El Niño sits in the Pacific, and some have wondered if the recent mudslides that shut down the Grapevine are a preview of what the winter will bring. Even if record rainfall does arrive, what will that mean? What are the prospects for Sierra Nevada snowpack? Read more about El Niño, Drought, Mudslides, Hurricanes: Schools Keynote Offers Insights[…]

Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?

Prop 39 will be discussed in numerous sessions at the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. We recently had a chance to talk to one of our speakers about her session and her perspective on the state of Prop 39 implementation. Christine Marez, Director, Energy for Cumming will moderate a session in which three districts Read more about Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?[…]

Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel

While there’s no question that gravel has a place in water-efficient landscape design, over-reliance on this material can produce results that fall short of what school officials, parents, community members and students expect from school grounds. Other low-water options exist that can provide habitat, ecosystem services, beauty, learning opportunities and even food. At the 2015 Green California Schools and Read more about Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel[…]

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Incentives for Schools

Since 2011, California has accounted for more than 40 percent of all plug-in electric vehicle purchases in the U.S. Whether schools are already thinking about EV infrastructure or not, the vehicle decisions being made by teachers, administrators and parents will increase the need for this to be part of their planning. A newly-added session at the Read more about Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Incentives for Schools[…]

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 of PTAs and developed with assistance from the National Council for Science Education (NCSE). Minda Berbenco of Read more about California State PTA: Climate Change is a Children’s Issue[…]

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 in 1603 and counted Galileo Galilei as a member. The members of the Academy, known Read more about UN Secretary General to Pontifical Academy of Sciences:Climate Change is the Defining Issue of Our Time[…]

Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict

A new report from a group of 16 retired Generals and Admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reflects concerns about the accelerating impacts of climate change on national security. “The potential security ramifications of global climate change should be serving as catalysts for cooperation and change,” the authors say. “Instead, climate Read more about Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict[…]