Climate Of Courage – Smart Women Are Making Me Think, Question My Beliefs & Change My Mind

As I mentioned in public remarks I made in January of 2015, I’ve been a member of The Lucky Sperm Club since 1957 –

As I turn 62 this week it still ain’t easy dealing with the high expectations that come with being the beneficiary of undeserved while male privilege.

Luckily, as I will mansplain to you all here, I am smart enough to always rely on the women of superior intellect and courage to redirect me when I steer off course and in the wrong direction – which I am prone to do.

So it has been in the week or so since Jonathan Frazen’s piece was published in The New Yorker. The rightful backlash to his “Let’s Just Roll Over & Play Dead On Climate” came from many quarters, but the most searing and right-on takes came from climate and gender journalist Amy Westervelt; Climate scientist, Kate Marvel; and Climate Justice Advocate and Essayist, Mary Annaise Heglar.

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Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

From our friend George Sarvis posted today on his blog, Stop Climate Crazies

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In this year when the climate crisis has stepped on the gas, throwing more and worse extreme weather events at everyone around the world, including especially Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the more than 70 wildfires burning up the Northwest, including the iconic Columbia Gorge, the California State Senate, led by President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, has introduced a historic climate change bill designed to turn our climate emissions around by requiring the State move to 100% renewable energy.

SB 100 (De Leon) – California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program

SB 100 accelerates the existing renewable energy targets to 60 percent RPS by 2030, and requires retail energy sellers to plan, model, and invest over the next 28 years to reach the 100% clean, zero carbon, and renewable energy target.

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Just 2 More Weeks Till Sunstock 2017! Are You Ready to Rock L.A.?

If you were with me last summer at Sunstock 2016 held on the Autry Museum field you know what a blast we had from start to finish. The best music. The best audience. The best vibe. Great food and drink. And all of it powered by the sun and the solar PV systems on site.

It was such a hit we’re doing it again, on Saturday Sept 9 with all new bands and a bitching new venue – the legendary and infamous The Magic Box, right in the heart of DTLA and mere steps from the Metro station.

And dig who’s playing the two stages at this year’s Sunstock:

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Let’s all come together and shine our bright lights in unison at this year’s solar festival – I’m ready to party and shake my groove thing to kick off an epic #YearOfJoe and so are all these friends of mine in the video: Read more