It's another Joyful Climate News episode, featuring Alma and Stephanie! Watch below for a your scoop of climate action around the globe infused with joy, hope and inspiration.
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Stephanie just had a blast singing karaoke and Alma discovered something quirky about squirrels. Should we name this our Splooting Squirrel Karaoke segment?
In this third episode, Alma and Stephanie explore what's been abuzz in the climate action sphere, from Patagonia's groundbreaking announcement to California's climate legislation, with a nod to JCN Episode 2's collaboration between BTS member SUGA and Gangnam Style's Psy. Read on for more:
1. Bold Action by Patagonia Company Owners
Company Profits Donated to Fight the Climate Crisis
Founder Yvon Chouinard announced that he is giving away his company Patagonia, a brand of outdoor clothing, camping supplies and related goods, to an environmental trust and nonprofits fighting the climate crisis.
2. Sweeping California Climate Legislation
Governor Newsom Signs Sweeping Climate Measures, Ushering in New Era of World-Leading Climate Action
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a sweeping number of bills on September 16, 2022 to expand California's reliance on clean energy and reduce carbon emissions. The bills include legislation on reducing exposure to gas and oil pollution in communities of color, expanding clean energy jobs and accelerating the state's timeline for getting most of its electricity from renewable energy sources.
3. Environmental Justice Meets Rising Oceans
San Francisco Supervisors Challenge Mayor Breed and the Navy to Bolster Protections at Bayview-Hunters Point
A government oversight committee with San Francisco's Board of Supervisors recommended recently that the city strengthen protections against climate change-fueled flooding in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. An independent task force will examine how rising groundwater could mix with contaminants and expose the community to toxic water and fumes.
We hope that this episode of joyful climate news helps and inspires you in your work for the climate, just as it continues to power us even in the toughest times. And if there's anything that we always strive to remember, it's that we're doing the work together.
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