The Redwood Chapter contends with climate change, works for sustainable communities, and defends land, water and wildlife from the Bay Area to the Oregon border, while creating opportunities for the exploration and enjoyment of nature.
by Victoria Brandon, Redwood Chapter Chair
As has been discussed in previous editions of the Redwood Needles, the Sierra Club thinks the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) mega- trade deal risks unacceptable environmental impacts both in this country and abroad. The more we learn about the details of this treaty, the graver those concerns become.
A very recent development has racheted up the anxiety level still higher.
by Shirley Johnson-Foell, Sonoma Group Climate and Energy Chair, and
Tom Roth, Redwood Chapter Excom
When our planet’s diplomats at the 21st U.N. Conference of the Parties in Paris put the final touches on an agreement to combat climate change on December 11th, some in Sonoma County proudly recalled the small part they played to bring us to that historic point. Symbolically as well as in actual fact, they “got on the bus” to demand strong, significant climate policies.
by Teri Shore, Sonoma Group Excom
In a big year-end win for greenbelts, all five Sonoma County supervisors came out strongly in favor of extending voter protections for community separators and adding to them in 2016! Community separators are one of the important tools protecting the greenbelt lands between Sonoma’s cities and towns from sprawl development.