Pictured left to right are David Haake, Nancy Barba, Coby King, and Dyana Peña
Culver City, a little city with just a little under 40,000 people – has set a historic precedent for the wider Los Angeles area. As of this November, Culver City voted 4-0 to move forward with a settlement framework with Sentinel Peak Resources that would begin the process of phasing out – and cleaning up – existing oil wells by the end of 2029.
Hello from the Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club Military Outdoors, also known as SCMO! The goal of SCMO is to ensure access to nature for military members, veterans, and their families. This is the local LA and Orange Counties section of the national program.
Southern California has been plagued by poor air quality that directly affects our health by causing or worsening respiratory conditions by exposing us to toxic emissions. Gas use in buildings produces a significant amount of indoor air pollution in places where we’d expect to be safe like our workplaces and homes. Building electrification also referred to as building decarbonization, removes fossil fuel energy sources from buildings, moving instead to all-electric energy sources that cause zero carbon emissions.
Have a question? It might be a frequently asked question…see if you can find your answer here. Of course, Swell is always happy to take your call or email to address your questions too. You can also check out common myths about solar that we’ve addressed with facts in this month’s Southern Sierran.
Jennifer in Acadia National Park
The comeback year!
After an interrupted 2020 and a skipped 2021, our beloved WTC program returned in 2022 welcoming an excited class of outdoor enthusiasts.
The Pasadena Group mobilized to represent the Sierra Club at the Pasadena 100 Rally to celebrate the collection of more than 1,100 postcards from Pasadena residents with the message: “I care about climate change and I want Pasadena to be
powered by 100% carbon-free energy by 2030.” PASADENA 100 is a coalition of 21 local non-profit, non-partisan organizations.
Extreme weather events, due to climate change, are increasingly straining the aging and overburdened electric grid. As high electricity demand continues to stress the grid, the need for Flex Alerts, which call for consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity to prevent blackouts, increases. Our aging infrastructure needs our help. A resilient energy grid powered by renewables can help offset rising energy costs and ensure your lights stay on when the power goes off.