From the Ground: How Our Volunteers in Culver City Took on Big Oil

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Nicole Levin, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign Organizer
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. 

An Electric End to 2022

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Austin Mendoza, Building Electrification Intern
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. 

Swell Energy Answers Your Solar FAQs

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Swell Energy & Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
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.

Local Group Volunteers Represent Chapter at Pasadena 100 Rally

  • Posted on 4 November 2022
  • By Kim Orbe, Conservation Program Manager
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

Avoid Grid Black Outs With Swell Energy's Black Friday Offer!

  • Posted on 4 November 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
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.