At the same time, it seems like the Climate News continues to march unabated; the changing climate is NOT socially isolating itself, and we must remain committed to doing what we can, even in these times.
I read two articles this week worth noting, in this regard. Not to be political, but our current Federal leadership has more or less waived the enforcement, during the current situation, of all environmental laws. And, on the somewhat good news front, the California Public Utilities Commission this week adopted new requirements for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from our electrical grid by 25% over the next decade. Unfortunately, that is not enough.
So, this is where WE come in.
Whether it is the virus or the climate it is WE who will lead. It is WE who can, and who must make the difference. So, as we are all sitting at home, wanting to do something, I urge you to do two things NOW that will help.
First, please forward this post, this site, to everybody you know in the Town of Fairfax. We, the people of Fairfax, are a special community. We have a history of leading in the progressive ways that show others the right path forward. The Climate Action Committee for the Town of Fairfax wants to build momentum to making our world a better place. But it will take all of us, and this little blog will be one way we can connect and collaborate. So, please, forward this email to others, and ask that they sign up here, to join us.
Second, one of the easiest things we can all do is to go 100% renewable electricity by signing up for MCE Deep Green. We can, and we should, celebrate the CPUC and encourage them to do more. But, again, we can show the way by going to 100% ourselves now. Right now, Fairfax has a higher percentage of households on Deep Green than any other town in Marin. But, even with that, less than 9% of us are buying Deep Green electricity. If we all did this one simple thing, it would make a substantial difference in moving us, and in setting an example for other communities to follow. We are lucky here, because Sustainable Fairfax has already helped to launch a county-wide program in this regard, and we are partnering with them to help us all.
So, please help. Please sign up for Deep Green. Please send this email to others and ask them to become part of our movement. We will not be beaten by the virus, we will not be beaten by Climate Change. We will be the leaders the world needs.