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Stories from the Frontlines: The Battle to Improve Air Quality

  • The Green Friday speaker for October 13 will be Andres Soto from Communities for a Better Environment (CBE).  Founded in 1978, CBE is one of the preeminent environmental justice organizations in the nation.    CBE’s vision embraces local transformation.  But the CBE vision goes far beyond local as humanity now faces environmental crisis of global proportions.  The earth’s most vulnerable populations experience the greatest suffering from environmental degradation.  Climate change has triggered deadly drought, water shortages and wildfires; air and water pollution threatens food supplies and ways of life.  The world environmental crisis can be solved only through a fundamental transformation of our society from values based on profit-before-all to an approach based on meeting people’s fundamental needs.   Andrés Soto has been active in stopping various Crude By Rail projects here in the Bay Area, worked on the campaign to get the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to adopt the first-in-the-nation “Refinery Green House Gas Emissions Cap” and led CBE’s first-ever 501(c)4 campaigns, CBE Action, in Richmond and Benicia in 2016.
  • Refreshments are served.  Our programs present speakers and topics discussing the most important environmental issues of our time. All are welcome, Sierra Club members as well as nonmembers. 
  • Doors open at 7:00, presentation starts at 7:30

Friday, 10/13/17


Ken Peterson

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