Beyond the Grade

Originally posted in the Chico News and Review on December 14, 2017 Beyond the grade Chico State students’ project on climate change effects will shape local public policy By Evan Tuchinsky  Molly Marcussen will compile student data on climate change for use by local government. PHOTO BY EVAN TUCHINSKY Climate changes: Cal-Adapt figures for Butte County: Current 2050…

Benjamin Silverman, EPSM Alum

Originally Posted in The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center page. BENJAMIN SILVERMAN, EPSM ALUM, OFFERS ADVICE AND OPPORTUNITIES TO CURRENT STUDENTS by Rebecca Fuger on January 23, 2017 in Highlights Benjamin Silverman, an Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management alum, is currently the Climate and Buildings Program Manager for City of Boston’s Environmental Department. Through…

Bryce Goldstein

Originally posted in the Chico News and Review on January 5, 2017 Whom to watch in 2017 Five locals likely to make an impact in the new year Greening Chico Bryce Goldstein Bryce Godstein PHOTO BY MEREDITH J. COOPER “I’m focused on increasing the community’s awareness of climate change, and on promoting energy efficiency,” Goldstein said…

CivicSpark 2015-16 Graduation

After 11 months and over 72,000 hours of service to California’s communities, CivicSpark’s 2015-16 cohort has graduated! At the end of August, the fellows came together in Sacramento to spend their last time as a cohort. On August 29th, fellows had the opportunity to spend time together in the morning, spent the afternoon with LGC…

Piedmont: City cuts greenhouse gas emissions

Originally posted in the East Bay Times Monday’s Piedmont City Council meeting began with a city proclamation naming Sept. 19 as “Matt Anderson Day,” thanking the Civic Spark intern for his 11 months of service working with environmental issues. (Laura A. Oda/Staff Archives) PIEDMONT — The city has exceeded its goals by 18.4 percent to…

Central Coast: GRID Alternative Team Leader Challenge

Originally Posted in the GRID Alternatives Central Coast Region News July 21, 2016 – GRID Alternatives Central Coast is pleased to announce the certification of 4 new team leaders working to install solar for low income families. The Team Leader program was developed for “super volunteers” – volunteers who attend repeated solar installations with our…

Kate Meis: CivicSpark Plug

Originally posted in the Chronicle of Philanthropy Kate Meis, 34 Executive Director, Local Government Commission Sacramento, Calif. SACRAMENTO–California is in the grip of a record-breaking drought, leaving many in the Golden State wondering how to deal with climate change. Kate Meis is coming up with answers, one community at a time. She startedCivicSpark, a program that…

Piedmont: Council OKs changes to fix traffic ‘nightmare’

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Originally posted on Contra Costa Times PIEDMONT — The Piedmont City Council voted unanimously Monday to make changes for cars traveling up Magnolia Avenue to Highland Avenue after listening to the area being described as a “Bermuda Triangle” and a traffic “nightmare.” Several options were presented to the council from traffic engineer Michelle DeRobertis to…
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