To increase our communities’ resilience and self-reliance and help strengthen our local economy in preparation for the effects of climate change, dwindling fossil fuels, and economic instability.
Part of Transition California
A new Chapter of the Nationwide "Citizens Climate Lobby" is forming in Santa Cruz County, and we are recruiting new members who are interested in working towards a Carbon Fee and Dividend Act that will place a fee on carbon emissions and give the income generated right back to the people to help them defray the increased price of carbon-based fuels. The theory behind this plan is that as the fee goes up (it increases per ton of emissions yearly), so the producers will be encouraged to put more effort into alternatives to carbon-based energy, and the financial markets will also put more money into alternatives, gradually equalizing the playing field and making alternatives a smarter way to go. All the while not penalizing those who are forced to use carbon-based fuels through no fault of their own. Check out CCL at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/.
We think it is an exciting approach, and one that has a chance of passing, given that it is NOT a tax!
Please join us! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this group!
It helps greatly if everybody knows this basic info, plus checks the links in the left column about Transition and watches the 3-4 short videos (5-10 minutes each).
Where to introduce yourself and how find your way around this site. PLEASE: It's important to get to know each other and to find out about common interests so we can work together and work better together.
Whatever we need help with is welcome here, as long as it's for Transition SLV purposes.
Agendas and minutes of members meetings. Announcements and descriptions of Transition San Lorenzo Valley public events (also see Events listings).
As long as it's in line with our purpose and long-range plans, everything is worth considering. Even if it's only a rough idea, people here can help polish it.
Save money by using 511.org Rideshare to find a carpool. Rideshare is used by over 20 people living in SLV headed to the Bay Area and over 5 headed to Santa Cruz. Find a connection? Drop us a note at email@example.com and let us know!
As another option, Zimride has opened its rideshare search to the public.