REPORT: A Resilient Future for the 99% Earth Island Journal, Winter 2012 Project report on Bay Localize’s work to build equitable, resilient communities as a strategy for addressing climate change, resource scarcities, and economic inequality.
INTERVIEW: International Day of Climate Action Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth”, Oct. 1, 2010 This set of interviews from organizers around the world features Bay Localize’s Aaron Lehmer talking about the “Get Down and Dirty Oakland” event that took place on 10/10/10.
New Frontiers and Frontlines in the World of Energy KPFA’s Terra Verde, Oct. 18, 2013 Host Laura Garzon discusses impacts of fracking, how to stop it, and clean energy alternatives with Bay Localize and the Local Clean Energy Alliance’s Colin Miller, Future of Energy, and Center on Race Poverty and the Environment.
When Will We Go Green? East Bay Express, May 30, 2012 Article discussing how some Bay Area communities are forming public-power networks to buy and build renewable energy, but East Bay cities have been slow to join the green revolution. Quotes the Local Clean Energy Alliance’s Al Weinrub.
Editorial: Making Clean Power SF work SF Bay Guardian, Dec. 20, 2011 Editorial on SF’s emerging Community Choice Energy program, affirming the Local Clean Energy Alliance’s call for in-city development of renewable energy as part of the program’s rollout.
Advocates rally for clean energy KTVU, Mar. 18, 2011 News segment covering a rally for clean energy following the 2nd annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference. Features interview with Bay Localize’s Kirsten Schwind.
Will Going Local Make Us Happier? KALW’s “Your Call” radio show, Jan. 13, 2011 Program featured Bay Localize’s Kirsten Schwind, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and guests to discuss the value of localism. In her new documentary, The Economics of Happiness, Norberg-Hodge argues that not only does going local foster a better economy, but it’s critical to finding pleasure and meaning in our lives. Click here for the full show.
Laney Garden and the 10/10/10 Work Party Laney College, Oct. 10, 2010 This article describes the evolution of Laney College’s campus garden, and notes the “Get Down and Dirty” work party and concert that Bay Localize produced in collaboration with the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, Ella Baker Center, and CommuniTree on 10/10/10.
Crafting A Peak Oil “Narrative” Scienceblogs.com, Oct. 7, 2010 This article by Sharon Astyk quotes Bay Localize’s Dave Room, speaking at the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) Conference about the importance of challenging the materialistic notion of the American Dream, and replacing it with a narrative centered around thriving in resilient communities.
How Resilient Are You? Yes! Magazine, Aug. 13, 2010 This article offers a personal resilience test and summarizes various resources and organizations for boosting your community’s resilience. Bay Localize’s Community Resilience Toolkit is featured.
Prop 16 Opponents Celebrate SF Bay Guardian, Jun. 9, 2010 Article discusses the victory by renewable energy activists against Prop 16, PG&E’s “Power Grab” ballot box attempt to undermine Community Choice Energy programs.
Climate Change – Is Oakland a Model for a Local Approach? OaklandNorth.net, Feb. 24, 2010 This article highlights the work of the Local Clean Energy Alliance and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition to build a movement for strong climate policies and clean energy jobs. Quotes Bay Localize’s Dave Room.
Oakland hip to community Mother Earth News, Oct./Nov. 2009 This article highlights Bay Localize as a group that “has launched a variety of successful programs designed to build local economic and environmental self-reliance.” Quotes Bay Localize’s Kirsten Schwind.
Oakland sets emissions goals Oakland Tribune, Jul. 10, 2009 This article highlights the role of Bay Localize and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition in pushing for strong climate protection targets in Oakland. Quotes Bay Localize’s Aaron Lehmer.
Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun New York Times, Jun. 16, 2009 This article highlights several rooftop gardens in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, including Graze the Roof, a Bay Localize-affiliated project on top of the Glide Memorial Church.
Graze the Roof, a rooftop garden at Glide San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 27, 2008 This article discusses Graze the Roof, a garden project on top of the Glide Memorial Church’s offices, that is a partnership between Glide and Bay Localize.
Slow Pleasures – You Are What You Eat Oakland Magazine, Nov. 2007 Wanda Hennig reports on the growing Slow Food movement, and quotes Bay Localize’s Kirsten Schwind on the potential of hydroponic rooftop gardens to help meet urban food needs.
Toward a Sustainable San Francisco SF Bay Guardian, Jan. 3, 2007 This Guardian editorial says that our Campaign for Bay Area Localization makes a “powerful argument” for localizing our regional economy and urges the S.F. Supervisors to “hold hearings, bring in the authors of the report, and move to create a formal policy that sets sustainable local economics as a standard for all city business.”
The Oil Is Going, The Oil Is Going! Salon.com, Mar. 22, 2006 This piece profiles the peak oil movement, reports on Bay Localize’s Berkeley community event, and quotes Bay Localize’s Aaron Lehmer.