Life at Lights Out

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Here’s a taste of life in the Lights Out office:

Nate and Peter get serious…

More images to come!

The lights may be going out in and around LA…

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Our first Lights Out LA article went to print! We were featured today in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The article has also been reposted in the Los Angeles Daily News, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, and the Whittier Daily News.

Meet LOSF on October 8th at Medjool

Friday, September 28th, 2007

We’re having another fundraiser! Please join us from 6:30-9:30pm on Monday, October 8th at Medjool. Medjool is located at 2522 Mission Street, between 21st and 22nd.

People want to do something about climate change. Period.

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Wow.

I came across this amazing study recently published by Gallup and Yale. It shows what I think we already know, which is, people are concerned about climate change and increasingly want to do something about it.

Summary:

  • 72% are either ‘Completely Convinced’ or ‘Mostly Convinced’ that “global warming is happening”.
  • 69% are convinced that Global Warming is caused either completely or partially by human activities. (57% believe that human activities are directly to blame.)
  • 67% Strongly favor “Requiring automakers to increase the fuel efficiency of cars, trucks, and SUVs to 35 miles per gallon, even if it meant a new car would cost up to $500 more to buy.” An additional 12% “somewhat favor” this step.
  • 82% either ’strongly favor’ or ’somewhat favor’ “Requiring electric utilities to produce at least 20% of their electricity from wind, solar, or other renewable energy sources, even if it cost the average household an extra $100 a year.”

Blog Action Day

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Today we joined Blog Action Day. Bloggers everywhere will join together on October 15th to spread the word about way in which we can help the environment. Each blogger will address environmental issues by writing a post relating to their own topic. Check it out!

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Stop Your Junk Mail and Learn About Green Jobs for All

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Green for All is a campaign dedicated to “harness[ing] the growing power of the green economic revolution to fight the war on poverty.” They intend to secure training for thousands of workers for the green job market in order to create job opportunities for impoverished urban community members in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland, and New Orleans. To learn more, or to get involved, visit their website.

According to 41pounds.org , over 100 million trees are cut down each year to print junk mail. This month, New American Dream: Carbon Conscious Consumer is asking folks to remove themselves from mail junk lists in order to save paper. New American Dream is a site directed toward encouraging individuals to adopt “climate-friendly daily habits”. You can also sign up at website to stop receiving junk mail.

MORE PRESS: The Boston Globe featured the article John M. Glionna wrote about Nate and Lights Out in the Los Angeles Times

Welcome new supporters!!!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

A very special welcome goes out to two of our new supporters: the Environmental Law Society at Golden Gate University School of Law and the Bay Area chapter of the American Red Cross!

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will be distributing CFLs and LOSF promotional material to the students and faculty at Golden Gate University starting next week. A big thank you to Lucas Williams, ELS president, for helping to lead the effort!

Another big thank you goes out to Brianna Warren, AmeriCorps Preparadness Specialist at the Bay Area chapter of the American Red Cross. Brianna and several of her co-workers at the American Red Cross will be out in force in San Francisco on Friday, October 19th (the day before LOSF) distributing CFLs and spreading the word about LOSF. Friday will be a HUGE outreach day for LOSF. I am thrilled that the American Red Cross will be out “hitting the streets” with us on that day!

Is your company or business interested in being a sponsor or supporter? Drop Brendan an e-mail at Brendan@lightsoutsf.org.

Seattle’s Climate Action

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

While San Francisco is doing an exemplary job of implementing “green” programs, we can always learn from other cities. Seattle is also working toward a sustainable future. Learn more about what they’re doing in the Northwest by reading “It takes a city to limit greenhouse gases”.

Interested in a Lights Out SF t-shirt or tote?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

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More CLF Info

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

We have continued receiving emails from individuals concerned with the potential dangers of disposing of CFLs. We appreciate your concern, and most definitely advocate safe and proper disposal. For more information, read 5 Ways to Recycle a CFL. You might also find How to live with CFLs a helpful resource.


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