All-Electric! …with exceptions

On September 21st, 2020, the City Council of Redwood City voted unanimously to pass all-electric reach codes with eight exceptions, as recommended by staff. Reach codes are legally required to be as or more strict than state codes, which are updated every three years, most recently going into effect on Jan 1, 2020. This articleContinue reading “All-Electric! …with exceptions”

Reach Codes in Redwood City

Tomorrow, September 14th, the Redwood City Council will consider all-electric reach codes after months of delays. In light of this finally coming before council, we’re posting another past comment on reach codes from one of our FFMP members. The following statement was originally made by Laurel Bergman on December 9, 2019. At the time, IanContinue reading “Reach Codes in Redwood City”

An Equitable Transition

Our mission statement includes our goal to “advocate for swiftly and equitably transitioning to renewable energy.” A few of our members wrote the following statement that specifies what this goal means to us, and helps to tie our advocacy and education work to environmental and social justice. We believe that the transition from a fossilContinue reading “An Equitable Transition”

This is An Actual Crisis

From the FFMP archive of statements to Redwood City Council Members, December 2019. This statement was originally made by Carol Cross, and easily applies to a number of crises we see today. First, Let me add my congratulations to you, Madame Mayor, for becoming mayor. And my thanks to Council Member Bain for your supremelyContinue reading “This is An Actual Crisis”

The Movement For Black Lives: Sign the Petition

At Fossil Free Mid-Peninsula, we advocate for a clean environment for ALL people, recognizing that pollution of local environments and economic disparities are disproportionately affecting people of color and other marginalized groups. Racial justice is inextricable from climate justice!  Please join us in signing The Movement For Black Lives’ petition, here: https://m4bl.org/join-our-movement/

What are the lessons from the COVID-19 experience?

Here’s an excellent article by FFMP’s Debbie Mytels on six important lessons from the COVID-19 experience, and how we can take what we’ve learned to approach the urgent threat of climate change. We are all interdependent Planning ahead for disasters (including climate change) is essential The racial and economic inequalities in U.S. society are nowContinue reading “What are the lessons from the COVID-19 experience?”

Looking Back #3: Statement on Reach Codes

From the FFMP archive of statements to Redwood City Council Members, January 13th, 2020. This statement was originally made by Jim Ilnicki. The report is now out: 2019 was the hottest year world-wide on record. The permafrost is melting 95 years earlier than scientists predicted. The Himalayan glacier is melting twice as fast as predicted.Continue reading “Looking Back #3: Statement on Reach Codes”