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Tish Levee - For the Planet

Tish Levee gives us food for thought on how we can make life better for everyone. E-mail Tish at mitzvahm@sonic.net

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2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

Greta Thunberg is youngest ever named Time’s Person of the Year. For all her work in motivating millions of people to care about and strike for the climate, Time named Greta their person of the year. She stressed that she wasn’t alone and talked about other youth leaders. COP 25, the UN Climate Summit was a failure. Million Roofs Initiative reaches its goal. Divestment—Goldman Sachs, UC, Ireland join 1100 other institutions.

 

2019-09-29Sep 29, 2019

California’s been a leader in clean energy for years;  our higher standards for fuel efficiency helped raise standards nationwide and spurred the federal government to enact higher standards in 2015. Now the current administration has not only proposed repealing those higher standards, but on September 18th the administration canceled the waiver under which California’s had higher standards since the 1970s. Friday, September 20th, saw millions of young people—and their adult allies— striking worldwide for the climate before the UN Climate Action Summit in NYC.

2019-09-03Sep 3, 2019

This column started over 11 years ago as a way to share individual actions that make a difference for our planet and her people. I still believe all of us have to take all the small steps we can, but it’s clear that only policy changes can save us, and for that we have to work collectively.

2019-07-28Jul 28, 2019

Within a year, electricity from onshore wind and solar will be cheaper than any electricity from fossil fuels, a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) forecasts. This doesn’t even consider the “hidden” costs of fossils fuels—from mining and drilling operations, spills, and greenhouse gas emissions, nor does it factor in huge fossil fuel subsidies.

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