Climate change is a cultural issue and necessitates changing our values and beliefs. That was the message from Andrew Hoffman, a professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan. Hoffman spoke via video at the Tri-Valley Citizen’s Climate Lobby during their November meeting.

For supporters of the Tri-Valley Conservancy, last week’s “Jeans and Jewels” dinner was an opportunity to reflect on the group’s 25 years of success — and a promise to keep pushing to preserve open space and agricultural land.

The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club presents featured speaker Dr. Mark Brunell at their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

Young Republican voters are as concerned about climate change as their Democratic counterparts. That was the message given by Alexander Posner, founder and president of Students for Carbon Dividends, on the Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby’s October video.

The Tri-Valley Conservancy’s annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser this year features a “Rockin’ the Ranch” theme, and will include local wines, cocktails, delicious cuisine, line dancing with lessons, and auctions that include unique experiences and one-of-a-kind items.

Savannah Skinner, 10, from Jackson Avenue School in Livermore, was the only school striker for the climate at Livermore City Hall on Sept. 27. Skinner's mother, Deborah Fields, asked her daughter a few questions about why she thought it was important to make a stand in front of City Hall. "B…

Zone 7 Water Agency directors have urged CEMEX to provide more transparency for the public. The Mexico-based sand and gravel company is in the process of filing changes to its reclamation plan for its gravel pits next to southwest Livermore.

Coastal Cleanup Day is on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. All are welcome to be part of the solution and join tens of thousands of fellow volunteers to help remove trash from California beaches and inland waterways.

The City of Dublin and StopWaste invite residents to a free home energy workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Dublin Library. Attendees will learn about energy efficiency rebate programs and how to zero out their energy bill. Offering information will be East Bay Community …

Nitrate is a troublesome groundwater contaminant that is mainly caused by fertilizer runoff on farmlands. Many wells in agricultural regions exceed the EPA limit for nitrate in drinking water, and without an economical treatment option, the water is unfit for potable use.

To the surprise of many observers, the state Assembly Appropriations Committee didn't vote last week on a bill that would allow the sold. Lawmakers left Senate Bill 767 to be considered when the legislature reconvenes in January.

Youths from Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin are invited to meet Rep. Eric Swalwell at the Youth Environmental Action Summit of the Tri-Valley,on September 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week honored Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Western Laboratory in Pleasanton for cost and energy-saving programs that reduced taxpayer costs and saved energy and resources.

Alameda County will convene an in-person meeting of the Alameda County Wind Repowering Avian Protection Technical Advisory Committee (WRAP TAC) on Thursday, September 19, at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is intended to receive a presentation, on behalf of sPower (Sustainable Power Resources) on its…

On August 23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized federal facilities for conserving resources and saving taxpayers’ money as part of the Federal Green Challenge, a national effort under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program, which encourages federal agencie…

SB 767, a measure that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes, faces its last committee hurdle.

On July 13, members of the Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby watched an online video illustrating the abilities of En-ROADS, a powerful climate-simulation tool showing how climate goals can be achieved through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

On July 16, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously approved Resolution 2019-07-187, calling for an immediate ban on glyphosate use in picnic areas with full elimination in all developed park areas by the end of 2020. Glyphosate is currently used as part of the Par…

The Go Green Initiative (GGI), a Pleasanton-based nonprofit organization, has partnered with the City of Pleasanton to create new educational materials to inform residents about recent changes in the community’s recycling and composting programs. The GGI has hired Pleasanton high school and …

After more than 20 years of community support and involvement, the East Bay Regional Park District has accepted 2,216 acres of former Concord Naval Weapons Station land from the U.S. Navy for a future regional park. An additional 327 acres are set to transfer to the Park District at a later date.

At the Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby meeting on June 27, Dr. Shi Ling Hsu by video and Evan Branning in person discussed the economic and personal costs of climate change.

With a few strokes of a pen at a media event, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty signed four contracts that will bring clean wind power from the Altamont and other carbon-free energy from various state locations to supply East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) customers.

Sign up for LARPD Ranger-Led Nature Programs for July on the LARPD website or call (925) 373-5700 to register. Visitors can also drop-in to a program and pay there, but by registering in advance, it would help ensure that the program will be held. Programs are subject to cancellation if ther…

SB 767, a measure that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes, passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife (WPW) Committee on a 9 - 4 vote.

As the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) celebrates its 85th anniversary, the Park District is seeking public input to help inform the District’s future priorities and interests to maintain its relevancy to the recreational needs of the East Bay’s evolving multi-cultural community. The…

Thursday, June 6, 2019, marked Go Green Initiative’s World Environment Day celebration, which raised money for its summer internship program. Students, PUSD staff, and community members gathered for a luncheon at the Veterans Memorial Building to recognize and support students who are workin…

As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes become more active in many East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) parks, their natural habitat. They like to explore when the weather gets warm, which can lead to more encounters with humans and dogs. EBRPD is advising that the public take snake safety …

Beginning in June, most weekend programs offered by the LARPD rangers will be fee-based. For years, the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has offered free weekend nature programs for park visitors. Even as neighboring park agencies moved to a fee-based reservation system for public…

Both time and location will change for the June meeting of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club. Because it is the final meeting until September, the Thursday, June 13, event will begin with a potluck dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Livermore Community Center, located at 4444 …

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Suspend disbelief momentarily, and imagine you are part of something much larger and much more important than whatever you presently believe is your role in life. Perhaps you can set aside your smartphone or other informing device of choice, walk outside, take a deep breath and let the spiri…

With the arrival of warm weather, rattlesnakes have been showing up in large numbers around the Tri-Valley, according to country dwellers and park rangers.