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Hago Energetics Inc. Announces Participation in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Hago Energetics Inc., a startup company focused on development of scalable solutions to climate change, announced today that it is a participant in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge. This Challenge seeks to make colonization on Mars possible for future generations. The Company is in Phase 2 of this Challenge and has earned 10 bonus points to its final score after submitting a Mid-Point Progress Report on its status.

"This Challenge gives us the opportunity to contribute to building the chemical and biological infrastructure that will be useful to a future Mars colony," says said Wilson Hago, PhD, Founder and CEO of Hago Energetics.

The NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge is a $1 million competition to convert carbon dioxide into sugars such as glucose as a step to creating mission-critical resources. Such technologies will allow us to manufacture products using local, indigenous resources on Mars and on Earth by using waste and atmospheric carbon dioxide as a resource.

"This Challenge is in good alignment with our main mission, which is CO2 conversion on this planet for the purpose of mitigating climate change," added Hago. "Our approach is flexible in that it can produce, using carbon dioxide, water, solar energy and catalysts as inputs, food for bacteria and for future Mars inhabitants, as well as allow these inhabitants to make plastic materials such as tables, chairs, and utensils to make living on Mars feel like their former homes."

This project is presently self-funded, but the company is currently looking for sponsors for this project.

About Hago Energetics

Hago Energetics, Inc., located in Thousand Oaks, California, is developing technologies to mitigate and reverse climate change using renewable energy. The Company is seeking partnerships or sponsorships that will help advance its mission. Learn more at:

About NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks to incentivize the public to develop non-biological systems that can convert CO2 into useful sugar molecules, like glucose. Sugars are the preferred feedstock for the types of microorganisms commonly used in commercial biomanufacturing systems. While sugars are usually derived from certain plants on Earth (ex., sugarcane), this approach is not easily adapted to space missions because of the size of these systems and resources needed to grow these plants.

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Zoetic Global Announces Addition of Trammell S. Crow to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Zoetic Global, a US-based clean technology firm, is proud to announce the appointment of Trammell S. Crow to their board of directors.

Mr. Crow is a businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and innovative champion for a sustainable future. He is the founder of EarthX, the world's largest annual exposition and forum that brings together environmental leaders, businesses, government agencies, academic institutions to address our most pressing environmental challenges. EarthX draws over 200,000 visitors to downtown Dallas for its EXPO.

His philanthropy benefits numerous nonprofit organizations that are active in environmental conservation and education. He is also the President of the Crow Family Foundation which operates and manages the Trammell & Margaret Crow collection of Asian Art.

"I am so pleased to have Trammell joining the board of Zoetic. His breadth of knowledge and experience will help us on our mission to deliver critical solutions to the world," said Jerome Ringo, Executive Chairman of Zoetic Global. "Trammell's focus on now solutions aligns with Zoetic's focus on impactful, innovative and immediate answers to the world's core problems around energy, water and food security."

"I am excited to join Zoetic's board and work closely with other dedicated board members," stated Mr. Crow. "All of us dedicated to sustainability must roll up our sleeves and focus on implementation. The time for action is now."


Zoetic Global is a leading solution provider that has assembled a portfolio of critical technologies in energy efficiency and generation. Its mission is to catalyze critical innovations and deploy to the areas of greatest need.

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Alegría Fresh and Impact Bioenergy Sign Strategic Global Deal to Deliver Alegría Farmacy Plant-based Food and Energy Systems

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Erik Cutter, President and CEO of Alegría Fresh and Jan Allen, President and CEO of Impact Bioenergy are proud to announce the development of the Alegría Farmacy food production system. The Alegría Farmacy is an integrated zero waste regenerative organic carbon neutral urban microfarm system that provides a front-line defense against food supply disruptions, such as those currently being experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mobile, scalable and cost effective, the Farmacy integrates existing carbon management and off-grid energy production technologies to deliver superior quality greens, vegetables and herbs within the urban envelope where people live and work.

According to Erik Cutter, "By integrating our SoxxBoxx Gro System, the Impact Bioenergy 7.7 kW micro-anaerobic digester, GrowSpan's CEA greenhouse, advanced water filtration, plus a 10kW solar array and Simpliphi Power's energy storage system, we have created the first modular zero waste, regenerative organic, carbon neutral food production system that can be deployed over man-made surfaces off-grid anywhere, anytime. This represents a dramatic shift in conventional agriculture by decentralizing food production to deliver healing food within the densely populated urban environment while mitigating climate change and creating green jobs at the same time. Food security and community resilience are dramatically enhanced."

Jan Allen adds, "Alegría's modular regenerative food / energy solutions are a perfect fit with Impact Bioenergy's modular bioenergy and plant food solutions. Together we form a game-changing distributed community-scale energy system. We merge our anaerobic digester platform into Alegría's high-performance cultivation (regenerative food/energy/water) by converting food waste into onsite renewable energy and probiotic, toxin-free organic soil amendments. Rarely does an opportunity come along that can positively touch on energy, water, air, soil, food, jobs, and education simultaneously. This one does."

About Alegría Fresh

Laguna Beach, California-based Alegría Fresh designs and builds zero-waste, solar-powered regenerative organic microfarms employing high-yield soil-based growing systems featuring our SoxxBoxx system deployed within the Alegría Farmacy. Our high-performance urban farms repurpose unused spaces and can be deployed over man-made surfaces close to where people live and work. We call it "tractorless" urban farming. Our premium organic AlegriaLivingSoil results in superior nutrient dense vegetables, salad greens, fruit, flowers and medicinal herbs.

Alegría's rich soil biology guarantees that your locally grown produce is of the highest quality and requires no toxic pesticides. To maximize healing properties and provide critical immune support, our systems provide access to heart healthy produce that can be harvested and consumed within one hour, assuring you receive optimum phytoactivity and flavor, texture and nutrition density while reducing the environmental impact from inferior produce transported across continents.

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About Impact Bioenergy

Auburn, Washington-based Impact Bioenergy manufactures portable zero waste bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into energy and biofertilizer. We convert food waste and other organic wastes to energy and plant food, creating value in job creation, renewable energy production, carbon sequestration, and urban agriculture. Our HORSE technology delivers on all the sustainability metrics: financial, environmental, and social benefits. The capacity of a single system ranges from 960 to 57,000 lbs. per week of organic waste materials. We help farmers, businesses, communities and governments build resilient food ecosystems. Impact partnered with advanced manufacturing companies in a way that allows us to deploy our micro-digesters to operate successfully in a wide variety of urban settings. The odor control and clean modular design is adaptable to a broad range of architectural situations. Our philosophy has always been to use biomimicry of Nature in an inspiring and meaningful way. Learn more at:

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California Safe Schools Celebrates 22nd Anniversary and Earth Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- March 30th, 2020 marked the 22nd anniversary of California Safe Schools (CSS) a celebrated children's environmental health and justice coalition founded by Robina Suwol in 1998 after grade school students, including Robina's two sons, were sprayed with the herbicide Princep, as they headed to class.

A school gardener in a hazardous materials suit, employed by LA Unified School District, unaware students were present, sprayed the herbicide creating a cloud of pesticide mist students were forced to walk through to reach their classrooms. Several parents who had dropped off their children at the school were alarmed to witness this event. Robina's youngest son, Nicholas, whose asthma had been under control, experienced a severe asthma attack after the incident.

Robina and CSS sprung into action, contacting the school district, experts in the area, teachers and other parents - leading the effort to ensure incidents like this would not happen again. And, one year to the date Nicholas became ill, CSS and LAUSD enacted the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation for schools. The policy was the first in the United States to embrace the Precautionary Principle and Parents Right to Know regarding pesticides in schools.

The success of the policy led to California legislation, The Healthy Schools Act 2000, and AB 405 spearheaded by Suwol and CSS, which prevents experimental pesticides whose health effects are unknown from being used in all K-12 California schools. As a result, 6 million students, hundreds of thousands of teachers and school employees are protected. For 22 years LA Unified has not used Roundup, or any herbicides, on the grounds of any schools in a district spanning 28 cities, 703 square miles and 1000 sites.

"While celebrating together has been temporarily postponed, honoring our 2020 heroes cannot be delayed. We thank each of them for their enormous and selfless contributions. They make our world a much safer and better place," said Robina Suwol, California Safe Schools, executive director.



Monsignor John Moretta

John Moretta was born in Los Angeles on July 12, 1941. He entered St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, in 1960. After completing Philosophy and Theology studies, he was ordained on April 27, 1968. He has served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a parish priest in five parishes. He is at presently the pastor of Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. This May he will have served there for thirty-five years. Throughout his ministry he has worked with the Latino community and has been on several advisory boards of the Archdiocese. He was invested as a Domestic Prelate to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor on February 2, 1992.

He has been an advocate for the empowerment of people. Whether it is in educating people to speak English, preparing for citizenship, organizing the Mothers of East Los Angeles, establishing a first-time homeowners center, the Boyle Heights Resident Homeowners Association, Neighborhood Watch Groups, sitting on advisory boards of high schools, member of the Guadalupe Procession Committee, Dean of Deanery 9, serves on the Priests Council and Personnel Board for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and also for the Police Department.

Most recently he helped fight the battle to close down Exide Technologies after many years of releasing lead into the environment. Monsignor Moretta has a great love for the people he serves and is always looking for ways to improve the community.


Evelyn Cortez-Davis, P.E., BCEE

Evelyn Cortez-Davis is the Assistant Director of Water Operations t the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the nation. She has over 25 years of engineering experience in water quality, water conservation, pipeline design and construction, environmental compliance, recycled water, water rights, groundwater remediation, and groundwater planning. She currently leads the team that safely treats, stores and conveys water for the 4 million people in the City of Los Angeles.

In previous roles, she oversaw projects to clean up contaminated groundwater throughout the City, to capture more stormwater, increase conservation, and expand the use of recycled water and groundwater. She represented the City of Los Angeles on the Colorado River Board of California and the Board of Directors of the National Water Research Institute.

She is a graduate of UCLA, a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California, and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Ms. Cortez-Davis is also the author of the book December Sky- Beyond My Undocumented Life relating her family's story as first -generation immigrants from El Salvador and their path to U.S. citizenship


Christian Arana

Christian strongly believes in the promise of America, and that begins first with California's estimated 15 million Latinos. As the Policy Director at Latino Community Foundation, Christian leads the foundation's efforts to advance policy solutions that will improve the lives and political power of California's Latinos.

Christian served as the Senior Governance Specialist at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington, D.C. During his tenure, he worked with the nation's top political, corporate, and nonprofit leaders to develop the next generation of Latino leaders in policy. He also managed CHCI's transition towards the use of impact metrics and led two successful strategic planning sessions with CHCI's leadership. Prior to CHCI, Christian worked at the Aspen Institute for the College Excellence Program. He helped administer the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Competition honoring the top performing community colleges in the nation. Dedicated to the advancement of Latino communities, Christian began his career as an AmeriCorps member where he served as a college counselor at Cristo Rey New York High School in East Harlem, New York.

Christian received a Master's Degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and holds a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown University in International Politics. In his free time, Christian enjoys cooking, watching Dodgers baseball, and traveling.


Stellaluna Lopez-Ramirez is a sophomore at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights. She is an honor roll student, a sophomore class representative, and a leader in academic performance. She is also a member of the junior varsity girls basketball team, and led the league with sixteen points per game this season. When not at school, she works with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles playing violin and mentoring elementary and middle school students in music and leadership, or runs free tutoring sessions with her peers. Additionally, through Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, she has performed at major venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. After high school, she plans to double major in a STEM field and a humanity.


Los Angeles Unified School District

Honoring the management and staff of the Los Angeles Unified School District for 22 years of embracing the Precautionary Principle and Right to Know while successfully implementing the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation for schools , including their phenomenal efforts to serve more than 10 million meals to students, and quickly employing virtual academic programs during this challenging pandemic.

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Sponsors for the CSS Anniversary: South Coast Air Quality Management District, Metropolitan Water District, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Earthjustice, Republic Services, Natural Resource Defense Counsel, Galpin Ford, & Libertyhill.

Robina Suwol
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Sunstate Laboratories Introduces Revolutionary Cleaning Products That Help Eliminate Plastic Waste and Save Consumers Money

DENVER, Colo. -- In the midst of celebrating Earth Day's 50th anniversary this month, SunState Labs is setting the standard for environmentally-responsible businesses, by employing sustainable production practices and conserving resources along the entire supply-chain. The company's product, DAZZ, is a non-toxic concentrated cleaning tablet, made with natural ingredients and designed to curb the need for single-use plastics.

Historically, household cleaners have primarily been available in ready-to-use (RTU) containers, perpetuating the "use-and-discard" cycle. Consumers buy their cleaning products pre-mixed in spray bottles, then have to toss each spray bottle as they become empty.

DAZZ, however, is breaking this cycle -- their concentrated, easy-to-use tablets are made to be used in any spray bottle, so customers can reuse existing bottles in their homes, over and over again. For the consumer, this not only saves them money, but also allows them to make environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions.

In a world where sustainability is becoming a major concern for the mainstream consumer market, DAZZ is filling that hole in the household cleaning industry, allowing individuals to incorporate greener habits into their cleaning routine.

Each year, over one billion plastic spray bottles are thrown out in the United States. These spray bottles contribute to the growing build-up of plastic waste in our oceans, which, according to Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up plastic pollution in the oceans, currently amounts to over 5 trillion pieces of plastic. The issue of plastic waste has only increased in relevance, since China stopped purchasing the United States' plastic waste in 2018.

David Shahan, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer for SunState Labs, had this exact issue in mind when he developed DAZZ Cleaning Tablets.

In addition to environmental and economic benefits, DAZZ also boasts high performance when tested against industry leaders. In tests conducted at the TURI lab at the University of Massachusetts, DAZZ Window & Glass Cleaner beat Windex, DAZZ All-Purpose beat Formula 409, and DAZZ Bathroom beat Clorox. Despite costing about 75% less than these leading RTU brands, DAZZ outperforms them when it comes to tackling tough messes.

DAZZ cleaning tablets, when added to a bottle of lukewarm water, dissolve into a powerful cleaning solution, free of fillers and toxic chemicals. The tablet form saves storage space in the household, as well as lessens the cost and environmental impact of transportation. Consumers can order either a Starter Kit, which includes spray bottles and tablet packets, or a Refill Package of just tablets -- either way, no water is being shipped.

Shahan wants to stress the importance of local suppliers in the fight for more sustainable business practices. "I'd like to see local programs foster the ingenuity of local suppliers," says Shahan. "Hiring locally, sourcing locally, and protecting the environment go hand-in-hand with a profitable, sustainable enterprise."

SunState's mission is to create innovative products that are safe, tough on dirt, and encourage environmental sustainability.

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Jordan Etem Networks is on the Forefront of Sustainability, Core to Success Going Forward

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Sustainability impacts everyone. First and foremost, sustainability is a decision-making process, notes Jordan Etem Networks. A competitive advantage or disadvantage. Sustainability is a long-term strategy and commitment. When systems are tested and crisis emerges, sustainability gets put to the test.

Systems and leadership that values sustainability can adapt faster to the environment, strengthening common interests. Jordan Etem spent years developing and cultivating an enduring and sustainable model for leadership.

Sustainability is needed for every organization, government, institution, and business. Jordan Etem's vision and leadership for sustainability is versatile, highly attune to the market, catalyzing leaders and organizations to be smarter, more adaptive, and more resilient.

"Sustainability is best seen as an investment, as a competitive advantage. Not as a rule, not as a regulation, as an investment. Essential to improvement, preparedness and a resilient economy. Breakthrough innovation is about building more sustainable models that strengthen foundations for the long-term," says Jordan Etem, founder, Jordan Etem Networks.

Sustainability is a competitive advantage, a best practice. Jordan Etem Networks is forward thinking and inclusive to the most effective strategies in meeting the evolving and changing demands in the marketplace. Jordan Etem empowers people to contribute and lead, which is essential to sustainable development and organizational effectiveness. Building an empowering world, an economy that empowers people, will require a more sustainable focus. If practices are not sustainable, they will not work as intended because the rate of change has accelerated in the marketplace.

Jordan Etem Networks is not isolated, it's global, expansive, and integrated. Some of the most game-changing strategies and game-changing ideas and movements were spawned and originate from Jordan Etem Networks. Practicing inclusion, uniting the business community, the scientific community, leaders in the public and private sectors, is a long-term enduring model for growth and development. Jordan Etem Networks values innovation, which is sorely needed to both bolster the economy and build a more sustainable future. Jordan Etem's vision factors in sustainable strategies for education, for economic development, for transformation, for breakthroughs in science and technology, and foundational improvements that will endure and transform markets for the better, for many years to come.

Jordan Etem Networks is a natural fit for global, expansive, and integrated organizations that need pragmatic insight, pragmatic vision, and serve diverse needs in the marketplace. Jordan Etem takes it one step further, or many steps further past consulting and into concrete transformation and breakthrough solutions for stronger systems. Jordan Etem Networks adapts and responds to the environment with visionary leadership. With precision, with personalization, with insight and intelligence. Jordan Etem Networks has charted a path for sustainable growth and intelligent progress using cutting edge science and enduring principles for global optimization. Value is multi-dimensional, and so is sustainability. Non-linear changes that have occurred in the marketplace, across every sector in the economy. Jordan Etem Networks matches the non-linear changes that have occurred in the marketplace with skill, growth, and enduring value.

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Spodak Dental Group Announces 10th Annual Beach Cleanup Event in Partnership with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- The Spodak Dental Group (SDG) is partnering with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful to join forces for 10th Annual SDG Beach Cleanup and the Great American Beach Cleanup. The goal is to not only rid the beach of waste but to also create awareness about environmental impacts of single-use plastics and debris.

The amount of waste in the world's oceans is increasing at a rapid pace, with much of it cluttering the seabed and clogging up the stomachs of sea creatures. For ocean lovers, SDG's Annual Beach Cleanup event brings an opportunity to ensure Delray's waterways and oceans stand a fighting chance against increasing numbers of debris and waste. The statistics speak for themselves. More than a million plastic bags are used worldwide every minute, with estimates pointing toward 160 million metric tons ending up in the ocean by 2025.

This event is an opportunity to join thousands of volunteers of all ages across America who will be taking part in efforts to clean up and improve their local communities.

WHAT - 10th Annual SDG Beach Cleanup and the Great American Beach Cleanup

WHEN - Saturday, April 18 at 8 a.m.

WHERE - Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483

WHY - "Our 10th Annual event shows our commitment to not only our planet, but also our community members with whom we share a love for our local beach," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist. "Our goal for this year's event is to not only rid our beach of as much waste as we can, but to also increase awareness and create the biggest environmental impact now and for the future."

JOIN - Call/text (561) 303-2413 with any questions. To attend, simply show up on Saturday, April 18 at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

ABOUT - For more information, please visit or

About Spodak Dental Group

Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, is a comprehensive dental destination providing all general and specialty services in one convenient, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility. The team of General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Anesthesiologists are uniquely equipped to treat all dental health needs. Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call/text (561) 303-2413 or visit for more information.

About The Great American Beach Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup, a project of Keep America Beautiful, is coordinated in Palm Beach County by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Inc. and the Solid Waste Authority. The mission of Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (KPBCB) is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County through programs and partnerships that encourage public agencies, private entities, resident, and visitors to reduce litter and waste, increase recycling, beautify, maintain, and sustain public spaces, and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Call (561) 686-6646 or visit for more information.

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Taylor Wilshire, CEO of the Wilshire Foundation receives ‘outstanding achievement’ praise from the United Nations

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- On March 3, 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Council acknowledged the work that the Wilshire Foundation has done to support the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, a blueprint for addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

Singled out for praise were the Wilshire Foundation's international microgrid communities that are aligned with the UN's sustainable development goals and also incorporate education, fair practices, health care, sanitation and micro businesses that transform struggling third world villages into thriving communities.

"We have a proud history of implementing policies and processes that support the tenets of the UN Global Compact in our microgrid projects around the world," said Taylor Wilshire, CEO of the Wilshire Foundation. "I am pleased to share our continued dedication to these important values with the public, and we look forward to making even more progress in the years to come alongside the United Nations and our fellow partners."

Recognizing that rural villages must develop and flourish without degrading the natural and cultural resources that sustain them, the Wilshire Foundation has worked for ten years to establish microgrid communities powered by a combination of traditional fossil fuels and wind, hydro, and solar power. This allows them to operate in tandem with central energy grids as well work independently and brings cost savings, lowered emissions, and increased reliability and resilience to underdeveloped areas.

But establishing sustainable energy sources is just one component of the Wilshire Foundation's international communities. Other initiatives include providing access to clean water, introducing organic farming practices and developing microbusiness.

CEO Taylor Wilshire recently commented on the mission of the Wilshire Foundation after being acknowledged by the UN's ECOSOC: "We create programs and invest in organizations that change the fabric of the planet by changing consciousness. Our microgrid communities are transformative and can lead us to uncover ways of addressing chronic environmental, social, and economic challenges."

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350 Bay Area Action Creating Climate Report Cards for California and Local Candidates

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Climate action group 350 Bay Area Action today announced climate report cards, to be issued for 2020 Bay Area candidates for the California Assembly and the state Senate. Local candidates in crucial city council and supervisorial races will also be rated. The group will endorse candidates rated as true climate champions in key regional legislative races, and selected candidates in local elections as well.

"Climate change is now the #1 priority for California voters, and climate impacts such as fires and drought are buffeting the state," said Judy Pope, co-lead of the 350 Bay Area Action Electoral Committee. "With our new climate report cards, we will make it easy for voters to act on climate, their #1 concern."

California is seen worldwide as a leader on climate change, ever since the passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act, Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), in 2006. The 2020 goal, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, was met in 2016.

A subsequent bill, SB 32, updated California's climate targets - which, while ambitious, are not aggressive enough to meet science-based requirements. And many local governments, in California and elsewhere, have passed Climate Emergency resolutions. But the state is falling behind the 2030 goal, a 40% cut from those levels.

"We are seeing a rapid increase in awareness, especially among young people, that the climate crisis is happening right here and right now," said Laura Neish, Executive Director of 350 Bay Area Action. "Politicians have often resisted these concerns in favor of moneyed interests. So we're setting out to help get people elected who are listening to all of their constituents, especially the young. We want to elect people who will lead on urgently implementing solutions that will reduce climate- and health-harming emissions."

350 Bay Area Action is now reaching out to general election candidates and their campaigns with a questionnaire, seeking their positions on climate-related issues relevant to California. Current bills include SB 54, which bans single-use plastics, and AB 345, which establishes a buffer zone around schools, health clinics, and homes from oil and gas infrastructure. Local governments are being urged to pass Climate Emergency resolutions, to require the decarbonization of new buildings, and more.

In the coming weeks, questionnaire results will be tabulated, and answers will be publicized. The group will then rate candidates, issue candidate report cards, and announce endorsements.

"It will be a busy few months for the team," said Pope. "We are looking forward to issuing our report card ratings and endorsing candidates - especially for local races, where climate is often ignored as a campaign issue. We expect to help create a new generation of climate champions - across California, and beyond."

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The Earthshot Contest Is Unofficially Underway for One Contestant!

ALTA LOMA, Calif. -- Someone with autism has decided to put in their Earthshot entry early & he claims it is capable of restoring moisture to the atmosphere & counteracts global warming. This seems to be the first unofficial Earthshot entry & is being offered to the public as a gift. The conceptualizer, Zane Silverchild says the originating concept behind this gift to the world was to correct the earths dry regions by jump starting the atmosphere.

He believes that this is one of the building blocks that are desperately needed to solve the worlds drought problems. He also believes that this should not be used on its own.

Zane also says that this can really benefit our environment in a very short time frame within just a year or two depending on the region & can be used in conjunction with a green power source like a wind, solar or what seems to be quickly growing as the best choice of all in the opinion of many; a helium solar turbine array. One company based out of Los Angeles, California is already making this happen and a very well-known investor is also on board.

"Changes would still have to be made to everyone's lives in order to really make this work. It would be more like burning the candle at both ends otherwise. We still need to learn to reduce our carbon footprint & to maintain our efforts in the long run," says Zane Silverchild, conceptualizer of the atmospheric condenser array.

Helium is really such a great alternative to a system like this because it uses a gas that is not flammable & brings the risk of any explosion down drastically. Any compressed gas whether flammable or not is a still a risk due to its compressed state. The initial cost to charge the system is a little more but this should be seen as a good investment to most investors since it doesn't cost much more than a hydrogen based system & insurance rates would also be lower.

Zane wants everyone but especially the royal family to know that this really wasn't meant to upset any members of the royal family. He also says that he didn't want to wait because of the things that are already happening & the sooner we approach this problem with a working solution the sooner we can have a balanced environment.

You can find what Zane is calling his unofficial Earthshot entry on his YouTube channel by searching for his name on YouTube.

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Zane Silverchild is a theorist, inventor, and conceptualizer of ideas. Born in Los Angeles, California. Zane struggles with high functioning autism which is sometimes still known as Asperger's syndrome. Zane spends a lot of his time thinking about the future and its potential problems with the intention of coming up with a solution for anything within reach. Zane can be reached for comment through email.

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