Happy Earth Month! Let’s talk dirt and climate. Did you know soil is alive? Most of the life that lives in the soil is extremely beneficial and so tiny we can’t see them. Learn what lives in the soil, why it’s so important, and how to grow and protect it. The BHNA welcomes Theresa Lyngso from Lyngso Garden Materials to understand how simple changes to our gardens can make a huge impact. Also speaking is new Boardmember Belinda Chlouber, a trained Climate Reality Leader via Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Belinda traveled to France last year for the Paris Climate Conference, and will share her knowledge about Global Warming, including its impacts and solutions specific to our area. Belinda will also share some of her artwork dedicated to the subject.
Peninsula Clean Energy is a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program that will provide electricity to all participating cities in San Mateo County, as well as the unincorporated areas. A CCE buys and/or develops power on behalf of residents, business, and government electricity users in its jurisdiction. In San Mateo, the electricity will continue to be distributed and delivered over the existing electricity lines by PG&E.
CCEs allow customers to choose between electricity providers and power options, each with a different amount of renewable energy content, at a competitive or even lower rates than those they pay now. CCEs in the Bay Area are run as non-profit organizations; they are accountable not to shareholders seeking profit but to the communities they serve. CCEs also can accelerate the development of local renewable energy projects and facilitate other energy innovations such as energy efficiency retrofits, home area networks, battery storage and EV charging stations. Go to http://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/ for the whole story.