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Santa Monica leads again with Clean, Renewable Energy!

100% Renewable Energy will be Santa Monica’s Default!

It’s Unanimous! On October 23rd, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to have 100% renewable energy be the automatic option for all local energy customers.
Santa Monica is a member of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), a community choice energy program that will soon deliver renewable energy to customers across Southern California.  CPA is offering 100%, 50% and 36% to customers starting in 2019.  Each member agency chooses the default tier of renewable energy for its constituents. With councils unanimous vote last evening, — as staff reported — all Santa Monica residents will enjoy 100% renewable energy lighting up their homes and electrifying our world — local businesses to follow.

In Santa Monica, beginning in February 2019, our energy default will now be 100% renewable!

Thank you to Santa Monica for being a part of the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California, to implement community choice aggregation, so that decarbonizing our electrical grid will be the new normal as we advance carbon-neutrality and strengthen our resilience and commitment to our community and the environment.
The latest news from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change alerts us that we have twelve years to stave off increasing greenhouse gas emissions in order for humanity and Mother Earth to have the opportunity to heal and thrive. Santa Monica’s 100% renewable energy choice is another bold, confident and wise choice for a healthier more sustainable and resilient future.
You can view the video of the council decision to inspire and feel empowered that our leadership is committed to a more energy resilient and environmentally sustainable future.

 

Super Hero Kidical Mass is TOMORROW!

Joining us at 9AM:
Special guests from the Super Sustainables
and Climate Corp Students!

Douglas Park –  Chelsea side by the Playground.

Join Santa Monica Spoke, City of Santa Monica and our SUPER HERO guests for Santa Monica’s next Kidical Mass Ride. We will be joined by THE SUPER SUSTAINABLES AND CLIMATE CORP STUDENTS along with our friends at Performance Bicycles!
We take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood north of Douglas Park. Prizes and giveaways at Douglas Park when we return!

Schedule.
9:00am – 12:00pm
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks by Performance Bicycles, Helmet Decorating — Plus NEW Art & Crafts
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITIES & GAMES
– Prizes, post ride snacks

 


* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

CASM Climate Corps Apprenticeship 2018 — Apply Now!

CASM Climate Corps Apprenticeship 2018 — Apply Now!
“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, Juliana v. U.S. (Our Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit)
 
Climate Action Santa Monica invites high school and college students to apply for the CASM Climate Corps Apprenticeship 2018 program.  
Do you know a young person ready to take initiative to be a bright face of the future and an engaging presence for a safe climate and true sustainability? This summer, the CASM Climate Corps 2018 Apprenticeship is open to high school and college students committed to caring for the biosphere and helping to create a resilient community.   Different from an internship, we are emphasizing ongoing learning experiences to enhance individual pursuits and imaginative teamwork, so that each Climate Corps Apprentice will communicate with diverse people living, studying, working or visiting in Santa Monica about the impact of climate change on our lives, showcasing actions that each person, family, neighborhood or group can take and sharing available Santa Monica, regional or state resources. 
If you are willing to challenge yourself and energize your thinking and talents to be a part of the CASM Climate Corps 2018, please submit an application.  Early bird deadline is Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time).  Deadline is Friday, June 8, at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time).
 
Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, unless otherwise arranged for those with special circumstances.
 
Partnering with the City of Santa Monica and others, in two years, the Climate Corps has garnered much attention and appreciation.  As Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has attested, investing in the Climate Corps, is “probably the most cost-effective use of taxpayers funds that you will find anywhere in Southern California because this was fueled by more than the stipends that the participants received. It was fueled by their youthful passion and belief in a cause much bigger than themselves.  I’ve been inspired by their talents, their caring.”
Year three promises to be inspirational in powerful, joyful ways.  Apply! 
If you have questions, email climateactionsantamonica@gmail.com

YEY – It is Bike Week!

 2018 Updates and Events are HERE!!

For information on how to participate with Bike month specials or Bike to Work Day Pit Stop email us info@SMSpoke.org or sign up HERE

•  Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials 

•  Bike to Work Day Pit Stops &
Bike from 
Work Handlebar Happy Hour (plus each week in May)

•  2018 BIKE WEEK / MONTH! List of Santa Monica Spoke Events
and links to more Local Santa Monica Events – check Events

Check out our Event Calendar for the latest.

Santa Monica Business Get ready for #BikeMonthSM 2018
You are invited to participate with specials: Click here to Sign up through our Buy Local Santa Monica Committee partner and help us celebrate!
We will promote all our participating Santa Monica business and their specials in May!
Interested in supporting #BikeLocalSM with specials for our local folks on bikes beyond Bike Month – email here for info!