Global Green Weekly Rewind: Nov. 7-13

President Obama announced that a decision would be delayed on the Keystone XL Pipeline until after the election, to allow more time review of the controversial tar sands project (blog post http://globalgreen.org/blogs/global/?p=2551). Meanwhile, Keystone XL's cousin shut down twice (New York Times bit.ly/sFH56p)
CEO Matt Petersen put in his vote for the Green Car of the Year (blog post with finalists http://globalgreen.org/blogs/global/?p=2506)
A huge storm in Alaska brought more attention to the threat of rising sea levels and coastal flooding from climate change. (NOAAA, go.usa.gov/I36)
Muse, another green school we're honored to have helped, opened its zero-waste campus  in Malibu
(blog post http://globalgreen.org/blogs/global/?p=2532)
Friend and board member Sebastian Copeland his latest adventure in Antarctica, another trek in which he'll document the affects of climate change with film. (His blog bit.ly/urcK5i)
Bike sharing is coming to Santa Monica! We presented our proposed motion for a SM bike share plan to the Chamber of Commerce passed and the Santa Monica Planning Commission.
In climate news, the International Energy Agency warned of a bleak future (huff.to/vpGbIf) and the annual Greenhouse Gas Index is UP again (NOAA usnoaagov; video: bit.ly/t73b07)
We attended the Opportunity Green conference in Los Angeles. Best of what we heard: "It is the work we do together (not in our silos) that will move sustainability forward" (Ben Packard of Starbucks); and ""They [those in the oil industry] are so good a marketing what is bad & we are bad at marketing what is good" (Vermont governor Peter Shumlin)

hp_tar_sands_logoStories we're still talking about from last week.

NoKXL For Now: President Obama announced that a decision would be delayed on the Keystone XL Pipeline until after the election, to allow more time review of the controversial tar sands project (Blog post). Meanwhile, Keystone XL's cousin shut down twice. (New York Times)

Start Your Engines: CEO Matt Petersen put in his vote for the Green Car of the Year. (Blog post, with finalists)

Storm Surge: A huge storm in Alaska brought more attention to the threat of rising sea levels and coastal flooding from climate change. (Alaska Dispatch)

Greening Schools: Muse, another green school we're honored to have helped, opened its zero-waste campus in Malibu. (Blog post)

He is Antarctica: Friend and board member Sebastian Copeland began his latest adventure in Antarctica, another trek in which he'll document the affects of climate change with film. (His blog)

Two-Wheeling It: Bike sharing is coming to Santa Monica! Our proposed motion for a SM bike share plan was passed by the Chamber of Commerce  and successfully presented to Santa Monica Planning Commission. More news when we have it....

Sobering Climate News: The International Energy Agency warned of a bleak future (Huffington Post) and the annual Greenhouse Gas Index is up again. (NOAA video)

Wise Words: We attended the Opportunity Green conference in Los Angeles. Best of what we heard: "It is the work we do together (not in our silos) that will move sustainability forward" (Ben Packard of Starbucks); and "They [those in the oil industry] are so good a marketing what is bad and we are bad at marketing what is good" (Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin).