Category: News

Dunes Beach: Let’s Keep Up the Pressure for Preservation
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Dunes Beach: Let’s Keep Up the Pressure for Preservation

Despite a virtual tidal wave of opposition to the proposed massive hotel and RV park complex at Dunes Beach, developers Steven Weed and John Vidovich have not heeded the public’s call to work with the city for protection of this important open space. It’s imperative we continue to remind the Half Moon Bay City Council...

Tell County Supervisors to Protect Stanford Foothills
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Tell County Supervisors to Protect Stanford Foothills

Next Tuesday, February 11, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to extend protections for the Stanford Foothills open space for 99 years. Please email the Supervisors and tell them to protect our open space! What’s Happening The County of Santa Clara spent two years reviewing Stanford’s application for a General Use...

We Are Now “Green Foothills”
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We Are Now “Green Foothills”

On behalf of our board and staff, I have the joyous privilege of announcing a number of exciting changes we have made that reflect the evolution of our organization and will engage more people in the movement to protect our local natural environment. These changes are a culmination of 18 months of intensive listening and...

Oil Wells in San Mateo County?
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Oil Wells in San Mateo County?

San Mateo County has some of the oldest oil fields in California dating back to the 1880s. During the past several decades, Green Foothills opposed many new oil wells proposed on prime agricultural land where farming is the principal allowable use. We supported San Mateo County’s Ordinance, enacted in the 1980s, that restricted new oil...

Recruiting: 8 changemakers to apply for Leadership Academy
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Recruiting: 8 changemakers to apply for Leadership Academy

Launching in January 2020, the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) will grow regional leaders to be a strong and effective advocate for the natural environment while making meaningful progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in their advocacy and public service. Our goal each year is to form a cohort of 20-25 people who represent the...

Opinion: Primary factor creating wildfire risk is land use
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Opinion: Primary factor creating wildfire risk is land use

Until counties stop building houses in high-risk areas, threat of wildfires will continue to increase This op-ed was originally published in the Mercury News.  Click this link for the original online article. As still more wildfires hit California this fall, we remain in denial about the primary cause of our disastrous wildfire risks. Climate change...

8 Big Moments of 2019
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8 Big Moments of 2019

We asked a lot of you this year. You signed petitions, sent letters, collected signatures, attended meetings, and donated generously. You made a difference. On behalf of all of us with Committee for Green Foothills, thank you for what you made possible. Below is a timeline of our favorite moments from this year. 8 Big...

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