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Ask Supervisors to Uphold $5 Million Promise for Farmland Preservation
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Ask Supervisors to Uphold $5 Million Promise for Farmland Preservation

On Tuesday, June 2, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to fulfill their commitment to fund nearly $5 million for farmland preservation. There are negotiations with local farmers for agricultural conservation easements that are dependent on this funding being approved by the Board of Supervisors. If they do not take action,...

Calling for Stop in Processing “Dunes at Half Moon Bay” Application
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Calling for Stop in Processing “Dunes at Half Moon Bay” Application

On April 23, Green Foothills, Sierra Club Loma Prieta, and Surfrider sent a letter to the Half Moon Bay City Council requesting they decline to process the proposed “Dunes at Half Moon Bay” development application. We are optimistic that the Council will heed our letter as well as the many compelling voices of opposition that...

Saratoga Terminates Mountain Winery Annexation Project
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Saratoga Terminates Mountain Winery Annexation Project

Last week, the Saratoga City Council voted to terminate the Mountain Winery Annexation Project, which would have allowed a 300-room hotel to be built in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  We strongly opposed the project due to potential impacts to the surrounding landscape and wildlife, as well as...

People who Give us hope: Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strikers
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People who Give us hope: Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strikers

Youth Climate Strike was born out of an international school walk out of 1.4 million students on March 15, 2019. This movement – entirely led by high school students – is bringing awareness of the urgency of climate change and advocating for change at the national, state, and local level. With 90 young activists organizing...

Supervisors Approve Climate Smart Farming Pilot Program
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Supervisors Approve Climate Smart Farming Pilot Program

Last Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved an innovative program to fund climate-smart farming practices. Please thank the Supervisors [see email form below] for authorizing this unique and timely program to increase our region’s climate resilience while also supporting local farms and ranches. What’s Happening In January 2019, the Board of Supervisors...

Thank County Supervisors for Supporting Telecommuting!
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Thank County Supervisors for Supporting Telecommuting!

Last week, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explore new County policies that would encourage and facilitate telecommuting (working from home) for County employees and expand telecommuting options for everyone in the County, even after the COVID-19 shutdown period is over. Please use the form below to email the Supervisors to...

Announcing Our 2020 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree
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Announcing Our 2020 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree

Our 17th annual fundraiser, Nature’s Inspiration, is going to be different this year and we are ready for a celebration that lives up to its name. On Sunday, September 27 we will be hosting an entirely new virtual version of Nature’s Inspiration that will capture the excitement and spirit of our traditional annual celebration while...

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