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Clear loser in April: Coal
Clean beats coal. For the first time ever, clean energy in April supplied more of our electricity that coal. Solar, wind and hydroelectric power in the U.S. generated more than 68 million megawatts in April, far more than the 60 million (still too much) supplied by coal.
Barking up the right tree
Swiss researchers said this month that a global reforestation effort could absorb 2/3 of all CO2 humans have spewed into the atmosphere in the past two centuries. "Forest restoration is by far our most powerful planetary solution today," says Tom Crowther, a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and author of the new study on the power of reforestation.
The Sonoma Land Trust found a stellar new leader to succeed its stellar outgoing Executive Director Dave Koehler, who announced early this year plans to retire. Eamon O’Byrne will take the helm at SLT in the fall, following a decade at The Nature Conservancy. Eamon says: “I’m looking forward to being part of Sonoma Land Trust’s work to make Sonoma County a resilient and thriving place for generations to come.”
Freezeout Coffee, our planet & you
We created Freezeout Coffee to help preserve the planet. Since Day One, we designed our business to make an impact, and in 2018 we gave more than 20% of sales to help preserve land in Northern California.
We've been a business partner since 2018 of the Sonoma Land Trust, and we are a member of 1% for the Planet.
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