Climate Change

With 97% of climate scientists in agreement that the planet is warming, and that humans are the principal cause, what can we be doing here in Lafayette to be part of the solution to climate change? What actions can we take to help empower ourselves with knowledge and reduce our carbon footprint?

September 6, 2017

Visit and learn from several different Lafayette residents who have volunteered to share with you their experiences installing solar energy and leasing or purchasing electric vehicles (EVs). This free Open House weekend is organized by Sustainable Lafayette and provides the opportunity to visit homeowners in our neighborhood to see for yourselves how it all works and what their experiences were like.

When you "electrify everyth...

January 9, 2017

Reposted from Rocky Mountain Institute

Getting to Zero Carbon in Menlo Park

A Northern California Suburb Revamps Its Approach to the Built Environment

Author: Diane Bailey

What happens when a small Silicon Valley city flanked by Stanford University and Facebook headquarters sets its sights on a climate-neutral future? A zero carbon pathway and a fresh approach to the built environment emerge. But how? Click here for a link to the...

December 20, 2016

On Wednesday, January 18th, Sustainable Lafayette and the Town Hall Theatre are co-hosting a special film event featuring the new documentary “Before the Flood.”  The new film features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace traveling to five continents and the arctic to witness climate change firsthand.  With unprecedented access to scientists, political leaders, and thought leaders, DiCaprio sh...

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Wei-Tai Kwok is Lafayette’s very own volunteer educator focusing on sharing the latest facts on climate change. In 2013, he was personally trained by Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project to deliver updated presentations based on the film An Inconvenient Truth.

Here he shares a variety of ideas and updates on how local residents can get involved and make a difference.

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