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If you’re concerned about climate change, here’s your chance to let the next Senator of California know. The Center for Biological Diversity is planning a “keep the heat on the Senate” event on Wednesday, September 1, at the site of a debate between senatorial candidates Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina in Moraga.

Gather with signs such as “Protect the Clean Air Act” or “350 is the limit” at 6:00 pm at Saint Mary’s College, Lefevre Theatre, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road. A carpool will run from Orinda BART at 5:30. If you want a ride, contact rbraz@biologicaldiversity.org. (Unless you have a ticket to the debate, you won’t be able to get in—the plan is simply to stand outside with signs as the candidates, audience and media file in). You can get a ride back to Orinda BART anytime after 7 pm.

We need strong climate legislation and we need it fast.  Putting up solar panels and cutting your carbon footprint is a great first step, but we need to enact national laws that will motivate the other  115 million households to do the same.

–Erica Etelson

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.