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Science & Environment

Team Events

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Please join our team in taking action to protect our environment and stand up for science!


Mission Statement

Our mission is to resist the agenda of the Trump administration and promote an agenda that protects the environment and the role of science in society by affecting change through the political system at all levels of government. We care about all aspects of the environment and science, including but not limited to climate change, pollution, science denial, endangered species, and public lands.

Our group focuses on actions. We meet, discuss, conduct research, and inform each other always with the aim of coordinating and taking actions that will have maximum impact. Members can influence the focus of our group by taking the initiative to organize actions affecting topics they care about. We believe that actions taken collectively are far more impactful than actions taken individually, and so we believe in a deliberate and efficient process for acting as a group. We maximize our impact by providing clear directions for action to all members of our group and to all Indivisible Berkeley members.


Team Information

Meeting date and time

Our team usually meets on the first and third Sundays of the month. Newcomers are welcome. We socialize and settle in beginning at 7:00pm, and the meetings begin promptly at 7:15. Please check the calendar page to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

Meeting locations

We meet in Berkeley, but our locations vary. So please check the calendar page for instructions on how to find the location of our next meeting.

Email list

Join our email list by sending a blank email to environment+subscribe@indivisibleberkeley.org from the address you wish to subscribe.

If you have questions about our team, email environment+owner@indivisibleberkeley.org. You can find us in the #science_environment channel in the IB Slack.


Attacks on Environmental Regulations

Please see our Overview on Environmental Regulations for a summary of what’s under attack!


Past Events

Event

Sep

20

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Mar

18

Call on CalPERS to Divest from Fossil Fuels

9:00 AM

CalPERS Auditorium Lincoln Plaza North, 400 P Street, Sacramento, CA

Event

Sep

8

Event

Aug

26

Event

Jun

29

Protest EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in SF - Friday!

9:00 AM

75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco

Event

Apr

22

Berkeley Earth Day

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Event

Apr

14

March for Science Bay Area

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Event

Feb

8

Past Actions

Action

by Sep

20

Demand Newsom sign SB 1 to protect California from Trump’s Rollbacks

The Governor is threatening to veto Senate Bill 1, the most important environmental bill this year. Please call Governor Newsom today to ...
Action

by Sep

13

Stop Plastic Pollution - Ban Single-Use Plastics

Help us pass AB 1080 and SB 54 to ensure California bans single use plastic. SB 54 and AB 1080 are companion bills requiring manufacture...
Action

by Sep

13

Require Smog Checks for Heavy-Duty Trucks: Stop Diesel Air Pollution

Help us pass SB 210 to require heavy-duty trucks to pass smog tests. This is a priority climate bill as the California Legislature adjour...
Action

by Aug

26

Comment to Save our National Forests

Overview The US Forest Service is proposing harmful rule changes that would eliminate public input and environmental assessments for most...
Action

by Jul

16

Support the Berkeley Building Electrification Ordinance

Action Attend the July 16 Berkeley City Council hearing on the ordinance requiring climate-friendly, all-electric new construction in Ber...
Action

by Jul

15

Call Senators to Oppose Barry Myers as Head of NOAA

Action Call your Senators to ask them to oppose the confirmation of Barry Myers as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...
Action

by Jul

9

Ask Senator Skinner to oppose AB 56, a central procurement electricity bill

Action Contact Senator Skinner by July 9 and ask her to oppose AB 56 as currently written. This bill passed the Assembly and is currently...
Action

by Jul

8

Ask the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee to Oppose SB 155

Action Contact Assembly Member Buffy Wicks by July 7 and tell her you oppose SB 155. This bill could weaken Community Choice Aggregators ...
Action

by Jun

13

Drive America Forward with Plug-in Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

Action Contact your US Senators and House Representative and ask them to co-sponsor the Driving America Forward Act, a bipartisan bill th...
Action

by Jun

5

National Call Congress Day to Support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

Action Call your Congressman and Senators on June 5, 2019 to let them know you support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR ...
Action

by May

31

Tell Representatives to Support the National Carbon Pricing Bill

Action Contact your representative to support HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, a bipartisan carbon fee and ...
Action

by May

25

Demand A Climate Debate Among the 2020 Democratic Candidates

Action Add your name to 350.org’s petition to demand that the Democratic National Committee hold a debate on climate action among the 202...
Action

by May

15

Demand Protection for the Environment and Electric Ratepayers during PG&E’s Bankruptcy

Action Tell Governor Newsom to hold energy providers accountable for protecting the environment and ratepayers’ interests. Call or Write...
Action

by Apr

17

Oppose EPA’s Weakening of Mercury Protections

Overview EPA is proposing to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule. Help stop this by submitting a comment to EPA and sharing your thoug...
Action

by Apr

15

Save the Clean Water Act

Overview EPA is trying to eliminate protection for our streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. This Trump administration action is one of t...
Action

by Apr

5

Urge your senator to oppose the confirmation of David Bernhardt, Trump's nominee to head the Department of the Interior.

California Senator Contact Info Senator Dianne Feinstein: (415) 393-0707, (310) 914-7300, (202) 224-3841, or email. Senator Kamala H...
Action

by Mar

28

Urge Gov. Newsom to Take Bold Climate Actions

Action Sign your name to this letter to Governor Newsom urging him to address a number of climate change actions and to support proposed ...
Action

by Mar

18

Protect Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits on Power Plants

Overview Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a technology that stops large amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the a...
Action

by Feb

15

Call Senators to Oppose Wheeler for EPA Administrator

Action Contact your senators to oppose Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate Committee on ...
Action

by Dec

17

Stop EPA’s Rollback of Climate-Protecting Methane Standards

Overview Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas - about 85 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. The EPA i...
Action

by Dec

14

Make Climate Action A Top Priority for Gov-Elect Newsom!

Action Tell Governor-elect Gavin Newsom in his voter survey that climate action should be a top priority. Information Governor-elect New...
Action

by Nov

6

Vote NO on CA Propositions 3 and 6

Proposition 3 Provides $8.9B in state bonds - amounting to $17.3B in total bond cost, interest and fees - for a variety of water proje...
Action

by Oct

31

Oppose EPA’s Replacement for the Clean Power Plan

Overview Earlier this year we encouraged our members to oppose EPA’s initial “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” regarding its intent to with...
Action

by Oct

26

Stop the Rollback of Clean Car Standards and CA’s Unique Authority

Contact Information for Members of Congress Senator Dianne Feinstein: (415) 393-0707, (310) 914-7300, (202) 224-3841, or email. Sena...
Action

by Sep

30

Kavanaugh: One of the Most Anti-environment Judges in America

Along with the many other reasons for opposing his nomination to the Supreme Court is Kavanaugh’s record on climate and the environment. ...
Action

by Sep

30

Feinstein and Harris Need Your Calls re: Kavanaugh!

Action We have learned from Senator Feinstein’s state director that, although Feinstein opposes the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the...
Action

by Sep

24

Help Protect the Endangered Species Act

Contact Information for Members of Congress Senator Dianne Feinstein: (415) 393-0707, (310) 914-7300, (202) 224-3841, or email. Sena...
Action

by Sep

10

Tell Governor Brown to Sign Climate Legislation

Action Call or write Governor Brown right away to urge him to sign SB 100 and SB 964. Call - (916) 445-2841 Fax - (916) 558-3160 ...
Action

by Aug

16

Comment to Save Science at EPA

Action (1) Send comments to EPA to oppose restrictions on the Agency’s use of science. Submit your comments at Regulations.gov using thi...
Action

by Aug

6

Pass Law to Assess Climate Risk of CA Pension Funds - by Aug 6

Action Preferred: Email or fax a support letter to the consultant preparing an analysis of SB 964 for the Assembly Appropriations Commit...
Action

by Aug

6

Support 100% Clean Energy for California - by August 6

Background Senate Bill 100 - the California Clean Energy Bill - would make the state’s electricity mix 100% fossil free by 2045. Califor...
Action

by Jul

28

Attend the Ecology Center's Plastics-Free July Events

Ten tons of plastics enter the oceans every minute Action To help reduce plastic waste that is endangering the oceans, wildlife and the ...
Action

by Jul

13

Oppose EPA’s Proposal to Hide the Benefits of Environmental Regulations

Action Submit your comment here by July 13 to oppose Pruitt’s attempt to understate benefits but emphasize costs when considering environ...
Action

by Jul

12

Support Berkeley’s Ban on Single-use Plastic Foodware - by July 12

Action To remove single-use plastics from the waste stream, the oceans and wildlife, support Berkeley’s proposed Single-use Foodware and ...
Action

by Jun

7

Support Citizens’ Climate Lobby Congressional Call-in Day, June 6-7

Action The Science and Environment Team is supporting the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) Congressional Call-in Day. CCL sends hundreds of c...
Action

by Jun

5

Vote! See These Voting Recommendations for Props 68,70 and 72

Your vote has never been more important. Please vote on these propositions and choose your candidates on Tuesday June 5! Thank you for ...
Action

by May

30

Auto Makers Must Keep Their Promise to Cut Climate Pollution

(1) Write or call the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Mitch Bainwol President and CEO 1415 L Street, Suite 1190 Sacramento, CA 95814...
Action

by May

24

Demand that California State Pensions Assess Climate-Related Financial Risks

Action Ask the California State Senate Appropriations Committee to move SB 964 out of Committee to the Senate floor for a vote. The Comm...
Action

by May

21

Comment to Stop EPA from Rolling Back Clean Water Protections

Actions 1) Send comments to EPA Comment at regulations.gov by 9:00 pm PST on May 21, 2018. The EPA is required to publish responses to p...
Action

by Apr

30

Comment to Stop EPA from Weakening Coal Ash Safeguards

Action Tell EPA NOT to roll back EPA’s 2015 coal ash safeguards. Click here or on the “Comment Now” link on this page to add your comment...
Action

by Apr

26

Comment to Stop EPA from Withdrawing the Clean Power Plan

Action Tell EPA NOT to rollback the landmark Clean Power Plan. Click here or on the “Comment Now” link on this page to add your comment. ...
Action

by Apr

13

Call Your Assembly Member to Demand 100% Clean Energy for California

Action Tell the California State Assembly to pass SB 100 - the California Clean Energy Act. Call or write Tim Grayson - district 14 -...
Action

by Mar

30

Tell Senators to Oppose These Anti-Science Nominations - NOW

Background The Trump administration continues its attempt to fill federal agencies and departments with leaders whose interests and expe...
Action

by Mar

23

Tell Representatives to Allow Federal Agencies to Address Climate Change - Now

Action Tell Representatives to oppose HR 3117, which would prevent federal agencies from addressing climate change. This bill has been o...
Action

by Mar

16

Call Senators to Oppose the Nomination of Jim Bridenstine to Head NASA - NOW

Background In an address to the House in 2013 Bridenstine stated the following: “Mr. Speaker, global temperatures stopped rising 10 years...
Action

by Mar

16

Tell Senators to Stand up for Regulatory Safeguards and Oppose S 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act.

This bill has already passed the House and has been ordered reported out of committee in the Senate. It is another in the slew of bills a...
Action

by Mar

16

Tell Senators to Save Environmental Protections and Oppose S 21, the Regulations in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.

The REINS Act has already passed the House and been ordered reported out of committee in the Senate. It is one of a slew of bills aimed ...
Action

by Mar

16

Tell Senators to Let EPA and Other Agencies Make Violators Pay for Damages - NOW

Background This bill has passed the House and is now in the Senate. Currently, when federal agencies reach settlements with violators or...
Action

by Mar

9

Comment to Oppose Off-Shore Drilling

Action Comment to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Energy Management to oppose plans to open the coasts to off-shore oil and gas dr...
Action

by Feb

8

Take Action NOW to Defend Community Choice Energy from a Sneak Attack - THEN Attend a Hearing on February 8!

Action Oppose the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC’s) action to freeze Community Choice Energy in California, and be part o...
Action

by Jan

19

Call Congress to Save DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs - NOW

UPDATE 12/11/17: The focus now is on reconciliation between the House and Senate Appropriations Bills. The House Appropriations Committ...
Action

by Jan

19

Call Congress to Save Science and Technology Research Budgets - NOW

UPDATE 12/11/17: The focus now is on reconciling the differences between the House and Senate budget bills. Investments in science, tec...
Action

by Jan

19

Call the Senate to Protect EPA’s Budget - NOW

Update 12/11/17 The House and Senate have both passed budgets, and the focus now is on negotiations between the House and Senate to resol...
Action

by Dec

28

Sign this Letter of Support to EPA Employees - NOW

Please take a moment to (read and sign the Environmental Integrity Project’s open letter of support to EPA employees)[https://docs.google...
Action

by Nov

9

Support Citizens’ Climate Lobby Congressional Call-in Day Nov 8-9

Action The Science and Environment Team is supporting the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) Congressional Call-in Day. CCL sends hundreds of ...
Action

by Oct

17

Comment to Save the Bristol Bay Watershed and Salmon Fishery from Mining Waste

In July 2014 EPA proposed to restrict dumping of mining wastes in the Bristol Bay watershed in Southwest Alaska to protect salmon fisheri...
Action

by Oct

16

Comment to Prevent the Rollback of Contamination Limits in Groundwater from Uranium Mining

Background The Trump Administration wants to roll back and weaken proposed EPA standards that would prevent, monitor and remedy groundwa...
Action

by Oct

14

Urge Governor Brown to Sign Good Environmental Bills

Indivisible Berkeley’s Science & Environment team is partnering with the Sierra Club California to support these key environmental bi...
Action

by Oct

5

Comment to Defend Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

Experts consider the Obama-era greenhouse gas (GSG) standards to be the single biggest action taken by any country to address climate cha...
Action

by Sep

27

Comment to Save the "Waters of the US" Rule

The Trump Administration wants to remove Clean Water Act protections from 2 million miles of waterways and millions of acres of wetlands....
Action

by Sep

25

Comment to Defend Fracking Regulations on Federal and Indian Lands

The Trump Administration is proposing to rescind Obama era rules governing fracking on Indian and federal lands. The administration now a...
Action

by Aug

13

Comment to Save Our Marine Sanctuaries

Pursuant to Executive Order 13795, Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, NOAA is reviewing the status of marine sanctua...

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