When Will We Go Green? East Bay Express, May 30, 2012 Article discussing how some Bay Area communities are forming public-power networks to buy and build renewable energy, but East Bay cities have been slow to join the green revolution. Quotes the Local Clean Energy Alliance's Al Weinrub.
7th Annual event 'sustained' at Laney Laney Tower, May 3, 2012 Article on the Peralta Community College District's 7th annual sustainability conference. Quotes Bay Localize's Aaron Lehmer and Grace Chuang.
A Resilient Future for the 99% Earth Island Journal, Winter 2012 Project report on Bay Localize's work to build equitable, resilient communities as a strategy for addressing climate change, resource scarcities, and economic inequality.
Editorial: Making Clean Power SF work SF Bay Guardian, Dec. 20, 2011 Editorial on SF's emerging Community Choice Energy program, affirming the Local Clean Energy Alliance's call for in-city development of renewable energy as part of the program's rollout.
Oakland to Legalize Home-Grown Produce Businesses OaklandLocal, Oct. 3, 2011 Story on the City of Oakland's decision to expand home-based business licenses to allow for onsite sale of fresh produce, including quote by Bay Localize's Aaron Lehmer.
Bay Area Civic Leaders Engage on Green Energy Earth Day Network, Mar. 25, 2011 More coverage of the Local Clean Energy Alliance's second annual Clean Community Power, Healthy Communities conference. Quotes Bay Localize's Aaron Lehmer.
Advocates rally for clean energy KTVU, Mar. 18, 2011 News segment covering a rally for clean energy following the 2nd annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference. Features interview with Bay Localize's Kirsten Schwind.
Will Going Local Make Us Happier? KALW FM's "Your Call" radio show, Jan. 13, 2011 Program featured Bay Localize's Kirsten Schwind, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and guests to discuss the value of localism. In her new documentary, The Economics of Happiness, Norberg-Hodge argues that not only does going local foster a better economy, but it's critical to finding pleasure and meaning in our lives. Click here to hear the full show.
350 Neighbors and Friends Party and Work at Laney Garden SustainablePeralta.org, Oct. 11, 2010 This article summarizes the "Get Down and Dirty" work party and concert that Bay Localize produced in collaboration with the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, Ella Baker Center, and CommuniTree on 10/10/10.
Crafting A Peak Oil "Narrative" Scienceblogs.com, Oct. 7, 2010 This article by Sharon Astyk quotes Bay Localize's Dave Room, speaking at the Association for the Study of Peak Oil Conference about the importance of challenging the materialistic notion of the American Dream, and replacing it with a narrative centered around thriving in resilient communities.
International Day of Climate Action Public Radio International's "Living on Earth", Oct. 1, 2010 This set of interviews from organizers around the world features Bay Localize's Aaron Lehmer talking about the "Get Down and Dirty Oakland" event that took place on 10/10/10.
How Resilient Are You? Yes! Magazine, Aug. 13, 2010 This article offers a personal resilience test and summarizes various resources and organizations for boosting your community's resilience. Bay Localize's Community Resilience Toolkit is featured!
It's Always Greener: On My Oakland Roof UrbivoreOnline.com, May 19, 2010 This article describes one Oaklander's journey from inspiration to action as she builds out her own rooftop garden! References Bay Localize's rooftop garden projects.
Bay Area Workshop Seeks Ways To Reduce Emissions CBS5.com, Mar. 11, 2010 This article reports on a public workshop jointly held by the California Air Resources Board, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and the Association of Bay Area Governments on setting greenhouse gas reduction targets for the Bay Area. Quotes Bay Localize's Kirsten Schwind.
Climate Change - Is Oakland a Model for a Local Approach? OaklandNorth.net, Feb. 24, 2010 This article highlights the work of the Local Clean Energy Alliance and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition to build a movement for strong climate policies and clean energy jobs. Quotes Bay Localize's Dave Room.
When the Revolution Is Over, the Work Begins Oakland Magazine, January/February 2010 This article outlines the many local campaigns and organizations working for sustainability in the East Bay. Quotes Bay Localize's Dave Room.
Oakland hip to community Mother Earth News, October/November 2009 This article highlights Bay Localize as a group that "has launched a variety of successful programs designed to build local economic and environmental self-reliance." Quotes Bay Localize's Kirsten Schwind.
Oakland sets emissions goals Oakland Tribune, Jul. 10, '09 This article highlights the role of Bay Localize and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition in pushing for strong climate protection targets in Oakland. Quotes Bay Localize's Aaron Lehmer.
Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun New York Times, Jun. 16, '09 This article highlights several rooftop gardens in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, including Graze the Roof, a Bay Localize-affiliated project on top of the Glide Memorial Church.
Graze the Roof, a rooftop garden at Glide San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 27, '08 This article discusses Graze the Roof, a garden project on top of the Glide Memorial Church's offices, that is a partnership between Glide and Bay Localize.
"Slow Pleasures - You Are What You Eat" Oakland Magazine, Nov. '07 Wanda Hennig reports on the growing Slow Food movement, and quotes Bay Localize's Kirsten Schwind on the potential of hydroponic rooftop gardens to help meet urban food needs.
"Toward a Sustainable San Francisco" SF Bay Guardian, Jan. 3, '07 This editorial says that our Campaign for Bay Area Localization makes a "powerful argument" for localizing our regional economy and urges the S.F. Supervisors to "hold hearings, bring in the authors of the report, and move to create a formal policy that sets sustainable local economics as a standard for all city business."
Going Local: Sustainable Solutions in the Bay Area (PDF) Mt. Diablo Peace Gazette, Oct. '06 This interview with Aaron Lehmer discusses the connection between global warming and our dependence on fossil fuels, and how localization can contribute to a more sustainable way of living.
Interview with Aaron Lehmer of Bay Localize Urban Alliance for Sustainability, Oct. '06 This interview connects the imperative for a more localized way of living with the broader goals of the sustainability movement.
"The New Frontier" PeaceJournalism.org, Aug. '06 This article surveys community relocalization efforts, including Bay Localize.
"Peak Experience" SF Bay Guardian, Aug. 2-8, '06 Bay Localize's David Room spoke with Richard Heinberg at a peak oil hearing in San Francisco.