A Climate for Change

The Sunflower Alliance is committed to resisting the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in our region. We are equally dedicated to reducing the environmental threats to communities already burdened by refineries and related transportation systems.

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Nov 28 09:30 AM
Richmond Walmart Store
Richmond, CA

This Black Friday join the Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project to condemn Walmart as one of the planet's worst climate criminals, destroying land & life from Richmond to Bangladesh. We'll stand side-by-side with Walmart workers organizing for $15/hour, full-time...

Nov 28 01:00 PM
Sweetwater Music Hall
Mill Valley, CA

350Marin invites you to Black and Blue Friday, "a celebration of climate justice and life on our hot little blue planet." The lively event offers music, speakers, poetry, dance and art. Performers include JIG, Wendy Johnson, Jon Symes, Lucia Iman,...

Nov 30 10:00 AM
Sierra Club Bay Chapter office
Berkeley, CA

Join us to help plan outreach and other aspects of the Feb 7th March for Real Climate Leadership. This is our 2nd meeting.  For more information: http://marchforclimateleadership.org/

Dec 01 11:00 AM
UN Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Calling all Idle No More folks, Earth Guardians, Water and Land Defenders! Monday, Dec. 1stUN Plaza, Market & Hyde StreetsSan Francisco Prayer & Teach-in: 11AM to 12PMMarch: 12PM  From December 1st to 12th, it's time to let the global climate...

Dec 03 06:00 PM
North Berkeley Senior Center
Berkeley, CA

Please join Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, leading Bay Area environmental organizations and the public in discussing what the top environmental issues are impacting the 15th Assembly District and how to best tackle them legislatively. Panelists will be representing the following organizations:...

Dec 07 09:00 AM
To be announced

What has the Sunflower Alliance accomplished in its first 16 months? What goals do we want to set for the future? Our retreat is an opportunity to reflect on those questions and imagine pathways forward. It’s also a chance to...

Dec 17 09:45 AM
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
San Francisco, CA

In October, the Air District board directed staff to develop specific proposals to reduce refinery emissions — a great step forward for cleaning Bay Area air and curbing greenhouse gases. Our job now is to demonstrate the public’s commitment to...



The world's most authoritative source on climate change, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the most important piece of work on global heating science to date: the Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report.

Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP and other oil industry giants have launched a massive disinformation campaign to undermine AB32, which establishes a comprehensive program to reduce greenhouse gasses. The consortium has set-up front groups claiming to represent the interests of...

Two days after Richmond's historic election, Bill Moyers interviewed Mayor McLaughlin and reporter Harriet Rowan, a UC Berkeley student and journalist who exposed details of Chevron's funding strategy. They discussed the role that corporate cash has played in Richmond, and...

On Tuesday, Oct. 28th, the Richmond City Council approved a resolution stating its strongest disagreement with the staff of the Bay Area Air Quality District for issuing a ministerial permit, without public notification or review, to Kinder Morgan for the...

Environmental advocates scored a major victory when the first crude oil transfer project in California was stopped. The Sacramento air district acknowledged that it granted a permit to Interstate Oil Co. to start unloading crude oil at its Sacramento facility...

On October 15th, the Bay Area Air Quality District took a big step toward requiring the 5 Bay Area refineries to decrease emissions of pollutants that damage our health. Resisting industry opposition, BAAQMD directors voted unanimously to push forward with...

Attorney General Kamala Harris called the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for Valero's crude-by rail project inadequate. Harris said the DEIR fails to provide sufficient information for an adequate analysis of the safety risks from transportation or the air quality impacts from...


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