Our mission is to inspire our community and our city leadership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, improve water security, increase sustainability, reduce wildfire exposure and improve the quality of life in an equitable manner for all residents.
WHO WE ARE
In April 2022, ten Healdsburg residents came together to explore multifaceted solutions to the climate emergency that threatens our planet, our nation, our state and our city. Throughout 2022, this group expanded and currently includes individuals who belong to a wide variety of local organizations including Healdsburg 2040, the “We Are Talking About It! Climate Change” Conversation Circle, Indivisible Healdsburg’s Climate Action Team, the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, AVFilm, Healdsburg Noon Rotary, the Climate Center, Sonoma County Climate Mobilization, Healdsburg Community for Sustainable Solutions, the Climate Reality Project and Healdsburg’s two appointed representatives on the Climate Action Advisory Committee for the Regional Climate Protection Authority. We are an all volunteer organization and are constantly looking for new members to join our efforts. Our next general Climate Action Healdsburg meeting is at 6 pm on June 12 at the Community Center. Email HealdsburgClimate@yahoo.com for the agenda. We are not a 501(c)(3) but the Healdsburg Parks Foundation has agreed to be our fiscal sponsor so any donations made to Climate Action Healdsburg are tax deductible. We cohosted an Earth Day Climate Fest on April 22, 2023 with the City of Healdsburg and contributions are much appreciated. Be sure that if you donate by credit card online, you designate Climate Action Healdsburg. You can donate here.
With wildfires, smoke, atmospheric rivers and drought impacting Sonoma County, there is a sense of urgency in tackling the climate crisis. The City of Healdsburg passed a Climate Emergency Resolution in 2019 and in June 2022, the City Council identified developing a Climate Mobilization Strategy as its top priority. The development of that Strategy is currently in progress under the leadership of Assistant City Manager Andrew Sturmfels. You can see the list of ideas that we have generated here. Many residents want to be part of this process but they also want to start taking action NOW.
If you attended the Climate Fest and would like to know what you can do to take action, click here for a list of resources supplied by our participants.