CBE is hiring an East Oakland Solar on Multi-family Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Intern!

Job description HERE. Read more here.

After years of advocating and organizing, we are thrilled for the launch of the Solar on Multi-family Affordable Housing (SOMAH) launch. SOMAH allocates $1 billion for installation of rooftop solar on multifamily affordable housing in disadvantaged or low-income communities.

For the implementation, we are hiring an East Oakland SOMAH Intern! This position will mainly focus on conducting educational outreach and recruitment, developing liaisons with affordable housing property owners and allies, coordinating with allies around SOMAH, advancing leadership and membership development.

The person in this position will play an important role in getting the solar benefits from this program to East Oakland affordable housing.

We are looking to hire from East Oakland and hope the job description does not discourage potential applicants. The job description and application information is available here: http://bit.ly/EastOaklandSOMAHIntern

Please feel free to share the contact information below for any questions:

Ernesto Arevalo | NorCal Program Director | earevalo@cbecal.org | 510.302.0430 ext. 10

No Coal in Richmond Rally & Richmond Planning Commission hearing July 18

The #RichmondCA Coal Ordinance will come before the city’s Planning Commission on THURSDAY, JULY 18, 6:30 p.m. 
—> RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE AT 5:30, CITY HALL STEPS, 450 Civic Center Plaza.
Come for the rally, stay to tell the Planning Commission: We want you to ACT to get#CoalOuttaRichmond!

The city’s Planning Department recommends phasing out #coal operations at the Levin-Richmond Terminal in 3 years, as proposed by No Coal in Richmond coalition. More at www.ncir.weebly.com.

#BanCoalNow#UnfriendCoal#AirPollutionKills

Photo: Lance Yamamoto

CBE Celebrates Equitable Solar Access for Affordable Housing Tenants in CA

Full Press Release HERE. Learn more at the July 16th webinar: http://bit.ly/2MXzxVr 

Southeast LA and East Oakland have had a long history of environmental racism that has both plagued low-income communities of color with disproportionate pollution burden and prevented them from accessing solutions like renewable energy infrastructure. Because of this, the region also has a long history of community organizing for sustainable solutions, and the SOMAH program is a testament to the power of these efforts. 

The SOMAH program is monumental because it contributes to a transition from fossil fuel energy dependence and offers economic benefits, including job training and lower electricity bills, to those who have been on the frontlines of the struggle for sustainable energy solutions. 

Trump Administration to Dredge San Francisco Bay to Make Room for More Oil

Link to Press Release HERE. Link to comment letter HERE. Link to expert report by Greg, CBE Senior Scientist, HERE.

CBE, together with several allied environmental groups, filed comments Monday challenging a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) from the Trump Administration’s Army Corps of Engineers seeking to dredge the San Francisco Bay to let oil tankers in and out of the Bay with fuller loads. The comments, backed up with a technical report by CBE scientist Greg Karras, assert that the Trump Administration failed to consider significant impacts of the Dredging Project in the DEIS, including how it will allow more oil products into and out of the Bay’s refineries, causing more greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in the communities of color that live near the refineries

Regional Leadership Academy: East Oakland & Richmond

Click HERE to register!

Join us for 3 Saturday training’s about our environment and how it connects to our identity, health, and our power. Learn about grassroots feminism, responding to emergencies in our community, and the power we can build together.

**There are 3 LOCAL RICHMOND TRAININGS in addition**

**Saturday, June 15th, Saturday, July 13th and Tuesday, August 6th.**

We have limited spots, so apply ASAP! For any questions or concerns, please contact Zolboo by phone or text at 510-495-7959.