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Marches for Science Linked to Earth Day

Apr 19, 2017

As science increasingly comes under fire from conservative political forces, public support for research and empirical evidence is being rallied in a global array of pro-science events this weekend—including two in Santa Rosa.

In thinking about the importance of science in daily life, Adrienne Alvord, the Western States Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, points out that is it vital for both economic and personal health.

GMO Foes Again Push for Sonoma County Ban

Mar 4, 2016

  Eleven years after local voters rejected a ballot measure to restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crops in Sonoma County, a new initiative with the same goal is working to win a spot on the ballot next November.

GMO Free Sonoma County leader Karen Hudson was not active in the 2005 campaign for Measure M. But she says they have tried to incorporate some lessons learned from that bitterly contested election as they drafted their new initiative.

Generating Clean Power in Sonoma County

Feb 12, 2014

Sonoma Clean Power is about more than providing electricity—they’re also imagining a new energy future for the region, with public participation in the creation of that vision.