A leak at an oil pipeline off the coast of Orange County caused a massive oil spill of an estimated 126,000 gallons. The spill has affected both coastal waters and local wetlands, harming ecological preserves and hurting the wildlife.
In response, Kaaya Batra from the Long Beach Green Schools Campaign released the following statement:
“First the toxic flaring at refineries during the earthquake, and now the massive oil spill damaging 13 square miles of coastline. When will we realize that fossil fuels will always block our chance at a safe and healthy future? The message of the spill could not be clearer: it is long overdue to transition to a clean, renewable future in order to preserve the stability and prosperity of our community.”
The Long Beach Youth Climate Rally was a huge success! Thank you for your support!
On Saturday, September 18th, from 10 AM - 12 PM, the student-led Long Beach Green Schools Campaign led the Long Beach Youth Climate Rally, a family-friendly event designed to garner community support for the adoption of a 100% Clean Renewable Energy Resolution at Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD).
The Saturday’s Climate Rally was attended by 100 participants, including LBUSD Board Members Megan Kerr and Doug Otto, Councilmember Al Austin, and representatives from the offices of councilmembers Rex Richardson, Suzie Price, and Mary Zendejas. The Poly Jazz Band opened the rally, along with the Poly Cheer team. Thank you to the amazing guest speakers who spoke at the rally, including Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, who is currently running for District 64 in the California Assembly, Calum Worthy, an actor, producer, director, writer, and co-founder of the international Green School Campaign, Simon Aron, a youth climate activist who co-founded the international Green Schools Campaign and currently volunteers at the LA Youth Sunrise Movement, Patricia Chen, a facilitator of the Green Team at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach and co-organizer of Long Beach 350, Elliot Gonzales, a community organizer working for the Long Beach Sunrise Movement and Sierra Club, and Herb Mendelsohn, from Permacity Solar Company.