The SF Bay Area Climate Restoration Circle supports and facilitates the transition of the SF Bay Area to a climate-restoring region. We started as a small group in Alameda and the SF East Bay in California and are working to encourage citizens around the SF Bay Area and beyond to support restoring the climate and drawing down carbon.
Climate restoration is possible if we act now. We must not only reduce our emissions and reliance on burning fossil fuels, but also, at the same time, pull carbon back out of the earth’s atmosphere. We support calls to action by the Healthy Climate Alliance and other climate activist organizations.
- Support efforts in the Bay Area to restore the climate by creating and fostering collaboration between carbon drawdown groups, projects and individuals.
- Create demand for radical progress in our legislatures’ climate policies through public outreach and local education.
- Raise funding for the most substantive and existing climate restoration organizations and projects.
- We believe that what we are doing is necessary for our and our earth’s future and will work together in friendship and urgency to accomplish our goals.
- We understand that our mission is challenging, but achievable.
- We commit to taking on our mission in a way that holds human dignity and human rights, and the protection of all living things, at its core.
- We promise to respect our group’s finite human resources, including time, financial resources and skills.
- We believe that every person’s vote and voice is equal.
- We believe it is important to speak with one voice based on the group’s agreed upon message when communicating or interacting in the public sphere.
In the indigenous worldview, a healthy landscape is understood to be whole and generous enough to be able to sustain its partners. It engages land not as a machine but as a community of respected non-human persons to whom we humans have a responsibility…Biocultural restoration raises the bar for environmental quality of the reference ecosystem. so that as we care for the land, it can once again care for us.
Robin Wall Kimmerer