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Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

Creative Greenius

During the past 12 months not once did I jones for organizing anything more than a cocktail party or BBQ. Greetings Creative Greenius Readers, A little more than a year ago I was fried to a crispy, nasty edge and ready to commit homicide with any number of potential victims in my sights – if I didn’t do myself in first from a stroke or a heart attack. So I gave myself permission to take a #YearOfJoe sabbatical.

2018 163

Chevron Sucks! But Not At Staples Center Anymore, Thanks To Greenius

Creative Greenius

Even though my bit is funny Chevron is one of the biggest polluters and destroyers of a livable climate on planet Earth, and they’ve acted like a classic crime organization. Chevron spreads money around local organizations, community annual events, local sports teams and everyone else they can pay to ignore what a dirty, filthy, toxic, health destroying business Chevron is in.

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

A few months later I was the Chairperson of the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Harbor and organizing rallies and street actions. My life as a Community Organizer had begun and I jumped in wholeheartedly – even obsessively some might say.

2017 207

Chevron Sucks! But Not At Staples Center Anymore, Thanks To Greenius

Creative Greenius

Even though my bit is funny, Chevron is one of the biggest polluters and destroyers of a livable climate on planet Earth, and they’ve acted like a classic crime organization. Chevron spreads money around local organizations, community annual events, local sports teams and everyone else they can pay to ignore what a dirty, filthy, toxic, health destroying business Chevron is in.

A Love Letter To My Other Woman

Creative Greenius

Our favorite concerts have always been those produced by Tom Campbell and the Guacamole Fund that support and nation to the causes, organizations and people we believe in and are in solidarity with. I’ve been organizing ever since.

2016 206

This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only. To pay them to shut up.

2015 246

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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Joe Galliani has been the Organizer of South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group since 2009. I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A.

2016 204

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

Creative Greenius

There’s a reason it takes a Creative Greenius like me to tackle this issue, but tackle it I am doing with renewed energy and a loud ticking clock reverberating in my brain when I‘m trying to think about the Lakers or organizing my digital photos. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

2008 200

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

Creative Greenius

I need someone who can break the current logjam with the unions like the AFL-CIO and IBEW and get them on board to organize and build the clean energy fossil free future that they will profit from and their children will get the chance to survive in.

2014 233

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

Hermosa Beach has a golden ticket to do just that and I’m now working in my capacity as Organizer of the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group to help them keep that oil exactly where it belongs – in the ground.

2013 250

Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

Creative Greenius

But hold them up I do because their work – like the work of the the scientists, activists, organizers, volunteers and other climate hawks I admire, enlightens and inspires me to do the work I do.

Riding Into A Better Future @ South Bay Bike Night

Creative Greenius

We’re an all volunteer organization and we’re fiscally responsible and frugal too. Your friendly neighborhood Greenius has been a proud member of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition ever since there was one, and I’ve been on the Board of Directors just as long.

2015 170

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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From Washington DC as I return from an LED lighting retrofit at the giraffe house in the Maryland Zoo , a project site visit to the waterways of Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts , and meetings with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and potential EcoMedia advertisers. .

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

I’ve tried writing about it, broadcasting about it, demonstrating, organizing, volunteering, lobbying and every other form of communicating, motivating and influencing and it’s all been as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

2012 190

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

Creative Greenius

That’s why they’re among the environmental organizations offering the public the truth and reality on the issue this week.

2010 219

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

The group will spend about 30 minutes decorating our bikes (organizers will have some signs and materials for you but please bring your own materials as well). How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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Moving Planet South Bay Shaping Up To Be Spectacular!

Creative Greenius

And for the past couple of months I’ve been combining that passion with my organizing work for 350 and this year’s Moving Planet event on September 24 and the result is Moving Planet South Bay. What, pray tell, has the Greenius been up to?

2011 169

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

Creative Greenius

It’s planting organic, sustainable gardens in middle schools. The latest news on global warming could not be worse. Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough.

BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Creative Greenius

It’s almost organic it’s so earthy. “Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# Greenius Rules.

2009 212

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

Creative Greenius

As the Creative Greenius and organizer of the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group that’s just unacceptable to me. Ever since the Copenhagen climate treaty talks ended in impotence two months ago there hasn’t been a single ounce of positive news on the international scene about our chances of cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and getting CO2 levels back down to the safe 350 ppm zone.

2010 182

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

Creative Greenius

From Washington DC as I return from an LED lighting retrofit at the giraffe house in the Maryland Zoo , a project site visit to the waterways of Maryland’s oyster restoration efforts , and meetings with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and potential EcoMedia advertisers. .

Greenpeace CSI – On the Scene of a Climate Crime Spree!

Creative Greenius

I’m very proud to be a Greenpeace volunteer and supporter and I had a blast last night at the Greenpeace holiday party in Silver Lake with Southern California Field Organizer for Greenpeace, the amazing Jenny Binstock.

2009 176

GREENIUS ON PATCH.COM: Hey, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, I’ve Got Your New Direction Right Here!

Creative Greenius

It’s a direction totally in line with its mission to “promote, educate and organize the businesses which serve our residents &# and will instantly deliver on its desire for community outreach and collaboration with both businesses and city government.

2010 151

Bill McKibben’s Comments on GRID Alternatives and Rooftop Solar in an Exclusive Greenius Video

Creative Greenius

Personally I haven’t stopped working since I began organizing for 350.org in June of 2009 , and I know myself well enough to understand that I’ve been keeping the throttle open to avoid thinking about the consequences of the global warming we’re already too late to stop.

2010 163

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

I’ve tried writing about it, broadcasting about it, demonstrating, organizing, volunteering, lobbying and every other form of communicating, motivating and influencing and it’s all been as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

2012 130

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

Creative Greenius

It’s planting organic, sustainable gardens in middle schools. The latest news on global warming could not be worse. Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough.

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

Your organization is called the Environmental Priorities Network. Are you a chapter of a larger organization or a standalone? We’re a standalone organization, but we do work with other groups on most of our events.

Light 179

It’s 2010 – Are YOU Ready for The Greenius Decade?

Creative Greenius

County make their AB 811 program a success – I’ll be working with Howard Choy at the County and using my marketing, communications and community organizing skills to help this essential program succeed as it should.

2010 151

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

Creative Greenius

Things have gotten so seriously dire with the acceleration of climate change that I took a leave of absence from my professional career and have been working full time pro bono as a community organizer and climate change activist.

2009 151

Greenius on Patch.com: Environmental Champions Growing in Our Backyard

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I went there to check out the real “green&# in the form of locally grown organic produce from Tanaka Farms in Irvine and to find out what boxes of fruits and vegetables were doing inside a hip coffeehouse in North Redondo.

2010 130

Greenius on Patch.com: Riviera Village Summer Festival Not So Green

Creative Greenius

The organizers weren’t engaging in any visible sustainability or environmental practices.

2010 130

ToxicTown Torrance Has A Chemical Problem

Creative Greenius

Given the magnitude of these risks to local residents of the South Bay, it’s time for Congress to support legislation that truly protects communities living in the shadow of high-risk chemical plants,” said Greenpeace organizer Jenny Binstock.

2009 141

A Dumbed Down Copenhagen For the Age of Stupid. It’s Time to Reach & Teach, Tell & Sell

Creative Greenius

One thing has become abundantly clear to me through the work I’ve been doing as a community organizer on behalf of 350.org here in Southern California – we need a swift and massive public education campaign that builds rapid awareness, interest, appeal and action on behalf of our brand.

2009 135

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

Creative Greenius

What an exhilarating difference a well organized and smartly thought-out lineup can make. Gitt spent five years as Build It Green’s Executive Director and is widely respected for helping to build that organization into the highly credible green building powerhouse it has become.

2009 141

Moving Planet South Bay Shaping Up To Be Spectacular!

Creative Greenius

And for the past couple of months I’ve been combining that passion with my organizing work for 350 and this year’s Moving Planet event on September 24 and the result is Moving Planet South Bay. We’ve got over 35 different organizations, groups, businesses and local cities partnering with us and putting on incredible demos, workshops and displays on how we’re going to make our communities more bikeable, more walkable and more livable.

2011 100

Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

Creative Greenius

TeachingGreen is a treasure of an organization for our South Bay communities. They were both very well organized and had some strong, thought-provoking material.

2009 141

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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As regular Creative Greenius readers have learned, GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit organization that installs solar panels on low-income housing in California. The Greenius in Yosemite.

2009 130

Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

Creative Greenius

The task force will engage in town hall style meetings and presentation to schools, homeowner’s associations, churches, fraternal organizations and established environmental organizations.

Creative Greenius is EV Driven

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We have come together to find and organize the best content from blogs and other web sites. I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of. We are an on-line community of people who are passionate about Electric Vehicles and we’re not shy about it.

2009 130

The Curious Case of the Torrance Enivornmental Commission

Creative Greenius

I’ll admit that my expectations were based on my experiences with the South Bay Green Task Force, the Manhattan Beach Environmental Task Force and the other environmental organizations whose meetings, workshops and presentations I attend.

2009 130

Frankly, I’d Rather Be Getting Arrested with Bill McKibben Today

Creative Greenius

They’ll have just wrapped up PowerShift ‘09 –an climate convergence organized by a separate coalition that promises to be a historic catalyst in this movement.

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

The group will spend about 30 minutes decorating our bikes (organizers will have some signs and materials for you but please bring your own materials as well). How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A. streets free of motorized vehicles and open only to bicyclists and pedestrians?

Coal 100

The Greenius Gets His Hands Dirty

Creative Greenius

Maybe they are ignorant of the fact that the filters used in cigarettes aren’t made from some kind of compostable organic. The historic and still delicous Fosters Freeze of Old Town Torrance.

2009 130