Alameda High School senior Caroline Choi traveled to New York City (NYC) last week to participate in the third annual NYC Green Schools Conference. She addressed the international convention hosted as part of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week Sept. 25.
As a member of Project Green School’s National Youth Council, Choi was invited to speak at the conference about her role in starting Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) Youth, as well as founding an environmental club on her high school campus called “Amplify.”
The fourth annual Alameda Bike for the Parks (AB4P) event took place Saturday, Sept. 28. This year’s event exceeded last year’s ride total with more than 600 local cyclists participating to raise money for Alameda parks.
There were two ride options: an eight-mile kid’s ride and the 25-mile route around the perimeter of the city. Registration for the event began at 8 a.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Both rides began at 9 a.m. and an after party was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registered nurses at Alameda and two other East Bay hospitals held an Unfair Labor Practice strike that saw nurses at the hospitals walk out for 24 hours starting Sept. 20 in accordance with the California Nurses Association (CNA). CNA filed multiple charges with the California Public Employee Relations Board against the hospitals for violating state law by failing to bargain in good faith.
Last Friday, Sept. 20, people hit the streets of San Francisco in a mass protest against world leaders’ inaction to address the current climate crisis — a single branch of a larger, global, climate strike. Several other strikes occurred in the Bay Area (including: Berkeley, Walnut Creek and Livermore) but the San Francisco strike was the largest by far, with thousands of people in attendance. The majority of the participants marching? Students.
Photographic artist Richard Wong has just received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 International Photography Awards, considered the most prestigious award show in the photography industry. Wong’s award-winning landscape photo, “Puddles” was made at Alameda’s Crown Beach. Wong shot the photo in 2014. “Anyone can identify a good sunset and point straight at the horizon. It’s more difficult to find unconventional compositions that most people would overlook.” said Wong on his website. Learn more at www.rwongphoto.com/photo/puddles.