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Free Zero Emission Day in San Francisco — September 13th 2018!

Free Zero Emission Day in San Francisco — September 13th 2018!

WHEN :  SEPTEMBER 13th, 2018

Free Zero Emission Travel for Climate Summit Delegates and Public


GenZe and Their Partners Scoot and Ford GoBike Team Up for September Event

The Global Climate Action Summit is today announcing it is partnering with GenZe, a leading manufacturer of electric bikes and scooters, and their transportation collaborators, in order to include the community in the landmark event taking place in mid September.

To make this happen, the Summit is offering a ‘free ride day’ for the entire city of San Francisco on all Scoots and Ford GoBikes on Thursday, September 13. Attendees of the event will also have free access to both Scoots and Ford GoBikes for the entire week.

Ford GoBike recently expanded their fleet to include GenZe electric bikes, and Scoot has been using GenZe electric scooters as part of their zero emissions fleet for several years.

“This partnership is a way for us to demonstrate San Francisco is a global leader in personal sustainable transportation. Although they are independent programs, Ford GoBike and Scoot have managed to seamlessly integrate into the city’s existing systems and infrastructure and make the gateway to entry effortless for new riders.” Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe.

“There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the 2 share systems. Some riders have a personal preference for one product over another. And certain trips and errands work best with a particular product,” Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe.

By providing free rides on all Scoot and Ford GoBike vehicles, the community will be able to try out the different sustainable options within the two fleets and see how each vehicle works best for certain applications.


Scoot operates shared networks of electric vehicles, ranging from electric bikes and kick scooters to motor scooters. Scoot operates thousands of light electric vehicles in San Francisco and Barcelona serving tens of thousands of riders monthly.

Scoot’s mission is to reduce global carbon emissions and traffic congestion that consistently plagues cities. In San Francisco alone, our riders have to date prevented over five million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Scoot’s app is available for download on iOS and Android phones. The company launched in Barcelona this summer and plans to enter additional cities across Western Europe and the Americas throughout the next year.

During the GCAS, all Summit attendees will receive a promo code for the Free Unlimited Plan, which offers unlimited 30 minute rides for free.

For Free Ride Day on September 13, Scoot will offer 30 minutes of free scooting to all new and existing riders in San Francisco. Existing Scoot riders will have credit added to their accounts. New riders can use the promo code GCAS18 to receive the credit. Rides beyond the 30 minutes start at just 10 cents/minute, depending on the plan. Check back here soon for more information.


Launched earlier this year, Ford GoBike is already an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With over 300 bike share stations and more than 3,000 bikes across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the system has provided more than 1.5 million rides in just over a year.

Bike sharing is a fun, healthy and sustainable transportation option available during the Global Climate Action Summit and beyond. You can find Ford GoBikes at hundreds of stations across the Bay Area. In San Francisco, there are over 130 stations including these stations located near the Moscone Convention Center:
• Yerba Buena Center (Howard St at 3rd St.)
• Howard St. at Mary St.
• Folsom St. at 3rd St.
• Powell St. BART (4th St. at Market St.)

Summit attendees will receive a Free Access Pass, which allows for an unlimited number of 30 minute rides during a 24-hour period and can be activated at any point during the Summit.

In celebration of this inaugural Summit, Ford GoBike is also offering a Free Ride Day for the entire Bay Area on Thursday, September 13. Free passes will be available in the Ford GoBike app and will give locals access to free rides, up to 30 minutes at a time, throughout the day.

On Free Ride Day or using a Free Access Pass, all bike rides longer than 30 minutes are just $3 for each additional 15 minutes. Check back here soon for more detail on how to activate the attendee Free Access Pass and participate in the Free Ride Day.

Here’s the link to the Climate Global Action Summit website

Global Climate Action Summit 2018 San Francisco

Global Climate Action Summit 2018 San Francisco

WHEN :  Wed, Sep 12, 2018 — Fri, Sep 14, 2018
WHERE: San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world


California Climate Action Summit


The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

The decarbonization of the global economy is in sight. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels.

States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury.​​


People everywhere are encouraged to participate in the hundreds of affiliate events taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world during the week of September 10-14th, including climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibits and other special events. The full affiliate event schedule will be posted here this summer.

From September 12-14, you can virtually attend the Summit by streaming it live on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter. In person, Summit attendance for the plenary and other high-level sessions is by invitation and will require accreditation. If you represent an organization ready to make a major climate commitment at the Summit, please send details about that proposed announcement by clicking here.

At the heart of the Paris Climate Change Agreement is the commitment by national governments to review their progress and rachet up the ambition of national climate action plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The Global Climate Action Summit, happening midway between Paris 2015 and 2020, is timed to provide the confidence to governments to ‘step up’ and trigger this next level of ambition sooner rather than later.

The momentum we generate this year must lead to bending the curve of emissions down by 2020—science advises us that this is gives the world the best opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change. 2018 therefore must be the beginning of a new phase of action and ambition on climate change.

The Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat of climate change by mobilizing the voices and experience of real people, in real communities already facing real and stark threats. It will challenge and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to step up and overcome it.

At the Summit, international and local leaders from states, regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society—known as “non-party stakeholders/non-state actors”—will be joined by national government leaders, scientists, students, nonprofits and others in a new wave of mobilization.

They will be sharing what they have achieved to date and committing to doing more to usher in the era of decarbonization, greater levels of sustainability and prosperity for the many rather than the few.

These actors will also celebrate a range of new climate commitments under five key areas: Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments.

The confidence, enthusiasm and support generated by this wave of action now and through 2019, will embolden national governments leaders to trigger the necessary domestic processes ahead of 2020 while also triggering more states and regions, cities, businesses and investors to ‘step up’ further action themselves.

Find all details and informations here at

There is no Planet B

There is no Planet B

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation


(Excerpt from their website)
In 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio established his foundation with the mission of protecting the world’s last wild places. LDF implements solutions that help restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. Since that time the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has worked on some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day.

Through grantmaking, public campaigns and media initiatives, LDF brings attention and needed funding to six program areas — Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.. Several successful fundraising events have enabled LDF to scale up our grantmaking strategy, driving support for vitally important projects around the globe.

Leonardo’s website and social media platforms are also dedicated to inspiring the public to take action on key environmental issues. Growing in reach from just 500,000 followers in 2007 to over 50 million today, Leonardo’s fans have engaged on an array of issues protecting key species — sharks in California, tigers in Asia, elephants in Africa — and calling on world leaders to address the global climate crisis.

In acknowledgement of LDF’s impactful work over the last two decades, Leonardo was designated as the United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate Change and received the 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award. In addition to founding LDF, Leonardo also serves on the board of several environmental organizations, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, Oceans 5, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.


We are now experiencing what can only be called a planetary crisis — a convergence of accelerating climate change, unprecedented loss of biodiversity, and increasing human health issues caused by a toxic environment. Since 1970, we have lost one-third of the world’s wildlands, and in that time 50% of all vertebrate land animals have vanished. One-third of the world’s coral reefs, the “nurseries” of the ocean, have died and another third are expected to perish by 2030. Climate change is only adding fuel to the fire, with rapidly increasing global temperatures wreaking havoc on the delicate balance that has allowed life to flourish since the end of the last ice age. The situation in which we find ourselves is not just tragic for the thousands of species that will never again roam the Earth, but could threaten the very existence of our own species, homo sapiens.

Nature freely provides us with an estimated $100 trillion in ecosystem services per year, making life on Earth possible. Natural systems like forests, wetlands, and marine ecosystems give us clean water, fresh air, and abundant food, while ensuring a balanced climate system. Despite this importance of a thriving biosphere, only 15% of our lands and just 3% of our oceans are formally protected, and only a fraction of global philanthropic dollars support environmental efforts. Recent estimates indicate that we need 10 times the level of environmental funding to fund projects that help stabilize ecosystems, giving ourselves the best chance of survival as the world gets hotter and climate impacts become more severe.

The diverse range of projects supported by LDF – from efforts to create and expand protected areas on land and in our oceans, to supporting grassroots and indigenous organizations working to secure important environmental protections and implement sustainable solutions at the local level – is a direct reflection of the array of efforts that are needed to turn the tide. LDF believes that we can create a world where both nature and humanity coexist in harmony. Not only do we believe this can be done, we know it must be done in order to ensure the long-term survival of vital species and ecosystems.

Our Grants Program

The Foundation has gradually built a significant grantmaking operation, awarding over $80 million in grants since 2010, funding 200+ high-impact projects in 50 countries across Asia, the Americas, Africa, the Arctic, Antarctica, and all five oceans. Through active collaboration with a broad network of environmental leaders and experts, effective organizations, and committed philanthropists, the foundation is able to find and support the best, results-driven projects in the world’s most wild and threatened ecosystems. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.

Explore our Programs ›


Leonardo DiCaprio during his acceptance speech at The Oscars 2018:

“Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship to the natural world, the world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in reported history — our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow.

Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It’s the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.

We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”


Instagram Quotes —


“The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit? Yes. Settle? Not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. … To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve, and cherish, the pale blue dot; the only home we’ve ever known.” ♻️ #EarthDayLive
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


@conservationorg: “What is the meaning of our lives, really, if we work and live destroying the planet while sacrificing the future of our children? What is the meaning of our lives if our decision… is to reduce the opportunities for our children or grandchildren?” – French President @EmmanuelMacron, addressing US Congress.
Unite in the fight against #climatechange. Act now.
#PlanetB #Macron