Our PurposeChevron is the largest corporate emitter of greenhouse gases in the world! Let us help them reduce their footprint and their release of toxins.
- Chevron Refinery in Richmond
- Chevron International HQ in San Ramon.
- air monitoring, warning system
- new, reliable pipes
alliances w/ groups in Richmond
- One Bay Area Plan that dramatically reduces dependence on fossil fuels
- In 2013 and 2015, in alliance with Amazon Watch and many other partners, we protested at the Chevron Annual Shareholders Meeting.
- In 2014, to avoid our protests, Chevron moved their meeting to Texas
For more information, please contact Rev. Earl Koteen 510.473.2750.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS!
Next meeting: Thursday, June 11, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. food and mingle, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. meeting
Joint Communities for a Better Environment-Richmond (CBE-R)/Chevron Watch Meeting
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 1021 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA
Questions: Rev. Earl Koteen, earl.koteen at gmail.com
Second Thursday*, Monthly, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Joint CBE-R/CW meetings
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 1021 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA
*Sometimes meetings are changed or canceled due to other Richmond events, e.g., City Council meetings. Please contact Andrés Soto, andres at cbecal.org to confirm scheduling if you are attending for the first time.
Our Power Richmond
Chevron Watch represented 350BA in planning and activating Our Power Richmond, August 7-9, the Our Power Day of Action, August 9
The Our Power Campaign National Convening kicked off with more than 450 frontline community members from across the country joining together in Richmond, CA to “build the bigger we” for a just transition toward local, living economies. Co-hosted by the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition (REJC) and the national Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), we’d like to give our thanks to the many dedicated community members who gave so many hours to the success of our convening on August 6-9.
We kicked off the week with a public vigil commemorating the 2012 Chevron refinery explosion that sent 15,000 Contra Costa county residents to the hospital. We spent three beautiful days together to educate, inspire and strategize with one another, including a powerful plenary on the history of the environmental justice movement, some of which we captured on film. We ended three days later with a vibrant day of action and art on the Richmond Greenway.
Don’t miss the beautiful “storify” created by Ellen Choy at Movement Generation, that tells the story of the Richmond convening using social media, photographs, videos, and press articles.
We are also very fortunate that highly talented photographers contributed their time and energy to photo-documenting the convening and day of action.
Summer Heat Richmond
March & Rally to Chevron's Richmond refinery August 3rd 2013
photo: Sven Eberlein
California town takes on Chevron over refinery pollution - Rachel Maddow Show
210 Arrested at Chevron Refinery Protest - NBC Bay Area
Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back - Yes Magazine
More news coverage here.
Bike the Math
Bike ride to Chevron's San Ramon headquarters, May 29th 2013
photo: Paul Chinn, SF Chronicle
Chevron touts big oil profits [= past] while cyclists generate people power [= future] - Daily Kos
Chevron touts strong year, skeptics question company's environmental record - San Kose Mercury News
Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back - Common Dreams