I am writing to share my recent experience during the 6-hour power outage in Petaluma. It was surprising for most residents as we didn’t have the usual powerful summer winds that prompt the Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). However, it reminded us of how much we depend on electricity for our daily lives. Luckily, I am part of the Cool Petaluma program, which has helped prepare me for emergencies like this.
I gained first-hand experience of the real-world advantages of having gone through the emergency preparation material by being part of the program. It was reassuring to know that I had everything I needed to weather the storm. But Cool Petaluma is not just about emergency preparedness. The program strengthened our sense of community and provided a platform to connect with others who are passionate about making a positive impact on the environment.
Through the program, I have learned about various sustainable practices that I can implement in my daily life to reduce my carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet. Cool Petaluma also includes topics such as learning about solar energy, electrification of our homes, and advice on saving resources such as water. This has given me a sense of purpose and fulfillment in knowing that I am doing something to protect our planet.
I strongly encourage everyone to join the Cool Petaluma program. It provides valuable information and resources for emergency preparedness and climate change action. It creates a sense of community and gives you a platform to connect with others. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website at CoolPetaluma.org.