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Sejal Choksi-Chugh

 

Reflections and updates about the Bay from San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh

We hold certain truths about nature to be self-evident: the sun rises in the east, gravity grounds us, tides ebb and flow, and the sky is blue. But leave it to 2020 to show us that even some of these...

Maybe I’m singing the blues, but I’ll venture to guess we’re all experiencing a pretty unusual September, with pandemic shut downs still in effect and smoky air keeping us indoors. Typically, this is...

It's hard to believe we’re into month five of the coronavirus shutdown. These final days of summer are blending together, and some days are easier than others. To keep our spirits up, my family...

Today millions of people are taking to the streets across the country with the energizing spirit of Juneteenth, Freedom Day, the day that commemorates the end of slavery. These millions are...

Shock. Despair. Action. People are lining the streets, filled with grief and rage, and justifiably lashing out against the institutional and systemic injustice burdening people of color – most...

With news of pending plans to reopen businesses around the state, I’ve started daydreaming about the little things I’m looking forward to once the pandemic is over. While dining out and happy hours...

Schools are shuttered through the summer, and summer camps will likely be closed, too. Quarantine fatigue has set in around my house. While homeschooling comes with lots of challenges, there’s been...

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little disappointed that the 50th Earth Day came and went, and it didn't get nearly the fanfare it deserved. Especially at a time when environmental...

As we approach a very unusual Earth Day, I’m reminded more than ever how lucky we are to live in the Bay Area with all of our wonderful outdoor spaces. We can’t fully enjoy them right now, for the...

Did you know this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day?   My staff would normally be tabling at festivals around the Bay Area, organizing volunteers at shoreline trash...

I don’t know about you, but for me the days are blurring, and it's becoming normal to host Zoom calls that are interrupted by kids with questions about schoolwork. In addition to feeling immensely...

Because if they lived on the Bay, they’d be bagels! At Baykeeper, we're promoting a little bit of Bay humor to keep things light. These days, with the stress of sheltering at home, caring for...

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