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Explore upcoming Ecology Action and partner events to learn more about sustainable initiatives in California.

Mar
3
Wed
Climate of Hope Forum – Women, Girls, and Climate Justice @ Zoom
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Climate of Hope Forum - Women, Girls, and Climate Justice @ Zoom

Presented by Regeneración Pajaro Valley in collaboration with the California State University Monterey Bay. This forum will shed light on how the climate emergency disproportionately impacts girls and women and the essential work that they do. Speakers will explore the intersection of sexism, racism, classism, and other oppressions as they tell their stories of climate impacts, climate activism, building climate resilient communities, and working for social and environmental justice.

What: Climate of Hope Online Forum – Women, Girls, and Climate Justice

When: March 3rd, 3-5 pm PST on Zoom with optional networking 5-6 pm

RSVP: http://bit.ly/women_girls_climate

Language: Interpretation in Spanish and Mixteco will be available on Zoom and by phone conference line.

Spanish: (602) 580-9748 Access Code 3470165#

Mixteco: (425) 436-6304 Access Code: 7427151#

Livestream: to Facebook @regenerationpajarovalley

Featured speakers include:

Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Cultural Representative and Native Monitor for Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan/Ohlone People, Kanyon Konsulting LLC

Leslie Aguayo– Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute

Ashley Gauer of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership will moderate a panel focusing on women paving the way for equitable climate resiliency:

Nayeli Gallardo – Sustainable Energy

Natasha Burr -Landscape Designer

Hermelinda Vasquez and Mireya Gomez ContrerasEsperanza Community Farms

We will be presenting a Virtual Art Show from the Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery showcasing women artists that illustrate connections to the environment. Pajaro Valley youth will also be featured through video and art.

We welcome a diverse audience so that we can foster and cultivate women’s leadership in all sectors of society. Attendees will also be given the option to join a virtual networking meeting after the webinar for further discussion.

Event is by donation:

Please support open access to this event as you register by making a secure donation on our website: www.regenerationpajarovalley.org

Suggested gift range – $15-100

Together we can begin to redistribute wealth and invest in the people and communities that are presently and historically impacted by social and economic oppression.

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Questions – (831) 288-7755 or info@regenerationpajarovalley.org

Major support provided by a California Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Small Grant & Ecology Action

#ClimateofHope #ClimateofHope2021 #climatesolutions #Regeneration #ClimateJustice #womenandclimatejustice

Mar
23
Tue
Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV

This free virtual clinic is open to the public and will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation. Low- and moderate-income households are especially encouraged to attend since they may qualify for increased rebates and incentives that will allow them to get a very low-cost or free EV.

Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV

This free virtual clinic is open to the public and will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation. Low- and moderate-income households are especially encouraged to attend since they may qualify for increased rebates and incentives that will allow them to get a very low-cost or free EV.

Mar
25
Thu
Free Bike Commuting 101 Virtual Workshop – GO Santa Cruz & Ecology Action @ Zoom
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Bike Commuting 101 Virtual Workshop - GO Santa Cruz & Ecology Action @ Zoom

Are you ready to take your commute to the next level? Learn from the experts about bike commuting basics including hauling gear, what to look for in a solid commuting bike, riding while “business casual,” rush hour rules of the road, and more.

As Santa Cruz County expands its network of protected bike lanes and paths, now is the perfect time to explore commuting by bike. With the right preparation, adding biking to your commute options can be a breeze. Staff from Ecology Action will share the need-to-knows of bike commuting, trouble-shoot your commute and after-work errands, and help cyclists of all levels plan for a safe and satisfying ride.

Free bike lights and helmets for all attendees employed in Downtown Santa Cruz*

For more information on the GO Santa Cruz program and available benefits, visit cityofsantacruz.com/gosantacruz.

This free workshop is offered to all downtown Santa Cruz employees as part of GO Santa Cruz, a transportation program that provides downtown employees with commute alternatives to single-occupant car trips.

*must be an employee of a business in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District and enrolled in Go SC on my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz

Mar
31
Wed
Planning for a Sustainable Central Coast: Climate, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation
Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Planning for a Sustainable Central Coast: Climate, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation

Uniting the Central Coast for Action!

Unchecked global warming continues to affect the cities and counties within the Central Coast, and our communities must do their part to counteract it. Climate action planning that establishes goals and actions designed for our unique communities is the most effective way to drive down our greenhouse gas emissions.

In this latest session of the Central Coast Climate Action Summit Series, leading Central Coast organizations come together to help energize regional climate action sustainability efforts. Participants, whether new to climate action planning or in the middle of implementation, will gain insight into equitable solutions, while networking with colleagues throughout the region.

This forum will include public officials and staff, non-profits, businesses and academic administrations.

As a participant, you will learn about resources and planning tools designed to make the work of creating, adopting, and implementing climate action plans easier, faster, and affordable. Our goal is to ensure you have the tools you need to develop a roadmap for taking climate action planning to the next level in your City or County, and a vision for implementation.

Over the last year, COVID-19 has created a public health crisis and an economic crisis. As cities and counties design economic recovery plans, there is tremendous opportunity for accelerating the rate of economic recovery through the adoption of sustainable solutions.

Climate planning IS economic recovery planning. It allows us to:

  • Reimagine thriving local industries
  • Face challenges with collaborative solutions
  • Engage our communities with equity at the core

We will connect you with many voices, including regional trailblazers who are already doing this vital work. Together, we can set the agenda for real climate action on the Central Coast.

The Summit is designed to help Central Coast leaders establish and implement equitable climate solutions for their unique communities.

Apr
7
Wed
REI Presents: Intro to E-bikes with Ecology Action
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
REI Presents: Intro to E-bikes with Ecology Action
Apr
21
Wed
Free Urban Cycling Workshop – GO Santa Cruz
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Urban Cycling Workshop - GO Santa Cruz

Are you curious about how to ride your bike safely and confidently around town? Want to learn the rules of the road and how you fit in as a cyclist?

How about gear selection, avoiding bike theft, or choosing a low-traffic route? Get answers to these questions and more at this urban cycling workshop.

Ecology Action staff will run through all the basics of urban cycling and guide curious cyclists of all levels and backgrounds.

FREE BIKE LIGHTS AND HELMETS FOR ALL ATTENDEES*

For more information on the GO Santa Cruz program and available benefits, visit cityofsantacruz.com/gosantacruz.

This free workshop is offered to all downtown Santa Cruz employees as part of GO Santa Cruz, a transportation program that provides downtown employees with commute alternatives to single-occupant car trips.

*must be an employee of a business in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District and enrolled in Go SC on my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz

Apr
22
Thu
UC Center for Climate Justice Launch Event w/ Vandana Shiva
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm
UC Center for Climate Justice Launch Event w/ Vandana Shiva
Join us for the launch of the new University of California system wide Center for Climate Justice!

About this Event

The Center for Climate Justice is a University of California system wide initiative to address climate change as a social justice and equity issue.

Climate justice recognizes the disproportionate impacts of climate change on low-income communities and BIPOC communities around the world, the people and places least responsible for the problem. The UC Center for Climate Justice seeks solutions that address the root causes of climate change and in doing so, simultaneously address a broad range of social, racial, and environmental injustices.

The Center’s vision is a world where broad-scale climate action is driven by science and a systems perspective, with social and ecological justice at the forefront. We aim to center issues of equity in addressing climate change, working collaboratively with researchers, educators, NGOs, activists, policymakers, philanthropists, Indigenous and community leaders, and private sector actors who are fighting for climate justice in California and beyond. Through innovative research, transformative education, and public engagement, we are committed to empowering the next generation of climate justice leaders.

The Center for Climate Justice launch event will be held over two days, April 22-23, 2021, beginning on Earth Day. It will feature keynote presentations by food sovereignty scholar-activist Vandana Shiva and DOE Deputy Director for Energy Justice Shalanda Baker, a fireside chat with Green New Deal architect Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and panel discussions featuring California climate justice leaders, scholars and activists. We will also host a music and spoken-word celebration on the second day. We hope to see you there!

April 22, 2021 (9:00am-1:30pm PST)

Schedule:

9:00am-9:25am Opening and Introduction to the Launch

9:25am-9:45am Keynote Address: Shalanda Baker

9:50am-10:40am Panel #1: Just Transitions

10:50am-11:40am Panel #2: Social, Racial and Environmental Justice

11:50am-12:40pm Panel #3: Indigenous Climate Action

12:45pm-1:20pm Fireside Chat with Rhiana Gunn-Wright and Center Director Tracey Osborne

1:20pm-1:30pm Closing Statements

April 23, 2021 (9:00am-3:30pm PST)

Schedule:

9:00am-9:25am Opening and Introduction to the Launch

9:25am-9:45am Keynote Address: Vandana Shiva

9:50am-10:40am Panel #1: Community Resilience and Adaptation

10:50am-11:40am Panel #2: Natural Climate Solutions

11:50am-12:40pm Panel #3: Climate Education and Engagement

1:30pm-3:20pm Musical Celebration

3:20pm-3:30pm Closing Statements

Apr
24
Sat
Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV

This free virtual clinic is open to the public and will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation. Low- and moderate-income households are especially encouraged to attend since they may qualify for increased rebates and incentives that will allow them to get a very low-cost or free EV.

Earth Day Celebration with Santa Cruz Climate Action Network
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration with Santa Cruz Climate Action Network

Join Santa Cruz Climate Action Network and Downtown Commons Advocates for a “COVID Safe” Earth Day Celebration

Saturday April 24th, 1-5pm

featuring:

music, art , kid activities – masks required, hand sanitizer available

VALET BIKE PARKING BY BIKE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Bring you own folding chair if possible, and your own water bottle

Location: Corner of Cedar and Cathcart section of lot 4 – without the parked cars!!

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