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Whether you are starting with a lawn, a “lawn,” bare soil, or a patch of weeds, this workshop will inspire you with practical information for how to start and complete your Monterey Bay-Friendly Landscape transformation project! We’ll cover site preparation with sheet mulching, templates for planting plans, converting your sprinkler system to drip irrigation, harvesting rainwater in the landscape, and rebates and grants available for your project.
Share your ideas for better walking, bicycling, skating, and scooting in unincorporated Santa Cruz County! Join us for a virtual meeting focused on South County (Corralitos, Green Valley Corridor, & Amesti), which will cover:
- Overview of the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) process
- Share your input on the barriers to walking and biking
- Share any ideas for new projects you would like to see included in the ATP
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Please consider joining this global movement by giving to Ecology Action today. Become one of our heroes. https://ecoact.org/donors
This 6th Annual State of the Region will focus on creating Economic, Social and Environmental Resilience throughout the Monterey Bay through regional solutions.
Ecology Action is a proud member of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and is working with organizers to ensure that the climate change story is incorporated throughout the action-packed agenda covering a range of topics relevant to our region, from getting an effective COVID-19 vaccine to wildfire mitigation, to investing locally in our economic recovery, and more.
Don’t miss this event, and enjoy it from the comfort of your home or office! We will explore some bold ideas about how we can rebound from our multiple current crises to create a more inclusive and vibrant economy for all. Join us!
Registration and Fee Required. Scholarships Available.
Follow along with this DIY at-home experiment to explore the effects of ocean acidification on shelled sea creatures. Watch to learn about the research at UC Santa Cruz that investigates this problem and the things we can change in our daily lives to minimize our carbon footprints—then try the experiment out for yourself!
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
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 Contreras – Esperanza 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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Major support provided by a California Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Small Grant & Ecology Action
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
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