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Native Plant Walk with CNPS @ see Friday Walks page on
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Time varies week to week. Check the Friday Walks page at

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Renaissance Society: Climate Change Course
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

CLIMATE CHANGE: • Science, • Impacts, • Politics and • Solutions
A Sac State Renaissance Society Seminar Course
• SCIENCE: Basic climate science (how our climate system works); climate history; the expert scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, including detection, risks and impacts.
• IMPACTS: The Big-5 Carbon Polluters: (U.S., China, EU, India, Russia); how ongoing climate change is affecting extreme & unpredictable events: e.g.- temperature, rainfall, hurricanes, wildfires, sea level rise.
• POLITICS: How politics has shaped the climate change discussion and will do so in the future.
• SOLUTIONS: The Paris Climate Agreement; why our Military is taking this VERY seriously; alternative energy sources; geo-engineering, economic and policy solutions; and how EACH OF US can make a difference… locally, and globally.
• INSTRUCTORS: This course will be taught by a team of nationally known and respected, peer published environmental scientists who have spent their careers studying the influence of humans on our local, regional and global environment, and are committed to making our planet a better place to live for future generations. Please join us for an exciting and inspiring series of educational lectures and group discussions on this HOT topic! We promise NOT to overwhelm you: Our goal is to help lay people, as well as professionals from diverse backgrounds better understand and deal with this complex topic.
• LOGISTICS: Lectures, films and group discussions will be held on Saturdays, 10:00-11:45am, Sept 8 – Dec 8, 2018 at California State University, Sacramento.
• INFO: For more information, contact Dr. Tom Suchanek (UC Davis): thsuchanek [at] ucdavis [dot] edu
A syllabus for the course can be found on Tom’s Website:
• REGISTRATION: AFTER 8/20/18, go to:
Unsure about joining the course? Attend the first two lectures for free before signing up. The only cost is a $100 membership fee to the Renaissance Society, which also provides access to ALL other Renaissance classes for one year. CSUS campus parking is an additional $20.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour in Sacramento
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League stands out as a film festival that inspires and motivates community members to go out and make a difference locally and beyond. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour in Sacramento is based on this long-running and very successful film festival. We choose films for the Sacramento event that address issues relevant to our community. Themes include water quality and conservation, sustainable development, energy, food, agriculture, wildlife protection, environmental justice, habitat preservation and outdoor recreation.

This will be the ninth year that Habitat 2020 hosts a Sacramento festival. All proceeds benefit the California Heartland Project, a project of Habitat 2020 that includes increasing access to open space for education and recreation, protecting the unique biological diversity found in the Sacramento Valley and conserving our agricultural heritage.

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CNPS: Nursery work day
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery ~ Growing plants and friends since 2007
On the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms near Hagan Park
2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95667
The nursery is operated by entirely volunteers from Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). Volunteers are always encouraged to become members of CNPS (of course!) but membership is not required to volunteer.
Join Us! No experience needed!
Wednesday Workdays 10:00 – 1:00
We pot up seedling and learn various propagating techniques plants. We treat volunteers Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches! We work year-round in the warmth of a Greenhouse in cold months or in the shade of Sycamore-like trees in the heat!
We also work in our demonstration gardens. These are small sized landscapes that show others how to effectively use native plants in their own landscape. We need the help of community volunteers to maintain them. For more information email Chris Lewis at cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com .
Visit our webpage. Questions? Contact Chris: cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com

The webpage link:

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The Climate Report Radio Show
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Tune in to The Climate Report radio show, every Wednesday at noon on Access Sacramento KUBU 96.5 FM, with host Dale Steele.

Music, interviews, commentary, and more.

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Citizens Climate Lobby Weekly Intro Call
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every Wednesday, learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and how you can make a difference in creating the political will for legislation that will put us on the path to reduce the emissions that are changing our climate.

Calls begin at 5 p.m. Pacific, 6 p.m. Mountain, 7 p.m. Central, and 8 p.m. Eastern time and last about 1 hour.

For those who can’t attend our weekly intro call live, we provide a pre-recorded version, available after you RSVP.

Go here to join:

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Environmental Justice Ally Workshop: Ending Colorblindness
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Environmental Justice Ally Workshop is designed to give people tools to create environments that foster inclusivity. This workshop is for environmental advocates interested in doing intentional environmental justice work. The ideal audience is people that need tools to promote diversity and inclusion in their organization. Although the workshop is centered around environmental justice, all advocates are welcome

Future Workshops
Thursday, November 29, 6-8pm: Creating Inclusive Organizations

Register at:

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Sacramento County Environmental Justice Community Workshop
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the Sacramento County Environmental Justice Advisory Committee and the Office of Planning and Environmental Review for a family friendly Community Workshop to share ideas about Environmental Justice (EJ) and provide the Advisory Committee and County Staff your ideas about what your community needs and how we can help be more equitable and inclusive.

In 2016, the State of California approved Senate Bill 1000, which requires Environmental Justice to be incorporated within the General Plan of a jurisdiction with disadvantaged communities. EJ seeks to eliminate inequitable land-use related impacts and barriers to civic engagement experienced by disadvantaged communities.

A General Plan serves as a blueprint and policy framework for the physical development of a jurisdiction and addresses important community issues such as new growth, housing needs and environmental protection. By addressing EJ within the General Plan, Sacramento County will help bring equity and inclusiveness to land use decisions and its approach to community engagement.

The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or other considerations should be made through the County of Sacramento, Office of Planning and Environmental Review at (916) 874-5982, no later than five working days prior to the meeting. California Relay Service (CRS) is a third party interpretation service for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or speech-impaired persons. CRS can be reached by dialing 711 or 1-800-855-7100.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

The next and final workshop of this series will be:

November 15, 2018 (North Highlands)
North Highlands Recreation Center
6040 Watt Avenue
RT Bus Lines 19, 80, 84

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Native Plant Walk with CNPS @ see Friday Walks page on
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Time varies week to week. Check the Friday Walks page at

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Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition meeting
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition meetings are 4th Friday of every month

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