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Jun
19
Wed
CNPS: Nursery work day
Jun 19 @ 9:00 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: https://sacvalleycnps.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=110

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The Climate Report Radio Show
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday at noon: Listen to The Climate Report with host Dale Steele on KUBU 96.5 FM or accesssacramento.org or get the new KUBU app to listen in anywhere.

Music, interviews, commentary, and more.

http://www.accesssacramento.org/

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Citizens Climate Lobby Weekly Intro Call
Jun 19 @ 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: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-weekly-intro-call/

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Jun
20
Thu
Sac Food Policy Council meeting
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am

Sacramento Food Policy Council monthly meeting notice: Ongoing project collaboration, planning, organizing, and advocacy strategy for the newly established Sacramento Food Policy Council (Sac FPC). Scheduled for the third Thursday morning of every month.

Please RSVP your attendance: SacFoodPolicy [at] gmail [dot] com

Check out the op-ed on the Food Policy Council:
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article17039336.html
twitter: @sacfoodpolicy

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Jun
21
Fri
Native Plant Walk with CNPS @ see Friday Walks page on www.sacvalleycnps.org
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Time varies week to week. Check the Friday Walks page at www.sacvalleycnps.org.

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Climate Change March at the Capitol
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

*Climate Change March*

In front of the Sacramento Capitol Building, June 21st, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

“Please come! We need to make a change, in less than eleven years climate change is supposed to be irreversible according to leading climate change scientists. The California government has some of the most progressive laws concerning climate change but there is still so much we can do. It’s not an option anymore, we need to make a change. Please try to carpool or take public transportation if you are to go.”

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Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Sacramento Edition
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

Hosted by Startup Weekend Sacramento and CleanStart:

54 hours to develop startup ideas that will boost global sustainability!

What is Startup Weekend ?
Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with? Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. The last decade, we’ve organized more than 4,000 in over 150 countries, consolidating Startup Weekend as the biggest incubator for the world!

An event open for all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, of motivated people with ideas or willing to join other teams and improve the sustainability of their communities and the world. If you’re looking for a team, co-founder, mentors or an idea to leave your mark in the world, Startup Weekend is the event for you.

This edition will be part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, a global initiative led by volunteers in order to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage.
Here in Sacramento the Startup Weekend will take place on June 21-23. At the same time, more than 50 cities around the world will organize their own Startup Weekend on sustainability! After that, a final round online will be held where each local winner will pitch its idea in a one minute video. The 5 best projects elected by the public will get special prizes to help them launch their startups in real life!

Why a Startup Weekend on sustainability?
Because environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing, it’s our duty to help entrepreneurs find the best solutions to overcome it.

The challenges of entrepreneurship in sustainability you can work in during this weekend are diverse:
-Build eco-conceived products & reverse planned obsolescence
-Upcycle
-Substitute the disposable by the sustainable
-Reduce food waste
Foster local production and local distribution
Build a sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food industry
Build highly energy efficient products and systems
Produce sustainable energy
(Re)Build sustainable buildings
Design resilient, smart and inclusive cities
Design Fintech for inclusive sustainable finance and markets
Build the future of sustainable transportation
Foster education on sustainability
Don’t be shy — join us to experience an exciting weekend full of all the highs and lows of the life as a startup founder. Even if you think you might be lacking some skills, your ideas and motivation are worth more than you think!

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on and needs to be related with sustainability.
Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, build a viable business model and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
How to participate?
Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:

Hands-on chance to learn the process for going from concept to creation.
Opportunity to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city.
7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend.
Benefits and discounts from our global partners.
One-on-one time with amazing mentors.
Focused time to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or to take your own idea from concept to creation.
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Time to present your final pitch to a select panel of judges and investors.
A LOT OF FUN!

This event is organized by volunteers, teams are coached by professional mentors, and all is possible with the support of great partners

Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at sacramentosus [at] startupweekend [dot] org.

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Jun
24
Mon
Elk Grove Hospital Plans – Scoping Meeting
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

New Hospital Proposed for Elk Grove
In case you haven’t heard, there is a giant hospital planned for right next to the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Elk Grove. The City of Elk Grove has released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the California Northstate University Medical Center Campus Project. The City is encouraging public input during the NOP’s 30-day review period ending on 6/27. See the ECOS or the City of Elk Grove website for the NOP.

The greatest concerns expressed by the community so far include:

– Lack of transparency on behalf of CNU and city officials/unwillingness to correct false data and “misquotes” via the media
– A facility even more expansive than originally disclosed elevates residents’ concerns
– Financial failure, similar to the Elk Grove “Ghost Mall”, would leave behind an eyesore/empty shell of a hospital that would ultimately need to be demolished
– Displacement and/or destruction of local small-businesses
– Unreliable jobs projections, based on the original 24,000 being revised to only 1,400 over the next 10 years
– A hospital more than 6x higher than the tallest homes in the West Elk Grove/destruction of the aesthetics of the surrounding area
– Unsustainable traffic increases along Elk Grove Blvd., at the on-ramp and off-ramp of I-5 and on one of three main arteries into the Stonelake residential community
– Parking overflowing onto community streets
– Major safety concerns for nearby schools
– Negative impacts on the natural environment
– Lack of security available to accommodate the heightened safety risks
– Impacts to local wildlife, such as the many birds who depend on the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge to survive
– Growth Inducement

The ECOS Habitat committee is tracking the hospital proposal, and there is an active group of citizen advocates who are trying to organize to stop it. The citizen group is called “Neighbors Ensuring Stonelake Transparency” or NEST.

The Scoping Meeting is set for June 24, 2019 5:30 pm at Council Chambers.

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Jun
26
Wed
CNPS: Nursery work day
Jun 26 @ 9:00 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: https://sacvalleycnps.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=110

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The Climate Report Radio Show
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Every Wednesday at noon: Listen to The Climate Report with host Dale Steele on KUBU 96.5 FM or accesssacramento.org or get the new KUBU app to listen in anywhere.

Music, interviews, commentary, and more.

http://www.accesssacramento.org/

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