Third Act Sacramento Gets Boomers Involved in Climate Fight

By Hannah Holzer | March 27, 2022 | The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento facilitators Ferris and Laurie Litman have wholeheartedly committed the third acts of their own lives – post-retirement – to climate activism. Both worry about the futures their children and grandchildren will face. Litman says the fact that young people have inherited a planet polluted by older generations is “an intergenerational injustice.” “This is the most important thing people my age can be doing,” Litman said. “We overconsumed. We’ve taken a lot, and now we’re leaving a depauperate future for our kids.”

Sacramento’s Third Act working group is still in its early days, but as it grows, so does excitement about the future. The group meets virtually on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and anyone who lives in or around the Sacramento region is encouraged to get involved by emailing thirdactsac[at]gmail[dot]com. Fighting a planetary crisis on a personal scale can feel futile. But people of every generation must do everything in our power to ensure a livable future.

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Tree-Mendous Tips for Watering Your Trees

July 2021 | Be Water Smart

Do you LOVE trees? Do you get nutty over walnut trees? Weepy at the sight of a willow? Want to cuddle with a conifer?

Be Water Smart wants YOU to make sure our urban forest stays with us for generations to come, even as climate change is projected to bring more frequent drought years.

Here are some tips for efficiently watering your trees when the weather is dry, and be sure to visit sactree.com to learn even more about caring for trees!

Here are a few of the Be Water Smart videos that can help get you started!


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Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

February 11, 2021

As we know, many people are suffering unsheltered this winter in Sacramento. The Environmental Council of Sacramento wants to share these resources with anyone in need. Please repost these vital resources and help reduce homelessness this winter. These locations also take volunteers and monetary donations.

Donations needed
https://saintjohnsprogram.givingfuel.com/food-for-neighbors

Authorization warming centers for those experiencing homelessness
https://engagesac.org/blog-civic-engagement/2021/1/27/city-council-declares-extreme-weather-emergency-authorizes-warming-centers

Assistance for hotel vouchers in Sacramento County
https://www.211ca.org/search?taxonomyCode=BH-1800.8500-300


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