Environmentalists Holiday Party – Dec. 1

Date & Time: Saturday, December 1, 2018. 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Location: Shepard Garden and Art Center, Park Way, McKinley Park, Sacramento

Date & Time: Saturday, December 1, 2018. 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

Location: Shepard Garden and Art Center, Park Way, McKinley Park, Sacramento, California

Hosted by the Sierra Club Sacramento Group, the Environmental Democrats of Sacramento County and the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS)

Entrance to the event is on Park Way in McKinley Park.
Donation – $10 at door – cash or check only.
Pasta dishes bread & salad, water, sodas and wine provided. The rest of the menu is Pot Luck. Please bring enough for 6-8 people. Vegan dishes needed.
A-H Bring an appetizer
I – P Bring a side dish
Q – Z Bring a dessert

Click here to RSVP.

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Environmentalists’ Holiday Party Dec. 2nd

Join the Sierra Club Sacramento Group, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) and the Green Democrats of Sacramento for the Environmentalists’ Holiday Party, a long-standing annual holiday tradition.
 
This is a great chance to catch up with friends and meet new people interested in protecting and celebrating our natural world. There will be a silent auction with art, wine and other items available. Please RSVP on our facebook page, here.
 
WHEN/WHERE
Saturday, December 2 from 6 – 8:30 pm at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd (entrance & parking on Park Way, between 33rd and 35th Streets).
 
FOOD
We will be providing a couple of pasta dishes along with green salad and garlic bread.
Please bring one of the following, based on your last name:
A-L Please bring your favorite side or main dish.
M-Z please bring your favorite hors d’ouvre or dessert.
Vegan dishes welcome!! Beverages will be provided, though if you have a favorite you’d like to share please bring it too! We will be having a silent auction – be prepared to pick up some great art work, Sierra Club logowear and other items for holiday gifts!
 
COST
A suggested minimum donation of $10 to help us cover facility costs and entertainment is much appreciated.
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Protect Bears Ears – Sarah Friedman with the Sierra Club will present on the current threats to the Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears is the most recently-protected National Monument in the United States, and a beautiful and culturally significant place. To learn more about Bears Ears and the urgent need to protect it, please visit www.bearsearscoalition.org.
 
Pass a clean DREAM Act – Julio Molina is a Spoken Word Poet and a DREAMer – a young migrant who has never lived outside of the U.S. as an adult. Molina is advocating for a clean Dream Act. The “clean DREAM Act” is the name coined for legislation providing a pathway to U.S. citizenship for DREAMers like Molina. Read more about the clean Dream Act here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/saving-america-starts-with-daca-pass-a-clean-dream_us_5a161973e4b068a3ca6df636.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
We will enjoy live music by Jenn Rogar, a local favorite and returning artist to our event!
 
See you all on Saturday, Dec. 2nd!
 
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Don’t miss Sacramento’s Environmentalist of the Year Awards!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Awards ceremony 6:30 – 8:30pm

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community, Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818 

ECOS first started hosting the Environmentalist of the Year Awards in 1973. The awards ceremony is a time to celebrate and recognize the past year’s regional champions and community sustainability successes. It is also a time to reflect on the work we still have in front of us in the year ahead.

The 2017 award categories and honorees include…

Environmentalist of the Year

Jennifer Wood of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sacramento

Jennifer Wood is the energetic leader of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter and a soil scientist. The Citizens Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, non-profit, grassroots movement creating political will for a national climate change solution. Jennifer recruits community members to push elected officials to prepare for and slow the effects of climate change, recruits people to join the movement to find climate solutions, visits legislators to lobby their participation in the movement, and more. She’s a whirlwind of activity and finds ways to build alliances with groups large and small. Jennifer’s energy and commitment to environmental causes has earned her the recognition of Environmentalist of the Year 2017. 

Environmentalist of the Year – Habitat

Lower American River Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Projects

Since 2008, the Water Forum has collaborated with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento County Parks, and other stakeholders and scientists to design and build over 30 acres of salmonid habitat along the lower American River. This unique program is sustaining wild fish in America’s only urban nationally-designated Wild and Scenic river, driving new science, and supporting balanced water use among river communities. These projects are based in a strong collaborative partnership between resource agencies, scientists, and public interests all along the river.

Environmentalist of the Year – Innovation

March for Science Sacramento

On Earth Day 2017, marches were planned across the world in solidarity with the national March for Science in Washington, D.C. The organizers of March for Science Sacramento decided that the City of Sacramento would not be absent in this important action. The March for Science Sacramento organizing team was made up of more than 50 community volunteers from throughout Sacramento who were united by their love of science. Within just a couple of months, the organizing team developed a vision for the local march, planned logistics, promoted the event and raised funds. The march brought together more than 15,000 people who collectively advocated for open, inclusive, and accessible science, and the importance of conducting and applying scientific research as an essential part of a working democracy. 

Environmentalist of the Year – Volunteer of the Year

Robert Meagher

Robert Meagher has tirelessly kept up the project list for ECOS, which includes all new relevant proposed developments in the region. He has also managed to consolidate and organize the countless PDF documents that often make up long CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) documents, and their corresponding attachments, into a single database categorized by region, priority and timing. Making these documents easier to use and refer to cuts down on the time it takes ECOS committees to digest and comment on environmental documents, effectively making it simpler for us to engage in the CEQA process.

Click here for more information about the awards ceremony.

 
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