Sustainable Leaders in Action Recruitment Event March 22nd, 7-8 PM
Are you a student interested in sustainability, climate change, or the environment? Do you wish you could have a bigger impact on the pressing issues the world faces today? Would you like to reduce your household's carbon emissions?Then join Sustainable Contra Costa's youth leadership team, Sustainable Leaders In Action (SLIA) on Monday, March 22 at 7:00 PM PST for a fun, interactive recruitment event!
Come meet the team, see the work we do and get a feel for what SLIA is all about. This event is open to both high school and college students. Sign up by scanning the QR code (in the flyer below) or visit linktr.ee/slia!
Chef Alison will share tips and demonstrate recipes to help you prevent food waste, save money, and make cooking easier! Register by scanning the QR code (in the graphic below) or by visiting stopwaste.typeform.com/to/iaUzjk3Y.
Every year, amateur foragers of mushrooms make the mistake of picking mushrooms that appear safe to eat (especially if they resemble familiar looking species from other countries) but are actually poisonous. For more information on all things mushrooms, including some really cool stuff, visit the North American Mycological Association here: namyco.org. If you think you may have eaten poisonous mushrooms, call US Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
Our partner, Sustainable Contra Costa is hosting this FREE webinar:
Sustainability LIVE: Living With Wildlife in Your Backyard
February 24th, 7-8:30 PM
Join us for this online FREE live broadcast every month as we interview special guests, share the latest tips and provide the inspiration, education, and camaraderie that will help us all live resilient lives in times of uncertainty.
Episode 10: We are grateful to live in close proximity to so many natural areas, but that brings us into contact with a wide variety of wild creatures. Have you encountered a raccoon, opossum, coyote or deer? What about tarantulas and snakes? Human interactions with our native animal neighbors should be positive, but they aren't always, and misinformation abounds. Our special guests from Lindsay Wildlife Experience will give us helpful tips and easy changes in behavior, so we can appreciate and respect native wildlife.
Register for this FREE event at sustlive10.eventbrite.com.
Our partner, Sustainable Contra Costa, is hosting this FREE webinar:
Have a Say! Contra Costa Climate Action
February 17th, 6:30-8 PM
Have you ever wondered how we can take climate action right now?
Join Sustainable Contra Costa and 350 Bay Area for Have a Say! Contra Costa Climate Action on February 17th.
Register for this FREE event at haveasay.eventbrite.com.
Join your neighbors in the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge to measure your household carbon footprint and save resources and money in the home. 350 Contra Costa will lead us in taking climate action at county, state, and nationwide levels to lessen the reliance on fossil fuels that affects human health and policy decisions.
(The Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge is funded through a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.)
Rodgers Ranch is in hibernation mode right now, but we are thinking of our friends, family, neighbors, partners, and greater community and look forward to emerging when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and Happy Holidays to you and yours! ~~ RRHC Board of Directors
RRHC recently installed a tankless water heater under the sink in the farmhouse’s kitchen! This type of water heater is about the size of a small suitcase and is much more energy efficient because it heats water directly and only as needed, without the space requirements of conventional water heaters and without the expense of having to maintain and recirculate hot water during times of inactivity. The new heater is nothing to look at, but we love it and look forward to having plenty of hot water to do dishes properly! This is imperative for regular usage, events throughout the year, and the DVC Culinary classes, taught by RRHC Board member John Matthesen. This water heater was made possible through a grant from the Pleasant Hill Community Foundation. For more information on tankless water heaters, visit: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-and-cool/water-heating/tankless-or-demand-type-water-heaters
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