Sustainability LIVE: "Delicious Planet-Friendly Eating"
Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm
Project Drawdown and other research has shown that shifting our diet can be one of the most important actions we can take to reduce our climate impact. But what does that mean exactly? Can we still enjoy delicious, nutritious, and most of all EASY meals while being conscious of our planetary impact? Our special guests will share some of their favorite meal tips, recipes and ideas while explaining concepts like "eating lower on the carbon chain" and "locavore."
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RRHC Board member Lynn Spatz decorated her truck to represent Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill's Neighborhood Auto Parade on the Fourth of July. Our board also decorated the farmhouse as part of Pleasant Hill's House Decorating Contest. We hope our friends, neighbors, and members got to see one or both and had a wonderful Fourth of July celebration this year!
This morning, RRHC Board members Chris Holm, Lynn Spatz, Alison Clary, and Aloma Levine decorated the farmhouse for the 4th of July. Happy Fourth, everyone!
Kids looking for something to do this summer?
Sustainable Contra Costa's youth group is putting on a great summer program at local parks for kids. Sustainable Leaders in Action (SLIA), is hosting Operation Green: Mission Possible, a three-week interactive program in July for 8-11 year olds! Six in-person or online missions will be offered—sign up for one or all! Your child will become an agent for the planet by learning about topics like waste reduction and water conservation. Missions include theme-based arts & crafts, physical activities, and critical thinking! All participants receive an activity booklet they can complete for a $10 gift card. In-person participants will also take home a stainless steel water bottle and travel utensil set. There is a FREE informational meeting (6/29 or 6/30 from 4-5 pm) for kids & parents to meet SLIA volunteers and learn about the program.
The SLIA Team has put so much into making this a fun and accessible program - please help spread the word!
Find more information at www.sustainablecoco.org/operationgreen
Don't miss tonight's episode of "Sustainability LIVE"
What's growing in Contra Costa county, who has lands to grow on, and how can you support local urban farms? Who has access to fresh, local food and how can that be improved? Join our free, live broadcast to meet Rob Bennaton, UC Cooperative Extension's Urban Agriculture Advisor, Doria Robinson, Executive Director for Urban Tilth, and Ray Harts, Executive Director for Healthy Hearts Institute, to learn about the many urban farms, community, school and other food growing groups across the county. You'll be surprised to find out what's going on! Learn about the Veggie Rx and food distribution work, and how you can get involved.
Wednesday, June 23rd
RRHC Board member Christian Rousset used his extensive background as a contractor and builder to install the hand railing pictured here. Although the attic is off limits to the public, the board and our partners utilize its space for storing equipment and supplies; however, because the house was built in 1867, the stairs are steep and narrow. It is reassuring to have a sturdy railing to hold on to when climbing up or down the stairs. Merci beaucoup, Christian!
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