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All Hands On Deck: A Path to Our Sustainable Future
April 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
We live in a climate changing world. For Californians, year around wildfires, a mega- drought and looming sea level rise paint the picture. You may have also seen it in the changes in your garden or the increasing number of trees dying from beetle bark infestations.
During our pandemic, in September 2020, the Contra Costa Board of supervisors declared our County was in a climate emergency.
This is not just an emergency about our climate: over 29 medical societies including the American Medical Society, name it the top public health emergency we face. We measure this crisis in things like human lives prematurely lost, huge economic costs borne by taxpayers, animals facing extinction and homes gone forever.
There is good news here: We have a window of time to avert the worst.
Are we ready to face this 21st Century challenge? What does a sustainable future mean for us? What can a busy person really do that has highest impact? Where are the community resources and places that spotlight the paths to the future we want?
Come and learn the latest thinking on how each of can work toward a sustainable future in our lives and in our communities. New resources, tools, and ideas for how we can be part of the solution in our daily lives as we journey to get our environment and communities to a sustainable condition.
Marti Roach, from 350 Contra Costa will moderate a panel that includes Albert Garcia from Contra Costa Library Educational Services, Laura Wehrley from Sustainable Contra Costa, Alex Walker-Griffin, Vice Mayor of Hercules and Zoe Siegel, Director of Climate Resilience at Greenbelt Alliance.