Climate Change

Soil Not Oil Conference Returns August 6 and 7

The Soil Not Oil conference returns to Richmond next weekend, August 6 and 7. This important event – unique in its dual focus on soil-building as a means to mitigate climate change and keeping fossil fuels in the ground – will once again feature an outstanding array of compelling speakers – John Jeavons, Paul Kaiser, Andrew…

Attend the June 15 BAAQMD Meeting in SF – Demand a Cap on Refinery Emissions!

View at the source. Demand a Cap on Refinery Emissions! A message from 350 Marin: JUNE 03, 2016 Please set aside time to attend this crucial Air District hearing!   Right now there are no limits on Bay Area refinery emissions.  At the next meeting of the Air Quality Management District, June 15 at 9:30am, the Directors will give direction to their…

Fortunate Farm: Visionary Carbon Farming from a Brewery’s Waste Stream

Published on Mar 23, 2016 by North Coast Brewing

http://northcoastbrewing.com – As a young farmer, Gowan Batist worked with the North Coast Brewing Company to establish a family farm with a focus on rotational grazing, composting, and heirloom vegetables. Learn about how Gowan is “carbon farming” by using the waste stream from the local brewery. (February 2016)

What Does Climate Change Have to Do With Hunger in America?

via The Nation magazine – Published on Dec 14, 2015

On October 27, 2015, the Sacramento Public Library hosted a discussion in honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary. In this recording, you’ll see Nation contributor Sasha Abramsky expose just how many Americans go hungry every day in a country that produces more food than any other. Nation environment correspondent Mark Hertsgaard unravels the myth of food scarcity in the face of climate change. Amber Stott, director of Sacramento’s Food Literacy Center reveals how malnutrition in our own backyards are making children susceptible to previously adult diseases. Chanowk Yisrael, founder of Yisrael Family Urban Farm, outlines his transition from the tech industry to urban agriculture, and the impact of gentrification on food deserts. Lesley McClurg, food and sustainability reporter for Capital Public Radio, moderates the conversation.

It’s All About the Soil – Lappé, Donlon & Dimock at Green String Farm March 20

Here’s a must-attend event sponsored by Slow Food Russian River for those interested in how we invest in our soils, our farmers, mitigate the effects of climate change and create a truly sustainable food & ag system. Sunday, March 20, 11am – 3pm Green String Farm, 3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA Slow Food Russian…