· Intros +why we are here.
· Jerry Willenbring will present on impact of residential solar power on climate and the economy. Not a sales pitch. Short Q&A.
· PLASTICS IN WATERWAYS [Bob]
Building support for Upper Newport Bay Water Wheel project proposal.
o Gathering OC Supervisor support – presentation efforts [Sharon]
o Alerting the OC Register – Lauren Williams new on staff. [Steve]
o City of NB is moving forward to hire a consultant to prepare CEQA documents.
o Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Coastkeeper have indicated support.
o Discuss next steps.
· EDUCATING ON PLASTICS [Steve]
Working to share with the public the film BAG IT: Is Your Life Too Plastic?
§ OC Coastkeeper will co-sponsor a public showing of the film as a perfect match for their trash program outreach. Suvan is coordinating a 2017 showing with them. Possibly March.
§ Local Library contacts – outline progress
· Hoiyin - Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine.
· Chuck – San Juan Capistrano
· Jay – Tustin
· Denise – Buena Park
o Discuss details and timetable 2017
· EDUCATING ON CLIMATE [Steve]
The new political reality means a change in approach and language.
o Shall we revive the Solar Powered Building decals and awards? Assessment.
o New Opportunities:
§ Conservation Workshop
§ Rapid Response Teams
§ Local Tabling Events
§ Eco-Rhymes for kids
Reminder: ENVIRONMENTAL SATURDAY, Movie Screening: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
@ Joanna’s Environmental Library - Space is limited, so please RSVP to: [masked] or (949)[masked]
“KILLING THE COLORADO” a glimpse into the serious manmade water shortage that threatens the very existence of the American West. Did we engineer our way into this crisis? Can we engineer our way out?
· Book recommendations welcome!