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ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS
Environmental wellness is a state of good health for yourself and the Earth, which you actively pursue as part of your everyday life. A good place to start is learning how your daily habits affect the environment. For example, spending time outdoors, recycling, conserving energy, eating a plant-based diet, and/or volunteering with environmental organizations are ways to increase your environmental wellness.

WHAT SEWC WILL DO
Typical activities will include identifying needs of partner organizations and finding ways to help, publicizing and attending existing relevant events, and planning and implementing new events (educational speakers, creative projects, and field trips).
~ CLUB PARTNERS include:
the California Native Plant Society, 350 Sacramento, Green Drinks, the Yisrael Family Urban Farm, the Citizens Climate Lobby, and more
~ EXISTING RELEVANT EVENTS could include:
Sacramento Tree Foundation planting events, hiking meetups, UCD Outdoor Adventures, etc.
~ EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS could include:
discussions of wildlife conservation, habitat restoration, sustainability, environmental education, advocacy, zero waste, farm to fork, composting, gardening, native plants, biking, cohousing, etc.
~ CREATIVE PROJECTS could include:
art using recycled materials, documentary filmmaking, website development, and other activities that connect creativity to the environmental cause.
~ FIELD TRIPS could include:
350 Sac movie nights, Fair Oaks Ecohousing tours, local farms, local vegan/vegetarian restaurants, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, UCD arboretum/student farm/project compost, American River Water Education Center, Sly Park Environmental Education Center.

WHO SHOULD JOIN
People with interest and/or experience in the above-mentioned topic areas and who are interested in networking with like-minded individuals should join. Members who join will learn more, challenge their skills, and have fun.

Upcoming events (5+)

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery

• What we'll do Join the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (https://sacvalleycnps.org) for propagation work at Elderberry Farms! Help pot up seedlings and learn various propagating techniques under the excellent direction of Robin Rietz, Propagation Manager. It is a great way to learn more about native plants. When it's hot, we work under the shade of sycamores. When it rains we work in the greenhouse. We also work in our demonstration gardens. These are small sized landscapes that show others how to effectively use native plants in their own landscape. We also may tend to Soil Born Farms' wildlife-friendly hedgerows in the crop fields, which are an example of conservation-based agriculture. • What to bring Please bring gloves and water. Tools will be provided. We treat volunteers to peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, though you're welcome to bring your own lunch. We also sell plants during our workdays as time allows, so bring money if interested. • Important to know Elderberry Farms has been responsibly growing local native plants since 2007. Their mission is to promote awareness of the benefits of native plant habitat, encourage community involvement, and provide a source of local native plants for restoration projects as well as gardeners. The nursery is operated entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are always encouraged to become members of CNPS, but membership is not required. We work year-round. RSVP to Chris Lewis, via email: [masked].

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery

• What we'll do Join the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (https://sacvalleycnps.org) for propagation work at Elderberry Farms! Help pot up seedlings and learn various propagating techniques under the excellent direction of Robin Rietz, Propagation Manager. It is a great way to learn more about native plants. When it's hot, we work under the shade of sycamores. When it rains we work in the greenhouse. We also work in our demonstration gardens. These are small sized landscapes that show others how to effectively use native plants in their own landscape. We also may tend to Soil Born Farms' wildlife-friendly hedgerows in the crop fields, which are an example of conservation-based agriculture. • What to bring Please bring gloves and water. Tools will be provided. We treat volunteers to peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, though you're welcome to bring your own lunch. We also sell plants during our workdays as time allows, so bring money if interested. • Important to know Elderberry Farms has been responsibly growing local native plants since 2007. Their mission is to promote awareness of the benefits of native plant habitat, encourage community involvement, and provide a source of local native plants for restoration projects as well as gardeners. The nursery is operated entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are always encouraged to become members of CNPS, but membership is not required. We work year-round. RSVP to Chris Lewis, via email: [masked].

Habitat 2020 (ECOS)

Mogavero Architects

Monthly meeting for Habitat 2020, the Environmental Council of Sacramento's (ECOS') habitat and conservation committee. Habitat 2020 works to protect the lands, waters, wildlife and native plants in the Sacramento region. The Central Valley has been identified by the World Wildlife Fund as one of North America’s most endangered eco-regions. Preserving its remaining open space and agricultural land is essential for sustaining native plants and wildlife, and ensuring a high quality of life for ourselves and future generations. Members of Habitat 2020 include the Sacramento Audubon Society, California Native Plant Society, Friends of Swainson’s Hawk, Save the American River Association, Save Our Sandhill Cranes, Sierra Club Mother Lode chapter – Sacramento group, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the International Dark-Sky Association and the Sacramento Area Creeks Council. Contact one of the co-chairs if interested: Rob Burness ([masked],[masked]) and Sean Wirth ([masked],[masked]). For more information, please visit https://www.ecosacramento.net/about-us/committees/habitat-conservation-committee/

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery

• What we'll do Join the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (https://sacvalleycnps.org) for propagation work at Elderberry Farms! Help pot up seedlings and learn various propagating techniques under the excellent direction of Robin Rietz, Propagation Manager. It is a great way to learn more about native plants. When it's hot, we work under the shade of sycamores. When it rains we work in the greenhouse. We also work in our demonstration gardens. These are small sized landscapes that show others how to effectively use native plants in their own landscape. We also may tend to Soil Born Farms' wildlife-friendly hedgerows in the crop fields, which are an example of conservation-based agriculture. • What to bring Please bring gloves and water. Tools will be provided. We treat volunteers to peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, though you're welcome to bring your own lunch. We also sell plants during our workdays as time allows, so bring money if interested. • Important to know Elderberry Farms has been responsibly growing local native plants since 2007. Their mission is to promote awareness of the benefits of native plant habitat, encourage community involvement, and provide a source of local native plants for restoration projects as well as gardeners. The nursery is operated entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are always encouraged to become members of CNPS, but membership is not required. We work year-round. RSVP to Chris Lewis, via email: [masked].

Past events (121)

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery

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