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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)

Habitat 2020 (ECOS)

WEBINAR on Zoom

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. Please check with co-chairs ahead of time to confirm the details of the meeting: Rob Burness ([masked],[masked]) and Sean Wirth ([masked],[masked]). For more information, please visit https://www.ecosacramento.net/about-us/committees/habitat-conservation-committee/

TAQCC Committee Mtg (ECOS)

1331 T St

Monthly meeting for the Environmental Council of Sacramento's (ECOS') Transportation, Air Quality & Climate Change Committee (TAQCC). The TAQCC Committee supports policies and projects that: – provide all residents of the Sacramento region with pedestrian, bicycle and transit access to jobs, schools, shopping, services and recreation – provide adequate and efficient goods movement and support the provision of local goods and services over those requiring long distance transport – protect and strengthen local communities, towns and urban centers from the corrosive effects of traffic while promoting equity and opportunity for all residents – minimize impacts on and use of the land, air and water – minimize the consumption of limited resources and reduce pollution and noise – encourage land uses that minimize travel requirements – eliminate transportation subsidies which handicap achievement of the above goals – ensure vigorous and effective public participation in transportation planning Check for past and upcoming meeting topics in the current agendas and minutes: https://www.ecosacramento.net/about-us/committees/transportation-air-quality-climate-change-committee-taqcc/ Please check with co-chairs ahead of time to confirm the details of the meeting: Jon Ellison ([masked]) and John Deeter ([masked]). All who are interested are welcome to attend!

Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

First United Methodist Church

• What we'll do Join us as we create the political will for a stable climate. Learn about CCL methods to empower ourselves and influence public opinion; Learn about local accomplishments, events, and activities; Listen to the national conference call with a powerful guest speaker; Discussion and refreshments • What to bring • Important to know Meeting time and location subject to change. Refer to https://www.sacramentoccl.org/ For more information, contact Edith Thacher at [masked]

Land Use Committee (ECOS)

1331 T St

Monthly meeting for the Environmental Council of Sacramento's (ECOS') Land Use Committee. – Advocacy for regionally responsible planning that is cognizant of the need for sustainable development and the impacts of climate change. – Oversight of proposed development projects of regional significance. – Action to support sensible infill projects and oppose greenfield development. Please check with the chair ahead of time to confirm the details of the meeting: Alex Kelter ([masked],[masked]). All who are interested are welcome to attend! Check for past and upcoming meeting topics in the current agendas and minutes: https://www.ecosacramento.net/about-us/committees/land-use-committee/

Past events (282)

Land Use Committee (ECOS)

1331 T St

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