It is heartening to feel our message rippling out. Marina Khubesrian,MD, the new Mayor of South Pasadena invited a group of local environmental advocates to attend our presentation to her. They are full of ideas and energy and have focus on engaging school aged kids, something we can learn from them! Even better they have the full support of the City Council! It was an inspiring two hour conversation.
Here are four more bits of good news on ways we can build resilience. One is about food, one about carbon sequestration, one about drawing youth into climate consciousness, and one about staying in the mindset of abundance.
Restore California is a new program in our state by which restaurants and consumers can pledge to contribute 1% of their bill to restoring farming practices which promote carbon neutral dining. LA Times article 4/25/19
Here’s a copy of the consumer pledge. I signed.
At the Transition Pasadena/ Throop Church Coral Reef talk I learned an astonishing fact: One square meter of seagrass sequesters 10-40 times more carbon than one square meter of rain forest. Novagrass is a Danish program looking at propagating sea grass and planting lots of ocean meadows in waters less than 90 meters deep
And here’s a link to a viral music video cartoon for adults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=pvuN_WvF1to
(the 1st couple of minutes is a prelude)
The song “Earth” (modeled after ”We are the World”) has 50 million views in the first week and indicates that profits from the song which features many musical artists go to save the planet via WeLovetheEarth.org. Gathering young folks into the fold quickly is urgent. Thanks Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Leo DiCaprio and many more.
One more thing I learned, again, is that “If you build it they will come”. Lopez Tree Service came to trim my pecan tree. I asked them to leave some mulch. My eyes were bigger than my garden needs. I put a “free mulch” sign on the pile on the curb and met a new neighbor who invited me to tea, and greeted four more neighbors who came to share the gift and say thanks. Abundance reinforced! Community expanded!