4th Annual Flavors of the Harvest Celebration

Everyone’s Harvest invites all to the 4th Annual Flavors of the Harvest Celebration, Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Goodwill Garden, 249 10th Street Marina CA — located between Monterey and Santa Cruz, just off Highway 1.

Free event. All proceeds support Everyone’s Harvest’s mission in Monterey County.


For more information, call 831-384-6961 or email info@everyonesharvest.org.

This year’s event will also feature a healthy cooking workshop with chef Sherrie Ransom of Green Being Cuisine using garden-fresh produce, and delicious appetizers from local chefs at Wild Fish, Parker-Lousseau Pastries & Cafe, and wine from Il Vecchio.  

All proceeds support Everyone’s Harvest’s mission in Monterey County.

September 21, 2019

Monterey County Hospitality Association recognizes Colleen Ingram

Colleen Ingram, a member of Sustainable Pacific Grove steering committee, was the recipient of a certificate of recognition awarded by the Monterey County Hospitality Association.  Colleen was recognized for her work to bring sustainability practices at Bernardus Lodge and Spa such as promoting recycling, repurposing items like shipping packages into storage containers and raising awareness about the plastic pollution.  Thanks to Colleen’s efforts, Bernardus has become a No Plastic Straws venue.  Congratulations Colleen!  You are an inspiration and model to follow.

Pollinator Party

POLLINATOR PARTY 🐝 Celebrate Pollinator Week in Seaside! 

June 22, 2019,
10 am to 12 noon 
Manzanita Stuart Park.

Located where San Pablo Avenue intersects with Mescal St. near the pedestrian bridge.

10 am: Volunteer Cleanup/Prep for pollinator plantings
11am: Pollinator Info Fair

After the usual cleanup activities, stay and learn more the importance of pollinators in a fun and interactive way.

Pollinator partners from Sustainable Seaside, Seaside Environmental Committee, FOSPA, Return of the Natives, and more, will team up with the City of Seaside to present a child-friendly Pollinator Info Fair. Learn and share information on bee raising and bee-friendly pollinator attractor plants.

Volunteers: Meet on the hill by the pedestrian bridge. Work will involve general park cleanup and prepping an area that will become home to pollinator plants.

Seaside, California is a BEE CITY USA and is committed to increasing pollinator awareness and creating supporting habitats! June 17th-23rd celebrates efforts to support pollinators. All Seaside residents are encouraged to plant and cultivate native species to promote the well-being of this and future generations.

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Visit the Pollinator.org website for more info.



One Seed, One Community: From Seed to Harvest

Cultivating Cherokee Trail of Tears beans – Workshop 
Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm
Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street
Monterey, California

Learn from Master Gardener Carole King about planting, growing, and harvesting the Cherokee Trail of Tears bean — good as both a snap and a dry bean. The beans, donated by the Seed Savers Exchange, were acquired from the late Dr. John Wyche of Hugo, Oklahoma, whose Cherokee ancestors carried them over the Trail of Tears, the infamous winter death march from the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma (1838-39) that left a trail of 4,000 graves.

RSVP online at https://forms.gle/Lvxo2of31fhPT2AUA or by phoning (831) 646-5603.

The Policy and Politics of the Green New Deal

An insurgent movement is pushing Democrats to back an ambitious climate change solution.  Representative Ocasio-Cortez introduced a House Resolution entitled “The Green New Deal.”  What exactly did it propose? Why was it voted down? Join Mr. David Roberts, energy and environment writer with Vox and Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy to discuss the history, basic premise, and politics of the youth-driven Green New Deal.  Location:  Middlebury Institute of International Studies, McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey.   Free, Open to the Public.  Registration Requested.  Website for more info:  go.miis.edu/sustainability

Carbon Dioxide Removal and the Paris Agreement

 In recent years, the response of the world community to climate change has led to a steadily growing drumbeat for research into, and potential deployment of, so-called “climate geoengineering options.”  While climate geoengineering approaches could potentially help, many of them are also fraught with risk, and could produce winners and losers, emphasizing the need for just, equitable and effective governance architecture. Join Dr. Wil Burns,  Co-Founding Executive Director & Professor of Research, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, School of International Service, American University, to discuss climate geoengineering research and deployment. Location:  Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Morse Building, room B104, 426 Van Buren St, Monterey, CA 93940.  Free, Open to the Public, No Registration Required. go.miis.edu/sustainability

Paris to Pittsburg

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm, Paris to Pittsburgh. From coastal cities to the U.S. heartland, this documentary film celebrates how citizens are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.  And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.
Osio Theater, 350 Alvarado St, Monterey
Jane Parker, Monterey County Supervisor (invited)
Reel Work Labor Film Festival 
Hosted by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center 
Directed by Sidney Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio, 2018, 78 min, USA

Energy Security

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Energy Security:  Challenges and Opportunities.  What does a secure energy future look like?  What are the greatest vulnerabilities to our energy system?  Join this panel discussion with speakers from government, industry, and defense. Students in the International Environmental Policy master’s degree program at the Middlebury Institute have organized this event, bringing energy experts from diverse perspectives to address this important issue.  The public is invited to both the reception and discussion event.  Location:  Middlebury Institute of International Studies, McGowan Building, Room 102, 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940.   Reception, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Discussion, 6:00-7:30pm. Free, Open to the Public.  No registration requested.  Website for more info:  go.miis.edu/sustainability  For Questions, contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at cbe@miis.edu or (831) 647-4183. 

March 30, Energy Programs Workshop with MBCP. Bring Your Ideas!

Did you know that MBCP invests millions in local energy programs annually? You can have a say in what programs we focus on in 2020!

Do you have ideas about how MBCP can invest in electrifying our community? Join our Energy Programs Workshop where we will serve a light breakfast, provide a presentation about MBCP’s current programs, and have break-out sessions with our community to brainstorm on ideas.

Bring Your Ideas!
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Watsonville City Hall 250 Main Street,

4th Floor Civic Plaza Community Room

The Public is invited.
Hosted by Monterey Bay Community Power


March 23, 2019, The New Green Deal – A Community Discussion

Kick off the Green New Deal with a discusson on HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act — the first bipartisan carbon tax bill to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

• What Is It?
• What Does It Mean To You?
• How Does It Relate To The Green New Deal?

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monterey invites you to learn more
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Community Room in the Monterey Public Library 625 Pacific
Street, Monterey

Mark Reynolds, executive director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has noted: “Polling shows that more and more Americans are making the connection between climate change and disasters that claim lives and property. As public pressure increases for Congress to take action, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act provides a solution that is both effective and family friendly.”

Facebook event:  www.facebook.com/events/2277050392315341

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization which advocates for bipartisan climate change solutions in the United States Congress.


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