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Climate Science Special Report

Climate Science Special Report

U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on November 3, 2017 released Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, which is “an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States.” This Federal climate report was well into its review phase when the…

Anthropocentrism is Idolatry

Anthropocentrism is Idolatry

“There is no future for humanity if we don’t come into right relationship to Reality, which includes all of nature and time… Reality is my god; Evidence is my scripture; and Ecology is my theology… any understanding of God that does not include what today what we mean by the…

Save The Earth

Enjoy and share this YouTube video from our artist friend Jane Magarigal. Jane says: ” Take action! It is time for to Fight for our lives, all that lives on our planet. Earth and World Peace is dedicated to encouraging stewardship. Frogs dancing for earth and world peace is designed to expose frog’s unique problems […]

Order of the Sacred Earth

Order of the Sacred Earth

“The planet doesn’t need another church or religion. What it needs is a new Order… a sacred community and movement” – an Order of the Sacred Earth. This “deeply spiritual movement, free of religious institutions and grounded in the wisdom traditions of both East and West, in leading-edge science and indigenous tradition……

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

Today is officially the beginning of fall. The autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere will be at 1:02 PM on Friday, September 22, 2017.…

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams

  Conservationist, free-speech advocate and author Terry Tempest Williams will discuss environmental activism and community building for the North State at Shasta College Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The event is free. Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and…

City Tap Water Quality

How polluted is our city’s tap water? On July 26, 2017 the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a new national Tap Water Database where you can find out the water quality in your zip code. This is “the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 […]

The Dark Sky

The Dark Sky

Most people I know are focused on Monday, August 21, 2017, when a total solar eclipse will occur for the first time in 26 years in North America, coursing a diagonal path from Oregon across to South Carolina. The moon will also be in its dark phase on August 21st-22nd with only 1%…

Summer of the Environment

It’s too late to attend the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, which was last Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Hollywood, but KCET and Link TV have been offering Summer of the Environment during June-August 2017  and they have a variety of content on their website that focuses on environmental challenges and solutions. KCETLinkTV offers “a robust library intended to […]

Uprising 2017 Bioneers

Register now for Uprising 2017 Bioneers Conference at the Marin Center in San Rafael CA on October  20-22, 2017. Over 3,000 people will gather at the 2017 National Bioneers Conference to get inspired, learn and take action to build a more sustainable, just and vibrant world. Amy Goodman will be a keynote speaker. There will be […]

Truth to Power

Watch the new trailer for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. In theatres July 28, 2017 (well, maybe not in Redding). The movie documents Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore’s fight to solve the crisis as he travels the Earth, witnessing a planet transformed by rising temperatures and inspiring […]

The Fuji Declaration

It’s easy to get discouraged by the current, regressive, fear-based, isolationist policies and rhetoric of politicians and reactionary voters, but if we take the long view, people thought the world are still coming together with one global mind to work together for peace, compassion and sustainability. I believe what we are experiencing now are death […]

Let Go of the World and Love

Let Go of the World and Love

The movie How to Let Go of the World & Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change will be shown on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. in First United Methodist Church’s main sanctuary, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. This incredible 2016 documentary film by Academy Award nominee Josh Fox, contemplates our climate…

The Sanders Institute

The Sanders Institute is a new progressive organization to “bring people together to learn from each other and discuss how to make our country and our democracy better… by learning about progressive solutions to economic, environmental, racial, and social justice issues. A true democracy requires an informed electorate and we have so much to learn from each […]

Biodiversity & Bees

Biodiversity & Bees

May 22, 2017 is International Day for Biological Diversity and IPBES has been concerned that “many wild bees and butterflies have been declining in abundance, occurrence and diversity at local and regional scales in North-West Europe and North America.” A study by University of Vermont found that “between 2008 and 2013,…

Love Thy Nature

Shasta Land Trust and Center for Spiritual Living are showing the film Love Thy Nature on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. “We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnection hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Love Thy Nature is a […]

Standing Rock Comes Home

Standing Rock Comes Home

Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Shasta County is presenting Standing Rock Comes Home, a free community forum from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the United Methodist Church community room, 1825 East St., Redding CA. Following the panel discussion, from 5-6 p.m. there will be a potluck dinner and musical performances by Native American hip…

The Long View from 0 HE to 22,017 HE

Science informs us that the universe is 13.75 billions years old and that the earth and our solar system were formed 4.54 billion years ago. Homo sapiens have been found in Africa dating back 200,000 years, but it was not until the Neolithic Revolution, which started in 10,000 BCE, that Homo sapiens began to transition […]

Altaring The World

Altaring The World

There will be a “gathering of the prophetic community and spiritual activists for the earth” entitled Altaring the World – Sacred Connections and Sustainable Wisdom on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. at the  Buena Vista United Methodist Church at 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda CA. “In…

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, occurred in Redding CA on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:44 a.m. PST. Many modern Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas wreath, the Yule log, and others, are direct descendents of Yule customs. Originally, the…

First Nation Experience

First Nation Experience

On Native Ground: Standing Rock, which is produced by First Nations Experience, an affiliate state of PBS. The program was recently broadcast on KIXE World Channel 9.3. It has some wonderful interviews of Native Americans and their perspective on the events occurring at Standing Rock, North Dakota regarding the Dakota…

COP 22 – Our Common Challenge

COP 22 – Our Common Challenge

The Climate Change Conference was held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from November 7-18, 2016 as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The official message is that “The Conference successfully demonstrated to the world that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is underway and the constructive…

Moment for Movements

Moment for Movements

A groundbreaking conference “A Moment for Movements: Justice | Commons | Spirit” will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Through provocative talks, generative conversations, artist performances, and embodied practice, there will be opportunities to…

Run4Salmon Concert

Winnemem Wintu advocates are presenting a benefit concert Run4Slamon on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the David Marr Theater at U-Prep High School, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding CA. The event will feature the following artists: Buckhorn Mountain Stompers, Hawane Rios, Alice DeMicele, Good Shield, Desirae Harp, Ashwut, Pua Case (Mauna Kea Protector). Speakers will be: Chief Caleen Sisk, […]

Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown

Paul Hawken describes Project Drawdown on this LinkTV, Bioneers video on Solutions for Climate Change. The news is good. “Project Drawdown is a book, a database, a basis for curricula, a digital platform, and a movement, delineating a path to carbon neutrality.” Project Drawdown is “the first systematic attempt to do the…

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Thursday, September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an observance started by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, recently adopted by the Roman Catholic Church, and growing in popularity among other Christian communities. You are invited to visit Creation Justice Ministries website to find tools to observe this day of prayer and…

Bioneers 2016

Bioneers 2016

Climate Action will be the featured topic at Bioneers 2016, scheduled for October 21-23, 2016 at the Marin Center in San Rafael, CA. We’re living through epic change across the planet, and few crises are as immediate and profound as climate disruption. After thirteen straight months of record-shattering heat, we…

Earth at Risk

Earth at Risk

On November 22-23, 2014 Earth at Risk: The Justice and Sustainability Conference was held in San Francisco, presented by The Wallace Action Fund and Fertile Ground Environmental Institute. Previous conferences were held in 2010 and 2011, as documented in Derrick Jensen’s 2012 book Earth at Risk. Some of the world’s preeminent…

Cultivating Sustainable Communities

Cultivating Sustainable Communities

The Euphrates Institute, Redding Chapter is co-sponsoring a multimedia presentation Cultivating Sustainable Communities Through Ecological Restoration by Israeli environmentalist Aviram Rozin on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding, CA. The presentation will explore how human diversity affects the resilience…

The Largest Social Movement in History

The future is calling us to greatness! In this 49 minute video Michael Dowd interviews Paul Hawken about his many books, including his 2008 book Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History is Restoring Grace, Justice and Beauty to the World. The book jacket calls Hawken “one of the world’s most influential environmentalists reveals […]

Solar Forum

Solar Forum

The public is invited to a Solar Forum community discussion with experts on the future of solar in Redding, CA on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at noon in the Redding Library Community Room. Presenters will be: Redding Electric Utility – Barry Tippin, Electric Director Greer Ryan – Sustainability Research Associate center…

Stand For The Earth

Stand For The Earth

The faith community in Redding CA is making a Stand for the Earth this Saturday, June 11, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m. at the south end of the Mt. Shasta Mall on the public sidewalk on Dana Drive between the Outback and Panda Express restaurants. This Stand for the Earth event…

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 2016

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 2016

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 2016 is being held at Redding City Hall & Sculpture Garden, 755 Cypress Ave., Redding, CA on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is a community-wide celebration of Earth Day featuring activities, exhibits, live music,…

Bringing It Home

Bringing It Home

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Beloved Community is showing the documentary film Bringing It Home in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church 1825 East Street, Redding CA. This film by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson chronicles a father’s search to find the healthiest building materials for his family’s…

Cesar Chavez Day of Service

Cesar Chavez Day of Service

Shasta College Office of Access and Equity and Whiskeytown National Park are sponsoring the 3rd annual Cesar Chavez Day of Service on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whiskeytown Recreational Area. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Whiskeytown Park Headquarters (take a left at the…

Shasta Land Trust Wildways

Shasta Land Trust Wildways

Shasta Land Trust‘s first Wildways event of 2016, labeled “Steam, Sawdust, and Sustainable Forestry,” will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Oak Run, CA. Visit the last fully steam-powered commercial lumber mill in the United States at Phillips Brothers Mill. Co-owner Gary Hendrix will share…

Cowspiracy

The film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is being shown on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.   at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. If you watched the recent Oscar awards, you already know about Leonardo DiCaprio’s commitment to the environment. But did you know that Cowspiracy is the groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary from Executive […]

This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein’s 2014 book This Changes Everything has been put into a movie which will be shown Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding, CA. The movie  is a documentary of hope from the front lines of our climate crisis by bestselling author Naomi Klein and award-winning […]

Wildways Kickoff

Wildways Kickoff

Shasta Land Trust is having their Wildways Kickoff event on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 6 – 10 pm at Mercy Oaks, 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding, CA. This is the 13th annual SLT Wildways Kickoff event and your opportunity to purchase tickets to our exclusive 2016 Wildways series of events. They will have plenty of…

Many Voices – Common Ground

Many Voices – Common Ground

Chico State University's Institute for Sustainable Development is presenting This Way to Sustainability Conference XI on March 24-25, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 400 W. 1st Street, Chico, CA.…

The Science of Global Climate Change

The Science of Global Climate Change

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m, First United Methodist Church 1825 East Street, Redding CA is presenting a lecture and slides by Doug Craig: The Plain Truth about Global Climate Change: Science, Morality and Opportunity. This is the first in the series Healing Ourselves Through Healing the Earth, looking at…

Doctrine of Discovery

Doctrine of Discovery

December 16,2015 at 5:30 PM there will be a panel discussion on the Doctrine of Discovery at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. This will be a conversation about the influence of the Christian doctrine of discovery on theology and the U.S. treatment of Shasta County tribes and Northern California…

Stand For The Earth

Stand For The Earth

If you are you concerned about drought, wildfires and climate damage? Then plan to join a group of Redding citizens at they stand together peacefully for the earth at Mt. Shasta Mall (public sidewalk at the Dana Drive entrance) on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. This…

Climate Change in Redding

Climate Change in Redding

Redding has some great programs on the environment coming up on October 28-29, 2015. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, Shasta College Science, Language Arts, & Math Division and the Sustainability Committee presents Climate Change: The Fate of the Earth is in Our Hands. The presentation will include lectures, panelists, and videos with…

Take Climate Action Now

The threat of climate change is real. We have the knowledge and the tools to create a world that runs on clean and low-carbon energy – but that’s not enough. We need our leaders to take serious action. Join us in calling out to world leaders and demanding a strong agreement at COP21. Later this […]

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The world has achieved remarkable success in meeting some of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, although significant gaps still persist. As the United Nations is now celebrating its seventieth anniversary they met from September 25-17, 2015 to adopt new global Sustainable Development Goals.They released Transforming Our World – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…

Bioneers Conference 2015

Bioneers Conference 2015

Do you enjoy the award-winning Bioneers radio series on FM station KKRN 88.5 on your dial on Fridays from 8:30-9:00 AM? Have you thought about attending the National Bioneers Conference at Marin Center in San Rafael, CA on October 16-28, 2015? Here are 5 Reasons to Be at Bioneers 2015:  As always, this…

Our Global Connectivity

Our Global Connectivity

  On July 21, 2015 PBS station KIXE aired the outstanding program Humanity From Space, a 2-hour documentary chronicling the evolution of humans from hunter-gathers to the dominant global species on earth. I recommend it. If you missed the program PBS has a DVD available for sale. As a geography student…

Waters of the United States

Waters of the United States

In an email message from Congressman Doug LaMalfa we note “for the first time in California history, Governor Brown issued an executive order on April 1st requiring mandatory conservation for all California residents, directing several state agencies to take immediate action to conserve the state’s remaining urban water supplies. On May…

Whole Earth & Watershed Festival 2015

Whole Earth & Watershed Festival 2015

The eight annual Whole Earth & Watershed Festival is Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm at Redding City Hall Sculpture Park.  This is a FREE local event will be at 755 Cypress Ave., Redding CA. The Festival will have over 130 Exhibitors, activities for all ages, great food,…

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