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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,…

Love This Place

“Love This Place,” is a collage of visual poetry that forms an homage and ode to the earth. Produced for Earth Day 2015, it’s designed and destined to take you places that will thaw the frozen grief you may not even know you have, bring you soaring to the heights of raw and painful beauty and leave […]

Rick Bass at Shasta College

Rick Bass at Shasta College

Shasta College Community Speaker Series, will host Rick Bass, author and environmental activist, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. At 12:30 PM, Bass will guide a workshop on the Student Center Stage and then at 7:30 PM he will present a lecture at the Shasta College Theatre followed by a book signing.…

Shasta County Timberland Harvest

Shasta County Timberland Harvest

The public is invited to the third “Earth, Water, Climate Series” program on Shasta and Tehama County timber harvest on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 2 PM in the Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding, CA. Local concern has stemmed from the 2013 report by the California Natural Resources…

The Hockey Stick On Trial

Is “purposeful avoidance of truth sufficient to establish actual malice” as Eli Rabett posits? This question and more is currently being played out in the DC Court of Appeals in the case of Competitive Enterprise Institute and National Review vs. Mann. Elizabeth Harrington explains how Penn State professor Michael E Mann’s libel lawsuit against…

One of Us?

One of Us?

According to Kenneth Miller’s infographics published by Takepart: 25% of the food produced in the United States comes from California Only 1% of California’s economy comes from agriculture. Agriculture uses 80% of the water in California Miller optimistically concludes that “With coordination, modernization, and compromise among regions and economic interests,…

Earth Water Climate

Earth Water Climate

Interested in water issues ? Then attend the next Earth Water Climate Series on October 19, 2014 at 1 PM at the Redding Library. Early in 2014, an alliance of North state residents from different backgrounds with a variety of environmental concerns met to discuss ways to engage our community. From this…

Climate Summit 2014

The United Nations Climate Summit 2014 is September 23, 2014. “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014… to galvanize and catalyze climate action.  He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will…

Bioneers Summit 2014

Bioneers is gearing up to make their 25th anniversary conference unforgettable. Join them in San Rafael, CA, October 17-19, 2014 to: Get inspired by visionary bioneers like Naomi Klein, Paul Stamets, John Warner, Eve Ensler, Clatyon Thomas-Muller, Severine vT Fleming and many more. Make personal and professional connections that will…

Climate Change is Affecting Us Now

Many comedians have done a bang-up job showing that climate deniers are ridiculous, but nobody has done it better than John Oliver. On his HBO show, “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver hosts a statistically accurate mock debate between Bill Nye and climate skeptics.

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 2014

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival will be held at the Redding, CA civic center, 777 Cypress Street, Redding CA on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Arbor Day Celebration – In celebration of Arbor Day, and it’s long-standing status as a Tree City USA, the City…

Why the Climate Movement Must Be Intersectional

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” –Audre Lorde As noted in YES Magazine, intersectionality is “a way of thinking holistically about how different forms of oppression interact in people’s lives.” It is a more collaborative form of organizing for social change that looks at multiple interrelated issues […]

Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth

Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth

Science Daily notes that “a new study by the Earth Institute at Columbia University estimates that 12 percent of land will be subject to drought by 2100 through rainfall changes alone; but the drying will spread to 30 percent of land if higher evaporation rates are considered.” An increase in…

Do We Swallow The Brown Water Plan?

Is raising Shasta Dam and adding twin tunnels in the Delta to move more water to thirsty parts of the State in the best interests of the environment and residents of the north State? In other words, do we just swallow the brown water plan? Come to a free forum…

The Winds Above

Click on this image to see a beautiful display of the winds above us. Zoom in and out to see the context and the real effect of the animation above where you live. Click here to see a full screen version. Redding, CA downtown is 40° 35.227′ North latitude, -122° 23.432′ West longitude Thanks to Dan […]

Closing the Consensus Gap About Global Warming

Time and time again we have heard that there is a consensus among scientists that global warming is being caused by human actions. The best documentation of this recent evidence I have found is from a 2013 article by John Cook, et. al. with an accompanying short video on the…

If only I could make this message go viral!

As I washed the car this morning I thought about the rain we almost, but didn’t have. I thought of less than half full Shasta Lake reservoir. I thought about our friends who are farming Oliview CSA in Happy Valley.  They wonder if they will have adequate water this season…

Building Resilience from the Ground Up

Last fall, Bioneers.org had a great series XIII on Chico, CA radio station KCHO (88.9 FM) Fridays at 10:30 AM, entitled Revolution from the Heart of Nature. This 13-part series of half-hour shows featured various social and scientific innovators who offer breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Check out the transcripts here. Read a description of Resilience From the…

Connect! Transform The Future

Learn about complex issues in the energy conversation from National Geographic. Connect! Transform the Future is collection to find multimedia activities, an interactive map, student-friendly encyclopedic entries, brief videos, and more!  It’s an energy initiative that will help kids (and adults) connect the dots to a brighter, greener future. Connect! is the collaborative work…

California Native Plant Society

At 9 AM on November 16, 2013 the Shasta Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will be leading a fieldtrip on 385 acres of City of Redding owned land at Oregon Gulch in southwest Redding. Seven organizations in the area are advocating keeping this land as open space and…

Shasta Land Trust Great Sierra River Cleanup 2013

Shasta Land Trust Great Sierra River Cleanup 2013

Shasta Land Trust is interested in “conserving the beauty, character, and diversity of significant lands in far Northern California.” This year the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Event will take place on Saturday, September 21, from 9 AM to 12 PM. As part of a region-wide effort, led by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Shasta Land…

Sustainable Cities

Did you know that by 2050 a third of all humans will be living in cities? How can local governments make our urban areas become more sustainable, resilient, biodiverse, low-carbon producers and resource efficient with smart urban infrastructures, green economies as well as be healthy and happy? ICLEI is the world’s…

California EPA on Global Warming

A recent editorial in the San Jose Mercury News calls for California to continue to lead the climate change fight. They plea that “If we care about the lives our great-grandchildren will live on earth, then we have to act. And action has to start somewhere. We’re proud that one of…

Permaculture for Sustainable Systems

According to Wikipedia, “Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The core tenets of permaculture are: Care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish. Care of the people:…

World Environment Day

June 5, 2013 is World Environment Day. Today the United Nations spotlights the absurdity of global food waste. With tons of edible produce squandered each year – never making it from farm to fork – senior United Nations officials are issuing a call on World Environment Day to “reduce your foodprint!,” urging everyone to help […]

Earth Day 2013

Today, April 22, 2013 is Earth Day 2013. With over one billion people in 192 countries participating in Earth Day activities, Earth Day is now largest civic observance in the world! Forty-three years ago, on April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, auditoriums, and classrooms across the country to…

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival 2013

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival will be at Redding, CA City Hall on April 27, 2013 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The theme is Healthy Children; Healthy Communities; and Healthy Planet. WEWF is a free, community-wide event that gives focus to sustainability on our planet and in our…

Keystone XL Pipeline

Last evening the PBS Newshour aired an interview with spokesmen for the two sides to the Keystone XL Pipleline controversy. Judy Woodruff moderated the debate between Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Andrew Black of the Association of Oil Pipelines. The primary objection to the Keystone XL pipeline by…

Floods of Light from Spiritual Ecology

What is the connection between modern-day spirituality and ecological concerns? How does the first century, Christian, Biblical world translate into ethical actions in the 21st century? How do the various world religions integrate their spirituality with ecology? FORE is a good place to start finding answers. Mary Evelyn Tucker is the co-founder and co-director with […]

Unreasonable Effectiveness

Science and religion are not in conflict – they are two different areas of inquiry or concern. As Paul Chiarello puts it, “Science is dependent on philosophy to discuss what has value and what we should aim for, and philosophy is dependent on science to figure out the starting point of…

Is Climate Change Action about to Change?

Now that the 2012 U. S. presidential election is behind us, will we again hear about government actions to counteract the global warming of man-made climate change? Overall, the candidates were noticeably silent about the topic except for minor comments and a few jabs. The New York Times on October 25, 2012 quoted Andrew…

American Meteorological Society on Global Warming

We try real hard at ReddingVoice to focus only on policy issues and not to engage in partisan politics. You can judge for yourself who says what and how it stacks up with truth, as best we know it. Last week the American Meteorological Society voted to adopt a new…

Bioneers Host Speaks Out Against GMO’s

Neil Harvey, Host of the radio program Bioneers, which broadcasts Friday mornings on Chico, CA NPR station KCHO, was at Shasta College in Redding, CA last Monday morning talking about his art and the dangers of GMO’s. He stressed that “seeds carry tremendous potential. “He who controls seeds controls the food…

Art, Activism and The Change of Seeds

Shasta College is presenting ART, ACTIVISM & THE CHANGE OF SEEDS, featuring the art of David Eisenhour, Neil Harvey and Kathryn Miller at the Art Gallery (Building 300) starting Monday, August 20, 2012. The following Monday, August 27, 2012 from 9-9:50 AM Neil Harvey, Host and Senior Producer of the Bioneers:  Revolution from…

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We Have a Global Sustainability Crisis

“We need to invent a new model – a model that offers growth and social inclusion – a model that is more respectful of the planet’s finite resources. That is why I have made sustainable development my number one priority.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Rio+20 is a chance to move away…

How Painting Roofs White Can Help “Turn Off The World For A Year”

Written by Stephen Lacey I’m drawn to “boring” ways to change energy use: things like daylighting, reducing packaging, and making company supply-chains more efficient. Without these methods to help reduce our energy demand, the “exciting” solutions like renewable energy are less valuable. And what could be more boring than painting a roof white? Turns out, it’s […]

Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future

Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. Alex Steffen explores our planet’s future, telling powerful, inspiring stories about the hard choices facing humanity … and our opportunity to create a much better tomorrow. On…

The Earth is Full

Paul Gilding is the author of The Great Disruption, which was released around the world over 2011 He gave this talk to a crowd of 1,500 people at TED Talks 2012 in Long Beach, CA. He is an independent writer, advisor and advocate for action on climate change and sustainability. An activist and social entrepreneur for 35 […]

Celebration of Life

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2012, but Redding is holding the 7th annual Whole Earth and Watershed Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Redding City Hall Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Street, Redding, CA. 100+ exhibitors (including government agencies, businesses, educational organizations, community groups,…

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