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To increase our communities’ resilience and self-reliance and help strengthen our local economy in preparation for the effects of climate change, dwindling fossil fuels, and economic instability.

 

Part of Transition California

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The Satellite Telework Center, Felton

Environmental Committee, The Valley Women's Club of the San Lorenzo Valley

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Vegetarian Meetup posted an event

Meatless Monday Dinner - Eat Thai Food to Help the Environment at Santa Cruz, CA

April 7, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Eating with friends is fun, and even more fun if you're helping the environment at the same time. Reducing animal product consumption helps to reduce your personal contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate forcers, including carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon (soot), nitrous oxide, and tropospheric ozone. Plus, eating more veggies is good for you! Join us for a meatless meal the first Monday of each month. Details here:…See More
Mar 14
Vegetarian Meetup commented on Vegetarian Meetup's event Bring "Unacceptable Levels" Film to Santa Cruz -- About Chemicals and Our Health
Feb 9
Vegetarian Meetup posted an event

Bring "Unacceptable Levels" Film to Santa Cruz -- About Chemicals and Our Health at The Nickelodeon

February 27, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
This award-winning documentary examines some of the chemicals that we've added to our environment that may be profoundly affecting our health. Remember, there was a time when DDT was sprayed directly on people, and children played with mercury. Find out more about our current chemical challenges so you can avoid them and make good decisions.http://unacceptablelevels.com/ Buy tickets here (they are NOT available at the door):…See More
Feb 9
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Meatless Monday Dinner - Eat to Help the Environment at Santa Cruz, CA

February 3, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Eating with friends is fun, and even more fun if you're helping the environment at the same time. Reducing animal product consumption helps to reduce your personal contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate forcers, including carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon, nitrous oxide, and tropospheric ozone. Plus, eating more veggies is good for you.RSVP required. See the details here:http://www.facebook.com/SCruzMMSee More
Jan 20
Ray Soler posted an event

Emergency Preparedness Classes. at Felton Fire

January 8, 2014 at 6:30pm to February 8, 2014 at 4pm
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Dec 14, 2013
Mike Matessa added a discussion to the group 20-Year Action Plan
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Loch Lomond dips to 16-year low

With nearly two months before the rainy season begins, Loch Lomond Reservoir has hit its lowest level in 16 years as the city wrestles with consecutive dry winters and mandates to surrender river and stream flow for fish habitat.The drawdown has been enough for the lake's Clar Innis Island to become a…See More
Nov 13, 2013
Mike Matessa posted events
Nov 13, 2013
Mike Matessa added a discussion to the group Energy Use
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Bonny Doon Elementary gets new solar array

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 31-kilowatt solar array took place on the Bonny Doon campus the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 25. The monthly payment on the 10-year solar lease is $895, less than their average $1,400 electric bill, for a savings of $350,000 over 25 years.The effort to get the system installed was…See More
Nov 11, 2013
Mike Matessa posted discussions
Oct 31, 2013
Mike Matessa posted an event
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Veggie Thanksgiving Potluck & Open Mic at Live Oak Grange

November 29, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Friday, November 29, 6pmVegetarian Thanksgiving Potluck & Open Mic at the Live Oak Grange Free Event / Donations AppreciatedSee More
Oct 31, 2013
Barbara Hanson is attending Mike Matessa's event
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Last Transition Santa Cruz Potluck (for now) at Live Oak Grange

October 23, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Wednesday, October 23, 20136:30 pm - 9:00 pmLive Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave.Free/by donationFamily-friendlyOnce again, we come together to share from our hearts and souls, in the form of songs, stories, movement pieces, poems, and more. Let's spend an evening honoring our right brains, where PowerPoints are never found but inspiration and common ground often is.Special talents are not required, just something of special meaning to you.Please email …See More
Oct 13, 2013
Mike Matessa posted an event
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Last Transition Santa Cruz Potluck (for now) at Live Oak Grange

October 23, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Wednesday, October 23, 20136:30 pm - 9:00 pmLive Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave.Free/by donationFamily-friendlyOnce again, we come together to share from our hearts and souls, in the form of songs, stories, movement pieces, poems, and more. Let's spend an evening honoring our right brains, where PowerPoints are never found but inspiration and common ground often is.Special talents are not required, just something of special meaning to you.Please email …See More
Oct 11, 2013
Mike Matessa posted a discussion

Transition Santa Cruz folding up shop (for now)

From the Transition Santa Cruz website:After five great years of keeping the flame burning at Transition Santa Cruz, the few of us who have been tending it during the past year at a "pilot light" level are ready to move on to new projects. This means that October will mark our final potluck and newsletter. (We may keep the website up a bit longer.) Of course, if someone (maybe you?) with the right skills and background, plus time…See More
Oct 11, 2013
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Oct 10, 2013
Christopher Love posted an event
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For the Planet and Her People at InnerLight Center

October 6, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm
A Community Engagement with Paul Hawken and Rev. D. Johnson. Paul is an author, entrepreneur, environmentalist and social justice advocate for over forty years. This work is pivotal for global transformation and sustainability.$20 ($15 students)Workshop on Saturday. 9am-4pm$50 ($35 students)See More
Oct 6, 2013
Transition San Lorenzo Valley commented on Transition San Lorenzo Valley's event Rob Hopkins Talk in Oakland
"The location has been changed from The Venue to The Grand Lake Theater."
Oct 4, 2013
Transition San Lorenzo Valley updated an event
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Rob Hopkins Talk in Oakland at The Grand Lake Theater

October 10, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Join Transition Movement founder Rob Hopkins and activist Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation for a conversation on what it will take to rebuild our communities to be just, sustainable, and resilient. Organized by Transition US, Post Carbon Institute, and Movement Generation. Location: The Venue, 420 14th St, Oakland, CADoors open at 7:00pmArrive early for networking with Transitioners and other community organizations who are working to build a more resilient Bay Area.Conversation with Rob…See More
Oct 3, 2013
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Monterey Bay Community Power Meeting at Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors Chambers 5th Floor

October 10, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
What is Monterey Bay Community Power (Aggregation)?Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) allows cities andcounties to legally combine our community's buying power topurchase and generate more clean energy, and keep the profitslocal.Next PDAC Meeting:Public Project Development Advisory Committee MeetingWhen: October 10th, 2013 2:00-4:00pmWhere: 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA SC Board of Supervisors Chambers 5th FloorSee More
Oct 3, 2013
Laura Parks might attend Transition San Lorenzo Valley's event
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Rob Hopkins Talk in Oakland at The Venue

October 10, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Join Transition Movement founder Rob Hopkins and activist Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation for a conversation on what it will take to rebuild our communities to be just, sustainable, and resilient. Organized by Transition US, Post Carbon Institute, and Movement Generation. Location: The Venue, 420 14th St, Oakland, CADoors open at 7:00pmArrive early for networking with Transitioners and other community organizations who are working to build a more resilient Bay Area.Conversation with Rob…See More
Sep 16, 2013
Mike Matessa is attending Transition San Lorenzo Valley's event
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Rob Hopkins Talk in Oakland at The Venue

October 10, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Join Transition Movement founder Rob Hopkins and activist Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation for a conversation on what it will take to rebuild our communities to be just, sustainable, and resilient. Organized by Transition US, Post Carbon Institute, and Movement Generation. Location: The Venue, 420 14th St, Oakland, CADoors open at 7:00pmArrive early for networking with Transitioners and other community organizations who are working to build a more resilient Bay Area.Conversation with Rob…See More
Sep 13, 2013

Santa Cruz Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby forming

Hi everyone,

A new Chapter of the Nationwide "Citizens Climate Lobby" is forming in Santa Cruz County, and we are recruiting new members who are interested in working towards a Carbon Fee and Dividend Act that will place a fee on carbon emissions and give the income generated right back to the people to help them defray the increased price of carbon-based fuels. The theory behind this plan is that as the fee goes up (it increases per ton of emissions yearly), so the producers will be encouraged to put more effort into alternatives to carbon-based energy, and the financial markets will also put more money into alternatives, gradually equalizing the playing field and making alternatives a smarter way to go. All the while not penalizing those who are forced to use carbon-based fuels through no fault of their own. Check out CCL at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/.

We think it is an exciting approach, and one that has a chance of passing, given that it is NOT a tax!

Please join us!  Email me at phpainter@cruzio.com if you are interested in joining this group!

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Transition need-to-know info

It helps greatly if everybody knows this basic info, plus checks the links in the left column about Transition and watches the 3-4 short videos (5-10 minutes each).

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New members: start here, please

Where to introduce yourself and how find your way around this site. PLEASE: It's important to get to know each other and to find out about common interests so we can work together and work better together.

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Help wanted: volunteers, stuff

Whatever we need help with is welcome here, as long as it's for Transition SLV purposes.

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Meeting plans, agendas, results

Agendas and minutes of members meetings. Announcements and descriptions of Transition San Lorenzo Valley public events (also see Events listings).

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Transition-related ideas, discussions, news

As long as it's in line with our purpose and long-range plans, everything is worth considering. Even if it's only a rough idea, people here can help polish it.

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Carpool

Save money by using 511.org Rideshare to find a carpool. Rideshare is used by over 20 people living in SLV headed to the Bay Area and over 5 headed to Santa Cruz. Find a connection? Drop us a note at transitionslv@gmail.com and let us know!

 

As another option, Zimride has opened its rideshare search to the public.

 
 
 

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