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Here’s to finding new ways to stick together in support of a healthy California. We’re deeply grateful for your solidarity and support. From all of us at Sustainable Conservation to all of you across the Internet ether: we wish you good health and comfort, and hope to see you online soon.

Past Events

  • A Watershed Approach to Drought, Fires, and Flood

    Our panelists shared their expertise on river restoration, sustainable groundwater management, and indigenous ecological knowledge and practices as they explored how nature-based solutions can boost California’s climate resilience.

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  • A Restored California is a Resilient California

    Our panel of experts explored how we can work with nature through habitat restoration to build climate resilience, and highlight projects incorporating various restoration methods in different ecosystems around the state.

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  • In Conversation: CEO Ashley Boren and Secretary Wade Crowfoot

    We kicked off our Spring 2022 webinar series with a conversation between our CEO Ashley Boren and California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot on what climate resilience means for California, why it matters, and what Sustainable Conservation and California’s Department of Natural Resources are working on to build the foundation for a healthy and climate-resilient California.

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  • Water in a Warming World: Fortifying California's Water Resilience

    Sustainable Conservation’s Director of Resource Stewardship and leader of our water team, Daniel Mountjoy, sat down with an expert panel to discuss the best practices for groundwater recharge and the importance of taking a multi-benefit approach.

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  • Water in a Warming World: Protecting Drinking Water While Replenishing Aquifers

    Our panel of experts shed light on how California can work to replenish our aquifers while protecting water quality for the health of our communities.

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  • Water in a Warming World: Preparing for our Water Future

    We kicked off our fall webinar series, Water in a Warming World, with Sustainable Conservation’s CEO Ashley Boren and State Water Resources Control Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel as they reflect on the current drought and discuss the partnerships, practices, and policies that will help us prepare for the years ahead.

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  • Feeding the Future: Solutions in our Soil

    To wrap up our Feeding the Future webinar series, we got down to the foundation of our food system – the soil. We dug deep with our panel of experts to uncover the importance of soil health practices and the promising water and carbon benefits of stewarding our California soils.

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  • Feeding the Future: Can Dairies be Environmentally Sustainable?

    Join us as we shed light on the complex world of dairying. Our panel of experts discussed the controversy over dairies’ contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, other important environmental considerations, and what California dairies are doing to address these challenges.

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  • Feeding the Future: Fighting Food Waste

    Sustainable Conservation Advisory Board member and Co-Founder and Chair of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, Paula Daniels, moderated a panel of experts to discuss food waste, sustainable diets, and a circular economy approach that could both reduce food waste and boost more climate-friendly food choices.

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  • Feeding the Future: In Conversation

    The second webinar in our Feeding the Future – Sustainable Food for People and Planet series featured a conversation between Secretary of the CA Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross, and The Dreamt Land author, Mark Arax.

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  • Feeding the Future: Sustainable Food for People and Planet

    CEO Ashley Boren kicked off the event by discussing our global food system, the unique role California plays and the key factors of a sustainable and climate-friendly food system.

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  • Cutting the Green Tape

    Following the release of the California Secretary of Natural Resources’ Cutting the Green Tape Initiative’s recommendations, we heard from restoration experts about what this initiative is, why it’s needed, and how it will help accelerate restoration and protect our natural resources and ecological systems.

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  • Ensuring Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for All Californians

    While residents of California’s metropolitan areas rarely have to worry about having access to clean drinking water, it is a daily concern for over one million Californians. We discussed what the state, water agencies, and non-profits are doing to solve this issue and ensure all Californians have access to safe and affordable drinking water.

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  • Lagunitas Creek Restoration

    This webinar focused on the Lagunitas Creek restoration project that was completed by the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), an initiative of Turtle Island Restoration Network. The project restores lost floodplains and native riparian forest to improve habitat for endangered & threatened speices.

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  • California Water 101

    During this webinar, Ashley Boren, Sustainable Conservation’s Executive Director, discussed California’s historic and increasingly variable weather, what we are learning from latest climate research, and how we can adapt for extremes to create a sustainable water future for agriculture, communities, and the environment.

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Check in with us via phone (650-464-8203) or by email. We want to hear how you’re doing, and what you’re thinking about. What can Sustainable Conservation do for you? What do you want to do for the community? Let us know!

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