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.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors Iron Horse Vineyards and Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery for supporting our fall 2021 webinar series – Water in a Warming World: Preparing for Our Water Future – and for sharing Sustainable Conservation’s vision of stewarding our most precious natural resources for all Californians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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