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10/21/2021

Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.

 

Help the League Communicate

The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area seeks help bolstering communication about regional issues. To accomplish this, the Bay Area Board is looking for a League member to join the Board to direct communication and one or more members to focus on social media engagement and League Day/special events graphic designer. Interested applicants should message Chair of the Nominating Committee Ann Draper, [email protected], with their names and contact information. The Committee will follow up with all prospective referrals.

 

Joint Platform Finalized

After 18 months, with close collaboration and input from hundreds of stakeholders, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has finalized their plan for adapting to rising sea level. The Bay Adapt Joint Platform is a groundbreaking attempt to address the sweeping, inevitable changes expected from sea level rise and flooding by 2050.

The Metropolitan Transportation Comission and the Association of Bay Area Governments are holding a joint session this evening to discuss adoption of the Joint Platform. Interested public can join the meeting, starting at 5pm, here.

For further reading on the Bay Adapt Joint Platform, read this Monitor story from Robin Meadows.

 

Informing Energy Use

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is hosting informational sessions about how energy bills are changing and how Bay residents can adapt to make their homes healthier and more comfortable this winter. The sessions will be held in four languages, starting next Tuesday, October 26th, in English, then Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

 

All About Oaks

You might have heard talk about keystone species and the role they play to keep ecosystems healthy and sustainable. There’s a pretty reasonable argument to make that in California, nothing anchors the ecosystem quite like an oak tree. They’ve been vital to the livelihood of a broad spectrum of animals, from squirrels to humans. Marin County Parks is hosting an in-nature event at Deer Island this Sunday, October 24th, to discuss the vital role they play in the local ecosystem. Bring lunch and binoculars. 

 

Holiday Cooking

Cooking with plants continues to be a cheap, flavorful, and environmentally friendly way to eat. Acterra’s Holiday reFresh aims to bring plant-forward dishes to your holiday plate. The invited chefs will be telling personal stories that contextualize the cultural significance of the recipes they share. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has sponsored and supports the event. Register here

 

 

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