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Monitor Notes: Food Waste, League Program Planning, EV Expo


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


In Case You Missed It

Charlie Bowen had no idea that a network of walking paths wound through the Berkeley hills until she went to her first Berkeley Path Wanderers Association meeting more than two decades ago. Steep and twisty, the paths are public rights-of-way that date to the early 1900s. Today the paths offer spectacular, unimpeded views of the San Francisco Bay as well as opportunities for urban hiking, an affordable, accessible activity that reduces stress and buoys spirits. Now Bowen serves as a liaison between the city and the people living next to unbuilt paths, whom she calls neighbors.

Read more from Robin Meadows at the Bay Area Monitor.


Food Waste and You
Thursday March 24th, 5-6:30pm

A free virtual panel discussion sponsored by the American Association of University Women Napa Valley Chapter will be holding a virtual discussion on how SB 1383 might affect you and your food waste. SB 1383 mandates that organic waste across California be recycled via green bins (maybe you think of them as the yard waste bins). The AAUW panel will talk about new disposal habits in the kitchen and the potential reduction in greenhouse gases that accompany this shift in how our food waste is processed. Register for the event here.


League Program Planning
Saturday April 2nd, 10am-12pm

From the League of Women Voters of Oakland:

“The LWVO serves the community in a variety of ways – voter education at  election time and nonpartisan community education and advocacy during the year. This  upcoming Program Planning Meeting will focus on community education and advocacy. As local advocates, we are working  to influence governmental policy decisions  with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Unified School District.

Here’s your chance to help set LWVO’s  priorities for  2022-23.  What do you think LWVO should focus on? Is there a policy area in which the local League should be more active, or become active? Or perhaps our positions need an update?  All community members are welcome.”

Register for the meeting here.


EV Expo
Sunday March 27th, 11am-12:30pm

Acterra is hosting a number of green events for Earth Month this April. They’re kicking things off with an Electric Vehicle Expo for the EV-curious on March 27th at Palo Alto’s First Congregational Church. This event offers an opportunity to connect with experienced EV owners and learn more about the rapidly growing market. Read more on Acterra’s planned Earth Month events here.



Women’s History Month

The San Francisco public library is offering a range of reading suggestions and events in honor of Women’s History Month: HERstory, past present, future. This March, the ” the conversations center around women as groundbreakers, feminism, the women’s movement and much more.” See reading suggestions and a list of events here.





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