June 18--Sacramento Sustainability Forum is back and will hold its first event on Wednesday from 6–9 pm at Clunie Center. This month's sustainability topic focuses on a Shared Vision for creating a sustainable Sacramento. Get your ticket at http://www.ssf2.org/.
June 18--Oil Train workshop from 7–9 pm at Davis Community Church (421 D St). This workshop will include a presentation and discussion to help the public respond to the Draft EIR regarding crude-by-rail trains through Davis and Sacramento. Refreshments! http://yolanoclimateaction.wordpress.com/
July 19--Solar Cooking Festival sponsored by Solar Cookers International. 10 am–3 pm at Land Park. Free! For more information: https://www.solarcookers.org/events/festival/.
July 22--350Sac Book Club (location TBA). Start reading the following 3 books for a discussion of resilience and perseverance: [see also Book page]
• Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy, 2012. “Resilience sheds light on why some systems, people and communities fall apart in the face of disruption and, ultimately, how they can learn to bounce back.” Zolli brings together research on ways to approach personal and organizational resilience. The book is more for the Head/Intellect.
• The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in a Capsized Culture, Mary Pipher, 2013. This book is a very personal perspective of how Mary, a counseling psychologist, comes out of her despair about climate change by creating a network within Nebraska to shed light on the extensive damage that the Keystone XL Pipeline will inflict. She writes eloquently of the power of community and brings light on the reviving energy of celebration. For the Heart and Character strengthening.
• Perseverance, Margaret J. Wheatley, 2010. Very short essays on the qualities that contribute to perseverance over the long haul. Margaret, an organizational development consultant, works mostly with communities that are economically disempowered or challenged in other ways. She has a contemplative spiritual practice strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism while staying abreast of research findings in epigenetics and neuroscience and applying these to cultural and organizational behavior with a strong flavor of realism and compassion. For the Heart and Character strengthening.