Front Lines of Water Waste

June Great Story by Hannah Braun, 2017-18 Bay Area Water Fellow Earlier this month a new resident of Fremont called the water conservation hotline concerned about wasteful water practices. This isn’t something out of the ordinary that we deal with here at ACWD, as we regularly get water waste reports either over the phone or…

Summer in SLO

June Great Story by Madison Montague, 2017-18 Central Coast Climate Fellow Summer is here! Yay! And although June gloom has been real on the coast, there have still been a few beautiful sunny days to soak up some Vitamin D and head out to the beach or on a hike. Gleaning in this weather is…

A Rock-ing Day on the Farm

Photo courtesy of  Joan Cusick May Great Story by Cassandra Miller, 2017-18 Central Inland Water Fellow Over 1,000 visitors explored Soil Born Farms during what’s become a regional favorite event, “A Day on the Farm.” Soil Born annually coordinates this event to celebrate the seasonal opening of their farm stand and allow visitors a chance…

The Loooong Road to Change

May Great Story by Patrick Pelegri-O’Day, 2017-18 Bay Area Climate Fellow I’d heard about Alameda Point, the shuttered naval base covering Alameda’s western side, since I arrived in Alameda. I couldn’t have missed hearing about it – my Public Works office is in an old Navy building. I didn’t understand what Alameda Point *meant* to…

Compost Giveaway

April Great Story by Chelsea Polevy, 2017-18 Bay Area Climate Fellow This past weekend, I completed my Volunteer Engagement Project – I planned and executed a City-wide compost giveaway. For the past several years, City staff have facilitated a compost giveaway at Albany’s annual Arts & Green Festival. Unfortunately, City staff did not have the…

Earth Month on the Central Coast

April Great Story by Madison Montague, 2017-18 Central Coast Climate Fellow April is a busy month for those working in Sustainability. For most of Earth Month, every environmental group steps up their engagement, working off the popularity of Earth day to make projects happen. The Energy and Climate Section at San Luis Obispo County is…

“Water We Gonna Do?”

March Great Story by Marina Deligiannis, 2017-18 Central Inland Water Fellow I’ve always been drawn to the water. From the early ages of swim lessons, my parents quickly learned it was a lot easier getting me in the water then taking me out of it. As a young child, I have fond memories exploring the…

Reflections on Legacies Lost (and Found)

March Great Story by Gillian Greenberg, 2017-18 Central Inland Climate Fellow Growing up, Cesar Chavez rarely made the list of important figures in American history classes. I had never spent any significant amount of time learning about him and the labor movement he led until March regional training. As we watched a video about his…

Feeling Inspired

February Great Story by Linda Vo, 2017-18 Bay Area Water Fellow As someone who loves learning, I enjoy watching TED Talks for its educational and inspirational content. This past weekend, I was watching a TED Talk titled Be humble – and other lessons from the philosophy of water, where Raymond Tang, the speaker, shares the…

The Power of Youth

February Great Story by Zachary Farrell, 2017-18 Central Inland Climate Fellow I had the opportunity to speak on a panel this past Saturday at the California Environmental Assembly, hosted by the Planning and Conservation League. The theme of the panel was young leaders in the environmental field. Full disclosure, to this moment, I’m still not…
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