Sustainability Week Summary – Bob Joe
The idea of Sustainability Week came about when we (SWC Eco-Art Team: Alex Bunik, Marsha Golangco) were seeking a day in October to announce the winners in the Eco-Art youth Competition (for information on Eco-Art visit www.sustainablewalnutcreek.org). We learned that there is a Sustainability Day, the last Wednesday in October each year. The idea clicked: announce Eco Art winners on Sustainability Day, Wednesday October 27, 2021.
Sustainability Week was an act mentioned in the summary of sustainable recommendations at the 4/9/21 SAP workshop.
Happy Earth Day!
The Eco Art Initiative is now open for submissions, find more information about the Eco Art Initiative here.
Check out our Instagram @sustainablewalnutcreek
The Downtown Eco-Art Initiative
The Eco-Art Initiative is an art competition to draw attention to downtown businesses while spreading a green message and encouraging young artists.. This project promotes creativity and motivates young artists to help downtown businesses in their recovery efforts. Climate art connects with foot traffic and shoppers. “Shop Downtown for a Green Rebound” is the tagline for the Eco-Art campaign. Read more……
“We expect more than words on paper and promises. We expect action.” These are the words 16-year-old Getrude Clements spoke as she took the stage and the United Nations General Assembly last year and called on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change.
Exactly one year later, Getrude is joined by thousands of children from all over the world, all demanding the same thing. From the shores of Lake Chad, to flood damaged areas in Pakistan, to a school in Fiji, and the streets of Delhi – children everywhere are flipping bottles as a symbol to show they want action to FLIP climate change.
That’s why UNICEF launched #FlipClimateChange on World Water Day, calling on the people around the world to show they want to see action on climate change. The response was overwhelming, with people from so many different places sharing this symbolic gesture for change. Today, on Earth Day, we’re taking this message to the streets, and showing a video in Time Square, New York, to show that people want to see action.
You can continue the challenge to flip climate change, by speaking up and demanding action.
Read the complete article at UNICEF: Click Here
Picture Credit: UNICEF/Philippines14 year old Lian Regine was one of many children in the Philippines who participated in Flip Climate Change.
SWC Recipient of 2019 Civic Pride Community Grant
The Civic Pride Award reception presented by the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation at the Ruth Bancroft Education Center. Sustainable Walnut Creek was a recipient of one of the community grants in 2019 for it’s work on expanding outreach in sustainability.
PARK(ing) Day is an international pop-up event held annually that provides a glimpse of what’s possible when you look at on-street parking as a public space instead of limiting it to vehicle storage. The City of Walnut Creek is re-imagining our downtown during 2019 PARK(ing) Day on Friday, October 4, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Sustainable Walnut Creek…
A small group of concerned Walnut Creek residents and community leaders will host, along with local and National Sustainable Organizations, and the City of Walnut Creek in Demanding Change!
We will be all marching or riding in Electric Vehicles as part of the “Electric Caravan” in this year’s Twilight Parade, (Saturday, September 14), in Walnut Creek. You too should be a part of this Historic Parade. You too can Demand Change! You Must Demand Change!!
More information on the twilight parade: www.thewalnutfestival.org/twilightparade.