Downtown Eco-Art Proposal
Purpose: To help downtown businesses in their recovery efforts. Climate Art visuals connectwith foot traffic and shoppers. Tag line: “Shop Downtown for a Green Rebound”. Eco Art Awards presented to the top young artists in each category. For this campaign we are seeking partners and support by Downtown Businesses, Youth Leadership Commission, Walnut Creek Downtown, Chamber of Commerce, Art Commission, Bedford Gallery and Walnut Creek’s Sustainable Action Plan Stakeholders. Read more here. (PDF)
24 Hours of Reality: “Earthrise” by Amanda Gorman
Community Garden Urban Farm “EcoDistrict” for Larkey Neighborhood.
This fall Larkey Park Neighbors United (LPNU) learned about a project that Sustainable Walnut Creek (SWC) is working on to create a community garden/urban farm on un/under-used property owned by East Bay MUD near the park. The LPNU steering committee thought it was a great idea and agreed to support this community-focused effort.
Some of you might have heard about this idea on our Walnut Creek City Council candidate’s forum a couple of months back. We wanted to learn more about what this entailed for the neighborhood so we interviewed Bob Joe and Uli Wolf, both members of Sustainable Walnut Creek.
“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.
Walnut Creek’s Twilight Parade
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.