Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Upcoming events list; tickets at BriarPatch

We still don't have a good user-friendly events calendar for western Nevada County, do we?
Meanwhile, the whiteboard at the BriarPatch customer service counter offers a handy summary of upcoming events, ones they're selling tickets for.

Observances on or around Earth Day, in or around Nevada County

Updated March 27; added events., fixed Rocklin E.D. days.
  • Friday eve April 13, Sierra College, Truckee-Tahoe campus, lecture: Sustainability, Change and the Great Reset
  • Tuesday eve April 17, Bill McKibben is speaking at the Miner's Foundry, Nevada City.
  • Wednesday April 18, Sierra College, Nevada County campus, Earth Day
  • Wednesday-Friday April 18-20, Sierra College, Rocklin campus has Earth Week
  • Thursday eve April 20, Sierra College, Rocklin campus, The Tramp and the Roughrider - reenactment of President Theodore Roosevelt meeting/camping with John Muir.
  • Saturday April 21, Tahoe-Truckee Earth Day  
  • Sunday April 22BriarPatch  festival.
  • Tuesday eve April 24, Film at Sierra College in GV, "Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream.”   
The Sierra College Events page is a good resource.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Report on Friday eve Nov 10 YWI talk: Managing Sierra Forests for Resilience (and chocolate)

It's getting harder to pick events to attend, around town - among the (non-concert - for concerts, see Festival John's site) options last Friday evening were a Beatles "deconstruction" at the Foundry, a showing* of the Dark Side of Chocolate documentary at BriarPatch, and a Yuba Watershed Institute meeting featuring a talk titled Beyond Multiple Use - Managing Sierra Forests for Resilience, in the community room at the Nevada County library.

If you missed the "chocolate" film, you can watch it online (45 min) - and yes, it likely will put you off non-fair-trade chocolate.  (While the documentary was anecdotal, apparently a recent CNN documentary had similar findings, that child slavery continues.) Solutions?

Having learned my "don't try to make two events in one evening" lesson a week or two back, I went to just one - the Yuba Watershed Institute talk.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

About the Heartland climate denial documents leak

2012-02-22 update:  Ouch.
Documents from the Heartland Institute regarding their climate confusion efforts have been leaked to climate bloggers (blogs like DeSmogBlog and Deep Climate have been on the case ), coinciding with the release of John Mashey's 50200+pp report Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax, which makes the case that these "501(c)(3) nonprofits" sure look a lot like lobbying outfits.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Report on David Cobb's Move to Amend talk in Nevada City Saturday night

Seaman's Lodge held a hefty audience for an impassioned talk by attorney & former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb Sat. night, after a half hour  Saul Rayo  performance which included an appearance by Elena Powell.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tonight: Move to Amend (aka abolish corporate personhood), David Cobb, Seaman's Lodge

Info here.

Climate activist Bill McKibben to speak in Nevada City, mid-April

Climate action heavyweight Bill McKibben of 350.org will be speaking here in Nevada County - venue and date being Miner's Foundry and April 17, I'm pretty sure.

Kudos to those who had the vision to invite him.

Also - if you haven't already watched this - here's a ~30 second NASA animation of earth's recorded temperatures from 1884-2011 (human actions are driving it,  not the sun) ...
Also, projected future increases (at link, scroll down; note & consider the divergent red & blue paths) show the need for meaningful action ASAP.

(edited (wording) 2012-02-13)