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TBA – Speaker to be Announced

Wednesday, May 3,  2023, 12:00-1:15 pm
Doyle Library Room 145
Zoom ID: 849 1552 0445


Environmental Career Panel

Wednesday, May 10, 2023. 12:00-1:15 pm

Looking for a career in the environmental field?  Come here from a panel of presenters that work in a variety of environmental fields to learn more. 

Doyle Library Room 145
Zoom ID: 849 1552 0445



FROM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS TO ACTION - With Natasha Juliana, Cool Petaluma Campaign Director, and Pete Gang, Architect & Climate Activist

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
12:00 – 1:15 pm

Doyle Library Room 145
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Petaluma residents Natasha Juliana and Pete Gang have long been aware of our society's impacts on ecosystem health, biodiversity, the Earth’s climate system, and the prospects for a livable future. They each followed the call to move from environmental awareness to action. Together with a community of like-minded folk, their actions over the last several years have taken root in the following:

  • the first-in-the-county Climate Emergency Resolution
  • the formation of a Climate Action Commission
  • developing a city-wide goal of carbon neutrality by 2030
  • a first-in-the-nation ban on new gas stations
  • a ban on fossil gas in all new construction
  • a new commitment to bike-friendly streets
  • and much more!

Stories of successes, challenges, and lessons learned!

Sponsored by Cool Petaluma, a grassroots effort that launched in January of 2022 with hundreds of volunteers ready to take action: preparing for emergencies, reducing carbon emissions, saving water, and building vibrant communities, block-by-block, neighborhood-by-neighborhood.


Making Santa Rosa a Safer Bikeable Santa Rosa

Presented by representatives from Bikeable Santa Rosa
Wednesday, April 5, 12:00-1:15 pm

Doyle Library Room 145

Bikeable Santa Rosa (BikeableSR) is an all-volunteer group of Santa Rosa residents campaigning for a complete network of low-stress bicycle routes connecting all Santa Rosa neighborhoods. The existence of protected and connected bike routes will (a) help families meet their transportation needs, (b) provide eco-friendly options for getting around town, (c) empower and protect youth and other non-driving residents, (d) decrease traffic collisions of all types, and (e) create friendlier, healthier, and more vibrant communities. Research shows a significant portion of our population would rather use a bike than a car for trips within 2 - 3 miles from their home. What's stopping us? Mostly discomfort -- not of riding a bike itself, but of being forced to ride on roads where bicycle safety and convenience were an afterthought in the design process. We aim to change Santa Rosa's streetscape, and in the process, build a climate-neutral, climate-resilient, and fun future for us all. 


Project Drawdown: Climate Change Solutions

Why Climate Stories Matter

Presented by Matt Scott, Director, Storytelling & Engagement Project
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 12:00-1:15 pm

Why do stories matter when it comes to climate solutions? Hear from Matt Scott, director of storytelling and engagement at the global non-profit climate solutions resource Project Drawdown, about his work "passing the mic" to climate heroes that often go unheard. In this talk, he'll share insights from his work – including learnings from his time as global community lead and storyteller of the world's largest global hackathon with NASA, from interviewing 100+ changemakers worldwide through Let's Care, and through his short doc series  Drawdown's Neighborhood – to help you consider the importance of stories in achieving the impact you pursue.

Zoom Webinar – registration required
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Project Drawdown’s mission is to help the world reach “drawdown”—the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby halting catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.  Matt Scott, with Project Drawdown, will be on hand to engage us with tangible examples of how climate solutions are being implemented.