Thursday, January 24, 2019

Day 2 - A beautiful Drive North to Santa Cruz

What a beautiful drive it is up the CA coast. Today we headed north from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz, and it was a gorgeous day on the 101. The impact of the recent rain in the area was super clear, as the rolling hill sides were very green. We stopped in Pismo Beach to send a few email, and made it to Santa Cruz in time to catch a beautiful sunset. 

Shahir attended an event cohosted by the South Bay Facilitators Community of Pachamama Alliance, the Santa Cruz Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby and the Santa Cruz Climate Action Network titled Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown. The event was solutions oriented and very community engagement focused. It pointed out how eco-movements often encourage Level 1 outreach (personal behavior/carbon footprint) and level 4 outreach (calling/writing our elected officials in Washington), without paying attention to the incredibly important Level 2 (speaking with friends, neighbors, etc.) and Level 3 (speaking with local officials, business owners, etc), which is of equal or perhaps even greater value. For all the climate events we attend, there is still something to be learned at each one!

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