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All Sebastopol Carbon Conversations are held at the Sebastopol Grange unless otherwise noted.
All Conversations start at 7pm with doors open at 6:30pm.
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March 1st. Rainwater Cisterns – The Salmon Creek Experience
A 500, 000 gallon Rainwater Cistern is near completion at Salmon Creek School in Occidental. A prime goal of the cistern is to help improve creek flows during the dry months for salmon. An equally important goal is to improve water resiliency at the school. With droughts longer and winter water arriving buckets via atmospheric rivers, capturing rainwater in cisterns is one way to store the abundance for times of deficiency.
John Green, lead scientist & program manager at Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, will share about how rainwater cisterns are being deployed in the Salmon Creek Habitat to restore creek flows along with the design process & features of the Salmon Creek School cistern. We’ll also explore how rainwater cisterns could be utilized in other settings, such as homes. Water is life. How much and when it is available to us and our area habitat is changing. Rainwater cisterns are another tool as we learn to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
7pm @ Sebastopol Grange
April 5th. Electrify your Home. The Shift to Clean Energy starts at Home.
Burning fossil fuels for heating and cooking poses a serious threat to our health and the planet — making buildings and homes the largest source of climate pollution in the world. Here in California, buildings are second only to transportation as the leading cause of climate change.
At this Carbon Conversation we’ll hear from Building Decarbonization expert Sean Armstrong of Redwood Energy about products and strategies for electrification that work. In addition to eliminating methane pollution, improving comfort, and stabilizing your energy bills, electrifying homes combined with a clean energy electrical grid helping achieve carbon reduction goals. We’ll learn what is possible, why do this, share examples & strategies, how to pay for it, energy savings, and where to get help to do it.
Various financial incentives, coupled with technology and strategies that work, make 2023 the year to electrify your home and decarbonize your indoor environment.
Pre Carbon Conversation Reading material – The Pocket Guide to All Electric Retrofits of Single Family Homes [Redwood Energy]
7pm @ Sebastopol Grange
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Sebastopol Carbon Conversations is a forum hosted by The Rahus Institute and Sebastopol Grange. The series takes a closer look at the many solutions for reversing global warming as presented in Project Drawdown and other sources. We’ll learn from local organizations that are working on Climate solutions in agriculture, renewable energy, reducing waste, empowering women, transportation, building design, carbon sequestration, and more. The best solutions provide multiple benefits – addressing climate change while helping us to adapt and thrive. Through this exploration, we’ll discover where we each can take small to large steps, help shape a better future, and remember to enjoy the day.
What you and I can do about Climate Change. Finding our role in shaping the future.