Friday, April 24, 2015
All around the Monterey Bay Region, local residents are thinking about “sustainability” and community “resilience.” The “sustainable cities,” or “transition” movement, which is nationwide in scope, is absolutely flourishing in Monterey County. I have a link to the Sustainable Monterey County website in today’s transcript, available at kusp.org/landuse. From there, you can find the websites of the many local action groups based in Monterey County, groups like “Sustainable Carmel,” “Citizens For A Sustainable Marina,” and “Sustainable Carmel Valley.” To give you an early warning “heads up,” the annual meeting of Sustainable Monterey County is currently scheduled for Saturday May 16th at the Park Lane Activity Room, 200 Glenwood Circle in Monterey. I encourage you to put that meeting on your calendar, and to subscribe to the periodic email bulletins furnished by Sustainable Monterey County.
I have also put a link in today’s transcript to a website that poses a “Community Resilience Challenge” to anyone who would like to respond. A whole list of suggested projects is included, including starting or joining a school or community garden, planting a fruit tree, or installing a greywater system.
The “Community Resilience Challenge” began in 2010 in Santa Monica. If you get involved, you can help bring it to the Monterey Bay Region.