Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda

The Alameda Park & Recreation department has asked Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) to develop an art show designed to inspire environmental awareness. CASA is seeking works in any medium that depict the harms of plastics in waterways. They will also consider any works that expose, acknowledge, celebrate and educate environmental issues.

This Earth Day event is held in upper Washington Park, 740 Central Ave., on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Alameda is in the process of updating its local climate action plan, and sea-level rise will be on the agenda. Much of our shoreline will be impacted. Will we need sea walls, levees and dikes? A new system of pumps for storm water diversion?

 

Alameda is vulnerable to climate change, which could bring about sea level rise, drought, flooding and extreme heat. These could result in epidemics or food shortages. The City of Alameda is updating its Climate Action Plan to show how its residents can reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to this climate change. This update would include identifying climate risks, assessing options such as wetlands and levees and implementing the most sustainable course of action as climate change impacts evolve.  

 

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) is hosting a local showing of the documentary film Time to Choose. The film  features  stories of the innovators, business and government leaders and others fighting on the front lines for a cleaner, more sustainable world. 

Following the screening, the filim’s executive producer Tom Dinwoodie, Alameda resident and Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune and Assemblyman Rob Bonta (AD -18) will lead a panel discussion about what we can do  to fix the global threat of climate change.