Weekly Updates

 

July 13, 2011   Vol. 1. Issue 24     

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Hello Friends,

Below you will find information on the projects on which the CRC has been working this week. The CRC will have hosted two presentations on environmental justice and Regional youth well-being.

Additionally, this Thursday, we look forward to unveiling the new Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions website. The link to the website will be included in next week's newsletter.


The Center for Regional Change

In This Issue
CRC Activities
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Special Reports on Regional Change
Regional Change in the News

CRC Activities

The Race Equity Project of Legal Services of Northern California has produced an article that describes the Professional Skills course for UC Davis Community Development Graduate Students and its connection and reliance on the contributions of community scholars in promoting regional and transportation equity. Click here for the article. 

 

Jonathan London presented on "Environmental Justice and Environmental Impact Analysis" today on the UC Davis Campus. The public presentation explored the ways in which social justice and environmental policy intersect and how that intersection affects California's regional policies for the Central Valley. Check out this presentation by clicking here.   

 

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The Sacramento Housing Alliance, a CRC affiliate, is hosting a meeting on Environmental Justice on July 29th, 2011. Dr. James Sadd, from the Geology Department at Occidental College, will be the guest speaker at the event. For details, click here.  

Request for Proposals & Call for Papers

The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture are offering funding amounts between $150,000 and $5,000,000 for research that can help predict changes to the water system caused by climate change, land use, and the built environment. Click here for details.   



Earthwatch Institute has issued a Request for Proposals to fund people, worldwide, in scientific field research and education in order to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Click here for the full description. 

 

   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Department is providing grant money for housing rehabilitation in rural areas. Homeowners, landlords, and members of cooperatives are all encouraged to apply. Learn more about this programhere

Jobs & Employment Opportunities 

The National Radio Project is seeking a Development and Communications Director. Those with a passion for fundraising, development, and communications are encouraged to apply. Get more information by clicking  here.

The American Lung Association of New England has an opening for the Massachusetts Healthy Air Coalition Coordinator. The position entails the building of a broad-based coalition to educate the public about the Clean Air Act. Click here for more information.

 

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is seeking a Director of Corporate Partnership Development in New York, NY. The candidate selected will be responsible for leading the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's efforts to engage new corporate partners through philanthropic grants, CSR platforms, cause-marketing programs and sponsorships.  For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events
 BC and others at a press conference at Oakland Tech.
Breakthrough Communities
is holding two events around transportation equity on July 14th, 2011. The first event is a radio broadcast at noon and the second is a public event in Oakland at 6:30pm.

For additional information, click here.

 

The California Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a Chair's Lecture Series on California's energy future to the year 2050. The lecture will be followed by panel discussion as well as a time for Questions and Answers. Click here to find out more about this event. 

Special Reports on Regional Change
A new joint report by the UC Berkeley Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment and the UCLA Environmental Law Center  offers steps that California policy makers and businesses can take to improve the state's chronically underfunded public transit system. Read the report here.  
Regional Change in the News

Solar vs. farming:  Kings planning commissioners consider how to protect farmland amidst a growing number of solar power proposals. Renewable energy mandates and greenhouse gas restrictions have been identified for the dramatic rise in these proposals.Read more here. 

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Central Valley express train could connect to San Jose.  San Jose travelers could be riding the nation's fastest train sooner than they thought; just not yet to Southern California or San Francisco. the initial schedule would feature stops in Gilroy and four Central Valley towns. Click here to learn more. 
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The Brookings Institution has named Sacramento 3rd in the top 100 Metro areas for concentration of green jobs. The intent of the study is to show the level of people working toward green goals in the U.S., by state and region. Click here for the full story.  

 

Expanding the Circle on Regionalism
The National Rural Assembly has posted their meeting materials from their 2011 gathering. Materials on the site include: rural innovations, policy issues in rural communities, youth voices, utilizing social media and more. Check out these materials by clicking here.
 See all of this information and more on our website: regionalchange.ucdavis.edu. We invite any input on or contributions to these announcements.  Also, if you are interested in providing a post for our blog, please let us know.  To unsubscribe, click the "unsubscribe" button below. Thanks for your time!

 

Michael Johnson 

UC Davis Center for Regional Change