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April 21, 2015  

Tomorrow is Earth Day, Saturday is Arbor Day, but we do not need a special day, week, or month to remind us of the need to live in a sustainable way. The drought, brown lawns around us, red flag fire alerts in April: we are reminded. This Indian saying is a good thought to keep: "We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."  And our grandchildren and generations to come.

We are fortunate to be in Santa Monica which has long focused on being a sustainable city in every way, environmentally, socially, and economically.  For more on the League focus on sustainability, this is our LWVC Action Policy for Sustainable Communities.  This was first adopted in 1999 and is remarkably current today. For practical help locally, you can reach the Office of Sustainability from the city website.

Which relates directly to Saturday's event...  

Saturday, April 25, 2:00-4:00p.m. This is an informational update on state and regional water policies in this time of drought. We will be meeting in the multipurpose room at the main library, second floor.  Guest presenters are Roberta Borgonovo, chair of the LWVC Water Committee, and Luis Cetinia, principal government and regional affairs representative for the Metropolitan Water District. They will be joined by someone from the Office of Sustainability to relate these reports to local issues. This is a free community education event.  Served by BBB lines 1, 7, and 8.  Enter parking from 7th Street.  
Climate Change and the Cryosphere 

As we face something like 5% of the normal snow pack this year, this paper seems most relevant. 


The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed a background paper for League members and others on the projected impacts of climate change on the cryosphere.

April 25, 2:00p.m.   
Water issues statewide and regionally
Multi-purpose room, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica.  Parking entrance from 7th St. No charge
April 27, 6:30p.m.   
Board Meeting  Board meetings are open to all members. check for location. 
May 15-17 
LWVC State Convention in San Diego
Much more information at the Convention blog
June 1, 6:30p.m. 
Board Meeting
June 20, 10:00a.m. 
Annual Meeting, Seasons 52   
Details and speaker to follow
You can help celebrate Arbor Day in Santa Monica by helping plant 20 trees in Clover Park. This happens Friday, April 24, from 4:00 to 5:30p.m.  Planting will be near the softball field in the southwest corner, closest to the airport.  RSVPs are requested to trees@smgov.net.

League of Women Voters of Santa Monica
P. O. Box 1265
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Phone: 310-692-1494


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