East Bay Parks Campaign Targets Local Youth

 News Report, Peter Schurmann   California, and the Bay Area in particular, is blessed with some truly magnificent natural treasures. Still, while many of these outdoor wonders are often no more than a stone’s throw from many urban centers, a high number of largely inner-city youth never experience them. To address that, the East Bay […]

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Plan for Sustainable Richmond

Video, Malcolm Marshall The Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice convened in Richmond, California to showcase models for addressing environmental justice topics and identify partnership opportunities to plan for a sustainable and livable Richmond for all.

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Community members provide input on Richmond’s Climate Action Plan

By: Wendi Jonassen | October 25, 2011 – Richmond Confidential Richmond hosted its first public meeting on its Climate Action Plan Monday, asking for community input about environmental and community priorities and concerns before the city hires a consultant. The consultant firm will be in charge of drafting and implementing policies targeted to address greenhouse […]

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Community Day at Chevron

Story, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Beyond the North Richmond neighborhood, in the industrial section of this city, Chevron engineers, workers and representatives welcomed residents last Saturday to the second annual Chevron Refinery Community Tour, a chance for the public to get an up-close look at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast, producing 240,000 barrels (42 […]

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Cultivating Change from the Ground Up

Photo Essay, Min Lee Pictures from the celebration of Richmond’s young apprentices in Urban Tilth’s Summer Apprentice Program. This event took place on Saturday, August 13th 2011, on the Richmond Greenway (Between Ohio and Chanslor Ave).     [postcasa size=large]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/yomultimedia/albumid/5641981686783873553?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US[/postcasa]

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Seedlings on the Sunnyside in North Richmond

Video,  Jose Esquivel, Min Lee North Richmond’s Sunnyside Organic Seedlings is a certified organic, wholesale nusery supplying the greater Bay Area with high quality vegetable, herb and flower starts. Owner Pilar Reber gives us a glimpse into their methods and innovative practices.

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Promoting Urban Agriculture in Richmond

Video, Jose Esquivel & Min Lee Richmond, California hosted the first ever West County Urban Agriculture Summit, where farming organizations, residents, and city officials met to develop a shared vision of the role of community health, and economic development. The event was the result of collaboration between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County, Sunnyside […]

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