Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tad on Hunger Strike, Friends Vigil on Plaza

Tad Robinson, the well known homeless rights activist and local blogger, is entering the second week of a hunger strike. He went to jail last Sunday to serve out a 35 day sentence after an incident during public comment at the January 27 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting. He started fasting on October 20 at the last Board of Supervisors meeting. Meanwhile some of his supporters are holding a 24 hour vigil for him on the Arcata Plaza.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Climate Actions Planned for Arcata

From Redwood Alliance Climate Action Project:

350 week in Humboldt County! Monday, Thursday and Saturday!

October 24th is the the International Day of Climate Action and the world (3,559 actions at this time) will be injecting the number 350 into the information bloodstream of the planet. 350 parts per million carbon dioxide in our atmosphere - the number we need for a livable planet. Organized by the folks at

, this is a chance to join the world and send a message - we want change! Saturday will be huge and pictures from the actions will be broadcast in Times Square on the big screen


Check out these local events to join in:

Monday, October 19 - Ride and Rally for the Climate

7:30 am, Bike ride from Arcata to Eureka

, meet at 8th and N to leave at 8:15 am
9:00 am, Rally at Gazebo in Eureka to send off Ride350 climate riders to San Francisco

Sponsored by GreenWays Partners

Thursday, October 22 - Don't Get Down, Get Motivated

6:45 pm - 9:15 pm, Senior Room, Arcata Community Center
Free film screening of A Sea Change - Imagine a Life without Fish

- a documentary about ocean acidification and its effect on sea life. Full of scientific information, the film is also an intimate story of a Norwegian-American family whose heritage is bound up with the sea. With refreshments and an after-movie discussion with HSU Oceanography Professor Jeff Abell,
Sponsored by the North Group Sierra Club, there will also be information about local climate action including the Sierra Club Climate Leader program


Saturday, October 24th - International Day of Climate Action - Get Active

12 noon, South lawn Arcata Plaza
Photo of people

from fire truck ladder.
Sponsored by GreenWays Partners

1-3pm, Arcata Community Center
Workshop: Community Empowerment: In the Face of a Changing Climate

Sponsored by Streamline Planning

2:30 pm, Redwood Park, Arcata
Another photo

, by Kayana Taillon, and concert with Ishi Dube


Community Garden Workshop, Saturday, October 31st, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m, Free
For all community garden managers, gardeners and those interested in how to start and maintain community garden spaces. Free local lunch provided! Plus, take home some transplants ready for your winter gardens.
Agricultural Center, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka (Humboldt Hill Exit, Eureka, CA 95503). To register, please call 445 - 7351

Saturday April 3rd, PlantItGreen will be putting on the 4th Annual Building Green Communities Conference

PlanItGreen is expanding and getting prepared to take on a more active role in building green community. They need volunteers/interns for a wide variety of jobs for the conference and for the organization. Check out their website

or email Steve Salzman at

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Arcata Choir Sings for Vets in Ferndale

Today, the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir sang at the 4th Annual North Coast Stand down at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale. The mission of the North Coast Stand Down is to provide Veterans and their families direct access
to service providers and educational information on state, federal, and local community services.