Public Citizen 02.24.11
Thursday, February 24, 2011
HEALTH STRATEGIES | SEASIDE – The health department and Natividad Medical Center want community input on access to care, nutrition, exercise, safety and youth health. 5pm. Martin Luther King Elementary, 1713 Broadway. www.mtyhd.org.
FOOD JUSTICE | MONTEREY – ALBA farmers host author Robert Gottlieb who discusses his new book, Food Justice, and access to nutrititous food in low-income neighborhoods. 6-8pm, program begins at 6:30. Sustainability Academy, 98 Del Monte Blvd., 2nd floor. Suggested $50 donation, $30 for students. Seasonal produce, local wines and signed books provided. www.albafarmers.org.
FUNDRAISING KNOW-HOW | SALINAS – The Community Foundation presents a webinar with an introduction to fundraising planning. 10am. John Steinbeck Public Library, 350 Lincoln Ave. Free. 758-7302. www.cfmco.org.
PLASTIC POLLUTION | BIG SUR – Ventana Wildlife Society and Surfrider Foundation host a presentation on plastic pollution and solutions. 1pm. Discovery Center, Andrew Molera State Park. Free. 455-9514.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEINBECK | SALINAS – Celebrate John Steinbeck’s 109th with readings, live music by Mission Park Elementary Students and cake. Events begin at noon. Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St. Free for county residents, regular admission for all others. 775-4721. www.steinbeckstore.org.
OTTER PROJECT | MONTEREY – The Otter Project invites the public to an open house to learn about current initiatives and find out how to volunteer. 3-8pm. 475 Washington St., Suite A. Free. 646-8837. www.otterproject.org.
WASTE TO ENERGY | SALINAS – Monterey Regional Waste Management District and Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority have taken steps to reduce greenhouse gases from landfills. General managers William Merry and Patrick Matthews speak about methane technology. Refreshments at 5:30pm, program at 6. Hartnell College, CALL building, 2nd floor, 411 Central Ave. $15, free for Hartnell students; $20 at the door. www.usgbc-ncc.org/events.