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Greenprint Summit 2014: Planning for Trees & Public Health

This year’s 4rd Annual Greenprint Summit will expand on last year’s Summit of the critical need to integrate the urban forest into urban planning, given the impact of the urban forest and built environment on urban health. 200 attendees are expected,  including municipal planners, health professionals, elected officials, urban forest managers, and community activists.

The Tree Foundation’s mission is to build healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by growing the best regional urban forest in the nation. Over the last decade there has been an explosion in new research and pilot projects involving the impact of the built environment on public health. The Tree Foundation has collaborated on several such projects and many more are happening around the region and in other parts of the country.

Ygrene's Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

Ygrene's Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

Ygrene’s Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

Offers 100 percent financing for commercial and residential property upgrades

Sacramento, Calif, Nov. 6, 2013 – Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of building upgrade financing, today announced the expansion of its successful PACE financing programs to Sacramento and Yolo counties. This makes Ygrene – and its 100 percent financing for energy efficient, renewable energy and water conservation building improvements – available to thousands of additional property owners across Sacramento and Yolo counties.

Want Shade? Plant a Tree

Want Shade? Plant a Tree

Want more shade next summer — and a cooler home? Plant a tree.

Fall is an ideal time to plant shade trees. The cooler weather and early rain help young trees put down roots and get off to a strong start.

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District offer free trees through their Sacramento Shade program. Mature trees can cut home cooling costs during hot summer months by as much as 60 percent.

Sign Up Now For Ubuntu Green’s Summer Garden Workshop Series

Sign Up Now For Ubuntu Green’s Summer Garden Workshop Series

Ubuntu Green is excited to announce our Summer Garden Workshop Series! These workshops are FREE and open to everyone.

All workshops are from 9:00-11:00am at the Ubuntu Urban Garden, 14th Avenue and 44th Street (behind Home Cash Market). Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP for the workshops you plan to attend, either by email (katie@ubuntugreen.org) or by call/text (916-879-8416).

Saturday, July 20, 2013: Garden Mentor Training

Join Ubuntu Green, Sol Collective, and Soil Born Farms for a workshop designed for those who want to help promote gardening and healthy eating in their community. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of common garden questions, and with information on multiple opportunities to get involved!

Sign Up Now For Ubuntu Green’s Summer Garden Workshop Series

Sign Up Now For Ubuntu Green’s Summer Garden Workshop Series

Ubuntu Green is excited to announce our Summer Garden Workshop Series! These workshops are FREE and open to everyone.

All workshops are from 9:00-11:00am at the Ubuntu Urban Garden, 14th Avenue and 44th Street (behind Home Cash Market). Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP for the workshops you plan to attend, either by email (katie@ubuntugreen.org) or by call/text (916-879-8416).

Saturday, July 20, 2013: Garden Mentor Training

Join Ubuntu Green, Sol Collective, and Soil Born Farms for a workshop designed for those who want to help promote gardening and healthy eating in their community. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of common garden questions, and with information on multiple opportunities to get involved!

Tour the Trees of McKinley Park

Tour the Trees of McKinley Park

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a tree tour of Sacramento’s beloved McKinley Park. The tours will begin near the Shepard Garden and Art Center parking lot. The tours will be lead by a Certified Arborist. 

Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone and will be shown how to identify trees, edit data, and a lot more using GreenprintMaps.  Digital technology is not required to enjoy the trees and the tour.

Tour Begins/Ends: Shepard Garden and Art Center: 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento 95816

Tour dates:

Tuesday, July 30, 6:30-8:00pm.

Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-8:00pm.

Monday, September 23, 6:00-7:30pm.

Visit www.sactree.com/events for more information and to register.

Dispose of Fireworks Safely – Collection Services Will Occur on July 4

Dispose of Fireworks Safely – Collection Services Will Occur on July 4

The City of Sacramento Recycling and Solid Waste Division urges customers to dispose of spent fireworks safely.  All used fireworks should be fully extinguished, doused with water and bagged.  Spent fireworks should be placed in garbage containers, they are not recyclable.

Collection Service on Holidays

Garbage, yard waste and A-week recycle collection will occur on July 4 for customers who have Thursday as their collection day.  Containers should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013.