Until March, our busy culture seemed at odds with sustainable living. But today we’re driving less, flying less and buying less. Pollution has decreased, evening walks are longer and there’s more time to spend in our gardens.
Did you know that 90 percent of the bugs in your garden are actually good bugs that eat bad bugs? You’re invited to a free online workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. on June 6 aimed at helping participants identify the good ones.
Suzanne Bontempo, a horticulture specialist for more than 20 years, will discuss how to identify the bugs in your garden, how to keep the good ones around and which plants are good bug magnets. She will share kid-friendly worksheets to help children learn, too.
Called “Attracting Good Bugs to Your Garden,” this workshop is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and is cosponsored by the City of Burlingame and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency.
There is no charge, but participants must register in advance at https://bawsca.org/conserve/programs/classes.They will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar on Zoom.
PAST 2020 PROGRAMS
Compelling Program by Nutrition Expert
On April 21, Dr. Debra Shapiro explained why adopting a plant-based diet helps counter climate change during the first virtual program presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Called “Take a Bite Out of Climate Change”, the program included evidence about negative impacts of eating animal protein on human health, the environment and, of course, animal welfare. Dr. Shapiro is a certified, plant-based nutrition coach.
Sources for more information on animal agriculture and the environment as presented by Dr. Shapiro can be found here.
Please note that locations may be changed due to the coronavirus.
Download the flyer describing all six 2020 “Green Programs on Hot Topics” here.