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Big Step Forward For Mountain Lion Protection
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Big Step Forward For Mountain Lion Protection

You did it! On Thursday, April 16, the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to designate Central Coast and Southern California mountain lions as candidates for protected status under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Thank you for the hundreds of emails you submitted in support of this action! What’s Happening Two weeks ago,...

50th Earth Day Celebration: A Pandemic Won’t Stop Us
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50th Earth Day Celebration: A Pandemic Won’t Stop Us

Over 500 participants shared in the spirit of community, activism, and empowerment that permeated Green Foothills’ Virtual Earth Day event on April 22. Messages about the urgent need to act on behalf of our environment for our own sake and that of future generations were intertwined with calls for everyone to make a positive impact....

My Comments at the 50th Earth Day Celebration
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My Comments at the 50th Earth Day Celebration

Some have asked me to share what I said at the 50th Virtual Earth Day Event on April 22, 2020. I’m happy to share them! Happy 50th Earth Day! Thank you for being a part of this celebration and moment in history. I’d like to talk today about the power of community. Community isn’t about...

The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Cargill Salt Ponds
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The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Cargill Salt Ponds

Last fall, we sued the Trump administration over its failure to maintain Clean Water Act jurisdiction over the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City. On March 12 of this year, at a time when most of us were focused on the growing seriousness of the coronavirus threat, the Trump administration was busy filing a motion...

Celebrating Earth Day – 50 years later
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Celebrating Earth Day – 50 years later

Every year on April 22 we celebrate the most important day of the year for the environmental movement — Earth Day — and this year is the 50th Anniversary. It’s time to channel the energy and excitement from the first Earth Day and be inspired by the credible community of people who are working locally...

Local Food = Comfort Food During COVID-19
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Local Food = Comfort Food During COVID-19

In these challenging times, we’re reminded how important many of the things we take for granted are. Although the produce sections at grocery stores are still well-stocked (unlike the toilet paper aisle), a growing number of residents are turning to local farms for their fruits and vegetables. Suddenly, community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm boxes — a...

Help Protect Our Mountain Lions
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Help Protect Our Mountain Lions

On April 16, the California Fish and Game Commission will vote on whether to grant protection to our local population of mountain lions under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Please email the Commission using the form below, and ask them to protect our mountain lions! What’s Happening Staff at the California Department of Fish...

Nature – It’s Good for Your Health
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Nature – It’s Good for Your Health

It’s World Health Day. It may only come once a year, but for Green Foothills, we work every day to remind local leaders of the critical role they play in keeping our natural world healthy for the benefit of all. And on this World Health Day, the importance of nature to our wellbeing is more...

Ensuring Bay Access for All
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Ensuring Bay Access for All

The Bay Conservation & Development Commission (BCDC) recently proposed new environmental justice policies to make access to the San Francisco Bay accessible and equitable for all. Green Foothills weighed in on the draft policies, advocating for guidelines that encourage development that works with nature. We’re pleased to say that BCDC incorporated our input into its...

8 Ways to Enjoy #NeighborhoodNature
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8 Ways to Enjoy #NeighborhoodNature

As we shelter in place and practice social distancing, here are some suggestions for how to enjoy #NeighborhoodNature and get essential fresh air close to home. Many of these activities can be experienced over a phone call with a friend or loved one. 8 Ways You Can Enjoy #NeighborhoodNature 1. Look down at grass and...

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