The Joy of Lawn Replacement, Thurs Oct 30, 7pm

The Joy of Lawn Replacement, Thursday October 30th 2014, 7-8:30 PM, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu, Led by Art Ludwig of Oasis Design, Barbara Wishingrad of Sweetwater Collaborative, and local garden designers. FREE

 You can do so much better than grass, and with less water…

Many of the needs that are being met by lawns can be met without using so much water and money. The style and glamour of the landscapes in the French and Italian Riviera can be duplicated here using the same Mediterranean plant palettes, for example. There are many options--only having a small lawn, putting in low water use turf, and using Riviera-style landscapes that use much less water. Come learn about what you can do to feel good about your landscape as well as your water footprint.

Bring your friends and neighbors who love their lawns!  We want to listen to them and suggest solutions that they will feel good about. This event is for those who are not part of the 'choir'.  We need to reach out to everyone in our community and compassionately and intelligently give them options that work for all of us.

Sponsored by Sweetwater Collaborative and the City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation Program

Central Coast Sustainability Summit, Thurs Nov 13, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Fourth Annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit, Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 8:00am-4:00pm, Loma Pelona Conference Center, UCSB. Sweetwater Collaborative will present from 2:00-3:15 pm.

 The Central Coast Sustainability Summit is an annual conference whose goals include sharing best practices and building collaborations to address complex environmental issues in our region.  The event brings together key stakeholders from local government agencies, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations, campuses, utility companies, and private companies.

At this year’s summit, we hope to share best practices and build collaborations that will help address water shortage and quality issues on the Central Coast.

Join Sweetwater Collaborative as we explore our model and our current projects.  More than just presenting information, we wish to facilitate dialogue and collaborative learning. While we will certainly share what we have been doing and learning, our primary purpose is to learn and collaborate together with our participants. Our ultimate goal is to foster further collaboration between us and our participants, as well as among different participants.

More information and registration:

http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/centralcoastsummit/

http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/sweetwater/

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