Mindful Monday: Ferns, Mosses, Flags

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Ferns, Mosses, Flags from Meteoric Flowers by Elizabeth Willis We all live under the rule of Pepsi, by the sanctified waters of an in-ground pond. Moss if it gathers is a sign of shifting weathers, the...

California Native Plant Society | August 2022

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Field Trip August 5-7, Friday-Sunday.  Bolan Lake Overnight Field Trip.  At 5,400 f.t elevation, in the Siskiyou Mts. of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest southeast of Cave Junction, Oregon, Bolan Lake is an oasis of...

Sponsor Coastal Cleanup Month

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Coastal Cleanup Month is one of the largest cleanup events of the year. The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is Humboldt County’s Coastal Cleanup Coordinator and each year we inspire hundreds of volunteers to pick...

Planning a Zero Waste Wedding

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Krista Miller, ZWH As you rethink how you organize your wedding in order to reduce waste, and ultimately your wedding’s carbon footprint, you must start with a commitment to sufficient advance planning, an emphasis on...

DIY Zero: How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

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Susan Nolan Air conditioning is not something most Humboldters think about, but statewide, it’s a big driver of electricity demand, pushing up need in afternoons and evenings through summer and fall. That affects everyone in...

Piecing Together Humboldt’s Housing Problem

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Sabriyya Ghanizada, EcoNews Intern There is a housing crisis in California and Humboldt County (HumCo) is no exception. With Cal Poly Humboldt prospecting to double its enrollment, it will impact an already scarce market. Housing...

Craft for the Coast Sponsors

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Support Craft for the Coast! Our 2nd Annual Craft for the Coast Trash Art Contest is an exciting new event that engages our local community through art, upcycling, trash cleanups, and community activism. Participants will...

Internships

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These Positions Have Been Filled Check Back Spring 2023 Paid Internships (Fall 2022): EcoNews Journalist Internship ($14/hour for 45 hours) Please provide writing samples when applying! Local Policy Internship ($14/hour for 45 hours) To Apply: For Fall 2022...

Understanding ‘Urbanism’

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On this week’s EcoNews Report, planning expert Dan Zack joins Gang Green to talk about “urbanism”—a term that might sound scary for rural Humboldt County. But despite its name, principles of urban design can...

Solutions Summit April 2022

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CO-OPS NETWORK FOR INVESTMENTS Seed Commons, a nationwide network of cooperative loan funds and business incubators, provides support and funding for worker-owned co-op businesses across America. Working as a group, the various member organizations of Seed...

Housing is an Environmental Issue

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Ask anyone who has tried to look for rental housing lately and they’ll tell you that housing in Humboldt is expensive. Humboldt, like California generally, suffers from a housing affordability crisis brought on chiefly...

Activism 101: Getting Started

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Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director For those of us who are seasoned activists, it can often be easy to forget the complex paths that got us into the movement. Whether we first dipped our toes...

Pueblos Indígenas Desaparecides y Asesinades

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Chelsea Miraflor Trillo (Mindanaoan/Visayan) traducido por Carlrey Arroyo Los Pueblos Indígenas son parte integral de la Tierra porque somos de Ella. Es por eso que los Pueblos Indígenas Desaparecides y Asesinades (MMIP) es la violencia contra...

Year-End Wrap Up (We Ain’t Gonna Miss You, 2021)

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Join Gang Green for a review of the highlights and lowlights of 2021. Friends of the Eel River organized a motley crew of enviros, organized labor, religious leaders and others in a coalition to...

Giving Tuesday

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Donate at www.yournec.org/donations/ Dear NEC Supporter, Nobody said it would be easy! In fact, 2021’s extreme and unpredictable conditions made it one of the most challenging years in the Northcoast Environmental Center’s proud 50-year history. We...

Eel River Salmon Win Before FERC

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There’s a proposal to remove the fish-blocking Scott Dam on the Eel River but looming problems still remain. Cape Horn Dam, just downstream of Scott Dam, technically allows for fish passage through its fish...

Creature Feature: Red Tailed Hawks

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Creature Feature: Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo Jamaicensis) The Red-tailed Hawk is one of the most common hawks in North America. They are also one of the largest birds on the continent, with a large adult...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam REWILDING CANADIAN FARMS Topsy Farms on Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, has rededicated an acre of their sheep pasture to the wild plants and animals that used to live there. "Rewilding" is a growing...

Get on Board for the Climate: When Ammonia Smells Like Flowers

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by Martha Walden    One of the biggest climate-changing threats facing civilization flies under the radar for most people: refrigerants. Emissions from these man-made chemicals are so much more potent than carbon or methane that it...

Potter Valley Project: The Saga of Dam Removal

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By Caroline Griffith As anyone who has followed the decades-long efforts to take down Klamath Dams knows, dam removal is a complex process. Oftentimes far more complex than the process of erecting those dams in...

Eye On Washington: October 2021

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst Biden Nominates Indigenous Tribal Member to Lead the National Park Service The last administration found it increasingly difficult and embarrassing to get Senate confirmation of nominees who sometimes had obvious conflicts...

Community Creations: The Monster Project

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The Monster Project has been supporting collaborations between artists for over 6 years. The outcome of these collaborations have been the creation of large-scale canvas paintings, costume designs, songs, poetry, paintings on panels, ceramic...

Help a Legendary Photographer Complete His Dream

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by Ally Gran and Ted Humphrey Dave Van de Mark is a living legend at Redwood National & State Parks. He arrived in Northern California in 1963 as acres and acres of old-growth redwood forest,...

The NEC’s Collaborative Conservation Legacy

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By Chad Roberts, NEC Life Member   Conservation was a central focus of the countercultural upwelling in the North Coast in the late 1960s, more so than the civil rights movement or even the Viet Nam...

Another Caltrans Travesty

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by Elaine Weinreb    Westhaven has always been a quiet rural place with no downtown, no stores - at least in recent years - and no city government of any sort.  It is tree-lined with mature...