2007 Grantee Convening
Making Your Voice Heard: Effective Communication of Your Vision & Program
October 12, 2007
On a rainy, cool, fall day in Sacramento, activists from 43 California environmental groups attended the second annual convening of grantees of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund and the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund. People came from as far north as Crescent City and as far south a Bakersfield and all points in between. Altogether 71 people attended the event, which was focused on “Making Your Voice Heard: Effective Communication of Your Vision and Program.” The Sierra Health Foundation hosted the convening at their beautiful conference facility overlooking the Sacramento River. The conference featured an all-organic lunch made with locally grown fruit and vegetables that had no packaging waste. To offset the carbon footprint of the event, conference attendees were asked to vote on which carbon reduction project to support, and they choose anaerobic digesters for small family farms. We purchased 7 tons of “re-moo-able” energy credits from NativeEnergy.