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What’s Needed Now to Save the Planet— Individual Actions or a Mass Movement?

The recent election will impact many issues, but possibly none greater than the Earth itself and protecting our climate. Two different answers to this question were given last month by 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben at SSU’s 3rd Sustainability Day and, two days later, by Petaluma’s Trathen Heckman at Ripple the World, the annual fundraiser for [...]

Thank You!

On October 27th, more than 600 people gathered with us to raise vital funding and to celebrate our work at Ripple the World. It was an amazing moment for Daily Acts at this 9th annual event as we shared our successes, heard remarkable testimonials, felt encouraged by the devotion of our community, and raised a [...]

Edible Ecosystem – Made Local Magazine

Public food forests build community, improve food security, and increase access to healthy foods. It’s mid-July and, despite months without rain, the berries, herbs, flowers, and fruit trees at the public food forest surrounding the Cavanagh Recreation Center in downtown Petaluma are flourishing. As we brush past pomegranate and fig trees, Trathen Heckman, executive [...]

Ashevillage’s Community Resilience Challenge tests residents’ skills, resources

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Able Allen at Mountain Xpress “Be prepared” goes the Scouting movement’s mantra. And being able to face any challenge is often a goal of institutions. But the question is always: How? How can we be best prepared for whatever may come? The Boy Scout carries his pocketknife. Emergency services [...]

May is Community Resilience Challenge month!

If you haven’t signed up yet… what are you waiting for!?! Consider this your engraved invitation, dear daily actor! The Challenge is your chance to tell others about your impact, “challenge” yourself to commit to doing something you’re not already doing, and join hundreds of others in our community making the commitment to “be the [...]

Community Philanthropy Awards: Clear Blue Commercial, Petaluma

BY GARY QUACKENBUSH, SPECIAL TO THE BUSINESS JOURNAL In the words of David Rayall, Sonoma County Water Agency coordinator for environmental services, Clear Blue is a leader in community philanthropy by demonstrating that a commercial business has the ability and accepts the responsibility to give back to the community and help sustain our planet. The company [...]

Volunteers install drought-friendly landscaping at Petaluma fire station

HANNAH BEAUSANG, ARGUS-COURIER STAFF Despite a deluge of weekend storms, about 40 volunteers braved the rain to plant a community garden in front of Petaluma Fire Department Station No. 3 on South McDowell Boulevard, transforming the patchy lawn into a drought tolerant landscape complete with edible plants. For the project led by Petaluma nonprofit Daily Acts, [...]

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