Healthy Environment. Healthy Aging.
Throughout the Legacy Talks webinar series, experts on climate change, waste management, emissions control, and conservation efforts shared their knowledge and resources to inform, educate, and motivate attendees to take action. Learn more
During the first Legacy Talks webinar, Ray Boudewyn, Vice President of Facilities and Procurement at Sequoia Living, shared our nonprofit’s efforts in reducing dependency on the grid while providing older adults with stimulating, joyful environments and services that support and enrich their lives. Click below for more on Sequoia Living’s environmental stewardship programs and sustainability initiatives.
Author and publisher Mitchell Beer explained how a traumatic medical event with his young child sparked his life-long quest to find solutions for the Earth’s changing climate. His website provides the latest research, science, and policy on climate change. Learn more
Do You Know What's In Your Kitchen Trash?
In the second session of Legacy Talks, we learned about Sequoia Living’s sustainable practices in reducing food waste while serving nearly 4,000 sustainable meals daily. For more on Sequoia Living’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and provide healthy meals, click here. Learn more
Joining the conversation, Katy Hart with ReFED, a national nonprofit working to end food waste, shared her knowledge and expertise. We learned that 35% of all food produced in the U.S. is unsold or uneaten each year. The takeaway? It all starts with the choices we make as consumers, including meal planning and knowing your waste. Utilize your freezer and repurpose leftovers to drastically help to reduce your food waste. Click below for more information on why driving down food waste is good for the environment.
Tips to Reduce Emissions
During the third session of Legacy Talks, we heard from the Director of the Atmosphere Energy Program at Stanford University, Mark Z. Jacobson. He shared how transitioning to clean, renewable energy will create a healthier planet and slow down the effects of global warming. For more about Mark’s work and large-scale renewable energy solutions, click here. Learn more
Our last presenter, Simone Berkovitz, a zero-waste educator at Marin Sanitary Services, discussed how the waste in landfills contribute to the greenhouse gas effect by creating methane. She also covered the latest news on composting, recycling, and the new food waste law in California, S.B. 1383, which took effect in January 2022. Click below for easy-to-digest visuals on recyclables, compostables, and what should go to a landfill.