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Workshop: Daily Acts: Scaling Up Grassroots Action Through Local Government Collaboration
October 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Partnerships with municipalities may be one of the most important and effective ways for local Transition Initiatives to scale up their work, particularly during this time when governments at all levels are searching for solutions to climate change, economic recovery, and disaster response. How can local Transition groups scale up our work through strategic partnerships with municipalities? What kinds of skills and assets are needed to position our network for these types of partnerships? Are government and grassroots collaborations the key to unleashing the power of community?
Hear success stories from Daily Acts, a people-powered organization based in Petaluma, CA and community partners on taking bold, people-powered climate policy and action.
This workshop is being offered as part of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit. Please click here to learn more and register using our pay-what-you-can donation-based system to participate.
Trathen Heckman is the founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization. He serves on the Board of Transition U.S. and the California Water Efficiency Partnership and is an Advisory Board member of the Norcal Community Resilience Network. Trathen helps people and groups reclaim the power of their actions to regenerate self, nature, and community. Trathen lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine, and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack.
Brianna Schaefer has spent the majority of her career working and volunteering for non-profits and is a firm believer in the power of community. Prior to working at Daily Acts, she spent over a decade with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy growing native plants for restoration projects. She is thrilled to be supporting her community through her role as Program Director at Daily Acts, where she works alongside partners and colleagues to develop climate adaptation programs. Brianna sits on two Petaluma Climate Commission committees focused on developing and implementing the City’s Climate Action Plan.