THE FUTURE OF NAPA
April 7 Survey Deadline
Last week, dozens of CanDoers checked out the City of Napa's survey.
The City invites you help to shape the future of our community.
This is the first of several opportunities for folks to share their vision for Napa.
There are just over two more weeks to
raise your voice.
takes about 10 minutes to complete .
HOW HAS FAST FOOD EVOLVED
IN THE PAST 30+ YEARS?
You might not be surprised to learn that it isn't good news.
|Fast Food Calorie Content Has Steadily Increased Over Past 30 Years According To A New Study | TIME
"We are all bound up in one great bundle
of humanity, and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members
without receiving the curse of its own soul."
If you missed the viral
"Ice Bucket Challenge," here's your chance to make amends.
In a much more useful way, we dare say.
to learn about the #TrashTag
Send us your before and after photos and we'll publish them on our Facebook page.
Write "TrashTag" in the subject line, please.
This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
There's no plastic packaging and the box is delivered to your door. So i
s there anything in the "bamboo is sustainable" picture I should rethink before trying their tissue or paper towels?
A. My friends recently told me about this company as well and it is great that they use no plastic packaging. I don't think there are any issues with the bamboo
(which is more sustainable than virgin trees that are used for most toilet paper). They also have a 100% recycled version as well which is even better in
Anyway, I don't see any red flags. There is a good, in-depth discussion of the company and their products
. -- Tim
Curbside Composting or recycling to
Responses graciously provided
by Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling & Waste Services
FARM TO FOOD BANK
Help us take fresh produce, donated by Farmers' Market vendors, to the Food Bank.
Any Saturday - you choose!
or the short shift:
For more information, or
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
SAVE THE DATES
THE EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC
Friday, April 12, 7-9PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
1625 Salvador Ave.
CanDo CORE GATHERING
Wednesday, April 10
Join in the conversation or simply observe as a handful of us gather in one of our homes to help keep CanDo moving forward. Kindly
. Write CORE in the subject line.
NAPA FOOD PROJECT PICK-UP
Saturday AM, April 13
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The Choices We Make
Napa Valley CanDo seeks to inspire and facilitate action
by alerting interested Valley residents about opportunities for service. If you participate as a volunteer in an activity that you learned about through Napa Valley CanDo, whether initiated by CanDo or another organization, please take personal responsibility for your involvement. Use common sense. Only you can determine whether an activity is a good
fit, that is to say
compatible with your interests and abilities.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO...
On the morning of March 21 ten years ago, 75 neighbors engaged in vibrant conversation at the Napa County Library. The goal? To explore creating a grassroots organization dedicated to serving our community in brand new ways. Two hours later, Napa Valley CanDo was born.
CanDo is an issue-oriented group, not a partisan one. Community service and advocacy are not the domain
of Republicans, Democrats or Independents. To our way
of thinking, it's the job of each of us to see what we CanDo to enrich our community, bit by bit.
Through our Vision Quest in 2018 and with your help, we revisited our creative roots, took pride in our dynamic present, and gave form to a sparkling future that includes this promise:
To connect, inspire and empower neighbors
to take positive action in our community.
None of this happens without you. It's your energy,
your dedication to a stronger, more just community, and your willingness to say "Yes!" that keeps us growing.
This Thursday, as winter turns to spring,
take a moment to raise a glass or a perfect cup of tea.
Honor the CanDo spirit that brought you to this group and toast the next decade of
connection, kindness and community.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL
WHO SHOULD BE CELEBRATED
Each week in March, CanDo features a woman whose important accomplishments aren't general knowledge,
but should be. This week, meet...
FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
is often overshadowed by figures like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass in the story about women's voting rights in the 1860s. She was the lone Black woman to speak during the
fateful and divisive 1869 meeting
of the American Equal Rights Association when delegates splintered over the question
of whether they would support the proposed
15th Amendment, which protected the voting rights
of black men,
but not women who would not receive
the right to vote until 1920.
Poet, fiction writer, journalist, and activist.
Read more about Watkins Harper
April 12, 2019 7-9PM
This powerful film
the story of organic agriculture told by those who built the movement: a motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers, and farmers' sons and daughters who rejected chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives.
Special guests will discuss the status of organic agriculture locally, as well as recent research regarding no-till methods, carbon sequestration, and more. Organizers share ways you can get involved here in the Napa Valley.
Here's the trailer:
Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
Tell 'em you heard about it through CanDo!
Note: Posting events in this "Spotlight" does not constitute an endorsement by Napa Valley CanDo unless expressly stated.
We list a variety of
programs we feel may be of interest to our readers. Explore! Enjoy! Get involved!
SPONSOR: CAN-V Napa Food Bank
When Napans have trees covered with fruit that they'd like to share with neighbors, they often contact the
Napa Food Bank.
The Food Bank would love to distribute the bounty, but first they need volunteer gleaners to pick the fruit.
Fridays When there's a need, you'll receive a call to see if you're available that day.
: Homes around Napa
Karen (Napa Food Bank) or
NOTE: Volunteers must sign a liability waiver which will be provided by the Food Bank. Teens and adults welcome.
INDIVISIBLE NAPA MARCH MEETING
SPONSOR: Indivisible NAPA
Our monthly meeting will review the Indivisible Guide, Indivisible on the Offense (Please read before the meeting). Discussion includes 2019 agenda, plans, and teams. Guest Speaker: Michele Grupe, Community Leaders' Coalition. She will address 2020 elections and Voters Choice Napa, 2020 Census (need volunteers), AND the Budget Transparency Ordinance. Light refreshments. Bring a fellow activist!
DAY/DATE/TIME: Monday, March 25,
Napa County Library, Main Branch, 580 Coombs, Community Room
FFI: Email or
SPONSOR: Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists,
Napa-Sonoma Friends (Quakers)
This bi-monthly vigil has been ongoing since the US invaded Iraq in 2004. We stand witness to the misuse of our country's military forces and urge by our presence a greater focus on international cooperation and diplomacy in resolving conflicts. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, a chair if you wish, and a peaceful heart. Signs and flags will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, March 31,
LOCATION: Napa Community, Third & Soscol
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION AND SONGBIRD BASICS
SPONSOR: Napa Wildlife Rescue
Want to help sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals this spring and summer? Come to Volunteer Orientation and Songbird Basics to learn how you can get involved with Napa Wildlife Rescue. We especially need volunteers for our Summer Songbird Clinic, when we take in hundreds of orphaned baby birds that need a lot of care. Come find out how you can make a difference for wildlife.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 7,
LOCATION: Please RSVP for location
FREE FUN -- EGG DECORATING AND HUNT
Saturday, April 20, 2-4PM
Napa Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St.
LIKE TO HAVE YOUR EVENT
Are you a nonprofit in need of volunteers?
Or do you have a fundraiser, educational opportunity,
or fun event you'd like us
share in the "Spotlight"?
Space permitting, your post may run for up to three weeks leading to the date of your event. Any photo
you'd like us to consider MUST be sent as a jpg.
Learn more and
submit your event here
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank and collect produce from generous Farmers' Market vendors for the Food Bank as well.
Karen or Betty.
Waterway Keepers began as a CanDo project. Now it's orchestrated by our friends at the Napa Co. Resource Conservation District. Volunteers help maintain our river and streams to keep them vibrant and alive.
Raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits in a year-end giving campaign.
hilary or Nancy.
CanDo has a brilliant way to help the Food Bank feed neighbors in need.