Town and Gown: Great things are happening… Elsewhere
From a post by Berkeley resident Merrile Mitchell. Thanks for sharing.
These might be good to include with the growing list of best practices and creative brainstorming to keep the neighborhoods vital and desirable.
UCR has issued their EIR for the Glen Mor 2 Project. It is available at the link below.
Glen Mor 2 Environmental Impact Report
Let’s hope it happens sooner than later. Our neighborhood could use a boost in several areas, rental units not among them however. With the percentage of owner occupancy in the University Neighborhood at 35%,Â some are saying we’re in a perfect position to attract more of those researchers who are likely to be found in their labs rather than in the classroom and off to Orange or LA County.
We have the perfect neighborhood to give “Live-Work” some vitality and flavor. After all, that’s how a lot of our neighborhood started – live work at UCR and March Field.Â Here’s to the University Neighborhood Becoming Ground Zero for the next Silicon Valley.
There’s a rule about losing weight that everyone who is successful, obeys. It’s called “if you track it, it moves”. In other words, if you don’t measure something, you won’t know if you’ve lost weight or not.
Our cost based risk assessment for chemicals contrasts with Europe where the focus is on health based risk assessment.
We get to experience the added costs and impacts from increased risk exposureÂ from products, processes or policies calculated to be cheaper to litigate than eliminate.
Europe insists products, processes and policies promote health outcomes based on health risk assessments. They also have better health outcomes in many categories.Â Coincidence? Or do you really get what you measure for?
There will be another community meeting to hear about and discuss the UCR Environmental Health and Safety Building Project.
The meeting will be held in Room J-102 of Bannockburn on Monday, October 18 at 6:00 pm.
Chancellor Timothy White and Dr. Karen White extend an invitation to join them for an open house Monday, October 11, 2010,Â 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
The Chancellor’s residence is at 4171 Watkins Dr. This open house is exclusively for the friends and neighbor’s of the UCR campus.
Please RSVP by October 4th, Tammy Giglio, 951-824-4665, email@example.com.
Neighborhood invited to celebrate with Sustainable UCR at a low-key, acoustic concert to culminate our Earth Week events. The acoustic concert will be on Friday, AprilÂ 23, from 5-8 PM at our community garden, called “The Growve” off of Watkins Drive.
The concert is calledÂ “GrooveÂ at the Growve” and there will be no amplified sound. AnyoneÂ from the neighborhood is welcome to attend, and it is free. (AnyoneÂ is also welcome toÂ join our community garden orÂ attend any of our Earth WeekÂ events, and they are all free). We don’t want to do anything that would upset the neighbors.Our goal is toÂ create a sense of community, where everyone feels empowered to change theÂ world.
You can check out http://sustainableucr.webs.com for Earth WeekÂ events.Included are several workshops on composting, energy conservation, sustainABLE living, and a food systems workshop, as well as tree planting, and other interactive demonstrations.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
In the meantime, let’s celebrate the milestone of creating a wonderful community asset in just over one year.Â Very inspiring!
Here’s the link to the pdf project document for Glenmor 2. It’s a quick 193 pages so beware.
It’s available for your review and to provoke your comments.
The 1st of two community meetings on this project will be held on Wednesday, April 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 in Room J-102 (Bannockburn Village) 3615 Canyon Crest Drive.