A worldwide research project was done in the places around the world where people lived the longest and were the healthiest. The results showed four core lifestyle values that impact longevity the most: Move Naturally, Right Outlook, Eat Wisely, and Connect. The Blue Zones is teaching us how these core philosophies can be incorporated into our communities through planning processes, as well as into our own lives. Presented by Kristi Conforti, Public Policy Advocate, BZP Tuolumne County & Cathy Parker, Director, Wellbeing, Adventist Health Sonora and BZP Local Sponsor.
Presented by Trinity Abila Habitat - restoring hope and dignity through innovative solutions, community collaboration and a holistic approach to housing. This presentation includes a bold new direction for Habitat - building 3D-printed homes for the aged and disabled.
Dave Ruby, Tuolumne County Planning Manager, presents a training course for current and prospective planning commissioners.
Carolyn Jhajj - Communications Director, and Arthur Wylene, Legal Counsel. “Procuring and processing excess biomass into wood pellets for use in renewable energy regeneration.”
CEO David Schmidt "We make our products out of the wood others throw away, like scrap from forest waste, forest thinning, and wildfire mitigation projects. The result is wood that not only helps preserve our forests, but helps preserve jobs in our rural community.”
Presented by Sherri Brennan. Yosemite Clean Energy utilizes state-of-the-art technology and partners with local communities to transform wood waste into renewable, affordable, zero-emission fuels to restore and strengthen the environment
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources University of California Cooperative Extension - Cindy Chen The presentation will provide an overview of current research progress of renewable bio products and wood products. The presentation will also discuss opportunities for community and economic development in these sectors while reaching the state’s long-term goals of wildfire fuel reduction.