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Climate Fact #13

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further information:

"Water-Energy Connection" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

April City STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the April 2016 STAR Newsletter which includes the Summer Activity Guide from Parks and Rec.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/1/2016


Skatepark Construction
Starting Friday 4/1
Expected to last up to 3 mos.
Be advised of possible traffic delays


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due April 5th

 

Lifeguard Certification Training

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Update 4/1, 11am - Due to the minimum number of sign-ups not being reached, this training class needed to be cancelled.  For any questions, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot). Attendance at every class is required.
 
Days: Monday-Thursday
Dates: April 4th-7th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Fee: $185
Register online now at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool.

For more information contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

Climate Fact #12

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further information:

"Climate Change & Health" from the World Health Organization (WHO)
Video: Senior Centers Designated as Heat Shelters
 

2016 Commuter Challenge

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Commute.org is pleased to announce the 2016 Commuter Challenge, a campaign to reward commuters who choose transportation modes other than driving alone.  Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using an alternative mode will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand prizes.

Traffic on San Mateo County roads and highways is at an all-time high.  Not only does traffic waste time and money for commuters, but it also contributes to poor air quality. According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), nearly 70 percent of the Bay Area’s carbon monoxide comes from motor vehicles, which are also the greatest contributors to ozone in the Bay Area.

The 2016 Commuter Challenge encourages people to use public transit, shuttle, carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk or telework, and be part of the traffic solution.  “Eliminating a few solo driving trips each week is an easy way for commuters to make a positive impact,” said John Ford, Commute.org’s Executive Director. Driving less will reduce GHG emissions while also helping to relieve congestion on the roadways. “Together, we can make a measurable difference to reduce our carbon footprint,” Ford added.

By signing up at my.commute.org, and adding their commute alternative trips, registrants will be entered to win one of the featured weekly prizes (Fitbit Alta, Timbuk2 bag, wireless earbuds, gift cards and more). Participants also earn a chance to win one of the five grand prizes ($300 Clipper card, GoPro Hero, Garmin Edge Cycling computer, $400 REI gift card or Fitbit Surge GPS watch) at the end of the challenge.

For more details, please visit www.commute.org.

CPR, AED and First Aid Classes

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North County Fire Authority is offering CPR, AED & First Aid Classes for Brisbane residents.

This course will cover Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED training (Automatic External Defibrillator) and basic First Aid, such as controlling bleeding, splinting and sudden illnesses.  The course fee includes a book and certification card upon completion of the course.  Note: This is not a professional rescuer or health care provider course. 

Location: Brisbane Fire Station #81, (Training Room), 3445 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane

To sign up, go to www.northcountyfire.org  and look under “Upcoming Events.”

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/21/2016


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Spring Break Camp
March 28 – April 8
Registration Deadline March 24th


Smoking Ordinance Info. Workshop
Affecting Multi-Unit Housing
Wed., March 23, 6-7pm
City Hall, 50 Park Pl.

 

How to Use GORequest

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GoRequest is a free, easy-to-use system that community members can use to send service requests directly to the City.  It's how what you see around town that may need fixing can be brought to the attention of the department that can ensure it is fixed as quickly as possible.  Download the free app for iPhone and Android today!  And don't forget to enable "Location Services" when opening up the app for the first time.

To submit a service request via your computer, rather than smartphone, please click here.

Climate Fact #11

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

Infographic: "Western Fires and Climate Change" from the Union of Concerned Scientists