Thrive Napa Valley is helping to build resiliency in the region by shining a light on our communities' success stories by connecting social innovators to one another and by promoting the most effective sustainable practices from around the world.
Thrive Napa Valley encourages leadership through awareness, education, and outreach. We empower our community to connect and engage through inspired action to promote environmental sustainability, social equity and compassion.
Creating CONNECTIONS equals COMMUNITY
The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness. ~ Maya Angelou
Thursday, April 28 | 10:00am - 2:00pm Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus 1800 College Avenue in St. Helena
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers, in partnership with the Napa Valley Vintners and Napa FireWise, are hosting a Fire Resources Fair on April 28 to allow members of the industry and community to come together in response to annual wildfires. This will be an outdoor, in-person event where attendees can interact with organizations and businesses looking to support the community in fire recovery and prevention.
Earth Day 2022 - Invest In Our Planet! (April 22, 2022)
All TOGETHER now!
This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we mustInvest In Our Planet.
Because a green future is a prosperous future. We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in.Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.
And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future, and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short. The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do? Go HERE to find information on Earth Day events, activities, and what individuals and organizations can do to make a difference.
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS are selfless acts performed by a person or a group of people wishing to help others. Those who play this game will learn about kindness and compassion by practicing it. You can perform random acts of compassion for those you know, those you don’t, for the earth, or for yourself. Distinct from Service Projects, these acts can be spontaneous.
Unlike the usual perception of side effects that most of us have, the side effects that kindness brings are actually positive and beneficial.
Click hereto view the (pdf) "Five! Side Effects of Kindness" - these include: a healthy heart, better relationships, joy, anti-aging and you'll see that kindness is contagious!
Charter for Compassion - Peace starts here
Research shows that practicing compassion leads to many benefits for the individual and ultimately for our cities - physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. More and more city leaders from across the US, Canada, and the globe are adopting compassion as a focus for city wide action to transform cities and transform the world. Visit Charter for Compassion to learn how they have inspired people in communities and institutions around the globe. And, sign up for their email newsletter, too. < "Together for Peace" by Argentinian artist Juan Carlos Nañake
Sunday Brunch - still going strong
"It takes very little effort to get a regular neighborhood potluck going. Someone has to manage the e-mail list, and make sure there is a volunteer to host for the next month.
It helped once we set a specific day of the month to do this. After that, we built flexibility into that schedule." - Karla Stromberger
Kudos to Karla Stromberger, and her neighbors in Alta Heights, for gathering once a month (since 2006) to keep their Sunday Brunch tradition going strong. Their neighborhood potluck brunch takes place at a different person's house each month. The brunches are usually the 3rd Sunday of the month, but they are flexible about that. Anyone who comes brings a dish to share - anything you want to bring - and their coffee/tea mug. The host/hostess provides coffee and tea, plates, utensils, name tags, etc. Read this article to learn how Karla's neighborhood tradition began. And, be sure to share your ideas that create connection and community with us at Thrive Napa Valley. Thank you for helping us get the word out to others.