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Citizen Revolt: Green Infrastructure and Resilience Webinar, Medicaid Expansion Meetings, and Medicine Day Walk.

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GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
Earthquakes, fire, floods—sounds like the apocalypse, doesn't it? In fact, it could be what we face right here in Utah. You might want to learn how to prepare, especially as politicians continue to debunk science and, well, facts. How about a rooftop garden? If you're concerned about the growth and development in your community, you should attend the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Infrastructure and Resilience webinar. "At the city scale, green infrastructure has multiple benefits that support the community but are often undervalued or installed in a silo. At the building scale, green infrastructure—like green roofs—can support stormwater regulations [and] reduce energy costs, localized flooding and heat island[s]," USGBC says. Online, Thursday, June 29, 12-1 p.m., $10 for members, $20 for non-members, bit.ly/2srgxSZ

MEDICAID MEETINGS
If it isn't confusing enough that Congress keeps missing the mark on healthcare, now the state wants to jump into the fray. Don't give up yet because if you do, you lose. Utah does want to expand Medicaid a little—to 6,000 childless adults—but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services haven't approved the plan. That inspired your legislators to make it even harder by imposing limits to their Medicaid Expansion because maybe that's what the Trump administration wants. You have 30 days to comment on the state's plan. Take a read through the latest proposal before you put in your two cents. Cannon Health Building, Room 125, 288 N. 1460 West, Monday, July 10, 3-5 p.m., free; bit.ly/2tuGWxV, or submit comments at health.utah.gov or send to Jennifer Meyer-Smart: Utah Department of Medicaid and Health Financing, P.O. Box 143101, Salt Lake City, 84114-3101

MEDICINE WALK
This Medicine Day Walk is what New Moon Rites of Passage's Kinde Nebeker calls a "facilitated walk in nature that allows you to slow down, tune in, shift consciousness and receive the 'medicine' that your soul needs." In these high-stress times, it might be good to leave your angst behind. It's all about getting away from the "civilized, brain-centered way of knowing." Nature, community and storytelling are all part of this sublime package. You can journal or sketch along the way. Parking lot at base of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Friday, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $45-$95, bit.ly/2sWUHb5


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