Were in this together! Thats a mantra of our ESLT team right now as we work to keep connecting with each other and with you, each from our own homes. This year has brought many new challenges, and your ongoing support helps us to meet them with grace and flexibility.
So, how are you staying connected? Well share some tools that were relying on to stay in touch during this time of physical distancing. We welcome you to reach out to us at or on or to share your own resources and ideas.
Our team has used Slack for instant messaging, Dropbox and Google Photos for file sharing, Gmail for daily communication, and Zoom for staff meetings and weekly happy hours. To make our Zoom meetings more fun, weve created some of our own ESLT Zoom backgrounds! and download some for your own meetings.
Ways to connect with ESLT:
Are you signed up for our monthly e-newsletter? Each one is filled with news and virtual events, along with personal updates from Executive Director Kay Ogden. to receive this dose of ESLT connection in your inbox each month.
Make sure to follow us on social media too! Wed love to connect with you on our platforms. , and .
Each month, we’ve been hosting our new ESLT Happy Place Book Club, which comes together virtually for fun, thought-provoking conversations. Our next book will be The Overstory by Richard Powers, which well discuss on July 28th. . If you order from and mention our book club, youll receive 10% off!
Weve also hosted Virtual Victory Garden Workshops in partnership with our local chapters of California Native Plant Society, Master Gardeners, and Audubon Society. You can learn from a myriad of gardening experts about diverse topics by watching recordings of these workshops on our .
Finally, stay tuned for details of our virtual Lands & Legacy Celebration, which will take place through Labor Day weekend!
More recommendations to help you stay connected and grounded:
- Visit our , where weve uploaded resources for gardening, birdwatching, and more, along with family-friendly outdoor games and scavenger hunts.
- Check out your local yoga or pilates studios for online offerings
- Visit your local concert venues online for virtual concerts and storytelling events
- Write a letter to a friend or family member (yes, with an actual paper and pen!)
As our team continues to work remotely and at full capacity, we welcome you to reach out anytime. Again, you are welcome to email us at , or to leave a message on our office telephone at 760-873-4554. We love hearing from you, and were checking our messages. We’ll get back to you soon!
Would you like to explore resources for gardening, birdwatching, and more, along with family-friendly outdoor games and scavenger hunts? Visit our new At-Home Haven at the link below.
Author Heather Freeman is the Philanthropy Manager here at ESLT. If you have questions or want to get in touch with her, you can email her at .