Thursday, August 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Earthbench planned as part of compassion campaign

David Breaux stands on the corner of Third and C streets, inviting passersby to tell him their definition of compassion. The community is invited to help build an Earthbench on that corner as a continuation of the compassion campaign. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

By
From page A1 | April 02, 2013 |

Do you support the idea of compassion in Davis? If so, please consider becoming part of the compassion campaign.

On March 26, the Davis City Council gave the green light to the building of a “Compassion Corner Earthbench” at the corner of Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The Earthbench will be a functional piece of public art on a corner dedicated to compassion.

The project grows out of the work of David H. Breaux, who has stood at the corner of Third and C since June 2009 inviting people to write their ideas about compassion in a notebook. He has collected thousands of entries during this time, a portion of which has been compiled into a book, “Compassion: Davis, CA,” which is available locally and as an e-book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

The public is invited to participate in the compassion campaign in three ways:

* Build a bottle brick. Hundreds will be needed in the construction of the Earthbench. Simple instructions on building a bottle brick can be found at earthbench.org. Bottle bricks may be dropped off at the corner by Monday, April 22.

* Help build the bench. There will be a construction work party on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up for a shift at http://groups.dcn.org/compassioncorner.

* Donate to support the Earthbench. Visit http://groups.dcn.org/compassioncorner.

The “Peace on Earthbench Movement” was founded by Brennan Blazer Bird, who built his first Earthbench in 2011 as part of his senior project at UC Davis. He is partnering with local ceramic artist Mark Rivera on the design of the Compassion Corner Earthbench.

If you have questions, email thecompassioncorner@gmail.com or visit Breaux at either the Farmers Market on Saturdays in April, or at the corner of Third and C streets in downtown Davis.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Here’s a guide to Fifth Street etiquette

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

 
Marsh trial still scheduled to begin Monday

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

 
The show must go on: DMTC celebrates 30 years

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Puppy love: dating sites match up animal lovers

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Aid workers with Ebola out of hospital

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Actors, crew needed for touring eco-play

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Onramp crash injures two

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Katehi will speak at Chamber’s community luncheon

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Village Feast offers a taste of Yolo County with a hint of Europe

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Sign up soon for Sac City’s fall classes

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Yolo Federal to hold photo contest

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Free electronic waste recycling service offered

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

NAMI support group meets Sunday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
 
Animal Services issues warning about rabid bats

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Museum sets brick dedication date

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Peregrine School is open for tours, registration

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Fish-friendly river water intake takes shape

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Qigong class starts in September


By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Meet K9 officer Dexter at Davis Senior Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Grandmothers support group meets weekly

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Join the fun at the DMTC Gala on Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Poets will read their original work on Thursday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

.

Forum

Great game kids, pass the beer

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

 
Many thanks to Brooks Painting

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

I really miss cal.net, too

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Where are the Water Police?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Frank Bruni: The trouble with tenure

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

Will you help serve Davis’ senior citizens?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

Scoring machine propels Republic to another win

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
River Cats clip Redbirds

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Giants cruise past Cubs in Chicago

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Aggie coaches nearer starting lineups for Stanford opener

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

A’s lose to split series with Mets

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
49ers’ Dawson still learning to kick in new stadium

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

.

Features

.

Arts

‘La Cage aux Folles’: a refreshing take on a classic

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Wineaux: A sparkling prescription for a new disease

By Susan Leonardi | From Page: A7

Free classical concerts set at Covell Gardens

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Dora Mae Clark Anderson

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6