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This summer, 350Marin offers an evening of education and compassion for all life on this planet. With climate change all too real and ramping up, what can one do? For starters, show up at an event that zeros in on both a cause of the environmental crisis and the cause of the most common diseases prevalent today: animal agriculture and the consumption of animal products and processed foods.
Event is free; donations are helpful and appreciated.
We hope you can make it, and please share this event with others. See, download, and share the event flyer HERE
6-7pm Social Hour with climate-friendly snacks provided
Quick, before the planet melts! Join Fossil Free California for an ice cream social and fundraiser on August 27th in Oakland.
- Learn about our ongoing divestment campaigns: CalPERS, CalSTRS, municipal funds, and more!
- Find out how to divest your own portfolio from fossil fuels.
- Hear about the climate bills that are going through the state legislature this year.
- Time: Saturday, August 27, 2-4 pm
- Place: 68 Entrada Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
- Can you join us on the 27th? Please RSVP here.
If you can't join us, please click here to donate. We’ll use your contribution to continue campaigning for divestment from fossil fuels by CalPERS, CalSTRS, and everyone else in California.
Please join 350 East Bay as we attend a fun summer event put on by West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. It's a yard party at WOEIP's office. You'll have the opportunity to meet & greet friendly organizations. There will be food, music, & a kid corner. And folks will be presenting workshops on air monitoring & more! See you there!
The 2nd North American Permaculture Convergence is scheduled for September 14-18, 2016 at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California.
NAPC II will be held in partnership with the Building Resilient Communities Convergence (formerly Northern California Permaculture Convergence), which will be held concurrently on September 16-18 on the same site. We are excited about this partnership and consider that it could become a tradition, through collaboration with and support of different regional convergences across the continent every two years. Integration and cooperation makes all of us stronger and more resilient!
The site for NAPC II is the world-renowned Solar Living Institute.
The Solar Living Institute (SLI) has many examples relevant to permaculture especially in energy systems.
The site offers camping and spillover will be at a neighbor’s land. There are a number of motels and hotels at interesting, small Northern California neighboring towns within 20 minutes or so.
The schedule and programming
The convergence will flow from a focus on permaculture designers and educators at NAPC, Wednesday through Friday, to a more open and broad based event on the weekend, hosted by BRCC.
NAPC will be the focus from Wednesday thru Friday. Working Groups and networking will be strong components, along with multiple tracks of advanced workshops, panels, and other activities. We would like to continue the work that was initiated at the first NAPC and at the International Permaculture Convergence in the UK last year, and begin new work as is appropriate. Write to info @ northamericanpermaculture.com with your needs and ideas, and join our Facebook group and communicate in our community venue.
BRCC starts Friday evening and goes through Saturday and Sunday, with NAPC momentum continuing through the weekend. BRCC activities focus on workshops, education and festivities. NAPC participants can lead and attend workshops, join in the festivities, attend keynotes and all other BRCC activities. At the same time, NAPC will continue concurrently with scheduling of its own including ongoing meetings of the Working Groups.
Transition US (a worldwide permaculture-based movement founded in the UK), Gaia U (permaculture focused University), the West Coast Women’s Permaculture Convergence and Permaculture Institute of North America are collaborating.
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting has been postponed to September, at a date to be announced, and will not take place on 8/2.
Alameda County is moving forward quickly with establishing a community choice energy (CCE) program. A community choice energy program would provide a public, not-for-profit alternative to PG&E to provide electricity services in the county.
At their meeting on August 2nd, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors (BoS) will vote on whether or not to form a joint powers authority to establish a Community Choice energy program for Alameda County. They will also decide whether to approve the Joint Powers Authority agreement (the foundation document for the Community Choice program) which will be proposed to all participating cities.
If you live in Alameda County, send a message to the county Supervisors asking them to make the most of this window of opportunity when the program is being developed to shape a program that will create local jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions by prioritizing the development of local renewable resources! You can send a letter to the Supervisors through this email action alert developed by the Sierra Club.
There will be a press conference by Local Clean Energy Alliance at 8:30am before the meeting.test
Stop paying for gas. Start saving with an electric vehicle!
Reduce your driving costs and your carbon footprint!
New to electric vehicles? Experts and EV owners will be on-hand to answer questions. Learn about discounts on zero emission vehicles through SunShare. Test drive popular EV models like Nissan Leaf, VW, Toyota Prius, and more.
Already own an EV? Register to showcase your vehicle and share your EV experience. To display your vehicle or offer rides, you must register in advance. Please visit:
Grab lunch: Enjoy Curbside Kitchen food truck or the nearby Richmond Farmers' Market.
The Ecology Center is co-sponsoring this free, fun, tasty and informative event with the Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter, and the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito and Albany.
Other locations to test-drive during National Drive Electric Week:
In SF on Sept 17th: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=769
In Novato on Sept. 10th: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=739
In San Mateo on Sept. 10th: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=594
In Santa Rosa on Sept. 11th: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=693
Please join 350 East Bay for a fun day at Sunday Streets Berkeley. You can help us at the 350 East Bay table or just come to have fun!
What is Sunday Streets?
Sunday Streets (also called “Open Streets”) closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may usethe space for other physical and social activities. The streets becomeparks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and danceand play. Everyone from businesses and community organizations tomusicians and artists use the space creatively, engaging the public andproviding spontaneity and discovery.
It sounds simple, yet it really is very different and exciting.
People get out and connectwith their community and urban environment in a transformative way. This temporary publicspace inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day - andbeyond. As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in NorthAmerica.
Check out StreetFilms.org for more about Open Streets around the world.
The first Sunday Streets in Berkeley was on October 14, 2012. More than 42,000 people cameto Shattuck Ave to stroll, skate, cycle, dance, play in the street.
Peoplecame from all over the BayArea to experience Berkeley anew. Local Berkeley businesses reported a30-50% increase in sales on the day ofthe event. The first-ever SundayStreets Berkeley was by all measures agreat success.
Sunday Streets Berkeley has very much been inspired by Sunday Streets San Francisco’s successful 5 year run. We are so thankful for their leadership, encouragement and sharing of resources and wisdom in producing Sunday Streets Berkeley.
Sunday Streets Berkeley takes place on Shattuck Ave for 17 blocks from Rose Street to Haste Street. It is a celebration of local businesses and organizations. Storefronts will be unobstructed, and business owners will be encouraged to promote commerce and visibility by setting out seating on the street, hosting activities, and otherwise inviting interest and community.
Open Streets Worldwide
San Francisco, Bogota, Portland, St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Vancouver, Minneapolis and more have had many successful years of Open Streets. The public’s love for these events isoverwhelming.
Promoting Economic Development, Public Health, Car-Free Transportation, and More
Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking new and fun ways to achieve economic, environmental, social, and public health goals. These goals are shared across business, civic and community groups.
Open Streets offer new economic opportunities for commercial districts. In a recent study of an Open Streets event in St. Louis, 73% of attendees spent money at a restaurant or store along the route, 68% became aware of a store or restaurant that was new to them, and 94% responded “Yes - Positively” to the question: “Does Open Streets change your feelings about the city?”
Livable Berkeley promotes sustainable land use and transportation policies to reduce our impact on the environment and make our city more walkable, and more cyclist and public transit-oriented, with vibrant public spaces and commercial districts.