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$1650/1550 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging). The deposit amount for this course is $300.

Permaculture Design Certification

March 1, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center,
15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA 95465 United States
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Whether you currently own property or dream of it, this two-week intensive course will immerse you in information, ideas and inspiration for how to design sustainable, regenerative systems in balance with your home ecosystem. You will learn the ethics, principles… Read more » Find out more »

Outreach Event: BART Oakland Airport Connector

March 3, 2014 - March 7, 2014
Locations in Oakland,
Oakland, CA United States
BART is nearing the completion of the Oakland Airport Connector extension from the Coliseum Station to Oakland International Airport (OAK). The new link will replace the AirBART shuttle bus with a driverless, automated people mover system. The new extension is… Read more » Find out more »
$15 general $10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID $6 youth, ages 9–17 Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.

Bay Motion: Capturing San Francisco Bay on Film

November 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am - June 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California,
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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This unique exhibition of film and video from Prelinger Archives—a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films—explores how the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding region was captured by amateur, professional and industrial camera people. Bay… Read more » Find out more »
8:30 am

Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Designing Landscapes – North Bay

March 5, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant,
American Canyon, CA United States
This 24-hour Design Training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant selection, and more. The Design Training program has two tracks: single-family residential design and civic/commercial/multifamily design. The training program focuses on practical, effective… Read more » Find out more »
9:00 am

Water Heaters: Past, Present, and Future

March 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Truitt & White,
1817 2nd Street, Berkeley, CA 94710-1902 United States
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Even though the residential storage water heater you installed today looks very much like the water heaters installed ten years ago, there have been significant changes in how storage water heaters are designed and manufactured over the past decade. In… Read more » Find out more »

Green Homes Expertise for Real Estate Professionals

March 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center,
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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More sales and future referrals can be the benefits for real estate professionals and contractors who guide their clients to a “green” home–one that is usually healthier, more comfortable, and costs less to operate than typical homes. The growing Green… Read more » Find out more »
3:00 pm

El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center Public Tour

March 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center,
7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States
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Tour the City of El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center! See the range of recyclable and reusable materials accepted, find out how the City handles various materials, and learn about the sustainable features and services offered via this community… Read more » Find out more »
6:30 pm
$10-$20 for members; $12-$20 for non-members.

Conservation Speaker Series – Saving the Puma

March 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakland Zoo, Marian Zimmer Auditorium,
9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 United States
Mountain Lions are in crisis, facing increased conservation issues each year as humans encroach further into their habitat. Working with landowners and state agencies, Bay Area Puma Project scientists are using custom GPS-accelerometer collars to track and record pumas and… Read more » Find out more »
$5-$20 Sliding Scale: No one turned away for lack of funds.

Know Your Farmer — Meet Andrew Brait of Full Belly Farm–POSTPONED

March 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pollinate Farm and Garden,
2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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In this informative talk, part of Pollinate’s Know Your Farmer series, owner and farmer Andrew Brait will discuss Full Belly Farm, its history, systems, products, and CSA program, and provide tips on getting a jump on this year’s heirloom tomato… Read more » Find out more »
7:00 pm

Film Screening and Director’s Talk: Cesar Chavez

March 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
California Theatre,
2113 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Cesar Chavez — A leader, a community, and a social movement that changed America. After the film, CLAS chair Harley Shaiken will moderate a conversation with: Diego Luna, the film’s director; Arturo Rodriguez, president, United Farm Workers; and Maria Echaveste,… Read more » Find out more »
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