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Tour Registration Open: Cuba — Organic Evolution and Revolution (May 9-19)

March 14, 2014 - March 31, 2014
This tour provides a general overview of Cuba’s agroecological transition and the institutions and resources put into place to make this dramatic shift possible. We will see firsthand what happens when national policy prioritizes organic farming. The transformation of Cuban… Read more » Find out more »

Tour Registration Open: Mexico — Celebrating Guelaguetza and Food Sovereignty in Oaxaca (July 18-26)

March 14, 2014 - April 30, 2014
On this tour, we will explore the cultural and historical context of Oaxaca’s food traditions, while also hearing firsthand from peasants and activists working to preserve, defend and strengthen Mexican food systems in the face of numerous threats to rural… Read more » Find out more »
Donations welcome.

One Small Planet: Climate Action as Practice

March 17, 2014 - April 28, 2014
Engage the climate crisis. Make it your practice. This is an online workshop and support group for people who want to take action on climate change.The workshop begins on Monday, March 17 and runs for six weeks. Bring your courage… Read more » Find out more »

Community Resilience Challenge

March 17, 2014 - March 29, 2014
Sonoma County,
Sonoma County, CA United States
On and around May 17th and 18th, thousands of people across Sonoma County will rise to the challenge of creating more healthy, just and resilient lives, homes, neighborhoods and communities. Formerly the 350 Home & Garden Challenge, the Community Resilience… Read more » Find out more »

BuildWell Conference

March 19, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Cavallo Point,
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
The BuildWell concept is to host a gathering that is intimate, high-level, and focused on the materials of architecture. Not because design, systems, energy and other things don’t matter — they certainly do — but because the stuff of building… Read more » Find out more »
$150 Registration for both days. Includes meals and refreshments.

Two-Day Conference: “Transit and Cities: Past, Present, Future”

March 20, 2014 - March 21, 2014
David Brower Center,
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Transit is vital to the sustainability of cities–environmentally, economically, socially. Trains and buses are the most resourceful way of moving large numbers of people about the city. They use less space and energy and, when powered by clean fuels, emit… 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 »
Free with Garden Admission. Adults $10; Seniors (65+), Students $8; Juniors (13 - 17) $5; Children (5 - 12) $2 Children (under 5), UCBG Members, current UCB and LBNL staff, faculty and UC students Free. First Thursday of each month Free.

UC Botanical Garden Fiber and Dye Exhibit

March 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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The biodiversity of plant-based fibers and dyes is vast! The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and… Read more » Find out more »

Edible Art Show

March 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - June 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Women’s Cancer Resource Center,
5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Featuring the work of a dozen artists who have had their art in the local publication, Edible East Bay. Art by: Shari DeBoer, Iris Gottlieb, Cristian Guerrero, Helen Krayenhoff, Alan Leon, J.R. Nelson, Dawline Oni-Eseleh, Margo Rivera-Weiss, Margo Rivera-Weiss –… Read more » Find out more »

Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Maintaining Landscapes – Contra Costa

March 11, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Booker T. Anderson Community Center,
960 South 47th Street, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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This three-session, 24-hour training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. To become Bay-Friendly Qualified, program participants must attend all three classes, totaling 24 hours, and pass an… Read more » Find out more »
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Class: From Tree to Sea: A Bay Area Environmental Cross Section

March 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - May 17, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Merritt College Self-Reliant House,
12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619 United States
Introduction to the outdoor environment of the San Francisco Bay watershed and nearby sites: Field study of ecosystems of the bay, hills, forest lands, creeks and wetlands; and explorations of sustainable cultural, ecotourism, and economic uses of the Bay environment.… Read more » Find out more »

Urban Permaculture Design

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA United States
Permaculture training may just change your life.  This training offers the opportunity to develop professional skills and provides valuable education to enhance your current vocation, prepare you for your next venture and give you inspiration about solutions that you can… Read more » Find out more »
8:00 am
$40 per person (to cover the cost of the venue, food and materials), including continental breakfast and lunch.

Alameda County Bed Bug Property Management Certificate of Training Symposium

March 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Leandro Community Center,
15301 Wicks Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94579 United States
We are planning a second in the series of Certificate of Training Bed Bug Symposiums. Our intention is to help provide effective information and a support network to combat the vexing problems bed bugs pose for our local housing. This… Read more » Find out more »
10:00 am

Stewardship Palooza

March 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
David Brower Center,
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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There’s a thrill to acquiring land to be conserved in perpetuity. Working with a land owner to buy a property for conservation – whether for public use, mitigation or some kind of easement – involves deal making, time-pressured fundraising, and… Read more » Find out more »
6:00 pm

Workshop: Build Your Own Herbal First Aid Kit

March 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Homestead Apothecary,
486 49th St. #C, Oakland, CA 94609 United States
Join Fat and the Moon’s Rachel Budde and Herbalist Lindsey Burnell for their collaborative workshop on herbal first aid. They will focus on making a small first aid kit with some of the common plant allies. Gain some medicine making… Read more » Find out more »
6:30 pm

Seasonal Vegetable Gardening Using a Bio-Intensive Approach

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Ramon Library,
100 Montgomery Street, San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
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Bio-intensive gardening can reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and space used for vegetable gardens while increasing the amount that is produced. CCMG Janet Miller, part of the team that maintains “Our Garden” and frequent lecturer on the bio-intensive method,… Read more » Find out more »

Residential Lighting for Home Owners, Renters and Designers

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Napa County Historical Society,
1219 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559 United States
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If you don’t like paying high electric costs for incandescent light bulbs or if you do not like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), come to this presentation in person or through the potential internet, live or recorded. As you may already… Read more » Find out more »

Film and Discussion: San Francisco — Still Wild at Heart

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wild Equity Institute,
474 Valencia St., Ste. 295, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Please join us for a wonderful film and an informative discussion with the film’s director. Award winning documentary, San Francisco—Still Wild At Heart, is a virtual case study of the arrival of coyotes in our urban communities. This film has… Read more » Find out more »
Donations welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Wolf and Earth Activist Rod Coronado

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
2313 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Rod Coronado is a Native American (Pascua Yaqui) eco-anarchist and animal rights activist. He is an advocate and former activist for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and a spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front. He was a crew member of… Read more » Find out more »
7:00 pm
Suggested donation: $5 Students, $10-20 Adults (sliding scale).

Fundraiser: Plastic Paradise (Film and Panel Discussion)

March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
San Rafael High School,
185 Mission Street, San Rafael, CA United States
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This is a fund-raiser for the Interact Club (youth Rotary) of San Rafael High.  All proceeds will support their Environmental Leadership trip this summer to Nicaragua with Global Student Embassy. Feature Film: Plastic Paradise Panel discussion: Stuart Moody, Kimberly… Read more » Find out more »
Suggested Donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Environmental Justice Speaker Series and Film “The Future of Water”

March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
San Jose Peace and Justice Center,
48 South Seventh Street, San Jose, CA 95112 United States
Environmental Justice Speaker Series presents “The Future of Water” in honor of World Water Day on March 22nd. Featuring a screening of the documentary “Thirst” and a panel discussion on the future of water to follow the film. About the… Read more » Find out more »
$5 suggested donation

Lecture: Avian Malaria in a Changing World

March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Golden Gate Audubon Society,
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley/Albany, CA 94702 United States
The effects of deforestation and climate change on health are diverse and becoming increasingly apparent. Ravinder Sehgal, who holds a PhD in cell biology from UCSF, presents research on the impact of human-induced change on the prevalence and diversity of… Read more » Find out more »
7:30 pm

Minature Marvels – Portraits in Biodiversity

March 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Randall Museum,
199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Photographer, David Littschwager, will share some of his amazing photos from just one cubic foot of SF Bay. This is part of a project that he has taken around the world — photographing what can be found in One Cubic… Read more » Find out more »
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