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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 »

Berkeley Biofuel Conference

March 26, 2014 - March 27, 2014
UC Berkeley Alumni House,
Berkeley, CA United States
The Bioeconomy Conference will highlight economic and policy issues related to biofuel and various biotechnologies in agriculture.  Sessions will address biofuel policies and their implications, in particular, the future of biofuel policies (e.g., the renewable fuel standards in the United… 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 »

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 »
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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 »
Tickets will be availbale at the gate for $20/adult and $10/children. Family Price for 2 adults and 2+ kids will be $45.

NCRA Class: Introduction to Recycling

March 24, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 26, 2014 @ 3:15 pm
Recology SF,
401 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
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Since 1994 and usually offered in March and September, this course provides a great background for a career in the field. Introducing trade terms, history, law, practice, current issues and many of the technical problems the recycling industry faces, this… Read more » Find out more »
9:00 am
$10 (or sliding scale)

Agri-Tourism Workshop

March 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Morgan Hill Community Center,
17000 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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Come to this workshop on Agri-tourism to learn about several topics including: Assessing Your Farm/Ranch for Agri-Tourism Potential, Connecting to local tourism and local food communities, a Regulatory overview, Business Resources, an Insurance overview and a Marketing overview. Space is… Read more » Find out more »
9:30 am

Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay: Passive House CA Conference

March 26, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cocoanut Grove Ballroom,
400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Worried about Climate Change? Want to live in a healthy, comfortable building that doesn’t create a massive impact on our planet’s resources? Join us to learn about what, why and how we can move California towards the carbon reduction goals… Read more » Find out more »
12:30 pm
$10 for non SPUR members Okay to bring lunch

Sewer and Stormwater Solutions on SF’s East Side

March 26, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
SPUR Urban Center,
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
As part of the Sewer System Improvement Program, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is planning sewer and stormwater infrastructure improvements in each of San Francisco’s watersheds. Join us to learn about the opportunities being analyzed to help address… Read more » Find out more »
3:00 pm

Public Hearing: Proposed Household Hazardous Waste Program Fee

March 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
1537 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
The Alameda County Waste Management Authority will consider adopting a fee of $9.55 per year per residential unit, collected through the property tax roll. Details about the proposed fee and public hearing online.… Read more » Find out more »
5:30 pm

Urban Habitat Current Issues Series: How Can Communities Shape Economic Development and Create Quality Jobs?

March 26, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Bay Community Foundation, Conference Room,
200 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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One of the keys to equitable economic development and creation of quality jobs is how we use land. Land use decisions drive everything from the type of jobs (service, manufacturing, tech) to quality of jobs, to environmental impacts. The panel… Read more » Find out more »
6:30 pm

Herbs for Women

March 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - April 9, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
The Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies,
1250 Addison Street, Suite 113, Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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An intensive class focusing on a woman’s life from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. Women have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularity to PMS, pregnancy,… Read more » Find out more »
7:00 pm

Community Workshop to Learn and Discuss New Energy Efficiency Requirements for Berkeley Buildings: Updates to RECO/CECO

March 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Berkeley Senior Center,
1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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The Berkeley Energy Commission is hosting 3 community workshops to discuss modernizing the Residential and Commercial Energy Conservation Ordinances (RECO and CECO) that require energy and water efficiency in existing single-family, multi-family and commercial buildings. The goal of the update… Read more » Find out more »
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