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David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

April 3, 2015

The David Brower Center is one of the Bay Area’s most advanced green buildings and an inspiring home for environmental and social action, housing like-minded organizations. The building combines offices, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater, the Hazel Wolf Gallery, meeting space, and a restaurant under one roof. It is named to honor David Brower, a Berkeley native who many consider the father of the modern environmental movement.

Green Building Tour will give you a look into energy-saving and innovative technologies, including the collection and reuse of rainwater for irrigation and toilet flushing, the extensive use of recycled building materials, and the use of vertical post-tensioned structures to minimize potential damage due to earthquakes.

Date: April 3, 2015 3:30 pm
Cost: Free

April 4, 2015

The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange! Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Date: April 4, 2015 9:00 am
Cost: $15, Free for students with ID

April 15, 2015

The Brower Center, Friends of the Earth, and Earth Island Journal present a documentary exploring the long-term effects of the largest offshore oil spill in American history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. This story has already faded for many, but Director Margaret Brown brings it back to life as she travels to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas to explore the fallout for humans and the environment they depend on. Through a series of interviews with Southerners still haunted by the disaster, audiences are invited to see through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on. (92 min)

Date: April 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 Advance/ $12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers

April 18, 2015

Join the David Brower Center for its first-ever Earth Day celebration, a fun-filled afternoon of community learning opportunities, family art activities, hands-on workshops, live music, and delicious organic food–all focused on protecting and honoring the planet we call home.

Earth Day attendees will have the chance to engage in critical conversations during the Climate Change Solutions Right Under Our Feet speaker panels. Topics include the pioneering field of carbon farming, climate-friendly consumption practices, and lessons for fighting climate change at the neighborhood level. Movement Generation’s Brooke Anderson, Nutiva’s John Roulac, Project Drawdown’s Amanda Ravenhill, and many others will be on hand to share their cutting-edge environmental perspectives. Check out the full list of scheduled speakers here.

Visitors can participate in an array of other activities throughout the day:

  • Creative reuse and garden tool fix-it workshops with the Ecology Center
  • Bike tuning with Waterside Workshops
  • Earth-inspired live artmaking projects by local artists
  • A carbon-neutral power demonstration by All Power Labs
  • Short films highlighting the impact of healthy soil on climate change and the fight by indigenous Alaskan women against oil development
  • Streets Alive!’s Strawberry Creek participatory chalk project Earth Day flag-making activity
  • A special children’s storytelling session inside the Nylon Zoo’s blue salmon tent

Country Joe McDonald and Bob Reid, Rob Reich, Ila Cantor, and Gayle Lynn and her Hired Hands will share their musical talents, and soulful local dishes will be offered by Andronico’s Community Markets, Red Door Catering, Phil’s Sliders, Swanky Catering, and Aurora Catering.

Rob Reich, Ila Cantor, and Gayle Lynn and her Hired Hands will share their musical talents, and soulful local dishes will be offered by Andronico’s Community Markets, Red Door Catering, Phil’s Sliders, Swanky Catering, and Aurora Catering.

Near downtown Berkeley BART Station. Valet bike parking will be available courtesy of Bike East Bay.

Date: April 18, 2015 12:00 pm
Cost: Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds!

April 19, 2015

Sit in on any number of our educational and earth-friendly talks + food demos + panel discussions, from doctors, authors, filmmakers, nutritionists, chefs, attorneys, and more!

We’ve got DOZENS of vendors signed up to share their eco-friendly beauty products, conscious fashion lines, sustainable foods, and epic activism.

Date: April 19, 2015 12:30 am
Cost: $5

April 20, 2015

The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and the David Brower Center present a panel discussion on Community Choice Energy. Learn about the County’s plans to create a not-for-profit Community Choice Energy program with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs and provide stable electricity rates for Berkeley and other Alameda County communities.

Date: April 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: Free