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Name:
David Brower Center
Phone:
510-809-0900
Address:
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

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 9:30 am
Cost: $15

April 20, 2015

The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, The David Brower Center, Ecology Center, and City of Berkeley present a panel discussion on Community Choice Energy. Learn about Alameda 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. We’ll hear from panelists with experience in creating existing Community Choice programs in Sonoma and Marin Counties that offer an alternative to PG&E.

Panelists include:

  • Shawn Marshall, Executive Director of LEAN Energy, former mayor of Mill Valley and former vice-chair of Marin Clean Energy
  • Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Conservation Program Manager, Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter, Steering Committee member East Bay Clean Power Alliance
  • Woody Hastings, Renewable Energy Implementation Manager at Center for Climate Protection and lead organizer for Community Choice in Sonoma County
  • Luis Amezcua, Community Choice Energy Working Group, Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Steering Committee member East Bay Clean Power Alliance
  • Moderator: Kira Stoll, Sustainability Manager, UC Berkeley
Date: April 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: Free