November 28, 2014
The Ecology Center is partnering with One Warm Coat to host a winter coat drive this holiday season. In the spirit of reuse and giving, bring your gently worn coats to the Ecology Center November 28th – December 24th, and put them in our coat bin. We’ll be donating our collected coats to local organization Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS). They serve homeless and recently homeless members of our community, and are very excited about our coat drive!
Please drop off clean and gently used (or new!) coats and jackets, as well as rain gear, sweaters, and men’s socks, at the Ecology Center during our open hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm.
Please note two days will have special holiday hours: We will be open one Monday, December 22nd, 11am-6pm; and closing early Wednesday, December 24th, 11am-4pm.
December 5, 2014
Come out and enjoy the 2530 Building Holiday Party as we celebrate another year of great work from our building organizations. Look forward to live music, good food, updates on what our organizations have planned for 2015, and lastly an exciting raffle featuring donations from the building organizations. This is a family event so feel free to bring the whole family!
December 6, 2014
The Ecology Center and sitio tiempo press are pleased to present a program for children and parents.
John Poole wrote Rinya while he was teaching full-time as a science teacher at Malcolm X Elementary School. This courageous story of a boy growing up in his tribe in the Bay Area in the 1700’s when the Spanish arrived to unravel his culture is beautifully illustrated by three renowned artists. John will discuss with the children how he came to write the story and answer their questions.
Also appearing is Kanyon Sayers-Roods who has written and produced Indian Canyon, a coloring book for children keyed to the Mutsun language of her people. Kanyon will sing and present elements of her culture to school children who may already be aware of many aspects of Ohlone culture.
Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, Hahashkani, which in Chumash means “Coyote Woman”. She is an artist, poet, and activist. Her art has been featured at the De Young Museum, Somarts Gallery, and Snag Magazine.
Cookies, fruit and non-sugary drinks will be served, and copies of the books will be available for sale and signing.
December 7, 2014
Drop in to the Ecology Center between 1pm-4pm and choose from three tables of free crafting activities! Learn to make small origami paper boxes out of repurposed maps; create your own customized potato print wrapping paper using natural Glob paints; learn to wrap gifts in beautiful, reusable, salvaged cloth furoshiki wraps. No registration necessary — drop-ins welcome.
December 9, 2014
Dr. M. Paloma Pavel and company will be reporting back from this fall’s People’s Climate Train to NYC. Dr. Pavel will also be sharing her international work with frontline communities in Kazakhstan and climate refugees in Japan. Paloma’s ongoing Climate Justice and Community Resilience work is ignited this year by the 20th Anniversary Edition of Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty, with a new Foreword by Desmond Tutu. The new Random Kindness Community Resilience Project is intended as an inspiration and resource for community engagement, participatory planning, and community organizing. Everyone is welcome, and RSVP is encouraged – thank you! Please RSVP here.