From Light Bulbs to Legislation: an Interactive Climate Change Series, Pre-Register by 10/18/12

Our new three-part climate workshop series is scheduled to begin next week. In this free series, we’ll explore the many layers of climate solutions, from urban farms to personal action plans. All are welcome to sign up and those who have attended previous Ecology Center climate workshops are also encouraged to participate in this new series. Pre-registration is required by October 18th to participate in this series. For descriptions of the three sessions, and for the link to register, read on.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Session 1: Nuts and Bolts
– Gather with a small group of community members to swap information, resources, and solutions for taking action on climate change. This is an opportunity to connect and explore opportunities for personal action.

Saturday, October 27, 2012
1 – 5 PM
Session 2: Field Da
y – Get out in the streets, run your hands through the dirt, see and create infrastructure, and let your voice be heard. At this session, we’ll take a field trip, contribute to a service project, or participate in a political action. This series’ field trip: Work party at City Slicker Farms. This critical organization empowers West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy organic food for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens. Learn about the work and help maintain the farm with transplanting, amending beds, weeding, watering, and other gardening tasks. Read more at

Saturday, November 3, 2012
11 AM – 1 PM
Session 3
: EcoHouse Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Tour – Draw inspiration from a survey of do-it-yourself projects such as our living roof; our ground-breaking constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater systems; a 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native rain garden; natural building; solar panels; a food forest; 3 kinds of compost, and a lot more.

Participation in all three sessions is required. By participating in all three sessions, you will be given membership to the Ecology Center for one year if you have not previously been a member. Click here for details on registration, and session locations.
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