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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 … Continue reading

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Tour Registration Open: Mexico — Celebrating Guelaguetza and Food Sovereignty in Oaxaca (July 18-26)

March 14, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Locations in Mexico, CA Mexico

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 … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Week

March 15, 2014 - March 19, 2014
See website for event prices.

Zero Waste Week 2014: Climate Change Expedition, Saturday, March 15 Zero Waste Youth Convergence, Sunday, March 16 Sorters Tour, Techies Tour and Green Drinks, Monday, March 17 Recycling Update, Tuesday, March 18, Freight & Salvage Intro to Zero Waste Training, … Continue reading

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One Small Planet: Climate Action as Practice

March 17, 2014 - April 28, 2014
Donations welcome.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BuildWell Conference

March 19, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA 94965 United States

The BuildWell concept is to host a gathering that is intimate, high-level, and focused on the materials of architecture. Not because design, systems, energy and other things don't matter -- they certainly do -- but because the stuff of building … Continue reading

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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
$6 - $65

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 … Continue reading

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Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Designing Landscapes – North Bay

March 5, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant, American Canyon, CA United States

This 24-hour Design Training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant selection, and more. The Design Training program has two tracks: single-family residential design and civic/commercial/multifamily design. The training program focuses on practical, effective … Continue reading

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UC Botanical Garden Fiber and Dye Exhibit

March 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
$2 - $65

The biodiversity of plant-based fibers and dyes is vast! The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and … Continue reading

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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

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 - … Continue reading

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Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Maintaining Landscapes – Contra Costa

March 11, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Booker T. Anderson Community Center, 960 South 47th Street
Richmond, CA 94804 United States

This three-session, 24-hour training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. To become Bay-Friendly Qualified, program participants must attend all three classes, totaling 24 hours, and pass an … Continue reading

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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
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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. … Continue reading

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8:00 am

Alameda Earth Day Festival

March 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Park, 740 Central Ave
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

Come celebrate the planet with us at Alameda's Earth Day Festival!  As part of the celebration, it is our goal to present simple lifestyle changes to help the environment. FREE activities for kids Enjoy Earth Day games and exhibits Learn … Continue reading

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9:00 am

Solar Cooling

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

We will discuss the basic physics behind this emerging technology and the various different types of solar cooling systems, along with case studies of existing systems from several vendors. Basic level and/or refresher for seasoned professionals in related fields. Space … Continue reading

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Lighting for Industrial, Warehouse, Greenhouse, Food Processing, and Cold Storage

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Rosa La Plaza Building, 2300 County Center Drive, Suite 212
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 United States

New solutions join the tried and true technologies for high bay and other industrial, warehouse, greenhouse, food processing and cold storage applications. Special attention will be given to food safe, wet location, explosion proof and other lighting concerns. Students will … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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12:00 pm

Alternative Green Building Materials Showcase

March 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Concerned about climate change? Looking for natural and healthy materials to insulate your house? Want to learn more about green building and designing? The local chapter of Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility has organized an alternative green building … Continue reading

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Production 101 Workshop for Beginning Farmers

March 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States

Join us for this great workshop for beginning farmers. The following topics on vegetable crop production will be covered:  * Resources - brief discussion and detailed handout * Regulatory requirements * Current pest and disease issues in our region * Efficient water … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

Hands-On Garden Tool Sharpening and Maintenance with Blacksmith Grant Marcoux–POSTPONED

March 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollinate Farm and Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601 United States

The quality of garden tools is highly variable, and construction methods determine the price point. But price does not always reflect quality! Gardening is manual labor and can be very demanding. Knowing how to use and care for tools will … Continue reading

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5:30 pm

East Bay Green Drinks

March 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Awaken Cafe, 1429 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Join East Bay Green Drinks with their friends from The Rose Foundation, featuring a chance to win tickets to their upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival. East Bay Green Drinks started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking … Continue reading

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6:00 pm

Decolonizing Permaculture

March 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Imapact Hub Oakland, Meridian Room, 2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
$5 - $10

Planting Justice is hosting Adam Brock from Grow Haus and the Denver Permaculture Guild at Impact Hub Oakland. "Decolonizing Permaculture": An interactive workshop around how to align the permaculture movement with the struggle for collective liberation with lessons from IPC … Continue reading

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Local Food, Local Economies – Exploring the Bay Area Food System

March 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

How can local food systems nurture the local economy and create jobs? How can a local food system enable access to healthy sustainable food for all? What is needed for local food systems to thrive? Founders of some of the … Continue reading

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6:30 pm

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Book Reading and Discussion with Author Seth Holmes

March 19, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, anthropologist and MD Seth Holmes uncovers how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and healthcare. Holmes trekked with his informants illegally through the desert border into Arizona, … Continue reading

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7:00 pm

From Parking to Paradise: An Evening with Donald Shoup

March 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Join TransForm at the Ed Roberts Campus for an interactive and engaging evening with Professor Donald Shoup! He is widely-regarded as the expert on better parking policies to improve our cities, the economy and the environment and author of The … Continue reading

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Green Sangha Presents: “Climate Protection: A Call to Awakening” – An Inspiring Evening with James Baraz

March 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Join Green Sangha for our 3rd annual Member Night and hear James Baraz, co-founder of Spirit Rock, and co-author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. Hear James’s vision of how we can respond mindfully to the climate crisis. The … Continue reading

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