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Tour Registration Open: Cuba — Organic Evolution and Revolution (May 9-19)

March 14, 2014 - March 31, 2014
$2580

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
$1750

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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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
Free

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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Two-Day Conference: “Transit and Cities: Past, Present, Future”

March 20, 2014 - March 21, 2014
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
$150

Transit is vital to the sustainability of cities--environmentally, economically, socially. Trains and buses are the most resourceful way of moving large numbers of people about the city. They use less space and energy and, when powered by clean fuels, emit … 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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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
$200

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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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
Free

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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8:00 am

Alameda County Bed Bug Property Management Certificate of Training Symposium

March 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Leandro Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579 United States
$40

We are planning a second in the series of Certificate of Training Bed Bug Symposiums. Our intention is to help provide effective information and a support network to combat the vexing problems bed bugs pose for our local housing. This … Continue reading

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10:00 am

Stewardship Palooza

March 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
$25

There’s a thrill to acquiring land to be conserved in perpetuity. Working with a land owner to buy a property for conservation – whether for public use, mitigation or some kind of easement – involves deal making, time-pressured fundraising, and … Continue reading

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6:00 pm

Workshop: Build Your Own Herbal First Aid Kit

March 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Homestead Apothecary, 486 49th St. #C
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
$60

Join Fat and the Moon's Rachel Budde and Herbalist Lindsey Burnell for their collaborative workshop on herbal first aid. They will focus on making a small first aid kit with some of the common plant allies. Gain some medicine making … Continue reading

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6:30 pm

Seasonal Vegetable Gardening Using a Bio-Intensive Approach

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
Free

Bio-intensive gardening can reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and space used for vegetable gardens while increasing the amount that is produced. CCMG Janet Miller, part of the team that maintains “Our Garden” and frequent lecturer on the bio-intensive method, … Continue reading

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Residential Lighting for Home Owners, Renters and Designers

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Napa County Historical Society, 1219 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
Free

If you don't like paying high electric costs for incandescent light bulbs or if you do not like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), come to this presentation in person or through the potential internet, live or recorded. As you may already … Continue reading

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Film and Discussion: San Francisco — Still Wild at Heart

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wild Equity Institute, 474 Valencia St., Ste. 295
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Please join us for a wonderful film and an informative discussion with the film’s director. Award winning documentary, San Francisco—Still Wild At Heart, is a virtual case study of the arrival of coyotes in our urban communities. This film has … Continue reading

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Wolf and Earth Activist Rod Coronado

March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Donations welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Rod Coronado is a Native American (Pascua Yaqui) eco-anarchist and animal rights activist. He is an advocate and former activist for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and a spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front. He was a crew member of … Continue reading

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7:00 pm

Fundraiser: Plastic Paradise (Film and Panel Discussion)

March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
San Rafael High School, 185 Mission Street
San Rafael, CA United States
$5 - $20

This is a fund-raiser for the Interact Club (youth Rotary) of San Rafael High.  All proceeds will support their Environmental Leadership trip this summer to Nicaragua with Global Student Embassy. Feature Film: Plastic Paradise Panel discussion: Stuart Moody, www.greensangha.org Kimberly … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice Speaker Series and Film “The Future of Water”

March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 South Seventh Street
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
$10,

Environmental Justice Speaker Series presents "The Future of Water" in honor of World Water Day on March 22nd. Featuring a screening of the documentary "Thirst" and a panel discussion on the future of water to follow the film. About the … Continue reading

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Lecture: Avian Malaria in a Changing World

March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Golden Gate Audubon Society, 2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley/Albany, CA 94702 United States
$5

The effects of deforestation and climate change on health are diverse and becoming increasingly apparent. Ravinder Sehgal, who holds a PhD in cell biology from UCSF, presents research on the impact of human-induced change on the prevalence and diversity of avian … Continue reading

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7:30 pm

Minature Marvels – Portraits in Biodiversity

March 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States

Photographer, David Littschwager, will share some of his amazing photos from just one cubic foot of SF Bay. This is part of a project that he has taken around the world — photographing what can be found in One Cubic … Continue reading

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