Monthly Archives: February 2011

Help Your Pocketbook and Our Planet

Are you a concerned citizen interested in cutting your costs, while helping the environment, saving energy, water and carbon emissions?

On Tuesday, March 8th, join this fun and engaging, FREE, four-session course where you’ll be supported to learn how to dramatically reduce your impact on the environment, save money and foster a Greener Albany.

During this class, you will learn to:

  • Calculate your carbon footprint.
  • Create a plan and learn simple ways to reduce your footprint that works with your household and lifestyle.
  • Get support and share ideas with other community group members along the way.
  • Save money, energy, water, emissions and feel good about it!
  • Learn how to become a leader in helping others lower their carbon footprints too!
“The class really helped me make changes in my own lifestyle. I got a lot of new ideas for reducing energy use and emissions from the other class members and some that I could easily start right away. I now feel more empowered to keep going and to help others do the same.”
~ Comment from a group participant

Registration required. Contact instructor Linda Currie for more information or to enroll.

510-851-2552  |

Posted in Energy, Local Activities on February 15, 2011

Permaculture: The Growing Edge

Sunday, February 13th, 1:30 to about 4:30 pm, Albany Library Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany.

Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change.

This film from Belili Productions is an antidote to environmental despair and a hopeful, practical look at a path to a viable future. It includes examples of inspiring projects such as urban homesteads and transformation of inner cities, and interviews key figures in the Permaculture movement: David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham and others.

Our screening will be followed by a discussion with Jeff Cope, who has a degree in Environmental Education, a Permaculture Design Certificate from Penny Livingston-Stark at the Regenerative Design Institute, keeps ducks on his homestead in San Pablo and offers apprenticeships to aspiring permaculturalists.

There is no charge for this event but we are grateful for donations that support our work.

Posted in Food and Agriculture on February 3, 2011