Nicotine Bees

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

Bees everywhere are struggling to survive widely used systemic pesticides – neonicotinoids or “neonics” – that not only damage their nervous systems but make them addicts. Sound familiar? Most of our food relies, directly or indirectly, on pollination by bees, so this affects us all.

Come and get educated so we can all take effective action. A ban on neonicotinoids in Europe saw an immediate rebound in bee populations.

Screened by KO of Alameda Bee Keepers Association

Posted in , , , on October 26, 2015

This Changes Everything

(Event Sponsored by New Economy Week, ACRAT, St Alban's Church)
November 15 @ 6:45 pm - Event Details

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Posted in , , , , , , on October 23, 2015

DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Installation

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - Event Details

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 7.52.22 PMIn this seminar you’ll learn everything you need to know about installing your own Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) greywater system at home, something that any reasonably handy person can accomplish.

The seminar covers every detail you’ll need to know, and includes a mock installation where you identify and put together the necessary parts, followed by a visit to to an existing L2L system nearby.

If this is your first encounter with greywater, we suggest you attend the previous seminar about the basics, on Sunday, October 4th (2-3 pm).


Posted in , , , , , on September 25, 2015

The What and the Why of Greywater Installation

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - Event Details

Greywater iblueberriess lightly used water from your shower, washbasin, tub or washing machine. If you would like to see your fruit trees, shade trees and bushes thrive, while you reduce your potable water use by up to half, come to this free one-hour free seminar, co-sponsored by Alameda County Library and ACRAT (Albany Carbon Reduction Action Team). You’ll learn which kind of greywater system, if any, would best suit your situation, the legal framework for greywater systems, and how they actually work.

Note: bring with you the daily water use figure for your household (check the bottom right section of your latest EMBUD bill). (more…)

Posted in , , , , , on September 24, 2015

Soil Not Oil International Conference, Richmond CA September 2015

September 4 - Event Details

SoilnotOilThe 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is a cross-sector, inter-ethnic and multilevel gathering that will feature dozens of scientists, elected officials, policy makers, attorneys, farmers, environmentalists, journalists, researchers, community members and agtivists. – See more here.

This five-minute video describes the brilliant solution right under our feet.

The conference is very reasonably priced and it’s right on our doorstep. Read on for more details.


Posted in , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2015

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