Postings Related To: Economy

Greywater DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Don’t let your laundry water go down the drain. Learn how to install a greywater system to water your plants with your recycled laundry water. Save water by learning how to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater irrigation system. Come to our DIY greywater workshop on Saturday, May 16th from 10-4.

Greywater workshop will:

  • Show you how to design and install a greywater system
  • Give you hands-on experience with parts and tools
  • Guide you to rebates to help with costs
  • Tell you which plants and detergents will work best

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: $25

Location: Class will be held at a private residence in Berkeley. Once you RSVP, address will be provided.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To RSVP, sign up online at:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1556190
Sponsored by the Water Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and The Ecology Center.

 

Posted in , , , , , on April 25, 2015

Every Drop Counts – May 17th 4 – 6 pm

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - Event Details

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On Sunday May 17th, the Albany Carbon Reduction Action Team (ACRAT) will kick off a citywide conservation effort with a special event focused on water, Every Drop Counts. We would be absolutely delighted to have you join us.

The program is scheduled for 4 – 6 pm on the new patio at Sam’s Log Cabin, 945 San Pablo Avenue in Albany. It features a dynamic climate action keynote speaker, Trathen Heckman, founder of Petaluma’s very successful Daily Acts, EBMUD representatives, and a variety of water conservation resources. Equally important, it all takes place in a lovely setting with great food!

Resource stations and subject matter experts will be available to provide details on low water landscaping, water conservation tips, greywater systems and rainwater catchment, EBMUD incentive and rebate information, along with conservation items.

We’re hopeful that our guests will walk away inspired and equipped with the tools necessary to begin enhancing their water conservation efforts immediately and that events such as these will seed a greater sense of community and shared action.

Please spread the word among your Albany friends and acquaintances. It’s time for us all to get engaged in water conservation…!

 

Posted in , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2015

Permaculture Action Weekend at UC Gill Tract Community Farm

April 25 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 11.19.53 AMPart of Earth Week at the Gill Tract, recognizing the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with farming, workshops, panels, and fun in the spirit of the 45 year history of the Gill Tract Farm. We hope for a week-long community reflection — multi generational, intersectional — discussing where we’ve been, where we are now, and what this moment calls on us to do in the interest of the next seven generations. (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , , on April 20, 2015

Albany Arts and Green Festival

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany and others)
May 3 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

Come and be part of the happening thing in Albany.

Find inspiration to fine-tune your living.

Be more in tune with the beautiful planet we call home!

 

Posted in , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2015

Appropriate Technology Then and Now, A presentation by Sabrina Davidson

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

A part of the Be Kind Do Not Rewind series from Food Web Stories 2015
Presentation by Sabrina Davidson

Come enjoy a night of storytelling detailing Appropriate Technologies of days old and new. Sabrina will talk about stoves, water management, free energy, and composting technologies which contribute a great deal to proving sustained comfort to those who would rather live off the grid and still enjoy the perks of modernity. There will be show and tell, stories from the scientists and makers, and a wonderful retrospect of the then and now.


Hear about:

  • Ghandi and the local self reliance and abilities movement in India
  • The story of the Aprovecho Stove Research Center
  • The story of Ukraine and Sweden: a tale of Biogas
  • and plenty more.

More about Sabrina, Multimedia Artist & Writer, and her projects:
www.foodwebstories.com
sabibidavidson.wordpress.com

Posted in , , , , on March 16, 2015

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