Postings Related To: Economy

COMMUNITY DIALOG ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS

(Event Sponsored by Diverse Housing Working Group)
November 18 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Elaine de Coligny, Executive Director of Everyone Home, has a unique perspective on the most effective ways to help people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. She will be present to take part in the conversation.
As the City and Planning and Zoning Commission work on final details of Albany’s next Housing Element (official housing plan) for 2015-2023, DHWG is bringing together concerned community members to support the policies and programs in the housing element will be able to meet the needs of such special needs populations. We will also be talking about meeting the needs of seniors and those living with disabilities.
You can watch a 15-minute video of Elaine presenting about the efficacy (or not) of emergency shelters to the league of Women Voters here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYl2gpmuG3

Posted in , , , , , on November 10, 2014

The Wisdom to Survive

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany)
September 23 @ 7:30 pm - Event Details

Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Here’s a link to the trailer of this inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the midst of this catastrophe.

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Posted in , , , , , on September 4, 2014

A Convenient Truth

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Screen shot 2014-06-13 at 1.48.39 PMA Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006) is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide.

The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, parks, and the processes that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world.

Cities should be a solution not a problem for human beings. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost-effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.

Here’s the trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQTTG3NcYY

We offer it in the spirit of showing people what’s possible when we think outside the box.

St Albans Church is kindly sponsoring the film and the event is free of charge. Bring snacks to share if you would like!

Posted in , , , , , , , on June 13, 2014

Fix-It Clinic

(Event Sponsored by St Albans Church)
June 21 @ 1:00 pm - Event Details

Bring your broken electronics, appliances, tools toys, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you’ll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked. This is a family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!

What to bring:
1) Your non-working thing (carry-in only, no oversize items)
2) Any tools you already own that might be helpful
3) Any knowledge or advance research you’ve done on the issue
4) Boxes, bags and/or small containers to carry away parts

Fix your stuff, make friends, learn how things work, and have fun!

Posted in , , , , on June 4, 2014

TIME BANK ORIENTATION

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Time Banks are a powerful solution to disintegrating communities and shaky economies, whether national or personal. Come and learn how you can join an East Bay-focussed Time Bank that supports everyone getting their needs met and gives dignity to every kind of service, no matter whether it is valued by the current economy or not. A meal at Potala costs about $12 and is delicious, cooked with love, and gluten-, sugar- and animal-product-free. If you haven’t yet experienced this local treasure, you’re in for a treat! If you’d like to come and not eat, that’s fine too.

Posted in , , , on June 2, 2014

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