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Home

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany and ACRAT)
May 31 @ 2:00 am - Event Details

HOmeIn the past 200,000 years, humans have upset the balance of planet Earth, a balance established by nearly four billion years of evolution. We must act now. It is too late to be a pessimist. The price is too high. Humanity has little time to reverse the trend and change its patterns of consumption.

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus–Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.

HOME is the first film that has been made using aerial-only footage. The film marks artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s feature film directorial debut.

HOME the movie is carbon offset. All of the CO2 emissions engendered by the making of the film are calculated and offset by sums of money that are used to provide clean energy to those who do not have any. For the last ten years, all the work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been carbon offset.

Posted in , , , , , , , on May 28, 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

Connecting the Dots: Refinery Healing Walk #1 – Pittsburgh

April 18 @ 8:00 am - Event Details

The second annual Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks is a series of four walks, one each month from April through July. The walks proceed along the Northeast San Francisco Bay refinery corridor.

The walks are led by Native American elders and others in prayer, with those walking behind in conversation. Prayers for the water are conducted by Native American women at the beginning and end of each walk. Walkers stop at each refinery and toxic sites along the way for teach-ins and prayer circles. During the final mile of each walk, walkers are encouraged to envision the “future they want” beyond fossil fuels. At the end of each walk, walkers are invited to draw or write their visions on squares of muslin. These small art pieces will be sewn into a quilt. The quilts from the 2014 walks will be on display at the beginning and end of each walk.

Posted in , , , , , on April 9, 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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