Postings Related To: Energy

Responding to Abrupt Climate Change, with Guy McPherson

May 7 @ 1:30 pm - Event Details

Guy McPhersonGuy McPherson, of Nature Bats Last, is a rare phenomenon: a man who is willing to share the facts about the likely imminent effects of climate change on our species – yup: the fate of the human race in the Sixth Great Extinction. He presents the facts with a good dose of “gallows humor.”

He will be making a presentation, “Responding to Abrupt Climate Change” at the West Berkeley Library on Saturday, May 7th at 1:30 pm. Please join Guy and other humans who are willing to hear the stark truths of our predicament, and discover what beauty can arise in life when things are clear. Bring your friends and loved ones.

The free afternoon talk will be followed by a fundraiser and book-signing at the nearby Highwire Coffee Roasters (see image below for addresses). Guy is making his West Coast tour on the gift economy and we welcome your financial contributions. (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2016

Albany Arts and Green Festival

May 1 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

IMG_9736_2Come and visit our tables at this fun, annual event. There’ll be a chance to make a May Day wreath and then participate in a maypole dance at 2:35 pm!

The Edible Garden will have interesting activities and contests to win unusual starts. The Diverse Housing Working Group will get you thinking about how people live who have no stable home, and how you can help them, and you’ll have a chance to register for May’s Community Resilience Challenge and get more information about Transition Streets – a neighborhood-driven effort to build resilient community.

Plenty of good ideas for greening your lifestyle even more, plus local artists and craftspeople  and entertainment from some of our excellent local musicians including the AHS music classes.

Posted in , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2016

The Future of Energy

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

 

Join us for a free community screening of the Future of Energy – a positive documentary about the renewable energy revolution taking place in the USA right now (see the trailer here).  The question is not if we are going to go to 100% renewable energy, it is how and when. “This is the largest social movement in human history” –Joanna Macy (quoted in the film)

After the screening, learn about Community Choice (Energy) Aggregation in the East Bay and why this is the way to go forward… Alex DiGiorgio from Marin Clean Energy and speakers from the East Bay Clean Power Alliance will talk about how the Alameda County Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program – where we’re the ones producing the energy we use – is progressing. We’ll talk about how to invest in local energy and how to learn to install your own solar panels….

“100% renewable energy is not a dream. The technology is there. The money is there. We only need the belief and the political will to create this inspiring reality. That’s why The Future of Energy is such an important film. Watch it. Share it. And let’s create the future of clean energy NOW.” – Jurriaan Kamp, co-founder and editor-in-chief The Intelligent Optimist

Posted in , , , , , , , on March 14, 2016

This Changes Everything – a second chance

March 5 @ 10:30 am - Event Details

 

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best sellScreen Shot 2016-02-12 at 1.16.50 PMer, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

After the film join us for light refreshments at nearby Nong Thon Restaurant and mingle with representatives from local organizations.  Learn how to get involved and take action now.

Take low-carbon transport (bike, transit, or walk) and enter a drawing for green giveaways!

REGISTER HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503289

It’s free. But you’ll want to reserve a seat.

Film Screening: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Mingle: 12:30pm – 2pm @ Nong Thon Restaurant

Info:

Contact rebecca@ecologycenter.org, or the City of El Cerrito at green@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4350

Event hosted by the City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee and the Ecology Center.  
Co-sponsored by Breakthrough Communities, League of Women Voters, Transition Albany, and Transition Berkeley.

 

Posted in , , , , , , on February 12, 2016

This Changes Everything

(Event Sponsored by New Economy Week, ACRAT, St Alban's Church)
November 15, 2015 @ 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.
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Posted in , , , , , , on October 23, 2015

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