Postings Related To: Energy

Holiday Wreathmaking with local materials

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

Join us the first Sunday in December for festive, hands-on, all ages wreathmaking!  Make a wreath, garland, bouquet, runner, or other festive decoration of your choice to celebrate the holidays , the solstice, or new year. Local foraged materials,wire, twine and scissors are provided, along with light refreshments. Bring the whole family, while you are at the library…or out and about. Holiday fun!

This event is co-sponsored with the UC Gill Tract Community Farm.

***Sustainably foraging for the wreathmaking materials at the farm on the morning of Saturday, December 2; all are welcome to join.. Check this website for more details.

 

Posted in , , , on November 21, 2017

French film “Tomorrow” screening

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

Join us this Thanksgiving weekend for the French film phenomenom “Tomorrow”!  Maybe you have some down time to take in this wonderful film, or are looking for activitites with your family and loved ones.  A short discussion and informal panel of Transition practiioners follows the film. We will be discussing questions such as: How does the transition movement fit into the climate movement in Albany? and Is Tomorrow, showcaser of our future solutions, possibly the best film made to date about the Transition movement? Come share your views and find out. Light refreshments will be served.

Tomorrow” has been a phenomenom in France. 1.5 million people rush to the cinemas to the important documentary. It has been shown in communities, schools, at the United Nations, the European Parliament, in board rooms and local governments. It also won “Best Documentary” at the Cesar Awars (the French Oscars). A recent European study “Generation What?” found that the major concern of people between 18 and 34 years old is now ecology, rather than employment, a shift attributed largely to the film.
The film tells the story of its co-producers/co-directors, Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent. Cyril Dion is a French activist, author and journalist, who has led an NGO for seven years. In 2012, he discovered a study that was the most alarming yet: “Approaching a state shift in the Earth biosphere” published in “Nature”. It said that humankind could disappear be-tween 2040 and 2100 if we don’t drastically change our way of life. He shared his concerns with his friend, actress and filmmaker Melanie Laurent, who for several years has been involved in his NGO Colibris and Greenpeace. Cyril has two children, Melanie had just had a baby, and they don’t see how they remain idle faced with this information. With a small film crew, the pair then set off on a road trip around the world in search of solutions.

The film is arranged in chapters: democracy, education, economy and agriculture
– Democracy: while we have limited individual power in the current democratic system, each of us can still oppose or propose laws. By working hand-in-hand with elected leaders, we can mobilize and come together to represent a critical mass….

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Posted in , , , , , on November 21, 2017

North American Permaculture Convergence

September 14, 2016 - Event Details

All details here: http://northamericanpermaculture.org/

Posted in , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2016

In Support of #NoDAPL

September 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - Event Details

Join us for a solidarity action and rally calling on President Obama to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline. To read more about the pipeline and the struggle that has brought together more Native Americans than in the past 100 years, go here.

Please bring art and banners: appropriate messages might read: #NoDAPL; People over Pipelines; In Solidarity with Standing Rock; or Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Posted in , , , , , on September 9, 2016

Responding to Abrupt Climate Change, with Guy McPherson

May 7, 2016 @ 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