Bees everywhere are struggling to survive widely used systemic pesticides – neonicotinoids or “neonics” – that not only damage their nervous systems but make them addicts. Sound familiar? Most of our food relies, directly or indirectly, on pollination by bees, so this affects us all.
Come and get educated so we can all take effective action. A ban on neonicotinoids in Europe saw an immediate rebound in bee populations.
Screened by KO of Alameda Bee Keepers Association
In this seminar you’ll learn everything you need to know about installing your own Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) greywater system at home, something that any reasonably handy person can accomplish.
The seminar covers every detail you’ll need to know, and includes a mock installation where you identify and put together the necessary parts, followed by a visit to to an existing L2L system nearby.
If this is your first encounter with greywater, we suggest you attend the previous seminar about the basics, on Sunday, October 4th (2-3 pm).
Greywater is lightly used water from your shower, washbasin, tub or washing machine. If you would like to see your fruit trees, shade trees and bushes thrive, while you reduce your potable water use by up to half, come to this free one-hour free seminar, co-sponsored by Alameda County Library and ACRAT (Albany Carbon Reduction Action Team). You’ll learn which kind of greywater system, if any, would best suit your situation, the legal framework for greywater systems, and how they actually work.
Note: bring with you the daily water use figure for your household (check the bottom right section of your latest EMBUD bill). (more…)
The 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is a cross-sector, inter-ethnic and multilevel gathering that will feature dozens of scientists, elected officials, policy makers, attorneys, farmers, environmentalists, journalists, researchers, community members and agtivists. – See more here.
This five-minute video describes the brilliant solution right under our feet.
The conference is very reasonably priced and it’s right on our doorstep. Read on for more details.
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