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In Support of #NoDAPL

September 13 @ 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 @ 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 Beach Cleanup & Sand Globe Event

May 21 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

Join Zach Pine as he leads a fun day at Albany Beach. Check out the website: http://www.naturesculpture.com/allages/handssand2016/handssand.html

RSVP on the Facebook event site or just come

Sponsored by Transition Albany and Friends of Five Creeks

Posted in , , , on April 15, 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

CLIMATE ACTION NOW – REPORT BACK FROM PARIS

January 7 @ 6:30 pm - Event Details

6:30 pm – refreshments, 7-9 pm – program

  • What really happened at the Paris Climate Talks and what does it mean now that they are over? Hear first hand from Kathy Dervin, 350 Bay Area, and other local activists.
  • Why does local action matter? Learn about the City of Berkeley’s progress in reaching its climate action goals and how YOU can take action now through the Transition Streets program and the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition.
  • Bring your questions and ideas on how we’re going to transition to a lower carbon, more equitable and connected future. Please feel free to bring a snack to share around 6:30 pm (ditching plastics if you can).

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the BFUU’s Social Justice Committee, the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, and the Ecology Center.

Posted in , , , , on December 28, 2015

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