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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

Make a Holiday Wreath

December 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

wreath

Albany Library Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin, Albany

Please RSVP to assure your place

$5 – $10 donation suggested to cover cost of materials, but not required

You’re invited to bring your own materials if you like.

First in a series of family-friendly creative events with Transition Albany.

 

Posted in , , on December 7, 2015

YEAH Fundraiser & Screening

December 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 8.16.31 PMWe’re showing Homestretch, and collecting new pairs of socks and cereal for young adults currently experiencing homelessness and served by YEAH (Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing) in Berkeley.

Please come. Tickets are $20 and there will also be gift cards on sale to benefit YEAH. (No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Co sponsors include East Bay Housing Organizations, Albany Community Foundation, Solano Avenue Association & Stroll, many local churches, and Transition Albany. The Diverse Housing Working Group initiated this event.

If you can come early to help set up and/or help during the event, please contact Allen Cain / Solano Avenue Association 510-527-5358 info@solanoavenue.org. Thank you!

Please take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people who are housing-challenged.

Posted in , , , , , on December 2, 2015

Nicotine Bees

November 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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

Posted in , , , on October 26, 2015

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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