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(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany and ACRAT)
May 31 @ 2:00 am - Event Details

HOmeIn the past 200,000 years, humans have upset the balance of planet Earth, a balance established by nearly four billion years of evolution. We must act now. It is too late to be a pessimist. The price is too high. Humanity has little time to reverse the trend and change its patterns of consumption.

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus–Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.

HOME is the first film that has been made using aerial-only footage. The film marks artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s feature film directorial debut.

HOME the movie is carbon offset. All of the CO2 emissions engendered by the making of the film are calculated and offset by sums of money that are used to provide clean energy to those who do not have any. For the last ten years, all the work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been carbon offset.

Posted in , , , , , , , on May 28, 2015

Greywater DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Don’t let your laundry water go down the drain. Learn how to install a greywater system to water your plants with your recycled laundry water. Save water by learning how to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater irrigation system. Come to our DIY greywater workshop on Saturday, May 16th from 10-4.

Greywater workshop will:

  • Show you how to design and install a greywater system
  • Give you hands-on experience with parts and tools
  • Guide you to rebates to help with costs
  • Tell you which plants and detergents will work best

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: $25

Location: Class will be held at a private residence in Berkeley. Once you RSVP, address will be provided.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To RSVP, sign up online at:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1556190
Sponsored by the Water Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and The Ecology Center.

 

Posted in , , , , , on April 25, 2015

Bike to Work Day – May 14th

May 14 @ 7:00 am - Event Details
 BTWDBike East Bay is hosting annual Bike to Work Day on Thursday May 14th with energizer stations (think friendly people and give-aways for those who cycle to work) throughout the area  – find one near you here – and several evening celebrations.
Kudos to all of Albany’s schools for participating and to Bikes on Solano for hosting an Energizer Station at the Ohlone Greenway at Marin & Masonic, from 7 – 9 am.
In the evening there’s Bike Happy Hour 6 – 9 pm at Berkeley Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, featuring food trucks, music, games, discounts and beer, and the mayor of the friendliest bike city in the world, Copenhagen, will be there to answer questions.
Get all the details at BikeEastBay.org/BTWD
Posted in , , , , , on April 20, 2015

Every Drop Counts – May 17th 4 – 6 pm

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - Event Details

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On Sunday May 17th, the Albany Carbon Reduction Action Team (ACRAT) will kick off a citywide conservation effort with a special event focused on water, Every Drop Counts. We would be absolutely delighted to have you join us.

The program is scheduled for 4 – 6 pm on the new patio at Sam’s Log Cabin, 945 San Pablo Avenue in Albany. It features a dynamic climate action keynote speaker, Trathen Heckman, founder of Petaluma’s very successful Daily Acts, EBMUD representatives, and a variety of water conservation resources. Equally important, it all takes place in a lovely setting with great food!

Resource stations and subject matter experts will be available to provide details on low water landscaping, water conservation tips, greywater systems and rainwater catchment, EBMUD incentive and rebate information, along with conservation items.

We’re hopeful that our guests will walk away inspired and equipped with the tools necessary to begin enhancing their water conservation efforts immediately and that events such as these will seed a greater sense of community and shared action.

Please spread the word among your Albany friends and acquaintances. It’s time for us all to get engaged in water conservation…!

 

Posted in , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2015

Permaculture Action Weekend at UC Gill Tract Community Farm

April 25 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 11.19.53 AMPart of Earth Week at the Gill Tract, recognizing the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with farming, workshops, panels, and fun in the spirit of the 45 year history of the Gill Tract Farm. We hope for a week-long community reflection — multi generational, intersectional — discussing where we’ve been, where we are now, and what this moment calls on us to do in the interest of the next seven generations. (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , , on April 20, 2015

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