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.
Join us for a free community screening of the Future of Energy – a positive documentary about the renewable energy revolution taking place in the USA right now (see the trailer here). The question is not if we are going to go to 100% renewable energy, it is how and when. “This is the largest social movement in human history” –Joanna Macy (quoted in the film)
After the screening, learn about Community Choice (Energy) Aggregation in the East Bay and why this is the way to go forward… Alex DiGiorgio from Marin Clean Energy and speakers from the East Bay Clean Power Alliance will talk about how the Alameda County Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program – where we’re the ones producing the energy we use – is progressing. We’ll talk about how to invest in local energy and how to learn to install your own solar panels….
“100% renewable energy is not a dream. The technology is there. The money is there. We only need the belief and the political will to create this inspiring reality. That’s why The Future of Energy is such an important film. Watch it. Share it. And let’s create the future of clean energy NOW.” – Jurriaan Kamp, co-founder and editor-in-chief The Intelligent Optimist
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best seller, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
After the film join us for light refreshments at nearby Nong Thon Restaurant and mingle with representatives from local organizations. Learn how to get involved and take action now.
Take low-carbon transport (bike, transit, or walk) and enter a drawing for green giveaways!
It’s free. But you’ll want to reserve a seat.
Film Screening: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Mingle: 12:30pm – 2pm @ Nong Thon Restaurant
Event hosted by the City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee and the Ecology Center.
Co-sponsored by Breakthrough Communities, League of Women Voters, Transition Albany, and Transition Berkeley.
Some (mostly free) ways to get together with your children and neighbors to make beauty from next-to-nothing while learning new skills! In most cases the dates here are approximate, but we’ll track the year in close alignment with the Solstices, Equinoxes and Celtic quarter days. We hope you’ll stay tuned and join us for some of these fun events. The line-up may change, but this will give you an idea where we’re going….