Join us at the first annual Albany Arts & Green Festival where we celebrate both the arts and the environment!
Sunday May 2nd, 2010
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Transition Albany presentation at 2:00 PM)
Memorial Park & Veterans Hall
Performances | Green Workshops
Food | Art | Green Orgs
Free Bike Valet Parking | Free Bike Tuneups
Kids’ Zone | Floor Lamp Exchange Program
Free Small E-Waste Collection
Albany today is developing a reputation for having a vigorous public arts program and being one of the greenest cities in the country. So it’s not surprising that this year we are celebrating “arts and green” together! Art helps see and appreciate beauty, and protecting the environment helps create a beautiful world!
Read more about the event on the City’s website.
Transition Albany presents at 2:00 PM
Inside the Veterans Hall workshop room.
Building Community Resilience, the Best Preparation for an Uncertain Future: An introduction to Transition Towns and Transition Albany
Transition Albany invites all of Albany to create a positive transition from fossil fuel dependency to vital, engaged, resilient, and interdependent community. Catherine Sutton will be presenting the principles of Transition Towns, with updates from her recent visit to some original Transition Towns in England.
Come visit the Transition Albany table inside the Veterans Hall!
Sunday, April 11th
1:30 – 4:00 PM | Albany Library Edith Stone Room
An event to inspire more bicycle riding!
- Short Film: Vélib
- Guest Speaker: Laura McCamy
- Presentation: Albany Bike Master Plan
Bicycles - they’re practical and fun!
Did You Know? In Albany, vehicles on local roads (that’s excluding I-80 and San Pablo) account for 24 thousand metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gases per year! That represents about 2.7 million gallons of gasoline! This is obviously not a sustainable habit. Luckily, there’s a quick and healthy solution for most of those local trips (and longer distance ones too): the good old bicycle!
Guest Speaker: Laura McCamy
Alameda County’s Bike Commuter of the Year
Laura will talk about easy and fun ways to add biking to your life! Laura gave up her car three years ago, and bike commutes from Emeryville to San Francisco. She generally rides her bike to the MacArthur BART station in the morning and leaves it securely locked there using the new eLockers, or simply takes the bike onto BART. She even does all her errands using a 100+ lb capacity bike trailer, including Saturday trips to the farmer’s market. Hear about her experiences and glean useful advice for bringing bicycling into your daily life.
Check out the article she recently wrote for Momentum Magazine, the magazine for self-propelled people!
Albany’s Bicycle Master Plan
Presentation by Albany Strollers & Rollers
Come learn about about Albany’s Bicyle Master Plan – what’s planned, what’s been done, what hasn’t, and future revisions to the Plan. The Master Plan will make bicycling easier, safer, and more convenient for riders in Albany!
Short Film: Vélib
From the E Squared Film Series
Imagine a nearly free bicycle rental program to use in your daily life. Pick one up near your starting-point and drop it off near your destination. In Paris, you can do just that with Vélib!
+ PLUS +
Take a Test Ride!
On unusually practical bicycles meant for urban commutes and chores.
Available for sale:
Bike lights and other cool stuff.
This event is co-sponsored by Albany Stollers & Rollers