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$50

9th Annual Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Hilton Concord,
1970 Diamond Blvd
Concord , CA 94520 United States
Post Created by: Anastasia Nicole

Join us for a wonderful night of inspiration and celebration! This fun and inspiring event supports and celebrates local individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions and commitment to a healthy environment, economy, and society - so that Contra Costa remains a wonderful place for generations to come. This year our theme is "Our Choices, Our Impact", focusing on the choices we make as consumers and how these choices affect the environment around us. The awards will be presented by…

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Free

International Day of Peace

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Oakland Peace Center,
259 29th St
Oakland, CA 94611 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

Join us for a powerful photography exhibit illustrating displacement globally (and meet the exibitors), then experience some powerful spoken word and performances by gifted artists Marvin K. White, Demitrius Burnett, Men's DetermiNation and Bay Area Bhutanese Youth on the impacts of displacement globally. Check out the art exhibit 6-9, with the program running from 7-8. Please help us spread the word among people who love the arts, love our community, and want to check out the OPC. Share this email…

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Free

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope – East of Salinas

September 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm PDT
Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto,
505 E. Charleston
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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Post Created by: Barbara Weinstein

Please join us for a moving and timely film about a young undocumented migrant boy, the teacher who dedicates himself to making a difference in his and other students’ lives, and the enormous burden faced by undocumented children in this age of virulent anti-immigrant attitudes and policies. East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents…

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Free

Movement Generation’s 10th Birthday Get Down!

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT
Joaquin Miller Community Center,
3594 Sanborn Dr
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

Maybe you're an alum of one of MG's Justice & Ecology Retreats over the last 10 years... Perhaps you came to an Earth Skills workshop or Race, Class, and Ecology event. ...Or was that YOU in that Make it Fresh 8-week storytelling series? Or maybe you've just felt deeply connected with and inspired by the Just Transition Framework or other MG curriculum and writings, as you've nurtured and organized and built kindred spaces in your community... However you've gotten down…

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$120

COMMUNING WITH NATURE AND AUTUMN EQUINOX FIRE CEREMONY

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
SOUL FLOWER FARM,
location provided upon registration
EL SOBRANTE, CA 94803 United States
Post Created by: Yasir Cross

In this workshop, we will explore ways to interact and commune with the spirit and energies of plants and nature for knowledge, healing and power. Through discussion and hands on practice opportunities we will delve deeper into our innate wisdom and connection to nature. Co-facilitators, Melbra and Amelia created this workshop based on their experiences communing with nature. Melbra has a background in shamanic energy medicine from native African and Peruvian traditions and works with the elements of nature. On…

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$100

GreenTown Los Altos’ Farm to Table Dinner & Auction

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Post Created by: Kris Jensen

Come celebrate with GreenTown! Enjoy a delicious meal of local, seasonal, and organic ingredients prepared by Catered Too. Bid on bikes, baskets, parties, and more all with an earth-friendly twist. Help grow GreenTown Los Altos' community environmental initiatives. 5-9pm * Reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres begins at 5pm. * Welcome and dinner start at 6pm with special guest speaker. * Live auction commences at 7pm. Special thanks to our event sponsors: El Camino Hospital, Epicurean Group and Avalon Enterprises.

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$125

FALL CLEANSING WITH HERBS: HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
SOUL FLOWER FARM,
location given upon registration
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
Post Created by: Yasir Cross

The age-old practice of cleansing is important to staying healthy and in alignment with the seasons! Autumn is a deep time for letting go of what no longer serves and composting old, restrictive ways and beliefs in order to make room for a fresh harvest and the planting of new seeds. As the days grow shorter and we begin to retreat inwards, fall calls forth the resilience of the colon and its ability to efficiently eliminate large amounts of waste…

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Free

Public Banks Power Local Renewables

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Oakland City Hall,
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

On Monday, September 25th, come hear Wolfram Morales, Chief Economist for Sparkasse, the association of local public banks in Germany, in a panel discussion on how public banks can accelerate the development of local renewable resources such as solar and wind, and energy efficiency. Where: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland When: Monday, September 25, 7-9pm Wolfram will be joined on the panel by Nicolas Chaset, the CEO of East Bay Community Energy, Alameda County’s soon-to-launch Community Choice…

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$80

RESPIRATORY HEALTH: EXPECTORANTS, DEMULCENTS, AND ANTICATARRHALS

September 30 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
SOUL FLOWER FARM,
location sent upon registration
El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States
Post Created by: Yasir Cross

As the winter season approaches improve your understanding of how respiratory infections develop and how herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle interventions can have beneficial effects on prevention and recovery. In this class we will be exploring respiratory health through a deep look at 5 herbs: Elecampane, Mullein, Marshmallow, Yarrow, and Goldenrod. We will learn how to use these herbs as prophylactic tonics and how they can support us in an active infection. We will discuss the differences between expectorants, demulcents and…

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Free

Building Bridges for Sustainability @ Valley Verde

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Valley Verde,
321 Gifford Ave
San Jose, CA 95126 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

If we know how to produce food, no one can take the ability to feed ourselves away from us. "Building Bridges for Sustainability" events are pulling movers and shakers of sustainability together to create awareness that we are all out there, so we don’t have to be so fragmented. We are making something that is specifically for building bridges with each other, so all the other gatherings and meetings can grow faster and more intentionally. Do you host any events…

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$25

Farm Fest at Pie Ranch

October 1 @ 11:30 am PDT
Pie Ranch,
2080 Cabrillo Hwy
Pescadero, CA 94060 United States
Post Created by: Roy Kornbluh

Slow Money’s legendary Farm Fest, brings together our community of entrepreneurs, investors, and food activists. This year we'll highlight the connection between sustainable food, regenerative ag, and climate change. The casual setting of a working farm is a hands-on illustration of what it means to bring money back down to Earth. Through the showcase and community potluck, new relationships and friendships are formed that often lead to further conversations about funding and partnerships. Farm Fest Highlights ▪ Farm Tours at…

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$10

The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed the Unitarians Universalist Movement

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
First Unitarian Universalist Society,
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
Post Created by: Earl Koteen

Given Unitarian Universalisms' uneven engagement in race relations, it was not the most natural thing for so many UUs to rush to Selma. Why did they go and what role did they end up playing? Dr. Morrison-Reed will explore these and other questions (e.g.) Why, after Selma, was UUism unprepared for Black Power? And why is becoming more diverse still a struggle? Morrison-Reed will share his thoughts with you and will introduce you to "The Selma Awakening" as well as…

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“Circling Back” Honoring George Washington Carver

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Post Created by: Brandi Mack

"Circling Back" emulates the Jessup wagon in the form of a mobile educational panel installation covering topics on inequalities in the food distribution system, legacy of Black farmers, land loss, preventing and reversing chronic diseases. Farms to Grow, Inc. recognizes the contributions of George Washington Carver and his community outreach model of the Jessup wagon. The Jessup wagon provided a way to educate farmers on modern agricultural tools, new methods of farming, the best crops to grow in various soils…

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Free

COMMUNITY – [Climate Change & Community: a science cafe series]

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Oakland Public Library – Golden Gate Branch,
5606 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

What local projects and initiatives can help us learn about, prepare, and protect ourselves against climate change impacts? Guests: Representatives from the East Bay Regional Park District, stewards of nearly 121,000 acres and 55 miles of shoreline in the East Bay, discuss their Climate Smart Initiative ABOUT Climate Change & Community: a science cafe series How do climate change and severe weather events affect our lives in the Bay Area? How do we become stronger, smarter, and more resilient? The…

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Free

OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo 2017

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Eureka Valley Recreation Center,
100 Collingwood St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

OurTownSF along with the Eureka Valley Recreation Center and TurnOut will host over 100 SF LGBTQ nonprofit service agencies at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center for the 2nd annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo.   The event is free and considered the largest LGBTQ+ nonprofit expo ever in the city. Categories of participating organizations include: arts, athletic, community, fundraiser, legal, political, recovery, well-being & spiritual.   Co-Emcees: MIA SATYA - 2016 SF Pride Grand Marshall KHMERA ROUGE - Absolute Empress 50 of…

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Free

CHANGE – [Climate Change & Community: a science cafe series]

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Oakland Public Library – Golden Gate Branch,
5606 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

How will changes in weather and sea level rise effect the livability of the Bay? Guests: Eliza Berry from SF Bay Conservation & Development Commission and Brian Beveridge of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project provide information on sea level rise in the East Bay   ABOUT Climate Change & Community: a science cafe series How do climate change and severe weather events affect our lives in the Bay Area? How do we become stronger, smarter, and more resilient? The…

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Free

STRATEGY – [Climate Change & Community: a science cafe series]

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Oakland Public Library – Golden Gate Branch,
5606 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

How do our behaviors and choices contribute to climate change? What are some changes we can make on a personal level to improve our carbon footprints? Guests: Sustainability Fellows from the City of Oakland's Environmental Services Division discuss consumption and the impact of methane/natural gas   ABOUT Climate Change & Community: a science cafe series How do climate change and severe weather events affect our lives in the Bay Area? How do we become stronger, smarter, and more resilient? The…

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$7 - $20

Oppressive Heat: Climate Change and Civil Rights

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
110 The Embarcadero,
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

While solar panels and electric cars are typically associated with upper-class white folk, the transition to clean energy is also a civil rights issue. Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African Americans and Latinos say climate is a serious concern than non-Hispanic whites. Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley works with preachers and activists across the country advocating for a cleaner and more inclusive economy. Join us…

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Clean Power, Healthy Communities 2017

November 16 @ 6:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm PST
Oakland Asian Cultural Center,
388 9th St
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
Post Created by: Crystal Huang

Clean Power, Healthy Communities 2017, hosted by the Local Clean Energy Alliance, is a special gathering of clean energy and social justice advocates in the Bay Area. For the last six years, this event has provided a thoughtful and inspiring exploration of strategies and programs for advancing a local clean energy transition in the Bay Area and beyond, attracting the region's top clean energy thinkers and decision makers. This year we will celebrate the Local Clean Energy Alliance's 10-year anniversary,…

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