Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope - Garbage Warrior - April 25, 2014 7:30p

Fourth Friday / Films of Vision and Hope
Garbage Warrior

You’ve never seen architecture like this!

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Garbage Warrior portrays the inspiring work of radical eco-architect Mike Reynolds. Inventor of what he calls “biotecture”, Reynolds designs passive solar homes made of natural and recycled materials: Earthships. Compelling and inspiring, this film will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about home-building – and inspire you to join the revolution.

With discussion to follow.
Recommended donation: $5-10.
Everyone welcome!

April 25, 2014 - come at 7:15p for social time, film starts at 7:30p
Where: Fireside Room
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church (UUCPA)
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Sharing Expo - Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 1:00 to 3:00p

Please join us for the Spring Sharing Expo at Common Ground in Palo Alto
on Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 1:00 to 3:00p
The will be a Skill Share, Bike Workshop, Craft Exchange, Book Share, Music, Toy Share, Clothes Share and we are having an extra Garden Share in March - there's one inside the Spring Sharing Expo.  Hopefully you'll have some great spring produce to share.  And if not, come share your skills, your self, a glorious spring day.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This Organic life – Fourth Friday 2/28/2014 7-9p

This Organic life – Fourth Friday 2/28/2014 7:15p
Cutting through the romance and hype, what is it really like to be an organic farmer? Meet filmmaker Casey Beck for a special showing of ”This Organic Life,” followed by discussion and questions.

It’s a story that’s filled with sweat, blisters, sun, and rain as well as a compelling passion for life, food, and the earth, which seems unique to farmers. The film questions the financial future of these young people. However, as it shows one such farmer’s 21st-century approach, it demonstrates that this can be a viable and fulfilling profession. In this way, The Organic Life is a look at sustainable farming-not merely how the farm itself is viable, but also how the farm sustains its keepers.

When:  Feb 28, 2014 come at 7:15p for social time, film starts at 7:30p
Where: Fireside Room
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church (UUCPA)
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto

Recommended donation: $5-$10 (please pay what you can)

Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto, Transition Silicon Valley, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fourth Friday, Films of Vision and Hope "Xmas Without China" 01-24-2014 7:30p in Palo Alto

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope
Xmas without China

The holidays may be over, but you’ll love this look at the intersection of commercialism and immigration in America and its impact on holiday consumerism.

Film and discussion
When:  Friday January 24, 2014 7:30 pm (come at 7:15 for social time)
Where: Fireside Room
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto
Directions

Xmas without China follows Tom Xia on an intimate, humorous journey to get to know his neighbors. Tom has spent his life in between Chinese and American culture, constantly negotiating between his home life and everything else in the California suburbs where he’s grown up since emigrating from mainland China at age eight. With deep ties to his extended family back home and increasing pride in China’s huge steps forward in the new millennium, Tom is incensed by how China is so misunderstood, particularly in American media.

Devising a plan to put American fears of China in context, Tom challenges his neighbors to go through the Christmas season without any Chinese products. Taking on the consumer mission-impossible, the Joneses discover that they’re giving up not just their toys, plates, lamps, and clothes, but the beloved hair dryer, coffeemaker, X-Box, and most of their Christmas decorations.

Tom’s family and friends wrestle with our American drive to consume cheap products from China and find common ground as Tom celebrates his first Christmas around their tree.


Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto, Transition Silicon Valley, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Sharing Expo, Sunday 12/8/13 1-3p, Common Ground in Palo Alto

 Holiday Sharing Expo
Neighbors sharing goods and skills and more!
Time changed: 1-3pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Common Ground Organic Supply
559 College Ave, Palo Alto

Come join us for our holiday sharing expo! Share garden produce and tools, crafts, books, clothes, toys, and holiday related goods. Tune up your bike, start composting, craft rugs out of t-shirts,  learn to sharpen your knives, drink some mulled cider, and more!



More details will be at www.transitionpaloalto.org <http://www.transitionpaloalto.org>

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November 4th Friday - BIDDER 70 - 11/22/13 7:15 - 9:00p in Palo Alto

November Fourth Friday – Bidder 70

Films of Vision and Hope

What does it mean to stand up for what you believe in?Bidder 70 graphic

Film and discussion
When:  Friday November 22, 2013  7:30 pm (come at 7:15pm for social time)
Where: Fireside Room
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto
Directions
BIDDER 70 is the story of a principled young man and the bravery of his commitment to a livable world.
On December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder 70, bid 1.8 million dollars for 22,000 acres surrounding Utah’s pristine National Parks with no intention to pay or drill and brought the BLM auction to an abrupt halt.  One month later, Barack Obama became president and new Interior Secretary, Salazar, invalidated the entire BLM auction.  Nevertheless, DeChristopher was indicted on two federal felonies with penalties of up to ten years in prison and $750,000 in fines.
BIDDER 70 follows Tim as he maneuvers legal purgatory, waiting through nine trial postponements over two years.  With the threat of prison looming, DeChristopher steps up his activism and evolves into a climate justice leader. On February 28, 2011, hundreds of his supporters demonstrate in the streets of Salt Lake City as Tim’s trial begins.  Judge Dee Benson disallows every defense DeChristopher’s lawyers put forth and Tim is found guilty on both counts.  On July 26, 2011, Tim is sentenced to two years in federal prison, and is taken from court in chains. In solidarity, his supporters sit down in the busiest intersection in Salt Lake City, block traffic and trains, and refuse to move.  Twenty-six supporters are arrested.

 Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto, Transition Silicon Valley and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Monday, October 14, 2013

October Fourth Friday - Revenge of the Electiric Car - 10/25/13 in Palo Alto 7-9:30p

October Fourth Friday

Revenge of the Electric Car
Don't miss this fascinating film and discussion!

When: October 25, 2013 7:30 pm (come at 7:15 for social time)
Where: Fireside Room Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church

NEW LOCATION
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan,
GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of
the global resurgence of electric vehicles (EVs).

"Brilliant. Revenge is the inspiring story of titans racing to get their
electric car out first. One of the most interesting and entertaining
documentaries I have ever seen - both my thumbs here are way way up!"
- The Movie Banter

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