Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rethinking Cities: Film and Discussion Friday Series 5/6-6/3/11


Rethinking Cities: Film and Discussion Series
A look at how sprawl replaced traditional neighborhoods and what can be done to bring back community and sustainability to our cities and towns. Group discussion follows. Films start at 7 PM, Laurel Room, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington. Doors open at 6:45. FREE.
May 6--Save Our Land, Save Our Towns. (One hour) Small town newsman Tom Hylton explores why America's towns have declined and what we can do to revive them. “Development and zoning issues normally make the eyes glaze...Tom Hylton makes them downright fascinating." Philadelphia Daily News http://www.saveourlandsaveourtowns.org/video.html
May 13--Creating Places We Want to Live: Portland: A Sense of Place. (Design e2 episode) (30 minutes) 2008 Thanks to a progressive public transportation portfolio that includes train, streetcar, bus and aerial tram, Portland has become one of the most livable cities in the US. Community by Design. (26 minutes) 1997 Learn about the key role that design plays in building community from some leading progressive thinkers on the subject. http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wwl3.html
May 20--Welcoming Pedestrians and Cyclists to the City (Selected Street Films)
Copenhagen's Car-Free Streets and Slow Speed Zones. (5:08) 2010
An Alfresco Talk with Jan Gehl. (9:48) 2008
Moving Beyond the Automobile: Bicycling. (3:36) 2011
Ciclovia Bogota. (9:41) 2007
San Jose Hosts Inaugural Via Velo. (4:25) 2010
June 3--Developing Sustainable Transportation: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bicycle Infrastructure
Curitiba's BRT Inspired BRT Around the World. (Street Film) (8:03) 2009
Guangzhou, China's Winning the Future with BRT. (Street Film) (5:18) 2011
BRT: LA's Orange Line: Bus Rapid Transit (Plus Bike Path). (Street Film) (4:56)
Bike Sharing Paris: Velo Liberte. (Design e2) (30 minutes) 2008 The public-private Velib bike initiative encourages Parisians to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation, fostering a unique popular culture in the city.
Cycling Copenhagen Through North American Eyes. (Street Film) (10:45) 2010
http://www.streetfilms.org/ http://www.design-e2.com/
This film and discussion series is co-sponsored by Sunnyvale Cool, Transition Silicon Valley, the Sierra Club (Loma Prieta Chapter) and Films of Vision & Hope. Made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Being There! @ the Earth Day Fair Full Circle Farm’s Fourth Annual Earth Day Fair Sunday, April 17, 2011 10am–3pm


Being There! @ the Earth Day Fair
Full Circle Farm’s Fourth Annual Earth Day Fair
Sunday, April 17, 2011
10am–3pm
There’s nothing like Spring at the Farm—and nothing better than the joy of Being There! at the Earth Day Fair.
Join Full Circle Farm and over two thousand friends and neighbors on Sunday, April 17th for a fun day in the sun at the fourth annual Earth Day Fair at Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale.
This family-oriented free event runs from 10am to 3pm, and features great Kids’ Activities (Farm Animals, Wild Zone!), Fair Contests (Do you have the Prettiest Chicken?), Demonstrations (Bees and Worms!), and dozens of Earth-Friendly Organizations celebrating our natural world. There’ll be live music (Andy Z), local food vendors, and lots of just plain fun on the Farm.
So put aside your Farmville and come enjoy the real thrill of Being There! at the Earth Day Fair.
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Full Circle Farm is an educational, nonprofit 11-acre farm located at:
1055 Dunford Way in Sunnyvale, CA.
www.fullcirclesunnyvale.org
Contact: Ashlie Feffer, Education Manager, Full Circle Farm, ashlie [at] fullcirclesunnyvale [dot] org, (408) 394-1464
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