Sunday, March 31, 2013

Eco-Districts. Wednesday, April 17; 7-9 PM in Sunnyvale

Please join me for another Informative talk on land use:

Introduction to Eco-Districts. Wednesday, April 17; 7-9 PM; Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale. 

The eco-district concept is emerging a as a promising way to create a more sustainable city, not building-by-building, but neighborhood-by-neighborhood. Kate McGee, Lead Planner for the City of San Francisco's Sustainable Development Program, will share what she has learned about the eco-district concept and discuss San Francisco's Central Corridor Eco-District, now in the early stages of the planning process. Q&A to follow.

What is an eco-district? How is San Francisco applying the concept?
The eco-district is a promising path toward creating a more sustainable
city, neighborhood-by-neighborhood rather than building-by-building.
Portland, the Portland Sustainability Institute, and an increasing number of cities
across the country are looking at the district or neighborhood as the
optimal scale for accelerating the adoption of resource-efficient practices,
integrating buildings, infrastructure and community action.

Free. Pre-registration requested:
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Hosted by Sunnyvale Cool. Made possible by a generous grant from the
Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club Loma Prieta
Chapter, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Greenbelt Alliance and
Transition Silicon Valley.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Local Garden Share at Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale 3/24/13 11-12noon

          Local Garden Share

Neighbors Sharing Food/Flowers/Herbs from their Gardens

Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:00a – 12:00noon
Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, 1055 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale, CA

Spring has sprung. All the little buds are flowering and my asparagus is really coming up! How is your garden doing?  Did you plant too many starts you don’t know what to do with? Do you have any seeds leftover? Whatever you have extra please bring it to share. And even if you don’t have extra, come anyway and share yourself. Last month after the garden share there was a potluck and drumming circle with Full Circle Farm staff and volunteers.

         Hope to see you all next Sunday. Come mingle your neighbors and see what surprises arrive. See you at the small Farmstand!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fourth Friday March 22, 2013 7-9:30p in Palo Alto

Please join Films of Vision and Hope on Friday 3/22/13 for a free screening of Blue Vinyl - A Rollicking, "Toxic" Comedy

With humor, chutzpah and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director and award-winning cinematographer Daniel B. Gold set out in search of the truth about polyvinyl chloride (PVC), America’s most popular plastic. From Long Island to Louisiana to Italy, they unearth the facts about PVC and its effects on human health and the environment.

Back at the starter ranch, Helfand coaxes her terribly patient parents into replacing their vinyl siding on the condition that she can find a healthy, affordable alternative (and it has to look good!).

A detective story, an eco-activism doc, and a rollicking comedy, BLUE VINYL puts a human face on the dangers posed by PVC at every stage of its life cycle, from factory to incinerator. Consumer consciousness and the “precautionary principle” have never been this much fun.

Friday March 22, 2013 World Centric, 2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto
7:00p – 7:15pm: Welcome to Transition (for newcomers)
7:30p: Program

World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto
Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto, Transition Silicon Valley, and World Centric

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