Monday, June 22, 2015

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Racing to Zero" 6/26/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto

June - Fourth Friday Films of Vision and Hope
"Racing to Zero"

At the past couple of Fourth Fridays, we've looked at the problem of food waste, and seen what we can do to start reducing it. This month, let's look at reducing waste overall.
Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge.

Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero.

Friday June 26, 2015
Meet and greet, 7:15p, film starts promptly at 7:30p, plan to stay for discussion after the film!
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Fireside Room
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA

All ages welcome

Thursday, June 11, 2015

TPA Share Faire! Palo Alto, Sunday, 6/21/15 11a -1p

Transition Palo Alto Share Faire

Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA, in the Patio

Sunday, June 21, 2015
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


It's just over a week until we Share.  Are you ready?  We have a record number of teachers and community groups sharing their skills and projects with you this time.  And, of course, people will be bringing many interesting things to share as well.  It's going to be lots of fun.

In order to get you ready, we thought that we'd share a recent blog post with you.  A couple of months ago, a writer for Shareable magazine approached us to contribute to their article on Share Fests.  You can read about that and our response to the writer here.  Enjoy!

If you would like to volunteer - to help set-up, manage, greet or clean-up - there is room for a few more people.  You can sign up for a spot here.
Here are the confirmed teachers/skill-sharers and community groups so far (additions since the last e-mail in green):
Bart Anderson - Learning to have good conversations has been a revelation to many of us in Transition. Come join us as we get to know each other, share our discoveries and worries and just have a good time.
Kathy Bibby - If you haven't experienced essential oils as a natural way to relax and take the edge off being stressed, dragging or sleep-deprived, I'll be sharing a unique and wonderful hand rub with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils." Kath yis a Certified Aroma Touch Technique practitioner.
Amanda Kovattana will once again share her shoemaking skills. This time with an emphasis on making and designing sandals.
Marianne Mueller - All about lawns: clinic for reimagining your lawn (make it a low-water landscape)
Herb Moore will show us some examples of simple instruments you can make from household objects.
William Mutch will teach us knife sharpening.
Peggy Prendergast will teach core strength training.
Emily Rosen CMT, will facilitate massage, working with people in pairs. Sooooothe and connect.. Partner up with a friend and learn some great techniques for 10 minute seated massage. We could all use some TLC!
Diane Ruddle - Come see the power and versatility of solar cooking. We will demonstrate several types including: a SolSource parabolic cooker, a Global Sun Oven and a solar hotdog cooker made from a Pringles can.
Instructor chef Joni Sare will teach culinary life skills. You will learn how to properly hold and use a knife, as well as specific techniques. You'll be using a knife like a pro in as little as 5 minutes. Joni will also share efficiency tips, how to select/store produce, and more.
Friends of the Palo Alto Library (FOPAL) will have a book table.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) will be providing some give-a-ways and sharing information about their programs that benefit the community. NHN has a Backyard Bounty Program for Gardeners-Beekeepers-Coopsters. Come see their backyard garden program display, receive seeds and more. NHN will have an actual Bee Colony and Beekeeper on hand for Q&A.
Zero Waste Palo Alto will share information about the new residential food scraps composting collection program starting July 1.
Make sure to follow us via your favorite social media.  We send e-mail, post on Facebook, have a Transition Palo Alto web-site, a Meetup group, a Twitter feed and more.  And tell others to join us - feel free to post the attached flyer to your favorite hangout.

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