Week of Sept 17-23
Come see this modular Green Home on display in downtown SF at:
WEST COAST GREEN: “The Largest Residential Green Building Conference and Expo in the Country!”
Sept 20-22. Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium, San Francisco.
West Coast Green represents the largest milestone yet in the residential green building movement. Never before has a conference and expo provided access to such comprehensive state-of-the-art resources, impactful presentations, and rewarding opportunities for business development in the residential green building field. Check out the Daily Schedule for seminars, speakers, and events.
You’ll find over 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest in resource-efficiency among a stunning array of green and healthy building products. Over 100 experts and visionary leaders will be presenting their latest developments, insights, and inspiration at the expanding frontiers of the field. And over 13,000 attendees including the entire chain of professionals and decision-makers rarely reached by other conferences are expected.
ARCHITECTURE & THE CITY Film Series: Blue Vinyl
Wednesday, Sep 19. 5:45 pm. San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street
Filmmaker Judith Helfand and 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. 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.
Films in this series are free. Park(ing) Day by Rebar opens this screening.
UAS GREEN MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, Sept 20. 6:00 PM Little Roxie Film Center. 3125 16th Street, SF CA 94103
Urban Alliance for Sustainability presents two films:
‘We Are Traffic!’ presents a history of the Critical Mass movement which started in San Francisco, and spread across the globe.
‘Winning the Oil Endgame’ – features Amory Lovins, who paints a picture of how we might be able to transform the fossil fuel dependent automobile complex through innovations in manufacturing and fuel sourcing.
A casual space to meet others in the sustainability movement and encourage open discussion. This month’s theme: Green Transportation. Q&A to follow, and get discounted drinks afterward at Elixir!
$8 admission, $4 for seniors and New College students.
2ND ANNUAL BERKELEY SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT
Thursday, Sept 21. 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.
Learn about all things Green in Berkeley at the Sustainability Summit: an event that highlights the broad spectrum of Berkeley sustainability efforts led by businesses, government agencies, academic and health institutions, community-based organizations and inspired individuals. The Summit includes a whirlwind of short presentations on Berkeley-focused sustainability projects, structured networking, and an all-organic buffet lunch.
San Francisco BUILD IT GREEN Home Tour
Sunday, Sept 23, 2007 10am-5pm.
Showcasing seven residences built and remodeled green! From solar photovoltaic systems to recycled lumber and low-VOC insulation and paints, the homes showcase a wide range of techniques and materials, including a wind turbine, a greywater system and two green ie. living‚ roofs. Speak with homeowners, builders and designers about the materials they chose, installation do’s and don’ts, and lessons learned.
For $20 a person you can tour homes throughout San Francisco. Learn all about it here!
Have a great week!
Photo Courtesy of Michelle Kaufmann Designs.