Week of Oct 22 – 28
Bring Out Your Favorite Green Superhero at USGBC’s Gala Event This Week!
Green Tip: The Ecology Center in Berkeley has a host of wonderful Workshops coming up. Explore everything from D.I.Y. Veggie Car Conversion, Lead-Safe Painting, Permaculture, Intro to PV’s, Bio-Diesel and Solar-Powered Water Heaters!
Presidio Dialogues: What Companies are Doing to Nourish Spirit at Work
Tuesday, October 23. 7pm.
The work place is going through a revolution in values. No longer just a place for a paycheck, the business world is evolving into a place where meaning, fulfillment and a sense of community are being sought. A growing number of companies do not subscribe to the old motto “leave your personal life at the door”, and many are seeking innovative ways of engaging the whole person and supporting their local community. The Dialogue will focus ways in which companies foster a sense of spirit at work, and how can leaders incorporate their values into their leadership?
USGBC’s Carbon Reduction Webinar Series can help you achieve “zero emissions” for your company or your building projects, for only $80 a session. Taught by experts from Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Wed, Oct 24. Foundations II: Carbon Inventory and Reduction Process. Past webinars will soon be archived if you missed any.
Winter Talk at CounterPULSE: New Green City Politics
Wed, Oct, 24. 7:30 pm at CounterPULSE.
What are the historic roots of our current ecological politics, how have they shaped today’s environment and the questions we face now? Open space, biodiversity, global warming, fresh water, street design and transit choices, urban farming… local historian Dick Walker (“The City and the Country”), Kearstin Krehbiel (SF Parks Trust), Peter Brastow (Nature in the City), Keirstin Dischinger (Bike Kitchen)
USGBC GREEN SUPERHERO GALA EVENT
Thursday, October 25th.5:30 pm onwards.
The U.S. Green Building Council is hosting a special Gala event featuring awards to David Gottfried, founder of USGBC; Van Jones of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights a pioneer in the “green jobs” movement; and Fireman’s Fund, which offers the nation’s first “green insurance” program. Paul Hawken, green thought leader and author of Blessed Unrest, Natural Capitalism and many other books, will be a featured speaker. Mayor Gavin Newsom is the event’s Honorary Host. The Gala features a Super Heroes theme, with costumed super heroes, gift bags with lots of green goodies. A special prize will be awarded to the most creative green building super hero costume! Reception at 5:30pm, program starts at 6:30pm. Register here.
2007 Business for Social Responsibility Conference
October 23-26. San Francisco, CA
Business for Social Responsibility understands that to shape a truly sustainable future for business and society, it is essential to consciously design innovative strategies to get there. A reactive approach, or one focused on isolated best practices, won’t deliver the results we want and need. A sustainable future depends on integrated, comprehensive solutions at the ever-changing intersection of business and society.
2007 Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference
October 23-25. San Diego, CA.
Heads Up Next Week:
Home Graywater Systems & EcoHouse/ Graywater Tour – 10am
Learn about the first permitted residential constructed wetland graywater system at the Ecohouse. We will discuss the principles and process of safely irrigating with shower, bathroom sink, and laundry waste water. Workshop includes a 1 hour slide show presentation of graywater design and the application process. Return home with ideas and plans of your own! Limited seating during presentations so be sure to RSVP. Teachers: John Russell, Graywater Designer/ Babak Jacinto Tondre Graywater Co-Ordinator. Near North Berkeley BART. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. MUST RSVP by 5pm 11/2/07.
Image of Environmentalist Super Heroes courtesy of Adherents.