Is it Safe to Eat? Finding Food Safety Solutions
Monday, Jan 7. 6:30pm, at the Ferry Building.
A panel discussion hosted by CUESA, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Food safety experts will discuss strategies for making our food safer and the powerful forces that are keeping the status quo in place. Learn about the latest advocacy efforts, proposed legislation, and legalactions that these groups are taking to ensure that our basic human needs are met without compromising our health.
Find out how your food choices can make a difference. Join us at 6:30 for a reception with light refreshments. Discussion begins at 7. This event is free and open to the public.
USGBC Webinar: Building Projects II
Wednesday, Jan 9. 10-11:30 Pacific Time
USGBC’s Carbon Reduction Webinar Series continues its Learning Track with Building Projects II: Existing Buildings and Building Portfolios. USGBC brings you this educational webinar series in partnership with climate change experts from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, World Resources Institute, and CTG Energetics, Inc., and media partner Stamats Commercial Buildings Group.
Jared Diamond: A CityArts conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Wednesday, Jan 09. 8pm. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister)
The author of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, has relevant things to say about how societies develop and adapt, and is always worth listening to! Tickets are $19. Take BART to Civic Center.
Open Energy Eco-Camp
Thursday, Jan 10. 10am – 3pm.
Participate in this ‘unconference’ with eco-luminaries
- Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism, Inc.
- Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger of The Breakthrough Institute
- Adam Werbach, Founder and CEO of Act Now
OpenEco Energy Camp will be an unconference style event, which means you and your fellow participants will set the agenda for the day. We’ll provide you with access to environmental leaders, creative tools to help spark your ideas, food and eco-minded colleagues, but the real conversations of the day will be led by you.
Thursday, Jan 10. 7:00 pm. Flora Grubb Gardens. 1634 Jerrold Avenue, SF (betw Evans & Oakdale)
A group of renegade gardeners whose book Dam Nation helps people set up grey water collection systems in their own homes. PLUS: How to build an eco-toilet. $5 Suggested donation to benefit the Center for Architecture + Design
Heads Up next Week:
Advancing the Energy Economy in CA – This summit is the first of its kind, bringing together leaders in the investment, clean technology, workforce and public policy sectors. The goal is to advance long-term investment, job creation, and financial growth within the green technology industry with a focus on engaging low-income communities. Key figures at the state and national level will articulate the challenges and solution strategies for diversified, continuous expansion of green business and technology.
Have a Great Week!
Photo of SF Ferry building courtesy of YummyChow – which has deliciously detailed descriptions of all the food there!