Join a Non-Profit!
Wednesday, Jan 23. 4:30 – 7:30. Metreon, SF
Want to volunteer for a Bay Area Non-Profit, or even join the board? The Board Match event is the best way to explore nonprofit board membership in the Bay Area. Over 100 Bay Area nonprofits are waiting to meet you at Metreon in San Francisco.
Lecture: “Ten Americans: the Connection between our Health and the Environment.” Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group.
Wednesday, Jan 23. 6:30 pm. Gladstone Institute of UCSF Mission Bay.
Ten Americans is a riveting, emotional, and fact-filled journey that makes a powerful connection between toxic chemicals in our environment and our health. Beautifully illustrated, the fast-paced 25-minute lecture explains why we should be concerned about the chemicals scientists are now finding in all of us and describes what can be done about it–at home and in Washington.
Ken Cook is president and founder of the Washington, DC-based Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG is a public interest research and advocacy organization whose research and analysis are major forces in national policy debates over toxic chemicals, pesticides, air and water pollution, and the ecological impacts of modern agriculture. They are known in agriculture policy circles for the Farm Subsidy Database, which lists all the nation’s farm subsidy recipients and their share of the $165 billion taxpayers have spent on subsidies since 1995.
Successful Green Remodeling
Thursday, Jan 24. Reception begins at 6 pm. Lecture at 6:30.
Hafele America Co., SF Showroom, 151 Vermont St. Suite # 9, San Francisco
Learn the ins and outs of green remodeling, reducing allergens and toxins in your home and workplace, and minimizing your carbon foot print when you remodel.
Heads Up Next Week:
Street Renaissance: How You Can Transform NYC Streets
Monday, Jan 28. NY. 6pm Panel. 8pm Reception and Exhibit
Moderated by Aaron Naparstek of Streetsblog.org, this panel discussion featuring New York City’s most successful neighborhood change-makers will provide inspiring and practical lessons about how New Yorkers can transform the public realm.
Author Lecture and Book Signing
Monday, Jan 28. 6-7:30pm.
New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, the energy and environment correspondent for The Economist, will lecture and sign books for his latest publication, Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution will Transform an Industry, Change our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet. In this exciting book, Mr. Vaitheeswaran explains why recent developments in energy markets, environmental activism, and technology will produce changes every bit as dramatic as the telecommunications revolution.
$10 for all NYAS members; $25 for non-members; $15 for student non-members.
Steve Martin comes to City Arts and Lectures in SF!
Wednesday, Jan 30.
Photo of Wildflower Walk in Pt. Reyes courtesy of the SF Harvard Club.