MOVIE: Sundance Channel presents: “BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET”
Monday, Apr 7. 7pm. Sundance Kabuki Theater
1881 Post Street at FillmoreSan Francisco, CA 94115
Episodes FOOD, FASHION and RECYCLE, with Reception and Q&A to follow.
Collaborating for Change: The Open Architecture Network
Wednesday, Apr 9. 5:30 pm. Complete Info Here.
Maria Giudice, CEO and Founder, Hot Studio; Co-author, Web Design Essentials
Scott Mattoon, Chief Architect, Western U.S. Region, Sun Microsystems
Amy Novogratz, Director, TED Prize
Kate Stohr, Co-founder, Architecture for Humanity; Editor, Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises
How can well-designed Web access to open-source architectural plans support sustainable development, help communities rebuild after disaster, and create safer and more innovative structures with partners around the world? Learn how a diverse team of engineers, designers and social activists worked together to create a collaborative design community to help raise living standards around the globe – and allowed a worldwide team to respond to the immediate needs of disaster victims, including the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the recent fires in Southern California.
City Arts and Lectures presents Jeffrey Sachs
Wednesday, Apr 9 8pm. Complete Info here
Jeffrey Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute, where he is also a professor of sustainable development. The unconventional and impassioned economist advocates combining economic development with environmental sustainability. His latest work, Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, describes the potential road to sustainable and equitable global prosperity while warning of the imminence of global economic collapse.
Design by Dialogue: “Community Prosperity”
Wednesday, April 9. 6-6:30 pm Pot Luck. 6:30-9 Program. Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street
Community Prosperity: with SF State professor Raquel Rivera Pinderhughes.
Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and The Big One will co-sponsor the Design by Dialogue Series, a 4-part once-a-month Connectivity Series. “The New Me is We” blog. WiserEarth group. RSVP: Sabsmalik12@aol.com
INFORUM’s 21st Century Award: Adam Werbach
Thursday, Apr 10. 6pm check in. 6:30pm program. 7:30 p.m wine. The Commonwealth Club
In 2007, Werbach’s sustainability agency Act Now helped Wal-Mart engage its 1.3 million employees in the Personal Sustainability Project (PSP). In January 2008, Act Now was acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi, a hothouse for world-changing ideas with over 7,000 employees in 84 countries. Together they aim to become the sustainability agency of record for the world’s leading corporations. Their purpose: help companies grow their business and preserve the planet through strategy, product and supply-chain innovation, workforce engagement and marketing. The mission: create a consumer revolution for social change.
New York: Real Estate Industry Party
Thursday, Apr 10th. Pre-party cocktails at 6 pm!
At Azul. 1 Tillman Place (In Union Sq.)
Hosted by Aaron McCann. For details call 212.333.7558
UC Berkeley Conference: California and the Future of Environmental Law and Policy.
Thursday & Friday, Apr 10-11. Complete info here.
California’s natural resources, economy, demographics and political system have made it a unique laboratory for environmental policy over the past half century. This conference will bring together leading environmental policymakers, scholars and legal practitioners to address California’s current and future role at the forefront of environmental law and policy development. In the process, speakers will map for conference attendees California’s environmental policy agenda for the coming decades.
Straw Bale Workshop
Friday Apr 11. 7:00 – 9:30 pm. Info here.
Presentation and slide show: Michele Landegger is a natural builder, president of Boa Constructor Building and Design. Michele’s talk will cover:
• Building with Strawbale
• Natural Building Techniques
• Ecological Remodeling
Image of Straw Bale home in Capitola courtesy of Building Naturally