Monday, Apr 14. 6:00 pm. New York City, info here.
The Municipal Art Society of New York, as part of its Campaign for Community Based Planning, will present a series of panel discussions to promote community-based planning in New York City.
The series, titled “Creating the City We All Want: A Roadmap,” will be conducted in conjunction with the release of the Fifth Edition of Planning for All New Yorkers: the Atlas of Community-Based Plans, a resource that compiles all community-based plans undertaken in New York City since 1989. This series will explore the potential of neighborhood-led plans to shape equitable development and growth in the city, from the perspective of elected officials, community advocates, and planners
Pacific Film Archive presents: Schindler’s Houses
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16. 7:30 pm. Pacific Film Archive Theater
Director Heinz Emigholz in Person
Emigholz depicts forty buildings by architect Rudolph Schindler, revealing Schindlers singular vision, his acute attention to spatial relations and to the natural environment, and his captivating and idiosyncratic architectural vocabulary. An additional screenings and discussions by Emigholz this week, info here.
Brooklyn Green Drinks
Wednesday, April 16, at ReBar in Brooklyn. 147 Front Street (between Pearl and Jay Streets)
East Bay Green Drinks
Wednesday, Apr 16. Bobby G’s Pizzeria in Berkeley. Info Here.
Panel and Tour: StopWaste
Wednesday, Apr 16th. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. StopWaste.Org: 1537 Webster Street, Oakland 94612
StopWaste.Org LEED Platinum Building Tour, Sustainable Business Alliance Speaker Event, and Green Business Recognition Ceremony. Panel Details: Green Industry Trends – and How Bay Area Businesses are Making a Difference . Featuring: * Gil Friend – Natural Logic * Patrick MacIntyre – Blue Sky BioFuels
* Gary Gerber – Sun Light & Power * James Hurd Nixon – Sustainable Systems, Inc. * Brian Back – Sustainable Industries
Water Crisis: Investment Opportunities and Emerging Technologies
Thursday, Apr 17. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Palo Alto. Information Here.
Water scarcity is a global issue, further impacted by climate change. The water industry has been one of the least receptive to innovative processes. Venture Capital Task Force explores the issue. $55 VC Taskforce members, $65 Affiliates, $87 General.
ECCONOVATION: Opening Reception, “Get Fried up!”
Friday, Apr 18, 7-11pm. Info Here.
Econnovation = Ecologic + Economic + Innovation. It is simply a play on words, but it is able to explain succinctly what is necessary for design in the 21st century. Knoend is proud to present a multidisciplinary showcase of innovative sustainable design projects pioneered in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Design Guild SF Gallery. The exhibition’s goal is to inspire our community’s creativity about how everyone — from professional designers to your neighbor on the street — are (at heart) designers, with the imagination to design a more sustainable world.
Participating individuals, companies, and organizations: Adrien Segal, Ahmed Khouja, Chambers Design, Grace Street, Han Pham, Jeremy Faludi, Josh Jakus, Knoend/ReLife Clinic, Leilani Nisperos, Lynda Grose/CCA Fashion Student Designers, Project Frog, Public Architecture, Mike Ricca, Miranda Caroligne, Modern Slant, MK Think, New Leaf Paper, O2 Bay Area, Sustainable Energy Partners, Teacher with a Bus, Valerie Casey/Designer’s Accord.
The show officially opens its doors at 7pm. ‘Teacher With a Bus’ founder Jens-Peter Jungclaussen will be presenting his vegetable-oil fueled bus and speaking on the latest news and controversies on biodiesel and alternative fuels. Delicious finger foods fried in organic olive oil (later to be fuel for the bus) will be served throughout the evening along with cocktails from our sponsor Veev. Knoend will begin taking patients in their ReLife Clinic – a special clinic that designs the next lifecycles for objects. Show-goers are encouraged to bring photographs of personal objects that need a new life.
EARTH DAY EXPO at Habana Eatery in Brooklyn
Saturday and Sunday, Apr 19-20. Two Days of Free Workshops and Events for the Whole Family
The ABC’s of Bees and Beekeeping, Composting Workshops, Electronic Waste Recycling, Recycled Art Show, Green Technology Demonstration: Habana Labs will unveil New York’s first Off-Grid Solar Outlet, and more. Shop Green! Meet local non-profit groups and find out how you can get involved!
Watch Eco-Films: “The Water Under Ground” – In spring of 2006, the Lower East Side Ecology Center partnered with Center for Urban Pedagogy, City-as-School, and REC Youth to explore the Water Underground–the millions of gallons of water that enters the city, gets used in various ways and discharged to local waterways each day. The Water Underground video is a 25-minute student-led exploration of where water comes from, where it goes and what happens along the way.
“Rooftop Bees” – A film by Melissa Lohman Wild -John has an unusual hobby for a longtime resident of New York City. He maintains three beehives on his Brooklyn rooftop. This short doc gives a glimpse into the practice of urban beekeeping and shows how John’s bees are helping to pollinate the Big Apple.
Heads up Next Week: Eco-City World Summit 2008