Transition Berkeley is part of a growing international network of Transition initiatives.
We're joining cities around the world to face the enormous challenges of economic instability, climate change and fossil fuel dependency. Transition Berkeley is proud to become the 110th U.S. Initiative.
The Transition approach will help Berkeley to envision and create a future with more locally produced food and other necessities, cleaner forms of transportation and energy. Along the way, we'll build a more equitable and vibrant local economy and re-learn practical skills our grandparents once had.
Join us and discover just how powerful the collective genius can be when people work together!
Thursday August 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Historic Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Suggested Donation $10 -20, no one turned away for lack of funds!
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Join Slow Food East Bay and Transition Berkeley for an evening delving into the prickly world of fish, fishing and the health of the oceans. We'll start at 6pm with a potluck dinner (true to Slow Food USA local and sustainable values!) then see the amazing new film about salmon and the northwest, The Breach.
The evening comes to a point with a short panel of local fisher(wo)men, fish mongers and others involved with keeping this huge part of our ecosystem healthy and in balance and Q&A with local folks involved in the worlds of fishing and the oceans. How can we both support those that make their livelihood from the ocean and the fish populations? How can we be educated and inquisitive consumers of seafood, asking the right questions about sourcing, distribution and health? Join us in the conversation to try to find answers to these questions and more.
Representatives from Slow Food will also talk about the political & gastronomic history of the Slow Food movement, explain the ‘Good Clean & Fair For All’ mission, and announce current projects and opportunities for involvement. For more information: http://www.thebreachfilm.com/Or http://slowfoodeastbay.com/. This event is wheelchair accessible and cosponsored by Transition Berkeley, Slow Food East Bay and BFUU’s Social Justice Committee.
Rally for a coal-free Oakland
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Address: 1 Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank Ogawa Plaza), Oakland
Join us to help stop a dirty coal-export project in West Oakland!
RALLY in front of Oakland's City Hall, then join us as we speak out at the 5:30 pm City Council meeting to demand a coal-free Oakland.
Help us show City leaders that we can’t afford to let a promising community-development opportunity on public land be derailed by the enormous public health and safety risks posed by partnering with Big Coal.
Coal is transported on open-top rail cars that lose up to a ton of coal dust per car. That means for every trip by a coal train, 60,000 pounds of toxic fine particulate matter enters into our air and water and backyards. From the mines to Oakland and everywhere in between, communities that are already disproportionately impacted by industrial pollution will be at even greater risk of deadly diseases like asthma, heart disease, and cancer.
Join us on July 21st and help send a message to Big Coal that they’ve made a mistake in targeting the Bay Area. We will not allow our path to a healthy and sustainable future be hijacked by the last gasps of a highly polluting and dying industry.
North Berkeley-Ohlone Greenway-Sacramento and Delaware streets across from North Berkeley BART
Every Monday at 6:30pm
South Berkeley- Malcolm X School- Ellis street between Ashby & Prince
Every other Saturday at 10:30am
June 27, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 19
Bring your crops, seedlings, homemade yummies, ideas? Be part of this wonderful sharing economy! Summer swaps are held from June to October. Clothing, books, prepared food and other items to swap are welcome. Music and neighborhood free fun for all! For Information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition formed to help bring Berkeley's Climate Action Plan from vision to reality (see Berkeley's progress here.) Through four Working Groups, many exciting plans are underway! We invite you to participate in the Coalition and connect with others addressing climate change. Learn more about the Coalition, Working Groups and upcoming meetings. Info: click here
When: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 6 - 9 PM
Where: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley. Accessible by AC Transit buses (#12 and #49) and BART (Ashby). Wheelchair accessible.
Working Group Meetings
Transportation: Contact: Sandra Hamlat
Landuse/Community Gardens: Contact: Shawna McCarroll
Community Choice Energy Contact: Erica Etelsen
Water: Contact: Matt Freiberg
Creativity, Community, Skill-sharing with other folks working to build more resilient communities, these are Transition values that are being spread by two local groups. You can tap into the fun by visiting their websites and attending their events.
Ever want to learn how to make sourdough bread, or a didgeridoo? Perhaps you would like to brush up on your Spanish while making salsa, or practice Qigong in a group. Villagecraft is the place to find a smorgasbord of "learn by doing" activities and meet others who share your interests. Anyone is invited to submit and teach a short class and Villagecraft will connect you with students through their website.
Go to villagecraft.org to find out about their 1st Anniversary Party, on November 22nd. Come hang out, meet fabulous people, and hear about opportunities to learn and connect.
The East Bay Permaculture Guild is a dynamic group focused on practicing permaculture principles every day. Guild meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at PLACE, which is located at 1121 64th Street, Oakland, CA.
Check the website eastbaypermacultureguild.weebly.com to find out What's Happening in East Bay Permaculture.
Neonicotinoids in the nursery industry have been making news lately. A possible link between the use of this insecticide and honey bee die-offs has led to some controversy. We asked Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional Alisa Rose Seidlitz to share some background on this issue of neonicotinoids and nursery plants. Read her entire article on the Bay Friendly Blog to learn what Alisa Rose found in her research.
The article is chock full of valuable information on how Neonicotinoids work, the current studies linking these pesticides to bee population declines and steps we can take to bring back the bees. Alisa Rose has also included a list of bee-attracting plants, resources for obtaining these plants, and links to products containing neonicotinoids.