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!
Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:30 pm
Bring: Potluck dish for 6 people, something to drink (alcohol permitted)
Info: contact Susan, 415-806-8955
Join us to gather with fellow changemakers to celebrate our accomplishments and envision the possibilities for next year! We will eat delicious food, mingle and network and even dance, as we end the new year with a renewed spirit of collaboration, cheer and goodwill. If you are interested in learning more about Transition, permaculture and co-housing, bring your friends and family. Children are welcome!
Co-sponsored by Transition Albany, Transition Berkeley, East Bay Co-Housing and East Bay Permaculture Guild
Celebrating Holidays with More Fun and Less Stuff- Films & Discussion
Date: Thursday, December 5th, 7-9 pm, Refreshments: 6:30 pm
Cost: Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
(special guest Sticky Art Lab)
Berkeley-based Annie Leonard has become world famous as the writer and star of the film “The Story of Stuff”, a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the problems created by our consumption patterns. This cartoon-style documentary highlights connections between environmental and social issues, and calls us to create a more sustainable and just world.
Her recently released “The Story of Solutions” takes us to the next level. From worker-owned cooperatives and green businesses, to organized sharing and citizen participation, she shows us how working together we can all be part of the solution. Allison Cook from The Story of Stuff Project, will be on hand for these two short films and a lively discussion afterward. We’ll brainstorm ways we can make our lives and holidays more fulfilling with free gifts, gifts of time, and other earth-friendly alternatives. We’ll also create a map of our favorite Berkeley worker owned co-ops and green businesses, so when we do spend our money, we’ll know where to find partners that are helping the planet.
We’ll also be joined by Rachel Knudson from Sticky Art Lab on University Avenue, who’ll tell us a little about this innovative new center for art and creative reuse, sustainable skills and community building. Rachel will bring in samples of projects and crafts for kids and adults that are created at the lab. Please bring your craft ideas to share too! Light and local seasonal refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by: Transition Berkeley and BFUU's Social Justice Committee.