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Relocalization Workshop: Preparing Our Communities for the End of Cheap Oil
Date Saturday April 01
Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorAaron Lehmer
How can individuals foster awareness in their community of the need to live sustainably, and what can be done after they understand this need? This workshop draws from the instructors’ experience in Willits, California, where the need to “localize” the economy in terms of food, energy and basic goods production has garnered broad political appeal. Learn how to frame messages around common values, motivate action based on the tension between fear and desire, and explore some basic “how-to” guidelines for organizing communities around an economic relocalization agenda.

Instructors: Jason Bradford and Brian Weller, Willits Economic Localization Project


· Hands-on instruction from the Willits Economic Localization Project organizers

· Morning and Afternoon Sessions Covering:

o Fostering public awareness of the need to relocalize

o Using the “Inventory, Vision, Plan, Action” process

o Conducting a local asset and natural resource assessment

o Mobilizing and activating your community

· Organic lunch!

COST*: $95 Regular Admission / $65 Nonprofit/Educator/Activist Rate [Includes access to evening kick-off.] Please register ASAP – only 50 spots are available for the workshop! Contact Aaron at

To register:

Send us each participant’s full name, address, phone, and e-mail, along with a check made payable to “Metafoundation” to:

Bay Area Relocalize

3048 College Ave. #1

Berkeley, CA 94705

* Limited 50% discount scholarships are also available to those with limited income or from historically under-represented communities.

Added to the calendar on Friday Mar 17th, 2006 9:29 AM

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