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Water Playshop - Connect to Your Urban Watershed
Date Saturday August 26
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
SOMA Creativity Center
81 Langton Street, Suite 13
San Francisco, CA 94103
(near folsom/7th across from Brainwash cafe)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Authorvia list
Urban Alliance for Sustainability
Water Playshop - Connect to Your Urban Watershed

Saturday, August 26 10:00am-1:00pm

$10 donation (nobody turned away for lack of funds)

SOMA Creativity Center
81 Langton Street, Suite 13
San Francisco, CA 94103
(near folsom/7th across from Brainwash cafe)

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The Urban Alliance for Sustainability (UAS), a project of Global
Exchange, has launched a monthly playshop for the local green
community. Each month we present a different theme which is tied into
our newsletter, movie night and playshop.

We invite special guests from local organizations who provide
inspiring solutions on the current subject.

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PLAYSHOP SYNOPSIS

An inspiring afternoon of insight and inspiration about our
relationship to our water and our watershed. Ben Jordan, local
permaculture designer, civil engineer, biofuel guru and water wizard
will bring his knowledge and solutions to share in a polylog playshop
where we can all learn from each other.

What can I do to conserve water?
Where does my water come from? What's in it? Where does it go?
What would the sustainable urban watershed look like?
What about composting toilets? What about roof rainwater catchment?
What about greenroofs and impervious surfaces? What about water filters?

Bring all these questions and more for an adventure into a visionary
salon where we will leave with a set of tools, tips, tricks,
technologies and a vivid mental tableau for a shared common, clean,
healthy, vibrant watershed!

About Ben Jordan:

Benjamin P. Jordan, P.E., Technical Consultant, provides civil
engineering expertise for sustainable ecological design projects
including water conservation, biodiesel production and permaculture
education. He has extensive experience in the design and construction
of municipal and residential utility infrastructure, biodiesel market
development in San Francisco and sustainable community development
projects. Before establishing an ecological design and education firm,
Mr. Jordan worked for four years for private engineering consultants
and has certifications in green design, composting education and tank
inspection. Mr. Jordan holds a California Professional Civil
Engineering License and a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental
Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the founder of
Healthy Fuels, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable and
environmentally sound biofuels.
Added to the calendar on Monday Aug 21st, 2006 11:48 PM
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