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Sustainable Fairfax>Rethinking Plastic, Rethinking Our Lives

Date:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Location Details:
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: 85 Bolinas Road, Suite 17 (above Yoga Loka) in Fairfax

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From: Sustainable Fairfax
To: davidquinley [at] aol.com
Sent: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:35 pm
Subject: Plastics, Fungi Forage, Volunteer Training

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Green Tip: Plastics
cloth_bag.jpgSome common challenges for people trying to reduce their use of plastic include produce bags, sandwich bags and tall kitchen type trash bags. These can be solved with a number of alternatives. At the store selecting your produce use cloth bags, reuse bread bags, or use paper.

Local stores such as Good Earth, Delano’s, and Fairfax Lumber sell BioBags (a plastic-like bag made of biodegradable and compostable non GMO corn starch) in many sizes including a 3 gal. size great for produce, tall kitchen waste bags, and dog waste bags. There's even a saran wrap alternative. As for those pesky sandwich bags, try using waxed paper bags or glass based storage containers.
Sustainable Fairfax Happenings
Community Education Event: Rethinking Plastic, Rethinking Our Lives
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When: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: 85 Bolinas Road, Suite 17 (above Yoga Loka) in Fairfax

Sustainable Fairfax will host an evening with Andy Peri and Stuart Moody from Green Sangha. Donations of $5-$10 are suggested.
This event will be an informational talk and presentation on the devastating effects that plastic consumption is having on our oceans, landfills and bodies followed by a discussion and demonstration of alternative choices we can make rather than consuming so many plastic goods or plastic packaging. A representative from Good Earth will also be present with non-plastic alternative products available for sale.
Community Education Event: Fungi Forage
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When: Sunday, February 3rd
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Where: Deer Park Parking Lot
meet at 10:45am
Sustainable Fairfax will host a fun-filled, family friendly, forest fungi forage in Deer Park. Donations of $5-$10 are suggested.
Since fungi loves the rain, this event will take place rain or shine. Participants should bring warm and waterproof gear.
Environmental educator and mycelium enthusiast, Luke Synder will take participants on a local mushroom hunt where they will learn to safely identify and collect some of the most common mushrooms in the area. Participants will discover where to find delicious edible mushrooms right in their own neighborhood and become informed about poisonous mushrooms and the hazards of foraging.
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Second Volunteer Corps Training

sfx_volunteers_custom.jpgWhen: Friday and Saturday, February 1st - 2nd, 2008
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: 141 Bolinas Road Fairfax, CA
This two day course will include Sustainability 101 taught by Sustainable Fairfax staff and Andres Edwards, Author of the book Sustainability Revolution, team building exercises and work on the Sustainable Fairfax Community Plan.

Once participants are trained they will be asked to staff the Sustainability Center and will be encouraged to join committees or the board to educate the community on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and be active in your community. Each volunteer is asked to staff a four hour shift per month at the Center on Fridays or Saturdays.
Participants must become members of Sustainable Fairfax for $25 or $50.

Space is limited!!! You must sign up to be included!!
To sign up for the training contact, Pam Hartwell-Herrero at (415) 269-0621, pam [at] sustainablefairfax.org
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Local Events
2nd Annual MARIN MUSHROOM MANIA
Saturday, February 9, -- 9:30 to 4 pm at the Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Ross
mushroompic.jpgIs it deadly or delicious? Come see, touch, and taste all things ‘shroom at the Marin Art & Garden Center’s 2nd Annual Mushrooom Mania.
Co-sponsored with the Mycological Society of San Francisco (mssf.org) and Marin Master Gardeners, this well-loved event includes forays, lectures, displays, slide shows, identification, and cooking demonstrations. Participants learn about the habitat and ecology of fungi.
Join in on more fungal fun as mushroom experts lead free forays the morning prior, February 8, at 9 am. Free refreshments, lunch available for purchase. $25 fee. Space is limited. Call 455-5260 to pre-register.
SUBLIME SUCCULENTS
Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Ross
succulents.jpgBack by popular demand, UC Davis Botanical Conservatory Curator Ernesto Sandoval wows audiences with his presentation and slide show about some of horticulture’s most interesting members: succulents.
Participants learn about the specialized botany and adaptations of succulents, plus how to incorporate succulent specimens in their own Marin gardens. Sandoval is joined by Marin Master Gardener Gary Bartl, who discusses succulents in container plantings and displays his own beautiful specimens.
In addition, representatives will be on-hand from Ruth Bancroft Gardens and SF Cactus & Succulent Society. Succulents will be available for sale.
No reservations necessary. This event is co-sponsored by the Marin Master Gardeners. $10 at the door. Call 455-5260 for more information.
POLLINATION ECOLOGY
Tuesday, April 1, from 7 to 9 pm at the Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Ross
pollination.jpgJoin popular Marin naturalist, teacher, author, and photographer Bob Stewart as he discusses the intricacies of pollination.
Participants learn about the symbiotic relationship between plants and their pollinators, and the benefits to our gardens and our environment.
This event is co-sponsored by the Marin Master Gardeners. $10 at the door. Call 455-5260 for more information.
Job Posting
The Berkeley Ecology Center is hiring for the position of Store Manager.

berkeley_ecology_center.gifOur store is a part of our education and outreach program, and serves as a resource for the public to learn about and access environmentally responsible alternatives. Half of the store is devoted to books, and the other half devoted to products such as nontoxic toys, pest control products, and cleaning products; recycled glass and paper products; seeds and organic gardening products. The Store is integrated with our Info Department. This is a great job for someone who is an avid reader, loves to talk with people about environmental topics, and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
This is a full time salary position with generous health and dental benefits.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Ecology Center Store is a non-profit book and eco-store stocking a wide variety of environmental products and books. The Store Program Manager is responsible for day to day operations, long term and strategic planning, and the fiscal responsibility of the Ecology Center Store. The store program manager position involves buying, staff management, store operations, special events, advertising, outreach, and industry networking, among other tasks.

Visit http://www.ecologycenter.org/jobs to learn more about the position and
to apply.

We encourage applicants to submit materials ASAP. Interviews will start
as soon as qualified candidates are identified.
"The future is not completely beyond our control. It is the work of our own hands." Robert F. Kennedy



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