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Burn Green Soiree

Monday, December 01, 2008
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Ar+ Space: 1286 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94103
(corner of 9th and Folsom; accessible by Bart: Civic Center Station)

Your presence is requested at the next Burn Green Soiree. Our presenters will be Rosey Jencks, of discussing rainwater collection and Laura Allen of Grey Water Guerrillas discussing grey water systems.

What: Burn Green Soiree with project presenters: Rosey Jencks and Laura Allen
Rosey Jencks works at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) as a watershed and stormwater planner and has recently unveiled SFPUC polices for implementing low impact designs for stormwater and San Francisco's new Rainwater Harvesting Rules. Homeowners are now finally able to legally disconnect their downspouts and use rainwater for non-potable purposes both inside and outdoors. She was a co-founder of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance and is committed to urban greening in all her work. In 2005, Rosey received UC Berkeley’s Geraldine Knight Scott Award, which allowed her to complete a seven-county tour looking at examples of multi-purpose stormwater management.

Laura Allen is a founding member of the Greywater Guerrillas. She is co-author of the notorious Guerrilla Greywater Girls Guide to Water and has been scheming and constructing greywater systems throughout the north coast for the last six years. Her writings can be found in Urban Wilds: Gardeners' Stories of the Struggle for Land and Justice, Clamor, and Home Power magazine. Laura lives in the Bay Area and is an active gardener, elementary school teacher and aspiring inventor. As well as the three R's (readin', ritin' and rithmetic), she teaches urban gardening, creek restoration, and sustainable technologies. Her favorite activities are smashing concrete, hanging out in wetlands, visiting people's eco toilets, and drinking tea.

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About the Burn Green Soiree:
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This group is an ACTION-oriented group focused on developing innovative, creative, out-of-the-box, FUN solutions to sustainability "problems" in the areas of energy/power/renewables, carbon mitigation, food security, recycling/composting/gray water, transportation, land use, environmental education.

The members are representatives of city/county governments, sustainability/environmental/technology development businesses and nonprofits, funders with deep pockets, as well as artists, designers, inventors, engineers, mechanics from the Burning Man community and beyond. The idea is to connect the ingenuity, out-of-the-box design strategies and the humor of Burning Man artists and activists to those forging the arena of sustainability problem solving.

The ethos is based in open hand, open source, cooperative development of projects that address immediate, localized sustainability issues.

This is a participant-driven group, which meets once a month in a casual setting in the SF Bay Area, providing 2 presentations on innovative projects, discussion of what is needed and how to accomplish, specific project development, and open networking. The goal, beyond information sharing, is to identify specific sustainability needs/issues and develop specific innovative solutions as well as to access available funding for project development and implementation.

The on-line group includes active related listings for: Jobs, RFPs, Sustainability and Arts Calender, Calls for Art, Award Ops, Open Source Project info, Best Practices, News, Emerging Technologies, and updates on the Soiree happenings. Again, the contents are provided by participants.
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