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Grand Opening of the David Brower Center

Date:
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Time:
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
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Location Details:
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way (between Oxford and Shattuck), Berkeley
(One block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station)

Public Celebration and Open House Planned for Bay Area's Newest Green Building & Nonprofit Home

Join us for a fun and informative day celebrating the grand opening of the David Brower Center, the Bay Area's newest and greenest home for nonprofits. Drop in for a day full of live music, family activities, great food, lectures, and documentaries.

Explore the relationship between creating social equity and sustaining the environment. Hear about local farms and healthy rivers around the world. From carnivorous plants to a solar telescope, climbing Mount Whitney to drawing nature, this is a chance to celebrate nature and discuss some of the most important issues of our time.

FREE!

The nonprofit David Brower Center is a vibrant place that inspires, sustains, and brings together people committed to environmental and social action. The Center offers educational and arts programs, stunning conference and event facilities, and high-quality office space for nonprofits -- all in the greenest building in Berkeley. It is named to honor David Brower, a Berkeley native who many consider the father of the modern environmental movement.

The Center will house innovative nonprofits and green businesses, including the Center for Ecoliteracy, Earth Island Institute and International Rivers. It also will offer the areaÕs best event spaces including the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater, a gallery, a restaurant, meeting rooms, and collaborative common space for tenants.

The building – made with more than 50% recycled materials and anticipating a LEED Platinum rating – boasts 50,000 square-feet with the greenest of green architecture, including non-toxic materials; recycling of rainwater; natural daylighting and ventilation; and solar panels. Under one photovoltaic roof in the heart of Berkeley, activists, business people, students and visitors from around the world will meet, eat, exchange ideas, and work toward a just and ecologically sustainable society.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Mar 28, 2009 9:53AM
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