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From Lightbulbs to Legislation: A 3 Part Interactive Climate Change Series

Sunday, February 05, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Beck Cowles
Location Details:
Varies. Series Begins at Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave (near Dwight Way), Berkeley.

When it comes to climate change, switching out lightbulbs is only part of the solution. In this three-session series of tours and workshops, we'll explore the many layers of climate solutions, from greywater systems and living roofs to policy making. All are welcome to sign up and those who have attended previous Ecology Center climate workshops are also encouraged to participate in this new series.

Session 1: Nuts and Bolts Gather with a small group of community members for a quick primer on climate science, policy, and to swap information, resources and solutions for taking action on climate change.

Session 2: EcoHouse Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Tour Draw inspiration from do-it-yourself projects such as our living roof; our ground-breaking constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater systems; a 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native rain garden; natural building; solar panels; a food forest; 3 kinds of compost, and a lot more.

Session 3: Field Day Get out in the streets, run your hands through the dirt, see and create infrastructure, and let your voice be heard. At this third session, we'll take a field trip, contribute to a service project, or participate in a political action. February's Session #3: Tour San Francisco's recycling center, Recology SF, and its innovative Artist in Residence Program. Hear from Bay Area artists working with discarded materials to conserve natural resources, create stunning art, and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment. Read more at

Dates, Times, and Locations for this Quarter's Workshops:

Session #1: Sunday, February 5, 11-1pm at the Ecology Center (2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley -- accessible by the 72R, 72M, 72 and 49 AC Transit bus routes)

Session #2: Sunday, February 12, 11-1pm at EcoHouse (1305 Hopkins St., Berkeley -- enter via garden entrance on Peralta. Accessible by North Berkeley BART and 72 AC Transit.)

Session #3: Saturday, February 18, Tour of Recology SF, 401 Tunnel Ave, San Francisco. Accessible by Caltrain, the T-Third Street Car, and bus lines 9 and 9X. Carpooling can be coordinated. (Please note: this tour involves walking up stairs and uneven surfaces. It is not recommended for those with asthma or pregnant women.)

Pre-registration by email or phone is required by February 1st. Participation in all three sessions is required. By participating in all three sessions, you will be given membership to the Ecology Center for one year if you have not previously been a member.
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