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Clark Kerr Gardens Mobile Produce Stand! Wednesday, May 2, 2018

posted May 1, 2018, 11:51 AM by Sustainability Coordinator

From the Clark Kerr Garden team:

The Clark Kerr Garden team will be out and about on campus this Wednesday, May 2nd from 12-2pm (or earlier if we run out) biking around with the mobile farmstand trailer full of produce to give out to students. We'd also love some company to give out produce to students for any part of that time. And we might be able to pick up produce from around campus if you have anything to add to the produce stand too.

Let us know if you have time to join us or if your garden has some produce to contribute! It'll be great to get outside and share your harvest bounties!


Wasted! Screening and Panel: April 26, 2018

posted Apr 25, 2018, 6:57 PM by Sustainability Coordinator

About the Film

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Audiences will see how the world's most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED!  exposes the criminality of food waste and how it's directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes - all of them delicious - to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

After the film we'll have a brief Q + A with a panel of local Food Waste experts:
  • Anne-Marie Bonneau - Chef/Blogger (Zero-Waste Chef)
  • Dana Frasz - Founder & Director (Food Shift)
  • Martin Bourque- Executive Director (Ecology Center) 
  • Kathryn Larrowe, MPH- Alameda County Food Bank, Food Recovery Program Coordinator

When:7-10 PM on April 26, 2018

Where: Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Cost: $8 for Students/Seniors, $10 General Admission
Questions? Interested in volunteering?lily@ecologycenter.org 

Berkeley Repair Café- May 5, 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 12:02 PM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 12:03 PM ]

When? Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where? Historic Fellowship Hall, BFUU

1924 Cedar Street
 (at Bonita, near MLK), Wheelchair accessible.
 
Co-Organized by The Culture of Repair Project and Transition Berkeley
Co-sponsored by:  The Office of Berkeley Councilmember Sophie Hahn, The Ecology Center
 
What Repair Cafe Events Are:
 
A half-day community gathering — some folks bring broken things, others bring know-how and tools, and yet others bring hospitality — and everyone brings goodwill and zeal for fixing.
 
Though free, Repair Cafés aren't free repair services.  They're participatory events — neighbors helping each other out, getting to know each other over coffee, baked treats, and repair projects, and squeezing more life out of the things they already have.
 
Volunteer fixers will be on hand who know how to repair all kinds of things — from lamps, clothing, and furniture, to bikes, mechanical, electronics, and handheld appliances... pretty much anything that can be brought through the door.  Fixers are volunteers.  The fix rate runs about 70%, so your item might not be fixed. It might even get worse!  But together you'll give it a good try and learn a lot about fixing along the way.
 
Come join us!
 
Bring a broken item, puzzle over it with volunteer fixers, then work together to see if you can bring it back to life.  Walk-ins are always welcome, but we encourage you to register your item so we know better what to expect.
 
Besides Fixing... We'll offer coffee, tea and goodies, perhaps repair tutorials, perhaps conversation with folks deeply involved in repair and reuse ... all's in the works.
 
Volunteering:  Interested in becoming a Volunteer "Fixer" or "Host"?  Great!  
Check the website to find out what it’s about and sign up. 
 
Register your broken item (and find more information): here.

BFI Gardening Workshops! Apr. 24 & 25, 2018

posted Apr 8, 2018, 11:34 AM by Sustainability Coordinator

From the Berkeley Food Institute:


Ever wanted to start a garden, but weren’t sure how or where to begin? You can grow food almost anywhere (dorm room window, balcony, alcove) and we can help you get started. Join us for our free workshop, “Feed Yourself,” to learn about soils, plants, and insects, and get hands-on demos in a campus garden.

 

Snacks provided! Hosted by the Berkeley Food Institute - Campus Gardens project.

 

Two opportunities:

 

Tuesday, April 24th – focus on beginning gardener basics

12 noon to 1:30 pm

120 Morgan Hall

UC Berkeley

Register here for Tuesday workshop

 

Wednesday, April 25th – longer session for both beginners and intermediate gardeners

5:00 to 8:00 pm

159 Mulford Hall

UC Berkeley

Register here for Wednesday workshop

 

Questions? Contact Edith Friedman, edithfriedman@berkeley.edu




Rising Tides, Rising Voices: A Panel on Climate Justice - Apr. 23, 2018

posted Apr 4, 2018, 9:05 AM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 11:29 AM ]

From UC Berkeley's Student Environmental Resource Center: 

Both environmental degradation and environmental benefits are unevenly distributed along racial and economic lines. This intersection of environmental and social justice is something that we must put at the forefront of our environmental movement. Join UC Berkeley's Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) in a panel on climate justice, where we will discuss these intersections, their impacts, and what we must do to ensure that the environmental movement is fighting for those most marginalized. 

Joining us on this panel are Jessica Tovar from Local Clean Energy Alliance, Alvaro Sanchez from the Greenlining Institute, Rachel Morello-Frosch from UC Berkeley, and Esther Goolsby from the Communities for a Better Environment. 

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

FREE admission, reserve a seat here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3379277

"Tomorrow" Documentary Film and Discussion - Apr. 5, 2018

posted Apr 4, 2018, 8:58 AM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 11:29 AM ]

Event posted on behalf of Transition Berkeley. Hosted by Transition Berkeley and the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists.

Please join us for a showing of the French documentary "Tomorrow" (Demain), a globetrotting documentary focused on solutions to our environmental crisis, by actress Melanie Laurent and eco-activist Cyril Dion.
 
"Tomorrow" provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and ordinary citizens are trying to make the world a better, more sustainable place.
Tomorrow shows communities taking power back from governments and corporations — a form of grassroots activism which may be the best way to undo the top-down policies that have set us on the fast track to destruction.

Location: Historic Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street at Bonita, Berkeley
When: Thursday, April 5, 6:30pm-refreshments, 7pm-event 
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Suggested donation: $5-20, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage Presentation Sunday 1/27 at HiP at 8pm

posted Jan 22, 2013, 6:03 PM by Sustainability Coordinator

Founders from the Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage, a sustainable living demonstration community where residents have reduced their ecological impact by 80-90%, want to meet you. They've been going strong for 15 years and have begun outreach to co-operate with folks who wish to build communities such as these. A couple representatives are doing the grand tour of the U.S. and will be visiting HiP this Sunday for a presentation at 8pm.

Link about Dancing Rabbit: http://www.dancingrabbit.org/about-dancing-rabbit-ecovillage
Facebook event for HiP visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/100449920135070/
Where is HiP? http://www.bsc.coop/housing/map-directions
Questions? Tim is organizing on the HiP end: tim_ruckle@yahoo.com

DIY Skill Share Event - Nut Butter Workshop

posted Oct 27, 2012, 1:22 PM by Sustainability Coordinator

Last week we held a nut butter workshop where we made almond butter, peanut butter, and nutella-- from scratch! See photos and recipes below.

Free Furniture Giveaway at Clark Kerr!

posted Jul 11, 2012, 5:15 PM by Sustainability Coordinator

Does your co-op need more furniture? Interested in reuse and saving some resources from being used? Check out the ReUse free day at Clark Kerr Friday 7/13 & Saturday 7/14!

http://reuse.berkeley.edu/2012/07/furniture-giveaway-thurs-712-sat-714/

Student Bicycle Cooperative!

posted Feb 12, 2012, 7:03 PM by Sustainability Coordinator

Having bike trouble? Want to learn how to maintain and repair your bike, for free? Come check out Bicycal, the student bike cooperative on campus, bicycal.com. We're open Monday-Friday 12-3 and will teach you how to work through any problem you come across. We're located just around the corner from the Golden Bear Cafe, on the MLK side. Email chrismcdermut@bicycal.com if you have any questions.

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