Monday, April 18, 2011

Berkeley Earth Day Events 4/23/2011

What: Berkeley Earth Day Festival

When: Saturday, April 23 12:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, MLK & Allston

Berkeley Earth Day is an annual event held in April to celebrate the environmental movement and creatively challenge the problems facing our planet. This year is Earth Day's 41st anniversary! Enjoy cultural performers, speakers and resources to link individuals and groups with each other in community based ecological activities.

Free shuttle to Trumer Brewery for Tours & Tastings leaves every 30 minutes from 2-5

Expanded Food Court with 10 food booths and seating

Test drive the electric Chevy Volt with extended range

Free electronic waste drop-off including Cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, FAX machines, speakers, old video tape machines, etc.

Also have collections for household batteries, fluorescent lighting, and a torchiere swap (bring your old halogen or incandescent and get a new energy-efficient one for free!)
Ecology Center "How To" Tent at Berkeley Earth Day

The Ecology Center will be hosting FREE, back-to-back mini-workshops on a wide variety of topics. Stop by the "How To" Tent and attend any of the 20-minute sessions. Leave inspired and energized to improve your environmental impact! Powered by Coyle Industries' solar generator. Click here for details and full schedule of workshops:

Expanded Food Court, with a café area to enjoy your food and drink, and additional prepared food vendors who use organic ingredients sourced from the Berkeley Farmers' Market.

Free Collection Events, sponsored by the City and located along MLK Jr. Way:

Electronic waste collected by ACCRC

Household batteries & fluorescent lighting collected by CCC

Torchiere swap by Rising Sun Energy Center (bring your halogen or incandescent torchiere for a new energy-efficient one, and sign up for a free energy audit as well!)

This is a family-friendly event. Free bicycle parking is provided along Allston Way.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Plant Swap In North Oakland 5/7/2011

I just received this posting and thought I'd pass it along.

Inspired by plant swaps around the San Francisco bay area, Dan and I have decided to bring this FREE sharing event to North Oakland. Located in the Golden Gate neighborhood we host plant swaps twice a year: once in spring and once in fall.

At the plant swap you can bring: unwanted plants, cuttings, seedlings, starts, foraged plants, and seeds.

This is also a great place to bring any extra pots, natural fertilizers, vermicompost/worms, garden tools, etc you have and are no longer using. Pass them all on to a new home and come pick up some new-to-you plants for your garden and home.

The only entrance fee is something brought to add to the swap.

Next Swap:

Saturday May 7th


5927 San Pablo Ave.

Oakland, CA 94608

(on the Berkeley/Emeryville border)

Please spread the word to all your friends