Film Series: Woman at War
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Film Series: Woman at War

Join us for a FREE screening of Woman at War a new film from Magnolia Pictures, written & directed by Benedikt Erlingsson.

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

Watch the trailer by clicking below!

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Film Series: Paris to Pittsburgh
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Film Series: Paris to Pittsburgh

Join us for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community!

We are excited to be hosting a screening of this incredible film at Arlington Community Church on Thursday August 29 at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Watch the trailer by clicking below!

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Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Epstein
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Epstein

Dr. Epstein presented one of the most popular discussions of the year with many attendees requesting another talk.  Person of the Planet is delighted to announce that event will take place at Arlington Community Church this month.

Robert Epstein, PhD, co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs, co-founder and former EVP, Sybase. Bob Epstein is an entrepreneur and holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in electrical engineering and computer science, specializing in distributed database systems.

He is Chairman of the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) Action Fund. Bob has been heavily involved in founding the Berkeley Food Institute that works to catalyze and support transformative change in food systems, to promote diversity, justice resilience, and health from the local to the global.

Bob's knowledge of public policy is extensive and proven with successes. Come and hear from a subject matter expert about this critical topic.

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Film Series: From Paris to Pittsburgh
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Film Series: From Paris to Pittsburgh

Join us for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community! Watch the trailer here.

We are excited to be hosting a screening of this incredible film at Arlington Community Church on Thursday May 30 at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

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Speaker Series: Rev. Susan Hendershot of Interfaith Power & Light.
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Rev. Susan Hendershot of Interfaith Power & Light.

Program sponsored by Person of the Planet

Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington, CA

You are invited to come hear a dynamic and motivational speaker on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm.

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Rev. Susan Hendershot

President of Interfaith Power & Light

Susan Hendershot, President of Interfaith Power and Light will present the compelling story of this national organization, founded here in California in 2000.

The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.

Global warming is one of the biggest threats facing humanity today. The very existence of life – life that religious people are called to protect – is jeopardized by our continued dependency on fossil fuels for energy. Every major religion has a mandate to care for Creation. We were given natural resources to sustain us, but we were also given the responsibility to act as good stewards and preserve life for future generations.

What are faith communities to do?  Come and learn at this special presentation.

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Person of the Planet Speaker: Mary Selkirk
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Person of the Planet Speaker: Mary Selkirk

PERSON OF THE PLANET SPEAKER: MARY SELKIRK

Mary Selkirk, Board Member at Citizens Climate Lobby

Mary Selkirk, Board Member at Citizens Climate Lobby

Person of the Planet Group will be sponsoring a talk by Mary Selkirk on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington, Kensington. We will do a short Person of the Planet meeting at the start to touch base and hear what actions you have taken to be a voice for the Planet. Come relax with a cup of tea.

The topic of the evening will be "Building the Political Will in Washington for Climate Action". Mary Selkirk from the Citizens Climate Lobby will do a short introduction of their work and a brief discussion on the "Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act" (HR763). The H763 bill is the first bi-partisan climate bill in the US Congress in 10 years.

Mary Selkirk is an avid hiker, whitewater rafter, cyclist, and volunteer/member of the Governing Board of Citizens Climate Lobby.

Before retiring and joining CCL, Mary spent 30 years first as an environmental activist and then a collaborative policy specialist, focusing on California water and natural resources. As an environmental mediator with the Center for Collaborative Policy at Sacramento State for many years, Mary designed and led numerous multi-party dialogues on complex water and natural resources projects throughout the State, including the South Bay Salt Pond Project, the biggest wetland restoration project west of the Mississippi, right here in our own San Francisco Bay.

After serving as the Sierra Club’s Northern California Regional Water Committee, Mary was elected in 1994 to the Board of Directors of East Bay MUD, representing Berkeley, Kensington, Albany and El Cerrito. She served on the Bay-Delta Advisory Council, a Federal Advisory Committee, taught environmental mediation in the UC Davis Land Use and Natural Resources Program, as well as at Sacramento State, and served on the City of Berkeley’s Creeks Task Force.

Mary will share her own story of her growing passion and concern about climate change, and how the core values that form the foundation of Citizens Climate Lobby-- focus, inclusiveness, personal engagement, respect for political differences, nonpartisanship, and optimism—have sustained her through 6 years of lobbying on climate action in Washington.

This evening will be time well-spent. If you plan to attend, let us know so we can plan set-up accordingly: personoftheplanet@gmail.com We look forward to seeing you.

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Speaker Series: Matt Gough
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Matt Gough

PERSON OF THE PLANET SPEAKER SERIES:

 MATT GOUGH

March 14 @ 7:00 PM

Person of the Planet is happy to present Matt Gough from the Sierra Club.  He will speak on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room at the Arlington Community Church.  As Assistant Director of Communications, Matt worked with the community and with people across the country to help pass proposed legislation to promote renewable energy and resist Trump's attacks on the environment.  They have helped to shutter 30 coal fuel infra-structures and promote "Beyond Coal" agendas.  As an honorary Person of the Planet, Matt will share what they are doing to resist Trump's attack on the environment and what solutions lie ahead. Come, learn and participate in the conversation. 

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Matt Gough

Assistant Advancement Director, Sierra Club West

Matt Gough is a biker, hiker, and general fan of the outdoors, Matt comes to the Sierra Club from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) where he organized communities and lobbied elected officials in Indiana, Illinois, and along the California coast.  Matt has successfully lead fundraising offices that strengthened environmental protections, pushed for public health improvements, and enforced common sense consumer rights. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, he is fiercely passionate about climate change solutions, an equitable clean energy transition, and engaging folks with the outdoors. Matt grew up in sunny Los Angeles and now happily calls the foggy bay area home.

"Climate change is both a terrible global specter and an unlikely opportunity for dramatic social change. Untethered carbon emissions threaten to increase global temperatures, cause catastrophic natural events, sea level rise, agricultural disruption, and forced migration in the tens of millions. Smart climate policies that curb carbon emissions and support renewable energy can create new economic opportunities in the renewable energy sector, healthy communities not burdened by the blight of dirty fuel infrastructure, better public transit for better quality of life, and equitable and just access to cheap and clean energy at home. I am committed to climate change advocacy that benefits our planet and our people. Solutions for our future must be just and equitable for everyone; they are the essential ingredients in the recipe for a healthy planet."

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Film Series- Years of Living Dangerously
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Film Series- Years of Living Dangerously

Years of Living Dangerously:

In this groundbreaking event series, celebrity correspondents bring us stories on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change - from locations shockingly close to home. Covering issues like severe hurricanes, droughts, and the increasing extinction rate of wildlife, it’s a gritty look at not only how we have impacted our planet, but also how we can save it for future generations.

Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite

Check out the trailer by clicking here!

Join us at Arlington Community Church at 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington, CA 94707

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Film Series Double Feature- Bag it & A Plastic Ocean
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Film Series Double Feature- Bag it & A Plastic Ocean

Person of the Planet Film Series Double Feature

1:00pm

Bag it.

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies.

Check out the trailer by clicking here.

A Plastic Ocean

2:30pm

A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. 

Check out the trailer by clicking here.

Join us at Arlington Community Church at 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington, CA 94707

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Give the gift of health – Food as Medicine Class
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Give the gift of health – Food as Medicine Class

Give the gift of health – Food as Medicine Class

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7-9pm

Maya Blow, Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, Organic Farmer, Educator, Permaculturist, Co-Owner Soul Flower Farm, Founder and Director

Maya is presenting a program on a topic important to each of us and those we care about.  Caring for the earth and caring for our bodies requires knowledge and instruction, both often lacking in the way we have been educated.

Please join us as we learn from Maya.  Seating is limited and there is a per person charge of $20.   Maya is a gifted teacher who comes not only from a place of intellect but also a place from the heart.  To pre-register, please emaill: personoftheplanet@gmail.com

Maya tells us this:

Food As Medicine Class...

Many of our most common culinary herbs and garden weeds contain highly valuable medicinal properties. Wayside weeds living all around us possess special nutritional and healing powers that often surpass cultivated plants. Traditionally these medicines were eaten as foods in cultures across the globe. In this workshop we will discuss medicinal plants that can easily be incorporated into our everyday diets for maximum health benefits as well as learn some simple recipes and methods of preparation. We will discuss foods to support common ailments such as high blood pressure, insomnia, pain and inflammation, arthritis, and gut health.  We will also do some live demos and each student will receive a handout with recipes and nutritional information.  

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The 2018 Green Holiday Bazaar
Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

The 2018 Green Holiday Bazaar

The Green Holiday Bazaar will be held at Arlington Community Church on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 11-3pm.  Just in time to get an early start on all your holiday shopping.  There will be one-of-a-kind items created by a large number of local vendors – wooden trays and cutting boards, hip clothing from recycled garments, bags, bee honey, and much much more.  All items are earth friendly and best of all,  “green”.  Sponsored by Person of the Planet.


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Vegan Cooking Night
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Vegan Cooking Night

Vegan Dinner Night

Friday November 9 from 6:00-9:00 PM

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Vegan food is a great way to help reduce our carbon footprint, aside from its health benefits. Retired Chef (Ajanta restaurant, Berkeley) Lachu Moorjani and his wife Shanti Moorjani are happy to offer a Vegan Cooking Class at their home in Berkeley. In this hands-on cooking class, we will cook together a fabulous dinner and then sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Here is the menu for the class:

Appetizer:

Hara Bhara Kabob: A pan-fried cake made with spinach, green peas, potatoes and spices, served with Mint-Cilantro sauce.

Main Dish:

Urid Dal, a lentil dish made with urid beans, flavored with cumin, ginger, tomatoes and onions.

Side Dish:

Alu aur Sem ki Sabzi, green beans and potaotes sauted with spices including mango powder, paprika, tuemeric and coriander.

Rice dish:

Khumbi Pulav, basmati rice cooked with onions, garam Masala and shiitake mushrooms

Bread:

Paratha, a flaky flat bread, flavored with ajwain seeds

Dessert:

Mango smoothie

Cost of the cooking class and sit down dinner is $40.00. All profits will be donated to Person of the Planet. To sign up for the class, emails us at personoftheplanet@gmail.com or call our office at ACC at; (510) 526-9146. Class size is limited to 8, first come first served. We will call or email to confirm.

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Speaker Series: Robert Epstein
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Robert Epstein

The Good News and (Maybe) Better News

In October 2017 Person of the Planet sponsored a public talk by Dr. Robert Epstein.  Dr. Epstein presented one of the most popular discussions of the year with many attendees requesting another talk.  Person of the Planet is delighted to announce that event will take place at Arlington Community Church this month.

Bob Epstein’s Talk on Oct. 18, 2018:  California Accomplishments in Addressing Climate Change and the Role of the State in the Coming Decade

Recently California announced the 2016 greenhouse gas emissions inventory.  We achieved our goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels four years ahead of the 2020 target date.  This talk will look at how that was achieved – what is working and what isn’t. As we plan for a further 40% reduction by 2030, how can that be achieved and what is the role of California in the global context of reducing worldwide emissions in the developing and developed countries.

Robert Epstein, PhD, co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs, co-founder and former EVP, Sybase.  Bob Epstein is an entrepreneur and holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in electrical engineering and computer science, specializing in distributed database systems.

He is Chairman of the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) Action Fund.  Bob has been heavily involved in founding the Berkeley Food Institute that works to catalyze and support transformative change in food systems, to promote diversity, justice resilience, and health from the local to the global.

Bob's knowledge of public policy is extensive and proven with successes.  Come and hear from a subject matter expert about this critical topic.

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Rise for Climate March
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Rise for Climate March

Rise for Climate March

Join Person of the Planet at the “Rise for Climate March” In SF

 Saturday September 8, 2018

On September 8, 2018, thousands will march in San Francisco for the largest climate march the West Coast has ever seen.

Together they will Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice as part of a global day of action to demand our elected leaders commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100% renewable energy.

World’s Largest Street Mural: At the end of the march on Sep 8, be sure to check out the record-breaking street mural at Civic Center. Their goal is to complete 50 mural sections, each 50×50 ft.

Person of the Planet will meet near the Sue Bierman Playground which is to left as you face the Ferry Building just past the Embarcadero Plaza between 10am and 11.  The march starts at 11am.  Look for the long Person of the Planet banner.

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March Schedule

10:00-10:50 AM - March Line-up at Embarcadero Plaza

We will be gathering at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco, near Embarcadero Plaza. We will be encouraging people to march and organize not just as individuals - but along themes based on the diversity of our communities, concerns, and issues. Contingents are self-organized and growing in numbers.

 

11:00 AM - We Rise Together: Moment of Solidarity

We’ll share a moment of silence followed by a song before we march.

 

11:05 AM-12:00 PM - March down Market St.

The route will go from the Embarcadero Plaza area, up Market St, to Civic Center. It is largely flat, about 1.7 miles, and should take the average marcher about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. We will have a support vehicle at the tail of the march if anyone needs a ride or a break.

 

12:30-4:00 PM - Resource Fair at Civic Center

The march will end at Civic Center Plaza, near San Francisco City Hall. There will be music, and dozens of information tables from the organizations that helped make this march possible.

 

2:00 PM - We Rise Together: Moment of Solidarity

We’ll take moment for everyone to stop painting, step back and see what we’ve created. A drone will take photos as we move and sing together. Same song as before

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Film Series: "Bag It"
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Film Series: "Bag It"

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies.

Check out the trailer by clicking here.

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Film Series: "What the Health"
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Film Series: "What the Health"

We follow filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health.

Check out the trailer by clicking here.

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Film Series: "Cowspiracy"
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Film Series: "Cowspiracy"

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Check out the trailer by clicking here!

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Speaker Series: Maya Blow
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Maya Blow

Come and learn about an extraordinary healing organic farm in the East Bay. The founder and co-owner, Maya Blow, will share an amazing story.

About Maya:

Maya Blow is an herbalist and classical homeopath practicing at the Emeryville Health and Wellness Center in the SF Bay Area. She studied undergraduate history at Clark Atlanta University and SF State University. Maya studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies in Northern California, and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco.

About Soul Flower Farm:

We are a small organic farm located in the San Francisco East Bay Hills of California. We strive to incorporate biodynamic farming methods and permaculture design to be self sustaining. Raising jersey cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, bees, and boys, gardening, giving back, sharing with community, and practicing holistic medicine keeps us busy. You can find us vending weekly at the Berkeley Farmer's Markets! Peace and Blessings!

Soul Flower Farm is committed to aid in the generation of Social Equality through vocational empowerment and regenerative design. We make accessible environmental workshops, classes and skill shares to those who are regularly overlooked in the current state of society. With the goal to make freedom the new norm. This is a collective effort sponsored by Students, Community, Donors and Love, to reclaim our origins of land and community. Our approach is holistic, instilling our connection with the earth, the wisdom in the seed, nurturing of the sprout, maintenance of the crop, care for the harvest and mindfulness of tomorrow.

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Speaker Series: Michael Ware of CCC
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Michael Ware of CCC

Supervising Manager, Michael Ware, of the Community Conservation Center, CCC  (also known as Berkeley Recycling) will speak at Arlington Community Church on Thursday April 12 at 7:00 PM.

Michael has been working for CCC since January 2016. In short, he is responsible for the smooth running of the various departments and constantly monitoring production and efficiency of employees and operations. 

Michael will speak briefly about the history of CCC, materials they take and process, what happens to the materials once they leave CCC, and some future plans for recycling. He will also talk about our role in the community along with our relationship with the City of Berkeley and Ecology Center.

Learn more about CCC by visiting www.berkeleyrecycling.org

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Speaker Series: Dr. Andrew Gunther
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Dr. Andrew Gunther

Person of the Planet is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Gunther as a speaker on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm at the Arlington Community Church, 52  Arlington. Dr Gunther will review the basic physical principles and observations that have led every scientific academy in the world to conclude that human emissions of greenhouse gasses are altering the climate. He will discuss what the expected significant climate changes mean for the country in general and the Bay Area in particular. Dr. Gunther is a climate specialist who teaches Environmental Science, Policy  and Communication at UC Berkeley.

Learn more at www.andrewgunther.com

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Speaker Series: Marcella Pecanac
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Marcella Pecanac

Banking for people,planet, and prosperity.

Just when you thought ‘big business’ means ‘bad business’, we are pleased to introduce you to New Resource Bank in San Francisco.  Marcella Pecanac will bring us a view of business finance and how doing well can mean doing good.

New Resource Bank is the bank for businesses and organizationsbuilding a better world. We advance sustainability with everything we do: theloans we make, the way we operate and our commitment to using deposits forgood. Our deep expertise and powerful network of values-driven companies andorganizations, we work to transform banking and create a better world.

By using banking to promote well-being for all people and theplanet, we aim to have an impact in four key areas:

·       Environmentalprotection

·       Health& wellness

·       Education& community empowerment

·       Sustainablecommerce

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Speaker Series: Jeff Kirschner
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Jeff Kirschner

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUTLITTER

We are excited to present Jeff Kirschner, founder ofLitterati.org.  The mission of Litteratiis to eliminate litter worldwide. 

We arebuilding the world's largest database of litter. Through the use of socialmedia and the data collected from individuals picking up litter, we hope tofind ways to work with brands, cities and government organizations to preventlitter from ever reaching the ground.”

There are over 1,000,000 people worldwide who have signed up andcommitted to this effort.  Come hearJeff’s presentation and of the ways we all can help and benefit from hisorganization.  Entertaining, provocativeand educational.

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Movie Night: "To Spring from the Hand"
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night: "To Spring from the Hand"

"To Spring From the Hand" is the inspirational film about the life of Paulus Berensohn.  "How do you dance in life?"  This is the question which inspired Berensohn to leave life as a dancer to become an acclaimed potter, ecologist and teacher.  This film captures his deep connection with the craft arts and the role they play in "healing a world in need".

Watch the trailer by clicking here.

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Movie Night: Rivers and Tides
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night: Rivers and Tides

"Rivers and Tides", a documentary about sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, depicts the magical relationship between art and nature.  While few of us have the artistic vision of a world-renown sculptor, we can all appreciate the influence and affect of the environment in Goldsworthy's works.  This film is a visual delight.

Watch the trailer by clicking here.

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Green Holiday Bazzar
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Green Holiday Bazzar

Have you ever been to a "Green Holiday Bazaar"? This is our first attempt to put together this alternative shopping event. We have sound some wonderful vendors that use natural resources, sustainable products, and creative art. Buying gifts that are good for the planet, IS good for the planet. Please mark your calendars and help spread the word. For this event to succeed, it is very important that you attend and invite all your friends, acquaintances and relatives. It will be an exciting afternoon with food and live music provided by guitarist Anthony Knight and vocals with Elena Caruthers. Be a part of its success! Green Holiday Bazaar Sunday, December 3 1:00 - 5:00pm Arlington Community Church 52 Arlington Avenue Kensington

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Movie Night: An Inconvenient Sequel
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night: An Inconvenient Sequel

An Inconvenient Sequel:  2017.  Al Gore:  "Every night, through the TV news, is a major hike through the Book of Revelation," he said. "We've had these three big hurricanes and 17 fires raging out of control. In the last decade, it's gotten worse than scientists have predicted. “

The film follows the efforts made to tackle climate change and Al Gore's attempts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016.

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Speaker Series: Bob Epstein
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Bob Epstein

Robert Epstein, PhD, co-founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs, co-founder and former EVP, Sybase.  Bob Epstein is an entrepreneur and holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in electrical engineering and computer science, specializing in distributed database systems.

He is Chairman of the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) Action Fund.  Bob has been heavily involved in founding the Berkeley Food Institute that works to catalyze and support transformative change in food systems, to promote diversity, justice resilience, and health from the local to the global.

Since 2002, California has used its economic power and considerable policy and scientific resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to grow its economy.  This talk will present the various policies and explain why they have been effective and how this leadership has worked in conjunction with cities, states, sub-nations and nations who have also reduced their emissions despite inaction by the Bush administration and hostility by the Trump Administration.

Bob's knowledge of public policy is extensive and proven with successes.  Come and hear from a subject matter expert about this critical topic.

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