East Bay retreat. Sun Sep 13, 4-7 pm. Our East Bay chapter is a birthing place for inspiration and innovation. Come this month to San to Leandro to get refreshed, informed, and connected. More information.
Coastal Cleanup Day. Sat Sep 19, 9 am – noon. This may be the largest marine-related volunteer event in the world. Contribute to citizen science while enjoying a morning of fresh air and heart-filled service. There are scores of sites in the Bay Area, from streamside trails to the Pacific Ocean. We’re going to McNear’s Beach in San Rafael! Space is limited, so reservations are required. Details here.
The rooftop revolution is here! Go solar with Sungevity, get a $750 rebate and Sungevity will donate another $750 to Green Sangha. Clean energy is our future. Add your roof to the growing number of clean energy collectors! For a free quote, click here.
Raise awareness! Help save SB 270, the California single-use bag law, by posting a picture of yourself with your favorite reusable bag. You can post on Facebook or Twitter (#MyBag #MiBolsa!). Spread the word: reusable bags are the way of our sustainable future!
Board opening. Wanted: inspired, collaborative leaders to join our Board of Directors, guiding the organization as we continue our retreats, habitat restoration, and rethinking plastics, and develop Mindful Leadership training. Learn more here: Leadership.
Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Leadership Training, seasonal restoration days at Green Gulch, the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy, and more.
Green Sangha brings individuals together to meditate, educate and support one another, and perform direct environmental action.
Meditation is the core practice that grounds us in the awareness of interdependence. From this awareness naturally springs love, understanding, and forgiveness. Learn more here: Why meditate?
Education. We educate ourselves and each other in order to live more wisely on the earth. We focus not so much on opposing destructive practices as on finding and promoting life-affirming alternatives. We speak to the good in others to inspire their participation in making the world a better place.
We educate through action sheets on target issues, through a visible presence at environmental festivals, and through direct outreach (speaking at schools, social clubs, churches, and community venues).
Actions. Green Sangha actions have addressed a wide range of issues, from rallying on the streets for climate protection, to testifying at public hearings on waste reduction, to participating in community clean-ups.
We collaborate with other environmental groups such as the Berkeley Ecology Center, Californians Against Waste, Earth Resource Foundation, Save the Bay, Sustainable San Rafael, and Transition Berkeley.
For a one-minute video on mindful practice for awakened action, click here: Get quiet, get active.