Join us in the rooftop revolution! When you go solar with Sungevity, you get a $750 rebate and Sungevity donates $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.
East Bay retreat, Sun Feb 8, 4-7 pm. Every month we gather for gentle yoga, meditation, action planning, and education. Earth-friendly potluck refreshments. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arbor Day, Sun Feb 15, noon-6 pm. Join us at Green Gulch Zen Center and Organic Farm to celebrate their creekside restoration and to plant native woody shrubs and grasses. RSVP for lunch reservations: email@example.com. Details here.
Save SB 270! The plastics industry hired signature-gatherers for a “voters’ initiative” to repeal SB 270, the single-use bag law signed by Gov. Brown in September. Last week they submitted their petitions to the Secretary of State, with a strong chance that they will qualify the measure for November’s ballot. Stay tuned for ways that we can re-educate our friends and neighbors about the incredible value of this hard-won measure to reduce plastic pollution.
Board opening. We are looking for inspired, collaborative leaders to join our Board of Directors, supporting and guiding the organization as we meet the challenges of the 21st century. Learn more here: Leadership.
WHO WE ARE
Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Activism Training, seasonal restoration days at Green Gulch, the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy, and more.
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.