Fairfax EcoFest, Sat-Sun, Jun 13-14, 11 am to 6 pm. Come to the Fairfax Pavilion and playing field for booths, interactive exhibits, and stimulating conversations. We are looking for four more volunteers to staff our fun table. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help for one hour or more! Festival details here.
East Bay retreat, Sun Jun 14, 4-7 pm. Three hours of gentle yoga, meditation, action planning, and letter-writing. Bring earth-friendly potluck snacks to share. More info.
Gratitude Gathering, Sat Jul 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm. Come to the lovely Botanic Garden of Tilden Park, where beloved naturalist Juan-Carlos Solis will lead us on a two-hour exploration of the countless plants and animals living in this magical native space. Program description here.
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Teen Environmental Leadership Academy. Mindful practice, outdoor studies, gardening, and speaker training for teens 11-16. Dates: July 20-31. Program details here.
Save SB 270! One day after Gov. Brown signed the landmark single-use bag bill, the plastics industry hired signature-gatherers for a “voters’ referendum” to repeal SB 270. Green Sangha is a member of the Clean Seas Coalition, made up of environmental groups across the state dedicated to reducing the plague of plastics. For more information on the effort to save SB 270, visit Californians vs. Big Plastic.
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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
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.