Awakened Action Auction!

Here are items donated by our generous supporters for the Awakened Action Tea on May 27, 2017:

From Marianna Tubman, Librarian and Records Manager for EPA Superfund
Hand-woven, all-cotton spa bag & kit. Soft, sustainable fibers to carry your spa items — a perfect complement to a refreshing bath, sauna, or post-swim refresher.

Marianna - spa bag


Acupuncture - auction item 5-17

From Chris Randle, MS, L.Ac., Clinical Faculty, UCSF
Intake and treatment with Novella or Najia at the Oakland Community Acupuncture clinic, 15 Croxton Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, 510.654.6500

“At OCA, we have been very successful in treating people with many different conditions because of the unique styles of acupuncture we practice: Japanese Acupuncture and The Balance Method. Derived from the I Jing and the Nei Jing —two of the oldest Chinese classical texts dating back 3,000 years —both treatment styles seek to harmonize the body´s vascular system (vessels, blood, and oxygen) with the nervous and organ systems in order to effectively transport vital nutrients to damaged areas of the body. This is achieved by needling acu-points distal to and corresponding with the problem areas. In addition to the acupuncture, we also utilize the other modalities of Chinese Medicine: Herbs, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage (Orthopedic), Cupping, Gua Sha, and Nutritional Counseling.” —


From Bill Walzer, wood turner
Auction - Walzer bowlOne small bowl, walnut wood from an old orchard tree in Walnut Creek that was cut down because of old age. Value: $75

“I am a wood turner in Berkeley who enjoys working with nature to create lovely useful sustainable products.  We are blessed in the Bay Area with a tremendous variety of trees from all over the world that grow here.  All the wood I use would have gone to the dump if I had not salvaged it.” –  Bill Walzer,, 510-290-8998

From Ilene Wolf, LMFT
Ilene with GGBOne-hour coaching session on career and life transitions, working with difficult people, or student and work performance issues.  Value:  $225

Ilene Wolff is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin for over 30 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she trained in advanced applications of Cognitive Therapy at Stanford University. She teaches at JFK University and Sonoma State University in Conflict Resolution (International Relations Department). Ilene trained at The Mental Research Institute and has also taught there. She is the director of The Drama Therapy Institute and won the California Marriage and Family Therapists’ 2012 Education Award.

From Sandra Harris, founder, EcoLunchBox

Plastic-free lunch kit:  3-tiered stainless steel lunchbox, a lunch bag to fit the lunchbox, and a bamboo spork. The lunchbox is dishwasher safe.  Value: $46

Auction - EcoLunchBox“I wanted to eliminate plastic from my kids’ lunchboxes to reduce their exposure to leachy toxins commonly found in plastics, as well as to do the right thing for Mother Earth.

“It seemed like a pretty simple concept.  So I set out to design a plastic-free line of bentos, bags, and food to-go accessories that are healthy for people & planet, and sell it to the world to make change lunch by lunch!

Since founding ECOlunchbox as a triple-bottom-line social enterprise in 2009, the business has scaled beyond my initial vision.  We’ve sold more than 385,000 ECOlunchboxes so far and each year through the use of our products the ECOlunchbox community is averting tens of millions of pieces of trash (mostly plastic) from use and disposal.” —

Sea RanchFrom Carolyn Lenert, Green Realtor, Marin County
A weekend at Sea Ranch in Mendocino County. A place of beauty and rejuvenation. Nourish body, mind, and spirit with fresh air, ocean views, and few distractions — nothing to do but walk and stretch outdoors, and sit quietly with a book in the evening — relaxing and resting deeply.