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January 2015

Life purpose for meditators

January 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location given upon registration San Francisco , CA United States + Google Map

Green Sangha's founder Jonathan Gustin has made it his mission to assist individuals in uncovering, articulating, and embracing their life's purpose. Living in accordance with our own unique nature, he believes, not only opens the door to more joy in life, but also positions us to serve the world in the best way possible. This Wed, Jan 14, Jonathan is offering a free workshop in SF on Life Purpose for Meditators. Many who have taken Jonathan's seminars report on the…

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Water: keeping it local

January 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This spring, the Environmental Forum of Marin presents Changes, Challenges, and Choices, a lecture series going deeply into the issues that matter, including Drought, Threatened Oceans, Climate Disruption, and Building Community.  This is education for action.  Many Green Sangha members have  participated in the Environmental Forum, both spring lecture series and the autumn Master Class, in the company of local thought leaders, activists, and civic officials.  January 24's seminar will be "Local Water:  Use and Re-use," a topic that touches us…

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February 2015

Threatened oceans: tipping points

February 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $15

According to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), the ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and contains 97 percent of the planet’s water!  In addition to providing the nutrients to feed its aquatic ecosystem, the ocean’s bounty feeds and nourishes peoples around the planet. Research shows that our oceans are absorbing billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, changing coastal upwelling regions vital to the production of phytoplankton, and creating more acidic…

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Saving our oceans

February 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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$20 – $25

Threatened Oceans: Damaged Habitat and Plastic Pollution The coastal waters of Central California are in peril due to a myriad of destructive human actions.  Historical threats have created long-term effects including:  extirpation of keystone species such as sea otters, pollution, and over-fishing. Modern threats include plastic and pathogen pollution, shipping traffic, and underwater noise. Learn more about the threats to the Central California Coast and exciting conservation strategies for preserving the marine environment, including citizen participation in habitat recovery and…

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April 2015

Building Community: Food Security

April 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sanctuary, San Rafael Presbyterian Church, 1510 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$10 – $15

What is food security, and who are the hungry in Marin County? Speakers will discuss the impacts of food insecurity on our local communities. Learn about agency and individual efforts to address food security through food banks, food redistribution, and agricultural production. Our speakers will discuss hunger in Marin County and environmental impacts of drought and climate change on our local food supply. Join us on April 8th and learn the recipe for a food secure future. Please bring your…

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June 2015

Plastic Is Getting Drastic

June 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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$10 – $15

Captain Charles Moore put the Pacific Gyre on the map with his first report, over ten years ago, of the accumulation of plastic particles of all sizes in the ocean.  He and his colleagues in the Algalita Marine Foundation tallied and weighed samples of surface trawls of the Pacific Gyre, finding 6 pounds of plastic for every pound of zooplankton.  Charles will be presenting the results of his latest Pacific Gyre voyage, showing that the concentration of plastics has increased…

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July 2015

Plastic-Free Living with Beth Terry

July 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Are you curious about simple, every-day strategies to reduce plastic in your life? Join a potluck lunch and presentation with author and activist Beth Terry to explore challenges and solutions that address our plastic problem. Beth will present a slideshow and discuss how and why to reduce your consumption of single-use plastic. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A — share your toughest plastic challenges! Store Manager Alison Moreno will highlight alternatives available at the Ecology Center that enable plastic-free…

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October 2015

Harnessing the Economy to Reduce Carbon Emissions

October 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Street, at Palm Avenue
Dominican University, San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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The need is real:  Intense heat waves, extreme wildfires, worsening floods, melting polar ice caps, and rising seas indicate that climate change is here now. Yet our civilization keeps pumping CO2 into the atmosphere because fossil fuels are artificially “cheap.” What we can do: Harness the power of money and markets by placing a rising fee on fossil fuels so their prices gradually reflect their true costs, and the economy will hasten the deployment of clean energy alternatives. Protect family…

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November 2015

Getting Real on Climate

November 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Congressman Jared Huffman will join the panel of climate activists on Nov 9 at Angelico Hall Follow Dr. Peter Joseph's Oct 27 presentation on Harnessing the Economy to Reduce CO2 Emissions with a gathering of climate leaders to describe their decisive actions to protect our precious climate. Panelists include Jared Huffman, Ken Alex (UN Climate Delegate for Gov. Brown), Josh Fryday of NextGen Climate, and Susan Stephenson of Interfaith Power & Light. Moderator:  President Mary Marcy, Dominican University $10 Advance…

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September 2016

Election 2016: Tipping point for climate?

September 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Firing up the political will to solve climate change Congressman Jared Huffman, Stanford Law Professor Michael Wara, and Paulson Institute Vice Chair Kate Gordon speak on the key issue of climate change in the upcoming elections. Moderated by NextGen Climate Former COO Josh Fryday. Tickets $10. No one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP to assure seating: www.leadonclimate.org. "The extremists are being exposed and relegated to the sidelines, and if the media stop amplifying their views, their political counterparts…

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