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August 2017

Event Start DateEvent
08/02/2017 DIY Cold-Climate Biogas Unit w/David House & SF Permaculture Guild Mtg
http://www.permaculture-sf.org/monthly-guild-gathering-diy-cold-climate-biogas-unit/

Come to the permaculture guild gathering on August 2nd at 6:30pm to hear David House present on homescale biogas.  Presentation starts at 7:00.

Biogas, sometimes called the cousin of composting, is what you get when any organic material decomposes in the absence of oxygen (aka its anaerobic, vs composting which is aerobic). Biogas is made largely of methane, which is chemically identical to natural gas. Because of this, biogas is sometimes called renewable natural gas. In other words, its 100% natural, renewable energy from waste!
This talk is about how to build an entirely new type of anaerobic digester  a device that makes biogas, and a nutrient-rich slurry that works well as an organic fertilizer (used by organic farmers in Europe for decades). Whats new about this digester is that it can be built very cheaply, with materials entirely from Home Depot (or a similar store), AND will work in cold climates, year-round.
David House has been working with biogas for 30+ years, and wrote what many consider to be the Bible of Biogas, The Complete Biogas Handbook, as well as Methane Systems, and numerous articles about biogas. He has been experimenting with biogas and designing biodigesters since the 1970s. He is the designer of a low-cost (less than $700 for materials), kit-able, shippable, insulated, 2-square-meter biogas digester for temperate latitudes (i.e. can be used in the United States) and is also the designer of a low-cost, plastic-bag-based biogas digester for equatorial belt countries. Previously he was the founder of Earthmind, an educational non-profit teaching about ecological living, as well as Computer Classroom, ici (computer sales), and an eponymous computer consultancy.

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http://www.cpmc.org/visiting/directions/directions-dav.html

September 2017

Event Start DateEvent
09/23/2017 WISeR Presents: Inspiring Stories of Forgiveness,

Resilience and Courage Film & Speakers Event

Marine's Memorial Theater, San Francisco

Saturday, September 23, 6 p.m.

TICKETS $29 - $40, Student, Senior, Military, Disabled

Multi-Ticket purchase Discounts Available

2017wiserconference.eventzilla.net

The focus on resilience for this event is extremely

empowering, positive, hopeful. It articulates a

goal... hope... a positive outcome and acknowledges

strength, rather than weakness... wholeness rather

than brokenness.

September 23 Celebratory Speaker Event features

Inspiring stories of Forgiveness, Resilience and

Courage
Dr. Edith Eva Eger, eminent psychologist, prolific

author and Auschwitz survivor 'Dr. Edie' will speak

about her experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz, as a

wife, a mother, educator, human dignity advocate,

inspiring speaker, author and internationally renowned

psychologist. She will also discuss her highly

anticipated memoir, The Choice: Embrace the Possible.

The Choice weaves Dr. Egers personal story with case

studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients

and their stories illustrate different phases of

healing and show how people can choose to escape the

prisons they construct in their minds and find

freedom, regardless of circumstance.

"Important, gripping, not just another Holocaust book

but a universal message of hope" - from the foreword

by Phil Zimbardo, Ph.D.

A powerful, moving memoirand a practical guide to

healingwritten by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent

psychologist whose own experiences help her treat

patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their

own minds.

ticket url: http://2017wiserconference.eventzilla.net/web/event?

eventid=2138906448&err=e803

For more info email us at gislava@gmail.com

October 2017

Event Start DateEvent
10/10/2017 From October 10-11, the worlds most innovative urban regeneration leaders will convene in Atlanta, GA to examine and rethink some of the biggest challenges facing communities today at the 2017 EcoDistricts Summit. Through an experiential program designed to inspire, inform and activate, the eighth annual Summit seeks to drive sustainable impact in cities worldwide. Join us for place- and topic-based labs, keynotes, inspirational TED-style speakers, breakthrough sessions, a Block Party and networking events to discover how cities worldwide are leveraging the power of the neighborhood scale to build vibrancy, scale success, and set the path for the sustainable cities of tomorrow.  

Summit attendees will speak candidly about the most pressing issues affecting cities and explore how we can come together to reimagine and redesign solutions with intentionality and purpose using the EcoDistricts approach as our guide.

This year's line-up of speakers will feature leaders in equitable, sustainable, and inclusive development and planning in Atlanta, including Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer of the Partnership for Southern Equity, and Tim Keane, Commissioner of Planning and Community Development for the City of Atlanta.

Contact: events@ecodistricts.org
Link: http://www.summit.ecodistricts.org/

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