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January 2019

Event Start DateEvent
01/06/2019 Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:00 PM
Monthly Vegan Lunch..
Marin Vegan Events
Taj of Marin 909 4th St San Rafael, CA
01/07/2019 Marin Vegan Book Club
Marin Vegan Events
Monday, January 7, 2019 6:45 PM
Key Tea 921 C St. San Rafael, CA 94901
01/07/2019 Monday, Jan. 7, Gavin Newsom will be sworn into office as Californias new Governor. Moments after hes sworn in, well present him with a lettersigned by environmental organizations and elected officials across the stateasking him to champion a Green New Deal for the Golden State.
We need you to take action now! We have very little time to turn our climate around. California must continue to set an example and lead the charge. This is the last, best hope for stopping global climate change in time.
Join our delegation to the inauguration and rally for a Californian Green New Deal! Please use this link to RSVP via our sister project, Greenpower, and let us know youll participate.
01/08/2019 Leveraging Bay Area Technology to Solve National Environmental Challenges
Tuesday | January 08, 2019 | 7:00 pm  9:00 pm
St Albans Parish Hall | 1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Find out how remote DNA detection, drones, real-time sensing, artificial intelligence, and other new technology are being used in fields ranging from earthquakes and floods to wildlife and pollution. Dr. Jonathan Stock, research geologist and Director of the US Geological Surveys Innovation Center, brings exciting news on how the USGS is partnering with Bay Area scientific and technological powerhouses to take on environmental challenges.

Bay Currents talks on Bay Area natural history and environmental issues, with emphasis on positive solutions, are offered on second Tuesdays fall-spring at St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis), Albany. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Talks are free, but seating is limited. Spring schedule here

01/08/2019 Stop Chase, Bank of Doom, Jan 8
Join the Rainforest Action Network and allies at the JPMorgan Chase annual healthcare investors' conference to tell them to get off fossil fuel investments, starting with tar sands.
Tues Jan 8, 12  2 PM
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco
on Union Square 335 Powell St, San Francisco
01/09/2019 Wednesday, January 9, 2019
An Evening with the Stars! Meet Vegan Poet Neal Grace!
Plus vegan dinner
From San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
Meet acclaimed vegan poet and Marin native, Neal Grace, on Wed. Jan. 9 at 6 pm. Neal is the author of 15 books. His latest work is entitled, "Sacred Life: Mystical Verses"
His talk is entitled, "Our Relationship With Animals"
No Coal in Richmond, Jan 9
The Richmond City Council is considering legislation to phase out and ultimately end the use of the terminal for coal and pet coke.
Wed Jan 9, 7  9 PM
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
01/11/2019 Please join us January 11th and 12th
We will be preparing a seasonally inspired dinner
Friday 6:00 and 8:15
Saturday 5:30 and 7:45
@ 550 2nd Street, Oakland, Ca
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
The ticket cost includes, dinner, tax, gratuity and a small ticketing fee. Seating times, preliminary menu and additional info can be viewed at Eventbrite.
Drinks can be purchased day of the event.
Please contact us if you are celebrating a special occasion or have a larger party.
Our dinner is always vegan with gluten free options. Please let us know if you are gluten free beforehand.
Check out our preliminary menu on Eventbrite.
For questions email us @ encuentrowinebar@gmail.com

01/11/2019 Green Friday meets on the second Friday of the month in the Sierra Club's Bay Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the program runs from 7:30 to 9:00 including questions and discussion. Refreshments are served. A $3 donation is requested. Our programs present speakers and topics discussing the most important environmental issues of our time. All are welcome, Sierra Club members as well as nonmembers.
For Green Friday on January 11 there will be a presentation on the East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD) Wastewater Energy Production Program. Our presenter will be EBMUD'S John Hake, Supervisor of Wastewater Energy Production. EBMUDs wastewater treatment plant is more than a treatment plantit's a green factory. Biodegradable wastes in sewage, food scraps, and grease from local restaurants, plus waste streams from wineries and poultry farms are mixed together in large tanks and digested by microorganisms. The biogas emitted by the microorganisms is captured and used to generate renewable energy to power the wastewater treatment plant.

01/11/2019 Join Millennium (all vegan restaurant) for
Join us for Oakland Restaurant Week January 11-20 for nightly $40 prix fixe dinners and $30 prix fixe brunches on January 13 & 20!
5912 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
01/11/2019 JAN11
East Bay Bike Party January: Climate Change Catastrophe
Public · Hosted by East Bay Bike Party
7:30 PM  11:30 PM
12th St Oakland City Center BART Station
245 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612
01/12/2019 The Pollination Project's Salon Series Presents:
SunGanges film screening and filmmaker Valli Bindana
Documentary Feature Film With: Valli Bindana, one of the creative masterminds behind SunGanges, a documentary feature film about the epic conflict between Indias land, energy, water and people
Food Catered By: Cafe del Sol
Location: The Nessel Home in Ross, CA
(Attendees who have RSVP'ed will receive an email a week before the event with all the details)
Date & Time: January 12, 2019 from 5:45-8:45 PM
RSVP Required: (space is limited)* Please fill out RSVP form
*Guests, children and youth are welcome as long as they are included in the RSVP.
For more info on details of childcare email:
What is The Pollination Project?
We are a Global Funding platform giving daily grants to people who have started projects making an impact on a grassroots level. Our grantees are located in over 100 countries and are working on issue areas such as: animal rights, human rights, the arts, leadership development, education, economic empowerment, and wellness.
01/12/2019 Cha Ya (Berkeley location) vegan Japanese lunch
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00 PM
Berkeley, CA 94709
01/12/2019 white elephant/ new years hangout @ Lake Merritt
Plant Based Meetup
Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00 PM
Lake Merritt Ampitheater
Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd
Oakland, CA
01/12/2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:30am

Rancho Compasion Visitors Day



01/12/2019 A Prayer for Compassion
Living Room Pre-Screening of A New Vegan Documentary
exploring the relationship between a plant-based lifestyle and spirituality
Q and A after the screening via Zoom
with Executive Producer Sailesh Rao*
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 10AM - 2PM
come in person or via zoom
3130 Claremont Ave, Berkeley CA
*Executive Producer, Films Cowspiracy and What the Health
Looking Deeply, Living With Awareness:
Compassion for Animals and the Planet
Pre-Screening: A Prayer for Compassion
(official release in theaters, March 5, 2019)
Mindful Conversation: Listening Deeply, Acting Wisely
What constitutes a plant-based lifestyle?
Why choose to live a plant-based lifestyle?
Resources for Further Inquiry
When: Sat morning, Jan 12, 2019
Where: 3130 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA (near Eton&15 min walk from Rockridge BART)
Time: 10AM - 2PM (Vegan Potluck 1:15PM)
By Donation Website: www.mindfulpeacebuilding.org
Chk: POBox 5612, Elmwood Stn, Berkeley CA 94705
Other: Fragrance-Free, Alcohol-Free
RSVP/Request Zoom Info: mindfulpeacebuilding@gmail.com
01/12/2019 BOOK TALK: Our Historic Moment, David Jaber
Saturday, January 12, 2  4 pm, Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo, Berkeley
Our Historic Moment offers a vision for the world, in both book and video form, that is rooted in The Natural Step and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, weaving together renewable resource use, ecological health, radical inclusivity and equity.
01/13/2019 Torta Burger, Pupusas and Omchiladas @Vegan Republic
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 12 PM
Animal Place's Vegan Republic in Berkeley, California
Hosted by Om Sabor
01/13/2019 Foraging Adventures: Wild Greens & Native Medicinals
Sunday, January 13, 1-3 pm, Peets parking lot, 9895 San Pablo, El Cerrito.
The tour will be capped at 15 people to keep the group tight-knit and reduce impact on the land. So be sure to register below. Led by Brian Bramlett
Local Food & Medicine / Nature & Community Connection / Wild Tending & Earth Stewardship
Winter rains bring plentiful Forbs (aka sprouts) to forage. Our first Foraging Adventure of the year will teach you where to collect edible plants and how to identify them safely. There are also perennial Native medicinal plants we will identify & learn their uses.
The class is hands-on, in-field and provides a perfect chance to directly connect with Nature.
Visit the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2108326689247625/?active_tab=about
Or the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foraging-adventures-wild-greens-more-tickets-54189676782
01/13/2019 sanctuarybistro
all organic all vegan all gluten free
1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, Ca 94806
Music dates at the Restaurant
Sunday: January 13, February 10, March 31: Ariel Marin: Ariel Marin is a refreshingly eclectic inspirational singer with an angelic voice. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area she was exposed to a melting pot of cultures. As a result, her unique music is heavily influenced by a of multitude of styles including folk, rock, r&b, gospel, classical, and pop to name a few.
01/13/2019 Sunday, 1-13-19 at 1 PM  4 PM
New Years Chili Share
Public · Hosted by Chilis on Wheels - Bay Area Chapter
Oakland, California
Join Chilis on Wheels Bay Area for our January vegan meal share!We will be distributing containers of vegan food and personal care products to people who live in tent and curbside communities in various locations throughout Oakland/Emeryville.
What we will be handing out:
-Containers of chili and other donated food items with compostable utensils
-Personal care products, i.e. toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, and lip balm
-Vegan dog food
-Cups of water
-Leaflets about our mission

01/13/2019 Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hosted by Detodosmoles Thoi

From Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers

Golden Lotus | Vegetarian Restaurant

1301 Franklin St · Oakland, CA

Haven't been to this place in years and heard it's changed a lot w/the recipes and interior completely redone. Let's go check it out, and we'll eat family style so we can sample everything ordered!


01/14/2019 East Bay Permaculture Guild Potluck Meeting
Monday, January 14, 7  9 pm, PLACE for sustainable living. 1121 64thSt. Oakland
BRING: Please bring a dish for the potluck., if you want to. It's ok if you don't, just bring your awesome self!
Join us this coming Monday for our monthly Permaculture Guild meeting at PLACE, which happens on the 2nd Monday of the month, every month! Meet the people behind local projects, find others with similar passions and mix and mingle over delicious potluck dishes. Find new ways to connect, collaborate, discuss and share resources.
Please bring your questions, announcements, ideas, stories, and visions of how permaculture can help us bridge through the transition as we co-create a more permanent culture based on Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.
01/15/2019 Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal & Author of On the Future: Prospects for Humanity

TUESDAY, January 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Schultz Cultural Hall - Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way - Palo Alto

General: $15 Members; $25 Non-Members
Premium: $40 Members; $50 Non-Members
Students: $8 (with valid ID)

Are we doing enough to protect our planet? According to world-renowned scientist and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, humanity has reached a critical moment, and there is no plan B for Earth.

With our world changing at a rapid pace, Rees explains why the future of humanity is bound to the future of science. He offers a compelling look at how advancements in biotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence, if applied wisely, can help address these growing challenges and threats.

01/15/2019 Tuesday, January 15, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Marin Health and Wellness Campus RM 109-110
3240 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael
Join us for an exciting evening of innovative and disruptive thinking!
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating natures time-tested designs and strategies. Our speakers are leaders in the application of biomimcry to idea formation, product development, systems thinking and real-world applications to solving climate change challenges.
01/15/2019 Rally to Kick Off Earth Strike, Jan 15
This Oakland rally will be one of many around the world building up to a global general strike for climate action September 27.
Tues Jan 15, 5:30  8:30 PM
Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza
01/15/2019 Jan 15 at 1 PM  Jan 17 at 7 PM
The Alternative Protein Show
Public · Hosted by The International Alliance for Alternative Protein
Terra Gallery & Event Venue
511 Harrison St, San Francisco, California 94105
Show Map
Hosted by The International Alliance for Alternative Protein
The Alternative Protein Show is a great big networking event where all the entities on the New Protein Landscape are invited so they can all meet each other. Just like in the map, there will be different areas for plant-based and cell-based protein, ingredients, technology, incubators & accelerators, NGOs, VC funds, government agencies and more.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 - 1221 OAK STREET, OAKLAND, 1:00 P.M., fifth floor
In the interim, support calls and emails to all members of the board would
be helpful:
DISTRICT 1 - Supervisor Scott Haggerty (Livermore) - tel. 510/272-6691
Email - shawn.wilson@acgov.org
DISTRICT 2 - Supervisor Richard Valle (Hayward) - tel. 510/272-6692
Email - ginny.demartini@acgov.org
DISTRICT 3 - Supervisor Wilma Chan, president (Alameda, San Leandro) -
tel. 510/272-6693
Email - dave.brown@acgov.org
DISTRICT 4 - Supervisor Nate Miley (Castro Valley) - tel. 510/272-6694
Email - tona.henninger@acgov.org (tel. 510/670-5965)
DISTRICT 5 - Keith Carson (Oakland) - tel.510/272-6695
Email - mina.sanchez@acgov.org
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Lost & Found Beer Garden
2040 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612
01/16/2019 PG&E / Green New Deal Campaign Kickoff, Jan 16
Help launch a campaign for the state to take over PG&E and run it as a public service, as part of the movement for just transition and Green New Deal.
Wed Jan 16, 7  9 PM
Sports Basement
2727 Milvia St, Berkeley
01/16/2019 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
From San Francisco Vegan Events
vegan dinner plus movie night
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
IT'S MOVIE NITE! Watch the SF debut of "Vegan 2018" A full-length feature film about THE Year a Movement Went Mainstream. The Vegan Movement! Weds. Jan. 16 at 6 pm.
"Vegan 2018" shows a movement in its ascendancy, painting a portrait of how more people are starting to move away from the ethical, environmental, and health horrors of animal exploitation.
Over the year, PBN Founders Klaus Mitchell and Robbie Lockie have traveled across the world to track down leading voices in the movement and film monumental events.
01/17/2019 Thu, Jan 17 / 6:30 pm
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium San Francisco, 94105
How Some Countries Are Solving Climate Change
When it comes to cutting emissions, there are many paths to success. Sweden, France, South Korea and Ontario have all taken steps to replace fossil fuels with nuclear, hydro and renewable energy. Norway has ambitions to swap its dependence on oil for clean energy in relatively short order. China is expanding electric car and battery production in an effort to stake out leadership in 21st century industries.
But the absence of U.S. climate leadership is causing heads of state to ease off their goals. In France, violent protests against higher diesel taxes are casting a shadow over efforts to raise the price of fossil fuels to combat climate change.
Join us for a discussion about whos moving ahead and whos moving backward in the transition to a clean energy economy.
01/17/2019 Join us to celebrate three decades of defending San Francisco Bay
Baykeeper 30th Birthday Bash
& Anchor Brewing IPA Release
at Anchor Public Taps
495 De Haro St., San Francisco
Thursday, January 17, 5-9pm
To commemorate our 30th anniversary, Anchor Brewing is introducing the Baykeeper IPA, a crisp and refreshing San Francisco-style IPA thats as fierce as Baykeepers commitment to defending the Bay.
Join the launch party on January 17!
01/17/2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival: "where activism gets inspired" January 17-21
The Green Film Fest team is going to Wild & Scenic this January, in Nevada City, California! Supporting the environmental arts is more crucial than ever in these pivotal moments. Stay tuned for updates from the environmental front-lines.
Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future by Kevin White and Stephen Most, winner of the 2018 Green Film Festival's juried Green Fire Award, will be screened as part of the Wild & Scenic 2019 Official Selection! We are thrilled that this amazing and impactful work is reaching so many people.
Other films from the 2018 GFF program also featured in the 2019 Wild & Scenic Official Selection are: The Human Element, Inventing Tomorrow, and The Guardians.
Solidarity Action Against Destruction of the Amazon, Jan 18
Rally against the attacks by Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, on the environment, human rights, and social justice. Support all in Brazil and around the world fighting to stop these devastating policies.
Fri Jan 18, 10 AM  12 PM
Brazilian Consulate
300 Montgomery St, Suite 300, San Francisco
01/18/2019 Point Richmond's Biggest Little Cinema
The Magick Lantern Theater
Tickets & Snacks
Friday January 18 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00
Pt Richmond Community Center
Film: Happy
Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion
01/19/2019 2019 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange
Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 pm  3:00 pm
Diablo Valley College, Horticulture Dept, Building OH | 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Find the best varieties for growing your own fruit; discover local favorites and near-forgotten heirlooms
" Hundreds of varieties of budwood for grafting: apple, pear, quince, plum, peach, nectarine, apricot, cherry, and more
" Cuttings to root: grape, fig, pomegranate, kiwi fruit, mulberry, and more
" Rootstocks and grafting supplies
" Grafting class and demo
" Custom and assisted grafting of your selected variety onto a rootstock
" Plant drawing; silent auction
" Questions answered, secrets revealed, beginners welcome
" Bring your list of desired varieties, plastic bags, a pen, and tape to label the scions you take home
01/19/2019 Saturday, January 19, 2018
Time: 10:45 AM 12:45 PM
Place: 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA
Please RSVP: Janet.Advocates@gmail.com or
on FB at https://www.facebook.com/events/216370712629019/?active_tab=about
Meet on the street in front of Six Flags. Signs, banners, and leaflets will be provided.
Park at the Courtyard Marriott across the street for $20 or park for free by turning east onto Sage St., driving under 37 and parking on riffin Dr. Don't give Six Flags $25 to park in their lot.
For the suffering dolphins at Six Flags,

01/19/2019 Rocky scheduled a new Meetup in San Francisco Vegan Events Just now
Vegan Brunch and The Legal Case for Animal Rights
San Francisco Vegan Events
Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Berkeley Animal Rights Center 2425 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 9470
Hosted by Rocky
01/20/2019 Ashby Garden Food Swap
Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm  3:00 pm
Ashby Community Garden | 1376 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Swap your homemade/ home-grown creations with other participants! Get ideas and recipes from other swappers.
Some things you can swap: backyard produce, baked goods, condiments, soups, pickled and fermented goods, home brews, herbal remedies, beauty products, and so much more!
As this will be a vegan food swap, please dont bring items containing animal-products such as: meat, dairy, eggs, honey, beeswax, wool, leather, gelatin, collagen
You dont have to be vegan to participate! You dont even have to bring anything to swap- just enjoy the creativity and good company!
Here is more information on how food swaps work: http://foodswapnetwork.com/what-is-a-food-swap/
01/20/2019 Oakland Permaculture Action Day w/ Lead to Life
Public · Hosted by Permaculture Action Network and 3 others
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10 AM  5:30 PM
319 105th Ave, Oakland, CA 94603-2956, United States
01/23/2019 39th Annual EcoFarm Conference
Wednesday | January 23, 2019  Saturday | January 26, 2019
Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds | Pacific Grove, CA
Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice, and cutting edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators.
01/23/2019 JAN23
Freecycling: Presented by Cal Zero Waste and ReUSE
Wed 10 AM · Mario Savio Steps · Berkeley, California
Hold off on back to school shopping! Cal Zero Waste and the ReUSE Club are holding a Freecycling event on the first Wednesday of the semester. Save money by picking up FREE, office supplies, clothing and other gently-used it... See More
01/23/2019 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
Lecture and demonstation plus vegan meal
Belgium is the new gastronomical capital of the world, yes, even surpassing Paris! Chef Marieke, born and raised in Belgium, and a graduate of Living Light Institute, has developed an extraordinary VEGAN RAW cuisine with a distinctive Belgian touch--bursting with flavor!
Chef Marieke, pictured above, will be demonstrating this unique vegan raw cuisine on Wed. Jan. 23 at 6 pm.
From San Francisco Vegan Events
Belgium is the new gastronomical capital of the world, yes, even surpassing Paris! Chef Marieke, born and raised in Belgium, and a graduate of Living Light Institute, has developed an extraordinary VEGAN RAW cuisine with a distinctive Belgian touch--bursting with flavor!
Chef Marieke,will be demonstrating this unique vegan raw cuisine on Wed. Jan. 23 at 6 pm.

01/25/2019 Film: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
25 Jan 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Women's Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax, CA
Sustainable Fairfax Film and Speaker Series

01/26/2019 Tackling Toxics: The Chemical Class Approach Towards Healthier Products & Materials
Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm  1:00 pm
UC Berkeley  Davis Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720
Arlene Blum will speak in the Environmental Engineering Department
12 noon-1pm, 534 Davis Hall, UC Berkeley
Rather than addressing the tens of thousands of chemicals in production one at a time, the chemical class approach educates decision makers in government and business about chemical classes containing many of the hazardous substances commonly found in products and materials.
The Green Science Policy Institute developed this approach so that better choices of chemicals can be made, regrettable substitutions can be avoided, and human and environmental health can be protected.

01/27/2019 Tincture Making for the Immune System
Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 2:00 pm  4:30 pm
Sticky Art Lab | 1682 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
Tinctures are potent plant extracts and one of the most portable and accessible forms of herbal medicine.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to make tinctures at home- from the process of harvesting or sourcing plants- to creating a finished herbal formula for acute or preventative care. And we will be focusing on medicine making with herbs for building immunity in this cold and flu season. Together, you will be creating tinctures using both dried and fresh plants, and you will have the option to bring a tincture home.
This hands-on class is a great introduction to herbal medicine as well as a useful skill share for those who want to build their home apothecary.

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin dive into the issue of food waste from farm through retailand into their own fridge. After learning about the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. But as Grants addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the thrill of the find has unexpected consequences. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, activists, industry experts, and consumers to the table to explore our systemic obsession with expiration dates, perfect produce, and portion sizes, and reveal the core of this often overlooked issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.
Panel discussion and Q&A immediately following screening
with representatives from ExtraFood.org and Children For Change
01/30/2019 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
An Evening With the Stars! Meet Mark Schapiro, Author of "Seeds of Resistance"
plus vegan dinner
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
On Wed. Jan. 30 at 6 pm, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro joins us to talk about his new book, SEEDS OF RESISTANCE: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply, in which he embarks on a search for the seeds that will help us survive accelerating climatic disruptions.
Schapiro explores the implications for everyone, of the effort by three agri-chemical companies to dominate the global seed trade, and journeys through the movement across this country and around the world to defy those trends and pursue a more regenerative agriculture that replenishes the earth and is more resilient to climate change.

01/31/2019 Can California Go Carbon Neutral?
Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 6:30 pm  8:00 pm
The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office | 555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Just ten years ago, an entire state running on 100 percent renewable electricity was considered fanciful. But this dreamy vision became reality when, with the backing of big utilities, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 into law, committing California to 100 percent use of zero-carbon electricity by 2045. Then Brown took it one giant step further, catching even insiders by surprise, by signing an executive order committing California to economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045. What will it take for California to achieve such a feat? What are the obstacles?
Join The Commonwealth Club for a discussion on Governor Browns surprise gambit to take the worlds fifth largest economy to net zero with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, and Bob Holycross, Global Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Company.
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

February 2019

Event Start DateEvent
Saturday, February 2
Mindful Film and Food Festival
Pt. Reyes
Tickets available now
On Saturday, February 2 from 11 AM until the last film starts at 6 PM, enjoy The Point Reyes Mindful Eating Film and Food Festival. Four films will be shown, each followed by a panel discussion. Sponsored by Compassionate Living and Rancho Compasion, this will be a mini-expo with vendors offering food and beverages throughout the day. The event is free, but the films and panels are $10 each, or all four for $20. It takes place at The Dance Palace, 503 B Street, in Pt. Reyes Station. Pt. Reyes is a dairy town and the perfect setting for a consciousness raising festival like this one. Order your tickets asap, to indicate support for this wonderful festival. See the schedule and order tickets here:

02/02/2019 Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Dinner at Potala Vegan Restaurant Hosted by Brad Potala Organic Café 1045 San Pablo Ave · Albany, CA From Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers Hate making decisions? Potala might be just the place for you! It's an organic, gluten-free, delicious vegan cafe with one daily special, presented in a mandala-shaped pattern. Medium or large is the most difficult choice. https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/257989072/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDc1M2ZjMGRhLTU3MTEtNDZmYi1hOTAxLWUzNDgzMGFjNzBjNw
02/03/2019 sanctuarybistro
all organic all vegan all gluten free
1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, Ca 94806
Music dates at the Restaurant
Sunday: February 3, March 3, April 7  David El is a SF Bay Area Jazz Musician. As a solo guitarist, he plays a varied repertoire that includes jazz standards, reimagined pop tunes, classic rock tunes, current hits, Latin music, original compositions and alternative tunes from the 90s; approaching them in a recognizable, adventurous and tasteful aesthetic that is at once interesting to the ear yet not intrusive to the dinner setting.
02/05/2019 Green Film Fest Presents: Encore Screening of WARRIOR WOMEN // FEB 5 at 6pm
Join Green Film Fest for a free Encore Screening of Warrior Women on Tuesday, February 5 at the San Francisco Public Library.
From directors Christina King and Elizabeth Castle, this inspiring film traces the untold story of countless Native American women struggling for their people's civil rights through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk.
Warrior Women was one of the audience top favorites at the 2018 Festival!
Tuesday, Feb 5 :: 6 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library :: 100 Larkin St.
FREE event, no ticket required.
02/07/2019 Great news: Registration is OPEN for the upcoming Electrification Expo on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 3pm-8pm at Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley!
Come learn about fighting climate change in your home or apartment! See and touch appliance demos, attend a workshop, meet contractors, and talk to folks in the community who have made the switch and moved off of natural gas. Whether you're a renter or homeowner - you really can make a difference by switching to electric appliances! Learn more about the expo here.
The BCAC Electrification Working Group has been working hard to help the Ecology Center, the City of Berkeley, and our other partners but on this great event.
Please get in touch if you have any questions - and don't forget to register and spread the word!
See you there!
Minna Toloui
Program Manager, Ecology Center

02/09/2019 6th Animal Film Festival, February 9 & 10
by Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE)
The 6th Animal Film Festival event info:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gold Miners Inn Ballroom, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA
Doors open 6:00 pm, Visit tables hosted by local animal groups and AFF sponsors!
Show starts at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. There will be no intermission. The Vegan Van pop-up restaurant will be in the parking lot serving delicious, hot food.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St., Nevada City, CA
Doors open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Intermission 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Short, student, documentary, animated and scripted films screened throughout the day. Filmmakers will take the stage to discuss their films. Enjoy delicious, hot, vegan lunch by Chef Ramona, served in the lobby during intermission. Lunch pre-order information will be listed on the AFF website in January 2019.
All proceeds from this event benefit CAPE animal rescue
02/11/2019 Monday, February 11, 7:30 PM
Vandana Shiva + Vijaya Nagarajan: Women, Ritual, Ecology in India
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author. Currently based in Delhi, she has authored more than twenty books, Including Who Really Feeds the World?, The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology and Making Peace wth the Earth. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin) and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as evidenced by her interview in the book Vedic Ecology. She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank. She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society. She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, an honor known as an "Alternative Nobel Prize". Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.
Vijaya Nagarajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology/Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. She writes about Hinduism, gender, ritual, ecology and the commons. Recently her work has centered around spiritual autobiographies of place, especially around immigration and motherhood. She has been active in the American Academy of Religion and in environmental movements in the United States.
Advance tickets: $12: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3924768 :: T: 800-838-300
or Pegasus (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door KPFA benefit
02/15/2019 Come learn about reducing the use of toxic chemicals for a healthier world at the Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond on February 15th at UC Berkeley.
Please join us for a day of engaging lectures and conversations about reducing exposure to harmful chemicals in everyday products and the environment. Since 2007, these annual symposia have educated decision-makers in government, business, academia, and civil society about chemicals of concern and led to better policy and purchasing to protect public health.
Date & Time: Friday, February 15, 2019, 8:30am  4:00pm
Location: 150 University Hall, UC Berkeley, 2199 Addison Street, Berkeley, California, USA.

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