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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Urban Air Market sign. Photo labeled for reuse via Flickr.

Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Gallery
Thurs, Aug 7th, 5:30 pm | Impact Hub, 925 Mission St., San Francisco

Douglas Gayeton has traveled the country interviewing and photographing innovative farmers, fishermen, and food producers about our current food systems- flaws and all. The results of his travels has been transformed into visually stunning art pieces, short films, and the book Local: The New Face of Food and & Farming in America. For more, please visit the SFGate event posting.

Sustainability Summer Series: The Path to Zero Waste
Wed, August 13th, 10-11 am | Facilties, Support Services Building

Ever wonder where your recycling, compostables, and landfill items go? Tour the Facilities Yard with Chris Young and Eugenio Ramirez and see how SCU processes roughly 5 tons a day. Get your questions answered by participating in a hands-on waste characterization (optional, but encouraged!).RSVP here.

North Berkeley Farmers’ Market 10-Year Birthday Party
Thurs, Aug 14th, 3-6 pm | Shattuck Avenue and Rose Street, Berkeley

Join North Berkeley in celebrating their farmers' markets' 10th birthday! Live music by duo Dewayne Oakley and Christopher Lowell Clarke. Dress festively for cake cutting at 4 pm. For more details, please see the event site.

Climate Refugees: Award-Winning Documentary Screening
Fri, Aug 15th, 7-9 pm | Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley

Join the Berkely Ecology Center for a free screnning of Climate Refugees, a Sundance Film Festival selection. Light refreshments will be provided. For more details, please see the event site.

Water-Wise Gardening Workshop
Sat, August 16, 10am | Forge Garden

Learn why and how to convert your landscape and gardening techniques into beautiful, easy, and low-water usage systems. Learn about the rebate programs offered locally, landscape companies, nurseries, and DIY options.

Topics include:

  • Learn about rebate programs to remove/replace your lawn
  • See examples of xeriscape gardening
  • Learn about different natives and drought tolerant plans

Click here to register. All events are family friendly!

Urban Air Market - Dogpatch
Sun, Aug 17th, 11 am - 6 pm | Esprit Park, 19th and Minnesota St., San Francisco

Sustainable pop-up shopping with 100+ vendors, “Meet and Make” Crafting Sessions with SF Etsy, Kid’s workshop with SCRAP and “Re-purpose with Purpose workhsop by Oakland Sewn, live musical and art performances, Silent Frisco’s Silent Disco, food trucks, and more! To view performers and more activities, see the SFGate posting.

Sustainability Summer Series: Campus Recreation
Wed, Aug 20th, 10-11 am | Malley Center

Discover how Campus Recreation, led by Director of Campus Recreation Janice DeMonsi, is leading the way in implementing sustainability in the athletics and recreation sector. You'll learn about their zero-waste goal, Terracycle brigades, the "Powered by Sweat" program, and the pilot of the latest carbon offset initiative, the Hoofprint Challenge. RSVP here.



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