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12420   Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Area

National Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree

Thursday 23 August 2018, 4-day festival
7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724

The festival raises awareness about the small-living movement, re-addresses how we look at housing, educates about the latest developments across the nation, and serves as a platform to discuss issues such as affordability and attainability in the housing market.

4-day festival, starting on Thursday 23 August 2018
For industry members: 23-24 August
Open to the public: 25-26 August

Schedule:
August 23: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (for industry members) Education and Tiny House Tours)
August 24: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (for industry members) Education 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Show Floor
August 25: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (industry + public)
August 26: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (industry + public)

Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724

Prices vary.

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21660   Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Area

Permaculture Design Course and Sustainable Living Skills Immersion

Monday 6 August 2018, 6-week course
80574 Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR 97424

A complete course on permaculture design and sustainable living. Covers building with natural materials, designing and installing forest gardens, planning gardens for four seasons of food yields, composting, and many other skills.

Provided by Aprovecho.

6-week course
Monday 6 August through Friday 14 September 2018

Aprovecho
80574 Hazelton Road
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Price: $2,800. Discounts and fees may apply.

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31100   Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Area

Net Zero For All

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 3-day conference
6023 Garfield Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040

One of the largest net-zero building conferences, it features world-class education sessions, technical workshops for professionals, an expo hall with exhibitions from industry-leading firms, and on-site tours of the revolutionary net positive venue.

3-day conference
Wednesday 12 September 2018, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday 13 September 2018, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 14 September 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

NetZero Plus
6023 Garfield Avenue
Commerce, CA 90040

Price: $400 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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SolarPower International and Energy Storage International Conferences

Monday 24 September 2018, 4-day event
800 W Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

Solar Power International and Energy Storage International is hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and is the largest solar and storage trade show in North America. The event covers the latest trends and policy updates that are impacting the U.S. and provides many opportunities to network with key players in the industry. The educational program at the event will cover technology and integration, policy, utility and grid integration, solar + storage, and more.

Energy Storage International (ESI), co-located Solar Power International and in collaboration with the Energy Storage Association, paves the way for synergy between energy storage and solar markets.

No one under 18 admitted.

4-day event
Monday 24 September 2018, 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM: Workshops, Opening Session, Networking
Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM: General Session, Exhibit Hall, Block Party
Wednesday 26 September 2018, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM: General Session, Exhibit Hall, women in Solar, Happy Hour, Young Professionals Reception
Thursday 27 September 2018, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Walking Sessions, Workshops, Exhibit Hall

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

Price: $1,230 for full conference, non-member, onsite. Discounts and fees may apply. See rates here.

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38900   Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Area

102nd & Pacific Project Discussion

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220

Hosted by Prosper Portland and Mayor Ted Wheeler, this is a community discussion about the 102nd & Pacific Project near the Gateway Transit Center. A group of property owners that includes both private property owners and David Douglas School District are proposing redevelopment of 10.5 acres of property near the Gateway Transit Center. They will share what the community has identified as public benefit priorities to be achieved and next steps for moving forward. Snacks.

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 PM

IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)
10301 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

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Zimmerman Heritage House Tour

Saturday 21 July 2018, Noon to 4:00 PM
17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham, OR 97230

Tour this historic house, built in 1874 and home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Visit the gardens--beautiful in the summer.

Saturday 21 July 2018, Noon to 4:00 PM

Zimmerman Heritage House
17111 NE Sandy Blvd.
Gresham, OR 97230

Price: $7. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Environmental Compliance Bootcamp

Tuesday 24 July 2018, 4-day training
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR 97204

Billed as "The Original Environmental Compliance Bootcamp&tm;" this course allows participants to study environmental requirements and learn from real-life regulatory challenges and innovative compliance strategies. It covers environmental laws, regulations, and programs that could affect organizations, how they relate to one another, and how they can be effectively managed.

Topics include: environmental compliance and management perspectives; hazardous and solid wastes; lead, asbestos, and PCB management; water quality regulations and permits; and many similar topics.

4-day training
Tuesday-Friday 24-27 July 2018
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM daily

Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97204

Price: $1,795. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Vancouver Green Drinks

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
2315 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

Enjoy a beverage and network with a variety of people.

Speaker: Christina Safford, Decor Lending Library

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Trap Door Brewing
2315 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660

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Better Water Use in Homes

Sunday 29 July 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
1712 N Sumner Street, Portland, OR 97217

Water savings - ways to make our homes use water better

Water is energy and on the road to net zero we want to see how we can use it in better, more efficient ways. Come with ideas, your own best practices and thoughts to share.

Sunday 29 July 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Private Location

Free.

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Green Drinks Portland

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214

This event provides attendees with a chance to mingle more intentionally with those you have met over the last few months. For people interested in the overall theme of sustainability and triple bottom line business (people, planet and profit). No formal speaker for this event.

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Portland Cider House
3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Free to attend.

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Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club Depave Work Party

Saturday 25 August 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
560 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Join Depave and Inukai Boys & Girls Club in Hillsboro to rip up some pavement and transform the children’s play area from a drab parking lot to a magical space. The Club, located near downtown Hillsboro, offers a host of after school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. It is a nonprofit youth development and community service agency serving an average of 200 youth per day, with low-income and people of color making up around 80% of the population served.

Saturday 25 August 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club
560 SE 3rd Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Volunteer.

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Materials Matter Series

Thursday 20 September 2018, 5-sessions, Thursdays, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

This series delivers comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the environment and human health; the tools and data useful for assessing and prioritizing materials; and the strategies for integrating informed decision-making into projects and practice. Speakers will reveal the perspectives of project team members and other partners connected with materials and share the learnings and approaches of successful projects.

5-sessions, Thursdays, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
20 September 2018: Why Materials Matter: Building Product Impacts
11 October 2018: Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health
8 November 2018: Healthy Planet: Materials + Environment
6 December 2018: Just Do It: Strategies for Projects
10 January 2019: Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practice

Center for Architecture
AIA Portland
403 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Price: $700 for series, non-AIA members. Discounts and fees may apply.

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GoGreen Conference

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

This conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Price: $195 for full conference admission before 3 September. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Green Building Slam

Friday 12 October 2018, 6:30 to 10:00 PM
721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

The Slam highlights 10 exemplary projects of innovative, sustainable high-performance projects in our regional built environment. These projects push the envelope. Projects relate to creating a more sustainable, zero carbon healthy built environment. They range from transportation, education, or communication to materials, and encompass residential and commercial buildings.

10 Projects x 10 Slides x 10 Minutes per Project

Presented by NorthWest EcoBuilding Guild in conjunction with numerous sponsors. Associated with Sustainable Building Week.

Friday 12 October 2018, 6:30 to 10:00 PM

EcoTrust Building
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Tickets to this event will go on sale Wednesday 1 August 2018.

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Timber Processing and Energy Expo

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 3-day conference
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217

For those in the lumber, plywood, engineered wood product, and wood-to-energy industries. Covers new machinery, products and technologies from industry's leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Hosted by Timber Processing and Panel World.

3-day conference
17-19 October 2018
Wednesday 17 October: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 18 October: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 19 October: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Portland Exposition Center
2060 N Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217

Registration opens 1 June 2018.

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Energy Expert Workshop

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 AM
29353 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville, OR 97070

A hands-on workshop that walks users through Energy Expert, an award-winning energy management software platform. It’s packed with powerful features and has an entirely new user interface that will help you access your information more quickly than ever.

Instructor: Gregory Davis, Energy Information Services Program Manager, Portland General Electric

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 AM

Clackamas Community College / PGE Corporate University Campus 29353 SW Town Center Loop East Wilsonville, OR 97070

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41500   Salinas, CA Metropolitan Area

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Sunday 12 August 2018, 6-day conference
800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing

Sponsored by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Summer Study discusses cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. The building industry needs to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. To overcome stubborn behavioral, economic, and market barriers, it will need innovation in technology development, program design and implementation, codes and standards, financing, workforce development, and community development. The Summer Study is the place to bring your ideas, experiences, and vision, to make energy efficiency easy and enticing.

6-day conference
Sunday-Friday 12-17 August 2018
Sunday 12 August 2018, 7:30 to 9:00 PM Plenary Session
Monday 13 August 2018, 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM Panel, Informal, and Plenary Sessions
Tuesday 14 August 2018, 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM Panel, Informal, and Plenary Sessions
Wednesday 15 August 2018, 8:30 AM to Noon Panel Sessions, 7:30 to 10 PM Aquarium
Thursday 16 August 2018, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Panel and Informal Sessions, 7:30 to 11:00 PM Closing Party
Friday 17 August 2018, 8:30 AM to Noon Panel Sessions

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Price: $1,275 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Indigenous Origins of Permaculture

Thursday 26 July 2018, Three long weekends
El Sobrante, CA 94803

The Reclaiming Origins of Traditional Sustainability (ROOTS) Permaculture Design Course explores the indigenous origins of permaculture concepts. It is taught from culturally relevant perspectives from a diverse group of people and creates a space for understanding our roles as stewards of the land. It reclaims empowerment through holistic design methods. The goal is to deliver knowledge and an experience that facilitates connected oneness with mother earth and healing for our collective spirit.

72 hours starting Thursday 26 July 2018 at 9:00 AM
Dates: 26-29 July, 2-5 August, and 9-12 August 2018

Soul Flower Farm
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Price: $1,200. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Volunteer Solar Installation Training

Saturday 28 July 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Berkeley Public Library - South Branch, 1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

Learn about solar and participate in an orientation training session in the basics of solar, electricity, and construction. Afterwards, you are eligible to volunteer for solar installations, working together with SunWork's professional staff, attaching racking, running conduit, hanging inverters, and mounting the solar panels. Everything that makes a solar system tick.

This orientation session is indoors in a class room setting.
Sessions are free, however, you must register.

Register for Saturday 28 July at Eventbrite

Saturday 28 July 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Berkeley Public Library - South Branch
1901 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

Also, a workshop on "Going Solar" will be held in the same location and date from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Register here.

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Strategies for San Francisco’s Housing Future

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco’s planning department is currently analyzing changes in the city’s housing stock over time, trends and factors affecting housing affordability, stages of neighborhood gentrification and displacement, and policies related to community stabilization. This comprehensive understanding will inform the development and refinement of strategies to enable San Francisco to continue to be a diverse, equitable and inclusive city into the future. Learn more about the findings.

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12:30 to 1:30 PM

SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Free.

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GreenerBuilder

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143

Hosted by USGBC Northern California, GreenerBuilder is a one-day conference and expo for green building professionals. The annual event unites all of the key players in greening Northern California’s built environment – including architects, engineers and contractors — to discuss industry trends, new research and emerging technologies. GreenerBuilder is where you can get the strategies and tools to help create a more sustainable future in the Pacific Region. Educational sessions will explore the latest LEED innovations.

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143

Price: $250. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Energy Justice

Thursday 9 August 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Private location, Berkeley, CA 94708

Energy Democracy: Justice and Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

Crystal Huang of CrossPollinators will explore how communities have the power and solutions needed for change. These solutions suggest it is not enough to simply decarbonize our economy, we have to decolonize our economy. Energy democracy is a way to frame the struggle of working people, low-income communities, and communities of color, and their allies, to take control of energy resources and decision-making from the corporate energy establishment and use those resources to empower their communities.

Thursday 9 August 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Private location
Berkeley, CA 94708

Free.

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EcoHouse Tour

Sunday 12 August 2018, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

On this introductory exterior tour of the EcoHouse you will see: a native raingarden; a constructed wetlands; a simple laundry-to-landscape greywater system; a 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a food forest; and, more. It gives you an idea of what's possible for an urban home and provides useful resources to help you take the next steps.

Sunday 12 August 2018, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

EcoHouse
1305 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

Free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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State of Regionalism: Sustainability

Thursday 23 August 2018, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) is assessing the state of regionalism and regional governance on a variety of issues, including sustainability. This event discuss the future of sustainability and the environment on the regional stage.

Thursday 23 August 2018, 12:30 to 1:30 PM

SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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San Francisco Green Film Festival

Monday 27 August 2018, 5:30 to 7:15 PM
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco Green Film Festival: It's Elemental

Filmmakers are showing us the fundamental necessity for climate discussion and action. Join the San Francisco Green Film Festival and Bay Area filmmakers for a conversation structured around the four elements—earth, water, fire and air—and how these elements are creating multifaceted changes and perspectives on serious and complicated climate issues. Change is not just necessary. It is elemental.

Monday 27 August 2018, 5:30 to 7:15 PM

The Commonwealth Club
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

Price: $20. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Carbon Smart Building Day

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Associated with the Global Climate Action Summit, this conference will inspire participants to lead the built environment toward Zero Net Carbon, and equip them with the latest tools, resources and programs to help thrive in a Zero Net Carbon future. For architects, structural engineers, contractors, real estate developers, materials manufacturers and policy makers.

Topics include framing the challenge of net zero carbon, best practices for measuring the carbon footprint of projects, treating carbon as a precious resource, deep energy efficiency retrofits, decarbonization incentives, and more.

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

UCSF
William J. Rutter Center, #251
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Price: $200. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Your Home Remodel: Refresh, Reface or Complete Redesign?

Saturday 15 September 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 AM
944 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Part of the Harrell Remodeling Seminar Series, this talk covers the different levels of complexity in remodeling, and types of remodeling. Is your project a “quick refresh,” a “remove and replace” or “complete redesign?” A panel will educate you on the possibilities.

Saturday 15 September 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Harrell Remodeling
944 Industrial Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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VERGE Conference

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 3-day conference
550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

This conference and expo is a platform for accelerating a clean economy. It brings together leaders to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability within three dynamic and influential markets: clean energy, transportation and mobility and the circular economy. It comprises three concurrent conferences: VERGE Circular, VERGE Energy and VERGE Transport.

3-day conference
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7:45 AM to 7:00 PM Demo, conference sessions
Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7:45 AM to Midnight Conference sessions, party
Thursday 18 October 2018, 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM Conference sessions, reception

Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Price: $1,675 for all access, single conference $975. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41940   San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area

Green Roof Retrofit

Thursday 9 August 2018, Noon to 1:00 PM
1237 E. Arques Avenue, Suite B, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

This lunch and learn presentation covers the types of green roofs, as well as the benefits and the cost involved with creating them. It will cover city codes and regulations, and there will be time for questions and answers. Lunch will be provided.

Hosted by AIA Silicon Valley .

Presented by Ruhina Surendran (LEED AP) of DesignIntent, who has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering.

Thursday 9 August 2018, Noon to 1:00 PM

Hawley Peterson Snyder Architecture
1237 E. Arques Avenue, Suite B
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Be sure to RSVP before 8 August 2018.

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Planting California Natives in Your Garden

Saturday 11 August 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 AM
9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy, CA 95020

Learn how, when and where to start or expand your landscape with beautiful California native plants. They have limited water usage and maintenance. Some are even edible. A list of plants native to this area will be provided, along with a tour of the native section of the garden.

Presenter: UC Master Gardener Carol Peck

Saturday 11 August 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 AM

South County Teaching and Demo Garden
9400 No Name Uno
Gilroy, CA 95020

Free.

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Sustainable Pest Management

Saturday 18 August 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
433 Charles Street, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Maintaining a healthy garden is the first step to dealing with pests. This talk introduces the Integrated Pest Management approach (IPM) and discusses how to deal with specific pests in a sustainable way. After the talk, participants can tour the community garden to identify and discuss some common pest issues.

Presenter: UC Master Gardener Karen Hurst

For more information go to this UC Davis website--a treasure trove of information on pests and diseases.

Saturday 18 August 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Sunnyvale Teaching and Demo Garden
433 Charles Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Free.

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WCS Talks

Saturday 3 November 2018, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
1155 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

A TED-style event featuring the brightest minds and most inspiring stories from the clean economy revolution. The event features both women and men from a variety of sectors sharing their perspectives and challenging our assumptions.

Saturday 3 November 2018, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Moffett Place Building 1
1155 Borregas Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Price: $195 donation. Discounts and fees may apply.

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42100   Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Area

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

Saturday 4 August 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
UCSC Farm, UC Santa Cruz Campus, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Summer pruning is one of the best ways to ensure the health and productivity of your fruit trees. Learn summer pruning techniques from Matthew Sutton, owner of Orchard Keepers, and Orin Martin, manager of UCSC's Alan Chadwick Garden, at this demonstration workshop.

Saturday 4 August 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

UCSC Farm
UC Santa Cruz Campus
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Directions and parking instructions can be found here.

Price: $30 plus parking fees. Discounts and fees may apply.

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44060   Spokane, WA Metropolitan Area

Annual Conference for the North American Association for Environmental Education

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 4-day conference with 2-day research symposium
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

NAAEE's conference focuses on the power of education to create positive change for the future. Topics include:

  • Building Leadership for Environmental Literacy
  • Connecting with Nature
  • Conservation and Environmental Education
  • Educating for Sustainable Communities
  • Green Schools and Career-Connected Learning
  • Linking Research and Practice to Increase Impact

Associated 2-day research symposium explores ideas and challenge that might drive the next generation of EE research, intergenerational conversations, and stories behind research.

4-day conference with 2-day research symposium Symposium: Tuesday-Wednesday 9-10 October 2018 Conference: Wednesday-Saturday 10-13 October 2018

Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201

Price: $350. Discounts and fees may apply. Additional fee information.

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Asset Management for PV Systems

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

Best Practices in Asset Management for Solar PV Energy Systems

Learn about system monitoring, preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance, reporting and fiduciary responsibilities, buying out a PPA, and specific issues. Present by Rick Brown, PhD, President TerraVerde and David Burdick, VP Asset Management, TerraVerde.

Hosted by Municipal Sustainability & Energy Forum.

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

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First Friday LEED

Friday 3 August 2018, 9:15 to 10:50 AM Pacific Time
Online Webinar

This webinar covers Energy Modeling in LEED v4. Primarily intended for the USGBC South Regions. Walks participants through the key changes to whole-building energy simulation requirements from LEED 2009 to LEED v4. You will learn about best practices for energy team coordination, the critical steps in the energy modeling process and take a look at the costs and benefits of energy modeling in LEED v4.

Friday 3 August 2018, 9:15 to 10:50 AM Pacific Time

Online Webinar

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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