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

Earth Day Weekend EcoFilm Festival

Friday 19 April 2019, 7:30 PM to Sunday 21 April, 8:30 PM
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the US Pacific Northwest, showcasing the best films about nature, the environment, outdoor pursuits, and eco-conscious living. The Earth Day fest features an annual three-day film showcase. Hosted in the greenest city in the US, we show the very best eco-films being produced today, help filmmakers by building support for their films as they are being released into public view, and connect audiences to films that inspire environmental advocacy and appreciation!

Some films include To Kid or Not to Kid and Landscape Film: Roberto Burle Marx.

Friday 19 April 2019, 7:30 PM to Sunday 21 April, 8:30 PM

Schedule
Day 1: Friday 19 April 2019, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM PDT
  Landscape Film: Roberto Burle Marx
Day 2: Saturday 20 April 2019, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM PDT
  Akira Kurosawa"s Dreams
Day 3: Sunday 21 April 2019, 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
  To Kid Or Not To Kid, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

Price: $9 per film. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

SOLVE IT for Earth Day

Saturday 20 April 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
4356 NE Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97211

As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy! Let's come together to make this Earth Day the largest ever, picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and shrubs across Oregon. Together we can make sure Oregon can remain the amazing place we all love. In 1990, SOLVE IT for Earth Day took root in the Greater Portland-Metro area, fusing our hands-on approach with this worldwide day of service. Since then, SOLVE IT for Earth Day has grown into Oregon's largest Earth Day service event. This post shows just one cleanup you can join. Click through to see many others.

Saturday 20 April 2019, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Broughton Beach
4356 NE Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97211

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: maureenk

41740   San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Area

California Solar Power Expo

Thursday 25 April 2019, 7:00 AM to Friday 26 April, 2:00 PM
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Join the industry for California's first, major solar and storage event of the year! With a desire for a clean and modern grid, California’s historically advanced policies have made it the most progressive, and largest solar and storage markets in the U.S. Leveraging the momentum of this market, the California Solar Power Expo now features two days of education specifically targeted at the California solar, energy storage, home building, and emerging renewable markets, hands-on product demonstrations from vendors, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Thursday 25 April 2019, 7:00 AM to
Friday 26 April 2019, 2:00 PM

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Price: $1115. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

How Climate Broke California's Biggest Utility

Thursday 18 April 2019, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA, 94105

A series of record-breaking wildfires culminating with 2018’s devastating Camp Fire propelled the California utility giant PG&E into lawsuits, $30 billion in liabilities and, ultimately, bankruptcy. Under new state laws, regulated utilities will have a hard time avoiding blame in fires where their equipment is involved—so what’s ahead for PG&E’s peers and their shareholders when a deadly blaze could spell bankruptcy? What happens when the California dream of living near nature is in direct conflict with disruptive tragedies fueled by climate change? Join us with energy and utility experts Tom Dalzell, Dian Grueneich, Loretta Lynch, J.D. Morris, Mark Toney, and Laura Wisland for a discussion on the future of investor-owned utilities, renewable power, and winners and losers in an energy market hammered by climate disruption.

Thursday 18 April 2019, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco CA, 94105

Price: $20. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

How Climate Change Will Cost You Money

Thursday 18 April 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame CA 94010

Experts will explain how climate change could negatively affect your property, your insurance rates, your health and your quality of life – and what you can do about it. Cosponsored by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, San Mateo Chapter and Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame.

Thursday 18 April 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Burlingame Public Library, Lane Room
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame CA 94010

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Decarbonizing and Centralizing Heating Systems: University Case Studies

Thursday 18 April 2019, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Many heating systems In California are transitioning from steam produced by natural gas burning boilers, to hot water produced by electricity via heat recovery chillers or electric boilers, to meet the new GHG emission standards. A study of the Stanford heat recovery chiller plant by the Architectural Engineering Institute found that it significantly increased efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, and reduced potable water use. This presentation demonstrates how the plant converted the campus from steam to Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) distribution, converted buildings from steam to LTHW heat exchanger, and provided alternate solutions for process steam. We will look at the Stanford campus conversion and the in-progress design at UC Davis. We will share the design and planning process of converting the distribution piping, including a synopsis of different pipe materials considered, hydraulic calculations, load evaluation, campus regional heat exchangers, building heat exchanger design criteria, expected building dT, and replacement for process steam in buildings.

Thursday 18 April 2019, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: $70. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Listed by: maureenk

Earth Day San Francisco

Saturday 20 April 2019, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Valencia Street between 19th and 20th, San Francisco, CA 94110

The annual Earth Day SF festival is more than a music festival. It is a fun filled experience with eco-educational opportunities such as: organic/vegan/local chef demos, eco-fashion shows, innovative and earth friendly product vendors, earth justice activism and renowned speakers. Join musicians, speakers, educators and mentors, artists and artisans, crafts people, civic and community leaders, youth activists, and social justice non-profit organizations in this powerful day of green sustainability solutions. This year’s festival focuses on activating the public to energetically pursue effective green solutions and integrate these sustainable practices into everyday life. The goal of Earth Day SF is to empower the people of the Bay Area and beyond to individually and collectively address the local and planetary environmental challenges we face.

Saturday 20 April 2019, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Mission Neighborhood
Valencia Street between 19th and 20th
San Francisco, CA 94110

Free.

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Listed by: maureenk

Acterra's Business Environmental Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Acterra's 2019 Business Environmental Awards Ceremony and Reception

An evening of celebrating innovative and sustainable business practices.

Since 1990, Acterra's Business Environmental Awards program has recognized standout organizations in the nine-county Bay Area for their effective and innovative sustainable business practices. Meet and learn from the 2019 Awards recipients and network with the area's top sustainability professionals.

The 2019 Awards recipient videos will be unveiled. These videos dive into the incredible sustainable work being done by each company/organization.

There will be two screenings of The Climate Music Project prior to the Ceremony and one after, with a Q&A session after each screening.

Sustainable food, wine, and beer will be served.

Tickets are $45 per person (Acterra members, students and nonprofits: $30). Discounts and fees may apply.

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Listed by: ww.chou@gmail.com

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

2nd Annual Alum Rock Park Earth Day 2019

Saturday 20 April 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Come join the fun with the Alum Rock Park Rangers and the Youth Science Institute for the second Annual Earth Day celebration open to families and friends. The Volunteer event starts at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. We will be giving back to Earth and Alum Rock Park with different volunteer projects ran by the Alum Rock Park Rangers. Then we will enjoy Earth Day festivities with the Youth Science Institute and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, learn about local pollinators, sustainable gardening, see live animals, and offset our carbon footprint by planting native seeds and a ceremonial tree at the end of the event.

Saturday 20 April 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Alum Rock Park
15350 Penitencia Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95127

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: maureenk

42660   Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

SEATTLE: Radiant Heat Spring Open House

Tuesday 23 April 2019, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
3108 Southwest Webster Street Seattle, WA 98126

Mighty Energy Solutions will be opening their home showroom to the public on April 23 and May 14. This is an opportunity to see Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels, Radiant Cove Heaters, and Infrared Wall Heaters in action. Now is a great time to think about how to efficiently heat your home. Pacific Northwest Springs can be cold and dreary, but not with Infrared Radiant Heat! These systems provide a warm, cozy, and healthy heat all year long. Come experience this comforting heat for yourself at this open house! RSVP's welcomed but not necessary. Drop in anytime, no formal presentation.

Tuesday 23 April 2019, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Mighty Energy Solutions
3108 Southwest Webster Street
Seattle, WA 98126

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Listed by: maureenk

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