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

People, Partnerships and Trees

Thursday 1 June 2017, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

As urban areas become more diversely and densely populated, our community forests become even more important for human health and biodiversity. What are some strategies we can use in planning, partnerships, and implementation to ensure the health of these forests? How can we prepare for a dynamic and resilient future while engaging diverse groups in the urban and community forests? Presented by Oregon Community Trees.

"Diversifying Our Urban Forests: People, Partnerships and Trees" presents the best thinking on these issues, informed by theory, research, and practice. Speakers include:

Dr. William Sullivan, Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois (keynote)
Jill Jonnes, Author
J. Frank Schmidt
Paul Ries, Oregon State University and Oregon Department of Forestry
Richard Reid
Panelists:
Lea Wilson (City of Portland) - Conscientious Street Tree Planting
Martin Nicholson (Portland Parks and Rec at Hoyt Arboretum) - Preserving Tree Genetic Diveristy
John Goetz and Tori Yoder (Clean Water Services) - Understory Species increase
Noah Enelow (EcoTrust) - Jobs and Equity
Jennifer Karps (City of Portland) - Planting Equity
Plus Dr William

Thursday 1 June 2017, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Miller Hall
World Forestry Center
4033 Southwest Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

Price: $125. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Water-Efficient Landscape Workshop--Alternatives to Lawn

Thursday 1 June 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
43885 S. Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538

Discover the benefits of drought tolerant plants as an alternative to your lawn, and create a water-efficient, low-maintenance landscape. Explore ways to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape that conserves water, resources, and reduces your utility bill as well as maintenance costs.

Instructor: Frank Niccoli.

Thursday 1 June 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

ACWD Headquarters
43885 S. Grimmer Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

Free.

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Trail and Habitat Stewardship Event

Saturday 3 June 2017, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
100 Medical Center Way, San Francisco CA 94131

Hosted by Sutro Stewards in celebration of National Trails Day. The morning is devoted to trail work, finishing the new Clarendon Trail. This is a big milestone for the Mount Sutro trail system, the Bay Area Ridge Trail route through San Francisco, and connectivity to adjacent open spaces. Festivities begin with a variety of projects along the Clarendon Trail and continue after a morning of work with lunch, refreshing beverages, and our traditional National Trails Day raffle. You must register in advance for this event. The registration includes lunch and your ticket for the raffle.

Saturday 3 June 2017, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Mount Sutro
100 Medical Center Way
San Francisco CA 94131

Free.

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Summer Ecohouse Tour

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

This is an exterior walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you.

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. You get an idea of what’s possible for an urban home, and provide useful resources to help you take the next steps.

Saturday 17 June 2017, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

EcoHouse
1305 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

Price: $15. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Green Business Workshop

Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028

The Sustainability Academy: Green Business Workshop by County of San Mateo, Office of Sustainability.

This workshop covers the simple concrete steps you can take to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and save on operational costs. We will also cover the specifics of becoming a certified green business through the County of San Mateo’s Green Business Program.

As part of the workshop, participants will receive a tour of and directly engage with staff from the Portola Valley Library, a County certified green business, to learn about their experience in the County's green business certification process and the benefits and challenges of becoming a green business. And, lunch will be provided!

Participants must be 14 years or older and a resident, business owner, emplyee, or student located in San Mateo County.

Saturday 24 June 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Portola Valley Library
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Free.

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GreenerBuilder 2017

Thursday 13 July 2017, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

The GreenerBuilder conference is for general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and other building and design professionals to learn about key trends in the green building market, to hear what owners and developers are looking for, and to make important connections with fellow industry leaders. The day-long GreenerBuilder conference delivers what you need to be at the forefront of greening the built environment.

Thursday 13 July 2017, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Zero Net Energy Center
14600 Catalina Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Price: $220 ($250 onsite). Discounts and fees may apply.

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Solar PV Workshop

Saturday 15 July 2017, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
455 County Center, Redwood City, California 94063

The Sustainability Academy: Solar PV Workshop

Learn about solar photovoltaic (PV) for your home. Learn all the steps to installing a residential solar PV system and the tools used in the process.

This is a program of the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability's Sustainability Academy. This workshop will be conducted in partnership with SunWork Renewable Energy Projects. You must be 14 years or older to attend the Course and a resident, business owner, employee, or student located within San Mateo County.

Saturday 15 July 2017, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Office of Sustainability, County of San Mateo
Room 101 (1st Floor)
455 County Center
Redwood City, California 94063

Free.

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Global Smart City Conference and Investment Expo

Saturday 5 August 2017, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, CA 94560

This conference shares the wisdom of smart city systems, technologies and products with governments, academic institutions, enterprises and the public. This 2017 smart city summit—a high-end super lineup—will be presented on stage for your participation.

The conference is co-hosted by Global Smart City Conferences, City of San Jose, San Jose State University / SMART Tech research center in Conjunction with IEEE SWC 2017. It is committed to supporting the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSD)

Saturday 5 August 2017, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark - Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive
Newark, CA 94560

Price: $99. Discounts and fees may apply.

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North American Passive House Network Conference

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607

This event focuses on the nexus between buildings, renewable energy generation and large-scale, grid-supplied renewable energy storage. It shows how Passive House buildings are primed to accelerate our transition to an post-carbon, all-renewable energy future through optimization, electrification and an equitable crediting of renewable energy for urban markets.

This event is great for members of the architecture, engineering and construction communities, as well as anyone from the policy, utility and renewable industry sectors. The keynote presenter is Scott Foster, Director of Sustainable Energy Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He will discuss details of the new UNECE building standard developed by the UN and outline how it utilizes Passive House principles to help UN member states achieve their carbon reduction targets for buildings.

Sponsored by Passive House California.

The main conference program will be Friday-Saturday 6-7 October 2017, with conference programs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Pre-conference workshops start on Wednesday 4 October, and the main conference is followed on Sunday 8 October with project tours.

Schedule:

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 5 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 6 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 7 October 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 8 October 2017: Project Tours

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607

Prices to be determined.

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

Innovation and Impact Symposium 2017

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043

The Innovation and Impact Symposium focuses on emerging technologies in mobility, energy and the built environment. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public, and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact. This event recognizes the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies. The plenary session with speakers will be followed by tracks on Mobility, Energy and The Built Environment. Over 30 scheduled speakers include:

Steve Westly, Founder & Managing Partner, The Westly Group
Marianne Wu, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures
Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President of Business Development, Tesla
Nuria Fernandez, General Manager/CEO, VTA
Bill Mitchel, Senior Director, World Wide Public Sector, Microsoft
Kevin O’Connor, Assistant Director of Transportation, City of San Jose
Phillip Kobernick, Sustainability Project Manager, Alameda County
Satyajit Patwardhan, CEO, ConnectMyEV

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Microsoft Silicon Valley
1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View, CA 94043

Price: $210. Discounts and fees may apply.

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VERGE Conference and Expo

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 3-day conference
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

This three-day conference and expo focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions in a climate-constrained world.

Tracks include Connected Transportation and Mobility, City and Regional Resilience, Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Circular Economy, and Renewable Energy Procurement.

Tuesday 19 September at 7:45 AM to Thursday 21 September 2017 at 5:00 PM

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Price: $1,695 until 28 April for full access. Discounts and fees may apply.

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46380   Ukiah, CA Micropolitan Area

Build A Straw Bale House

Saturday 3 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
13771 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449

This popular course will give you both the knowledge and practice you need to tackle your own straw bale construction project. The instructor, a leading expert in straw bale construction and a building inspector in Sonoma County, will teach you the latest innovations in this constantly evolving building technique.

You will help build a small load-bearing structure, including foundation and roofing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to mix and apply various plasters.

Course topics include:

  • Design for straw bale homes
  • Basic straw bale construction methods
  • Foundation systems
  • Framing for windows and doors
  • Roofing materials and roof-bearing assemblies
  • Interior details
  • Building to code

The instructor is Allen Martin, who has over 20 years experience in residential and commercial building, ten of those in strawbale and green building.

Saturday-Sunday 3-4 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $275. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Intro To Aquaponics

Saturday 10 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
13771 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449

Intro To Aquaponics - The Holistic Design Approach

Aquaponics is a combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. It can produce organic food with up to 98% less water and up to ten times as much food in the same area. It uses about a quarter the amount of energy, doesn’t require fertile soils, and is incredibly sustainable.

In this introduction you will learn about some of the most cutting edge and pioneering aquaponics systems in the world and gain a solid foundation from which to begin your own Aquaponics system, farm and/or thriving green business. The course includes a detailed exploration into Aquaponics, its design, functions, adaptability, uses, variations and improvements. Presented jointly by Solar Living Institute and Nor Cal Aquaponics.

The instructor is Max Meyers, Aquaponics Specialist, Registered Aquaculturist, and Permaculture Designer.

Saturday-Sunday 10-11 June 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Solar Living Institute
13771 S. Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449

Price: $275. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Laytonville Ecovillage Sustainability Immersion

Monday 19 June 2017, Four 5-day sessions
800 Branscomb Road, Laytonville, CA 95454

This is a series of workshops, presentations and projects that cover a wide range of subjects from permaculture, natural building, green building and solar technologies to intentional communities and social/environment dynamics and structures and the "bio-cultural corridor." Participants provide most food and perform three hours of work-trade each week. Tents will be available in a shared, eco village/learning/building environment.

The intensive takes place in Laytonville Ecovillage, a small, permaculture-inspired, green community in the making, located in Mendocino county. Parcels are for sale, and there are land share opportunity.

19 June to 15 July 2017

Laytonville Ecovillage
1001 Madrone Drive (formerly 800 Branscomb Road)
Laytonville, CA 95454

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

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US   National (all U.S.)

Electric Vehicle Roadmap Conference

Tuesday 20 June 2017, Tuesday-Wednesay 20-21 June 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
121 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205

The EV Roadmap Conference has established itself as one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. It brings together a unique mix of stakeholders for lively and productive conversations about the future of transportation electrification. This conference provides a "graduate course" in electric vehicle deployment.

Features a large number of speakers.

Monday 19 June 2017 (pre-conference events and tours) 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 20 June 2017 (exhibits, events, and evening reception) 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday 21 June 2017 (exhibits, events, and closing remarks) 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 22 June 2017 (post-conference events to be announced)

World Trade Center Portland
121 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205

Price: $599. Discounts and fees may apply.

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