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16500   Centralia, WA Micropolitan Area

11th Annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence

Friday 28 September 2018, 1:00 PM Friday to 4:00 PM Sunday
388 Salmon Creek Road, Toledo, WA 98591

The Northwest Permaculture Convergence (NWPCC) is an inclusive weekend-long event that alternates between Oregon and Washington State. The Convergence brings together a remarkable diversity of people, all with creative approaches for designing living environments, and economic and culture systems that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Dozens of workshops and skillshares happen simultaneously all weekend long. NWPCC teams-up with local communities for 'Shoulder Events,' supporting our allies with tours, panel discussions, workshops, and classes. The organization offers a number of volunteer and work trade positions. Ride shares, home stays and food donations can be arranged using the website below.

Friday 28 September 2018, 1:00 PM to Sunday 30 September 2018, 4:00 PM

Camp Singing Wind
388 Salmon Creek Road
Toledo, WA 98591

Price: $150. Single day, student, senior and other tickets also available. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

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

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Depave Work Party

Saturday 22 September 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
620 N Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97227

Join Depave and partners to rip up pavement and make way for a soft play space and vegetated area at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School. This involves depaving part of the schoolyard to make way for a soft play space and vegetated area.

Saturday 22 September 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School
620 N Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97227

Volunteer

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2018 Portland EcoFilm Festival

4-days, Thursday-Sunday 27-30 September 2018
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

The Portland Ecofilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest. It brings four days of films from around the world to Portland. Join us for inspiring films for nature and wildlife lovers, discussions with filmmakers and advocacy groups, and opportunities to connect with local and national environmental and wildlife conservation organizations who celebrate and advocate for our natural world.

Some films include Dirt Rich, Saving the Dark and This Mountain Life.

Festival Opening Night: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Special guests: Event co-host Oregon Wild and filmmakers Sarah Koenigsberg, Katie Falkenberg & Shane Anderson in attendance for post-film discussion. Films: The Beaver Believers (55 minutes), Moonshadow (5 minutes), Refuge (6 minutes), and Salmon Without Rivers (4 minutes).

Schedule

Day 1: Thursday 27 September 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM PDT
  Festival Opening Night
Day 2: Friday 28 September 2018, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM PDT
  Films: "Dirt Rich" and "Saving the Dark"
Day 3: Saturday 29 September 2018, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM PDT
  Films: "Intraterrestrial - A Fleeting Contact", "Confluir", "The Kingdom - How Fungi Made Our World", and "Werner Herzog"s Cave Of Forgotten Dreams"
Day 4: Sunday 30 September 2018, 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM PDT
  Films: "Elephant Path (Njaia Njoku)", "Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs", "This Mountain Life", and "Encore Performance of Award Winning Films"

Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

Price: $60 for all-festival pass. Individual film tickets also available.

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Investing Sustainably

Sunday 30 September 2018, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
1700 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217

Solar Oregon and 350 PDX present this evening of learning about the divesting movement and how we can join the country of Ireland, New York City, Oxford University and many others in removing our money from fossil fuels. Dan Orzech from the Clean Power Cooperative will talk about investing in local solar energy projects and Phil Richman from Ten Bridge Partners will tell us about investing in ESG (environmental, social and governance) funds.

Sunday 30 September 2018, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Lucky Labrador Tap Room
1700 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217

Free.

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Green Champion Summit 2018

Monday 8 October 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97209

This premier event is an evening of learning, discussing, and connecting the dots in our journey to reducing the increasing effects of new construction on our global climate. Every material we use has an environmental footprint defined not only by its source, but by its journey through transportation, manufacturing, installation, and end of life handling. Explore with us how material choices relate to a range of measurable environmental impacts from embodied energy to habitat destruction through all stages of the project, and to see exciting examples of how Life Cycle Analysis can be utilized to inform design decisions.

Monday 8 October 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

AIA Portland
403 NW 11th Avenue
Portland OR 97209

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Low-Carbon Passive Buildings Tour

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8425 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202

With a quarter of all global carbon emissions rooted in building operations, reducing our projects’ energy consumption is imperative to addressing climate change. Come tour three new passive buildings to see the latest in high efficiency assemblies and systems. See projects both under construction and post-occupancy, from single-family to multi-family. And hear from the teams behind these projects about how they accomplished the world’s leading standard for energy efficient construction.

Hosted by Passive House Northwest (PHnw)

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

8425 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

Free.

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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.

See here for the conference program.

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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2018 Zero Waste Conference

Sunday 14 October 2018, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215

The Zero Waste Conference is a sustainability learning experience featuring regionally-targeted content and recognized leaders from the community. Its mission is to empower attendees with the information, tools, and connections to “Make Portland Green Again”. Tentative topics include zero waste for business, reusable container laws, one can of garbage per year, update on the single-use disposable campaign in Portland, low waste basics, and an expert Q&A panel. Network with zero waste and minimal waste enthusiasts in the Portland area, while learning about the latest tips, regulations, and initiatives.

Sunday 14 October 2018, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

TaborSpace Dining Room
5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215

Suggested Donation: $25

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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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40900   Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Area

Annual Summit of Meeting of the Minds

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 2-day conference (with one day of pre-events)
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Spotlights tools and best practices working for smart city leaders across the globe. The event focuses on emerging and tested urban sustainability solutions which are scalable, replicable, and transferable for cities and regions. Discussions are rooted in a deep understanding of technology and equity as key drivers for smart cities.

2-day conference (with one day of pre-events) Tuesday-Thursday 27-29 November 2018
Tuesday 6:00 to 9:00 PM Reception
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Breakfast, plenary sessions, workshops, evening reception
Thursday 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Breakfast, plenary sessions, workshops, closing reception

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Price: $900 in advance for full pass. $1,500 late registration. Discounts and fees may apply.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

San Francisco Living: Home Tours

Saturday 22 September 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1045 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This one-day open house event showcases a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, modern residences and contemporary renovations, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect’s point of view. See some of the latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living. This tour is self-guided as each participant is invited to tour the 5 projects at their own leisure throughout the day. Cambria Gallery is the tour headquarters for purchasing or picking up tickets until 2:00.

Saturday 22 September, 2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cambria Gallery
1045 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Price: $85. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Walking Tour: Urban Lighting Experiment 2050

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downtown San Francisco

Via Virtual Reality headsets, portable LED lights, theatrical lighting tools, filters, and balloons, a small group will perform a thought experiment about the city of the future. Participants will be engaged to create a vision of future San Francisco by creating customizable objects that give the participants creative agency to conceptualize the streetscape of the future. The group will explore areas within the former water line of the city, with Market Street as the central locus. Tour will be lead by Susheela Sankaram, Senior Lighting Designer, Arup San Francisco / Amsterdam.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Starting location near the SF Waterfront will be emailed to ticketholders.

Price: $25. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Daniella Dimitrova Russo: Think Beyond Plastic

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Join ACS San Francisco Bay for an inspiring presentation by Daniella Dimitrova Russo, CEO of Think Beyond Plastic™, the innovation accelerator focused on the global plastic pollution crisis. Since 2009, Think Beyond Plastic has led the shift away from fossil fuel-based plastics towards bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources and associated manufacturing, and innovative consumer and business products specifically designed to handle these new materials.

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

The Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965

Free.

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Native Plants and Drought Tolerant Landscape

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402

Are you tired of mowing, watering and fertilizing? Is your lawn dead but you don’t know what to do next? Come to this BAWSCA class and learn how to downsize or replace your landscape with drought tolerant, or native plants, such as Mediterranean ornamentals, grasses, and ground covers.

This panel will share examples of how their companies are tackling climate mitigation at the asset-level scale, the city scale, the portfolio scale, and in their real estate investment decision-making process. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

San Mateo Public Library
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Free.

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Ertharin Cousin: Food Insecurity, Climate Change, and Conflict

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Acterra Fall 2018 Lecture Series

Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the World Food Programme and current Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, will speak to us about the connection between food insecurity, climate change, and conflict. An expert and pioneer in addressing global hunger, she has been listed as one of Forbes' “100 Most Powerful Women” and TIME’s “100 Most Influential People.” There is a reception and gallery walk-through at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Foster Art & Wilderness Foundation
940 Commercial Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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GreenPoint Rated Core

Thursday 27 September 2018, 2.5-day training
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620, Oakland, CA 94612

This course course introduces you to all GreenPoint Rated systems and includes basic policies and procedures, program requirements, verifications of select measures, the differing roles of advisors and raters, and submittal processes.

The course includes a plan exam, beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday, and a field exam, beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday.

2.5-day training
Thursday 27 September 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 28 September 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 29 September 2018, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Build It Green
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Price: $799. Discounts and fees may apply.

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West Berkeley and Albany Solar Home Tour

Saturday 6 October 2018, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1125 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Ever wondered what it's like to live in a solar home? Find out during NorCal Solar's annual Solar Home Tour when volunteers in West Berkeley and Albany open their solar homes to you, their neighbors. This self-guided tour is a fantastic way to answer your questions about solar installations, battery storage, electric vehicles, and other green features. Register at the URL below to get the addresses emailed to you before the event. Or show up at the library to pick up a tour packet.

Saturday 6 October 2018, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Berkeley Public Library, West Branch
Community Meeting Room
1125 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Free.

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2020 or Bust: Stop Climate Change Now

Saturday 13 October 2018, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

2020 or Bust exists to make ending climate crisis simple, actionable and achievable. Governments, entrepreneurs, scientists aren’t the ones who will end it. You and each of us has the say in the future of our climate – start by claiming “It is mine!” The vegan movement is a powerful way to reduce global warming. Find out what you can do to make a real contribution to reducing global warming now.

Saturday 13 October 2018, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

San Francisco Public Library
Latino Hispanic Community Room B
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Free.

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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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Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Since 2000, the Brower Youth Awards program has recognized outstanding emerging youth leaders in the environmental movement. A signature program of Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Awards (BYA) celebrates the accomplishments of young environmental leaders. Each year, six young people based in North America are awarded the prize and provided extensive mentorship. They will join a growing and diverse group of green leaders who are publicly recognized for their sustainable and innovative solutions.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Free.

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Fire and Ice: Documentary Storytelling and the Climate Crisis

Thursday 18 October 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA, 94105

Writer and filmmaker Stephen Most will speak about representing climate change via stories for the screen that enlarge the viewer's understanding. He will discuss how films aid campaigns that change the climate of opinion. Most will speak about visual storytelling as an effective form of public education on crucial subjects that mass media tend to ignore, misrepresent or present without adequate context. Addressing the challenges nonfiction filmmakers face in showing arts’ complexities and unprecedented realities, Most will read passages from his book, Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary.

Thursday 18 October 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

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

Price: $20. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Climate Change Book Club

Thursday 18 October 2018, 10:30 AM to noon
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Join this monthly book club on learning about climate change and what we can do to combat it. Titles can be borrowed from the Library or through Link+. Please ask staff for assistance requesting titles.

October 18: The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, by Gretchen Bakke
November 15: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Thursday 18 October 2018, 10:30 AM to noon

Mitchell Park Library
Midtown Room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

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Two Degrees: Cities, Architecture and Our Changing Environments

Monday 29 October 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA, 94105

The Earth's temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, we must limit warming to no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But how do we act successfully? What is the plan if we fall short? Bridging climate science, design, psychology, politics and religion, we explore the practical steps to reduce global warming and to adapt to the inevitable, all the while improving the bottom line, beautifying our communities and increasing human health for all of us who occupy and shape our environment.

Monday 29 October 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

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

Price: $20. Discounts and fees may apply.

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International Conference on Catalysis and Pyrolysis

Monday 5 November 2018, 2-day conference
1177 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010

This conference is based on the theme Advanced Catalysis for Energy Conversion, Chemical Transformation, Computational Catalysis. Catalysis pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of materials at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere using a catalyst to increase the rate of chemical reaction. An example is the processes of charring wood. This conference includes topics such as environmental and green catalysis.

2-day conference
Monday-Tuesday 5-6 November 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
San Francisco Airport
1177 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010

Price: $1,499 for full package. Discounts and fees may apply.

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

Managing Green Buildings

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 2-day conference
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Learn about regional solutions, new products and the latest technologies. Understand sustainability and energy performance for facilities through the proper selection and use of lighting controls, flooring systems, facilities operations, energy usage analysis, stormwater management, waste management, and the use of drones.

2-day conference
Wednesday-Thursday 26-27 September 2018
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

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

Free.

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Healthier Places for a Healthier Community

Thursday 27 September 2018, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
76 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The places we live affect our health in complex ways. In New York, the state health department has partnered with community leaders to explore ground-up ways of creating healthier communities — helping nearly half a million New Yorkers improve their access to healthy food and safe public spaces. Hear how San Jose can apply what New York learned about the critical intersection of community-based health, urban planning and community organizing.

Speaker: Nupur Chaudhury, New York State Health Foundation

Thursday 27 September 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:30 PM

SPUR
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Price: $10. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Bike Palo Alto

Sunday 30 September 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
500 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Bike Palo Alto is a fun, family-friendly event that encourages residents to discover Palo Alto’s bike-friendly routes and “secret” passageways that make getting around town fun and easy for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Each of our three self-guided routes is less than 10 miles and has three treat stops along the way. Bike Palo Alto is a free event and open to all riders who wish to join. Get on your way faster by pre-registering at Eventbrite.

Sunday 30 September 2018, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fairmeadow Elementary School
500 East Meadow Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Free.

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2018 Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability

Thursday 4 October 2018, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305

As part of the 2018 Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability, Stanford Law School is hosting a panel discussion on Peacebuilding Through Environmental Conservation. Join us for an in-depth discussion on promoting renewable and sustainable environmental practices on a global scale. Please click through below to RSVP.

4:30pm - Reception
5:00pm - Award Presentation and Remarks
5:30pm - Panel Discussion

Thursday 4 October 2018, 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Stanford University, Paul Brest Hall
Munger Graduate Residence Building 4
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305

Free. Open to the public.

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Repair Cafe Palo Alto

Sunday 14 October 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94301

Hundreds of people bring broken household items to Repair Cafe events where volunteers help them restore their items to working order for no charge. Visitors and volunteers have worked on bicycles, sewing projects, lamps, jewelry & crafts, small household appliances like toasters, irons and vacuum cleaners, luggage, furniture, lawnmowers, electrical appliances like clocks, dvd and cd players, and computers and computer-related items.

Sunday 14 October 2018, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Free, donations welcomed.

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Conversation with Asher Miller of the Post Carbon Institute

Monday 15 October 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

You’re invited for a bird’s-eye view of the sustainability movement in the age of Trump, including where we can and should go. Through Post-Carbon, Asher Miller has connected the different parts of the sustainability movement. He was instrumental in helping the Transition Movement get started in the United States. Post Carbon has published many books, articles, and videos on sustainability, and supports the news site Resilience.org.

Monday 15 October 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Main Hall
505 East Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Free.

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Home Rainwater Collection and Rain Gardens

Saturday 20 October 2018, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
5283 Snell Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136

Your roof collects 600 gallons of rainwater for every 1000 square feet of roof area with every inch of rainfall. This presentation discusses three rainwater collection systems in use parcel that collect several thousand gallons of rainwater for a greenhouse, along with feeding two small rain gardens. An inspiration and ideas for your home.

Presented by Master Gardener Hank Morales, who will also cover rain gardens, another way to retain rainwater on your property.

Saturday 20 October 2018, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136

Note $6 parking charge.

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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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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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