SF Green Festival and Green Week

Alright.  I’m about to get super green on you, so if you hate trees and recycling and wildlife and the planet then don’t bother reading on.  But also if you really hate all those things do me a solid and try not to procreate.  This weekend is the annual San Francisco Green Festival. Speakers range from John Robbins to Dead Prez.  There is too much stuff going on to list here, but check out the jam-packed schedule.  There are a bunch of ticket options, some as cheap as $10 for all three days, bike valets, rideshares, etc.

Green Festival
When: November 13th, 14th, and 15th (Fri: 12–7pm
Sat: 10am–7pm,
Sun: 11am–6pm)
Where: San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center: 635 8th St. @ Brannan St. [SOMA-ish]

Bamboo Bikes!!!!!!!!

It is also Green Week. Here’s the spiel:  “Gain green skills (for FREE!), roll up your sleeves, green your block, celebrate sustainability, collaborate with amazing people of all ages, make a difference in your community, restore watersheds, plant school gardens, install solar energy, build bamboo bikes (!!!) and learn soil bio-remediation.”  Here are some highlights for the next few days (more events can be found at GreenFestivals.org and Communitree.net).

Urban Tree Planting
When: Wednesday, November 11th and Saturday, November 14th, 9am-2pm
Where: Meet at 9am at 835 57th, Oakland, Ca 94608
Location: International Boulevard in East Oakland.
Info: Urban Releaf, an urban forestry organization partners with the Keep Oakland Beautiful Board, a volunteer agency that does beautification projects around the city for a day of urban tree planting.

Urban Farming Service Day
When: Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, 2-5pm
Where: Growing Youth Project Farm, 2500 Barbers Point Road, Alameda
RSVP: Kate Casale 510.898.7828 · kcasale@apcollaborative.org
Info: Hosted by Alameda Point Collaborative, join the Growing Youth Project on an amazing urban farm in Alameda that provides formerly homeless residents with fruits, vegetables, eggs and honey.  Activities around harvesting for produce delivery, planting native species, and possible onsite building project.

Friday, November 13th
Sustainability & Eco-Arts Education Day
When: November 13th, 10am-4pm
Where: Esperanza Community Garden
685 Florida Street at 19th [the Mission in SF]
Info: Hosted by Esperanza Sustainability Center & CommuniTree, a lively community day in an outdoor sustainability and urban gardening site in the Mission District, S.F.  Learn about urban garden planting, natural building and other sustainability education projects. There will be eco-arts performances throughout the day.

Dead Prez (vegan and green!!!)

Dead Prez (vegan and green!!!)

FYI, throughout the weekend there are a bunch of nighttime activities/parties/Dead Prez shows but those are not FREE, but if you have some extra cash you can find out about them in on the Green Festival After Dark page.

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Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.

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  1. Flavio says:

    this bamboo bicycle “Bambucicletas” was created in year 2000 by brazilian industrial designer Flavio Deslandes. checkout his website http://www.flaviodeslandes.com and his bamboo bicle at TEDx SaoPaulo http://www.tedxsaopaulo.com.br/flavio-deslandes/

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