In order to ease distribution of information (and to avoid the appearance of political bias from the instructor) please use this page to post notices of any community events you wish to share with your classmates.  This page will serve to facilitate peer-to-peer dialog about events that are more political than educational, but should not be construed as an official endorsement of any such events.  Please feel free to post any announcement that seems important to you and those you’ve met in class –  I will leave posts here with no editing or comments (provided they do not include commercial interests, abusive or obscene materials).

Thanks for your energy and engagement with issues!  Keep thinking, and act on your conclusions.


29 Responses to “Community Events”

  1. beverly1748 Says:

    April Electric Auto Assn meeting will be:

    EARTH DAY 2011
    on Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 4pm
    rain or shine in the San Lorenzo Park and Benchlands behind the County building in Santa Cruz
    EAACC will share a booth with Monterey Bay EV Alliance & we will have a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, the Triac, EV bikes from the Green Station, either the T-zero or the gorgeous miracle of a vehicle, Ken Adelman’s Tesla
    and some others.

    Join us there.

  2. Here’s more details about the Plan B video from the…:
    Earth Policy Institute


    You’ve read the books, now watch the film version!

    Based on Lester Brown’s Plan B book series, this 90-minute film—Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization—airing on PBS Wednesday, March 30 in the United States (see listings for time and additional dates in your area), follows Lester as he speaks in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, New Delhi, Rome, Istanbul, Ankara, and Washington, DC, and visits with world leaders to discuss ways to respond to the challenges of climate change.
    Journey to Planet Earth

    The film begins with a dramatic portrayal of a world where there is a mounting tide of public concern about melting glaciers and sea level rise and a growing sense that we need to change course in how we react to emerging economic and social pressures. It also spotlights a world where ocean resources are becoming scarce, croplands are eroding, and harvests are shrinking.

    But what makes Plan B significant and timely is that it provides hopeful solutions—a roadmap to eradicate poverty, stabilize populations and protect and restore our planet’s fisheries, forests, aquifers, soils, grasslands, and biological diversity.

    Along with Lester Brown, you will hear from notable scholars and scientists including Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, and former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.

    Narrated by Matt Damon, well-known for his work raising environmental awareness, and produced by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the gravity of environmental decline and the solutions that can change the course for civilization.

    See a clip.
    You can also order performance copies of the film (for classroom and conference viewing), which also includes an Educator’s Guide.

    Apologies to our friends living outside of the United States. If you would like copies of the film, you can order them by writing to:

    SCETV Marketing
    1101 George Rogers Blvd.
    Columbia, SC 29201 USA
    Telephone: +803.737.3200
    Email: (available March 30, 2011)

    The DVD of Plan B costs $29.95 plus shipping and handling.

    1. More news from Earth Policy Institute



      For the month of April only, you can watch a streaming edition of the film Plan B on the PBS website. So if you missed the initial release for whatever reason, here is your opportunity to watch it at your leisure.

  3. beverly1748 Says:

    hope this takes you there. plan B, the movie, is supposed to be on KQED Wed, 3/30, not sure of the time. speed up the getting to the good stuff faster.

  4. beverly1748 Says:

    Tuesday 3/22/11- EcoReview
    S.C. Community TV
    6:00pm PT
    David Blume, local author of Alcohol Can Be A Gas (ethanol, that is), on The EcoReview with special guest John Mitchell head of the EPA’s Partnership for Clean Indoor Air campaign.
    The discussion will focus on the use of clean cookstoves as a means to help end women and children’s health issues globally while stopping global deforestation related to the use of wood and fossil fueled indoor cooking and heating. IIEA is working with Project Gaia on projects to provide alcohol-fueled stoves in developing countries promoting food, fuel and job opportunities. Click here to view the program:

    The program airs Live Tuesday 3/22 at 6:00pm PT on SC cable access channels 27 and 73 and can be viewed on the web at:

    Tuesdays at 6:00pm PT and Thursday’s at 10:00pm PT.

    Viewer calls are welcome 831-425-8844

    In case you want to learn/hear more by David Blume on ethanol:

    NEW- Thursday 3/24/11 – Jeff Rense Radio
    10:00pm-11:00pm PT
    David on with host Jeff Resne to discuss alternatives to nuclear and fossil-based electrical production. May be pre-empted by breaking news from Japan.

    Click here to listen live:

    NEW- Tuesday 3/29/11 – GCN network RMR Radio
    11am-1pm PT
    David on RMN radio for 2 hrs with host Rayelan Allan.
    Listener call in numbers – (208) 935 0094 – (888) 747-1968
    Click here to Listen Live:

  5. beverly1748 Says:

    Tonight, Friday, March 18th @ the Rio 7pm
    Film: Economy of Happiness
    based on the country of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness as the country’s measure of wealth.

  6. beverly1748 Says:

    Announcement for Electric Auto Assn of Central Coast meeting, tomorrow, Sat. March 19th @ 11am-1pm, directions below.

    Hi Folks,

    Reminder that we will have a plug-in electric Chevy Volt, now availiable for sale, to test drive & have your questions answered by a rep from Chevrolet of Watsonville. I just read that it has been 8 yrs since Felix Kramer of CalCars (& others, of course) set the goal to have major manufacturers produce plug-in hybrids. So, let’s celebrate that accomplishment & have a great turn-out!

    Also, Will plans to take the T-zero (prototype for the Tesla) to the Home & Garden Show at the Boardwalk next Sat., March 26.

    April 16 is Earth Day at San Lorenzo Park & we will share a booth with Monterey Bay EV Alliance, with EV cars, bikes & info on display.

    Beverly DesChaux
    Program Manager

    We welcome the public. You do not need to be a member to attend & can join if you wish.
    Directions: Park Ave exit from Hwy 1; head uphill, toward Soquel Dr.; next traffic lite, Cabrillo College Dr, turn left; follow rd around to the Montessori School sign & turn rt into the driveway; park in driveway or back farther in the lot.

    2446 Cabrillo College Dr., Soquel

  7. From Sadie Reynolds:
    Dear Faculty and Students:

    I wanted you all to know that tonight’s event “Education as Liberation?” featuring Angela Davis as keynote speaker at Inner Light Ministries has been canceled. Professor Davis is ill and regrets very much needing to cancel. We hope to reschedule when she is well. Stay posted for news on that.

    In the meantime, please join me in hoping for Professor Davis’s swift recovery.

    More as soon as I know it…


    PS: Sorry for multiple postings; I wanted to make sure anyone who was intending to show tonight would get this email in time to spare you inconvenience.

  8. International Institute for Ecological Agriculture (IIEA) News Alert 3/14/10

    We’ve got some very exciting news lined up for the next two weeks including appearances with Daryl Hannah on the E15 issue and a final invitation to our Nashville workshop. Following is a schedule for these events.

    1. Fri. – Sun. March 19 – 21: 5 DAYS and 20 SEATS LEFT for our ONLY 2010 Alcohol Fuel Workshop

    2. Tuesday, March 23rd: Live TV broadcast with Daryl Hannah, Dave Stoltz (Pacific Flyer Engineering) and Karl Ryan (Professional Touch Auto Body) The Greening of the Auto Industry: from Paint to Fuel
    The EcoReview broadcasts on Santa Cruz (California) cable access channels 27 and 73 and streams in real time at 6:00pm Tuesday nights and 11:00pm Fridays and this program will re-air until April 27 at Call in with your question or comments, at 831-425-8844.

    3. Wednesday, March 24th: Press conference and EPA call to action with Daryl Hannah

    Ask Michelle to email you their current newsletter with all the details. For more info, see the IIEA website

  9. Don’t forget to check the bulletin board of the Cabrillo College Sustainability Alliance for more local event news:

  10. March 4th General Assembly to Defend Public Education

    Location: Quad (in front of the 100 building)

    Time: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

    Activity: Student and Faculty Speakers will present
    their views on budget cuts and the impact on students.
    Sign-ups to ride the bus for the “March in March” to
    Sacramento on March 22 will also take place. Students,
    faculty, staff and administrators are all welcome to ride
    the buses to Sacramento. This is a good time to reserve
    your space.

    Sponsored by the Cabrillo Solidarity Club

    For more information contact faculty advisor to the
    Cabrillo Solidarity Club, David Lau

  11. The next meeting to discuss the proposal for a student transportation fee at Cabrillo is this Wed (3/3) @ 4 in SAC East 225.

  12. I got this message about CalPIRG seeking interns:

    This term, become a CalPIRG intern and you can help to solve the big problems that our country faces!

    Find out more at:

    Right now, our top priorities are supporting the relief efforts in Haiti. We’re also running campaigns on stopping global warming, improving public transit, and fighting hunger and homelessness, among others!

    Possible internships include:

    · Organizing a fundraising drive to support relief efforts in Haiti

    · Gathering video petitions to convince our senators to support for clean energy

    · Lobbying faculty members to build up support to make textbooks more affordable

    As an intern you’ll also learn valuable skills like working with the media, public speaking, and organizing large events.

    Sign up for an info session today:



    Chase Cooper
    Student PIRGs

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