Events in February and March

Events  – Transition Palo Alto – February 24

To keep this email short,  I have concentrated on Events.  Later, I’ll send something out on Groups.  If you have questions, look at the TPA website   and calendar. 

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Group buys:
We are planning group buys of the Slow Money book by Woody Tasch
and Group Facilitation cards
If interested, contact

– Bart and Marina


Feb 26 – Sunday  –  Local economy conference – Berkeley

10am – 6pm
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets ($25-$35):

One day conference in Berkeley with LOTS of presenters on local economy, bikeonomics, Slow Money, Occupy. The schedule is exciting:

Peter Ruddock is going and would be happy to carpool/BART to Berkeley

(Suggested by Michael Closson and Peter Ruddock)

Feb 26 – Sunday  – Garden and produce share – Sunnyvale

11 am – noon
Full Circle Farm, 1055 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale, CA

Join us to share garden bounty. Bring what you have to share; take home something you don’t.  Think of it as a “free” backyard farmers’ market. Bring your homegrown fruit, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, and flowers!

March – dates TBD – Low Carbon Diet for families

Open to all families with children
Four sessions in March
Dates to be determined
Location: Rani’s house in Midtown Palo Alto.
Contact Rani or if interested.

Using David Gershon’s book Low Carbon Diet, a “30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds”, you will learn how to significantly reduce your annual household CO2 output, while having fun sharing ideas with others.

March 3 – San Mateo Beekeepers Guild  Beginning Beekeeping Class
The date for our Spring 2012 beginners class is March 3. Class runs all day at our regular meeting hall located at the 1st Congregational Church, 751 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. There is no charge for class but you must register.

(Suggested by Romola Georgia)

March  9 – Friday  – Transition potluck dinner

Living beneath your means.  At our next 100 mile potluck, we’ll share good food and hear stories about what folks are doing to get the most out of life while living within tight budgets. Bring a dish to share, if possible, with some local ingredients – that’s where the 100 mile comes in!

7-9 pm
World Centric
2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto CA 94306

March 11 – Sunday – Garden and produce share (Palo Alto)

Join us to share garden bounty. Bring what you have to share; take home something you don’t.  Think of it as a “free” backyard farmers’ market. Bring your homegrown fruit, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, and flowers!

11 am- noon
Common Ground, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto

March 18 – Sunday – Craft swap (Palo Alto)

The craft swap continues, a chance to share your arts and crafts supplies, get some new-to-you goodies, and get to know other people in the area while keeping stuff out of the landfill!

1 – 2 pm
719 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto
(at the corner of Middlefield and Colorado, behind 711 Colorado),

Previous craft swap:    

March 23-25 – Economics of Happiness conference – Berkeley

David Brower Center, Berkeley

Three day conference with many well known presenters, such as Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Annie Leonard (“The Story of Stuff”), Richard Heinberg (“The Party’s Over”), Rob Hopkins (remote),

March through April – “Creating a Sustainable Enterprise” class

Acterra is teaming up with UC Santa Cruz Extension/Silicon Valley to offer a certificate program in Executive Leadership: “Creating a Sustainable Enterprise.”

Starting from the premise that successful executives in the 21st Century need to know how to operate in an era of resource limits, this course will integrate traditional themes about leadership training with a thorough understanding of the principles of sustainability (people, planet and prosperity).

The course starts Thursday, March 29 and run weekly until June 7, 2012.
Classes meet in Santa Clara at the UCSC Extension building from 1:00 until 8:00 pm, dinner included.

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I live in a small condominium in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 2004-2009, I was the main editor for the Energy Bulletin website ( In previous lives I was a technical writer for Hewlett-Packard, a high school teacher and a newspaper reporter and editor.

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