Environmental Forum — Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010


I love every part of the below series of presentations…  What is MOST UNUSUAL AND EXCITING is that Jon Love, ~the co-founder/creator of the Awakening the Dreamer symposium will be presenting!  WOWso if you can only join us for a part of the day I would say 3 PM to 5:30 PM is the most amazing opportunity.  Be the Change immediately following will be a further extension… and very valuable as well!

Thank you.
Happy 2010 and Warmest Regards,
Veronica Sorry for duplications… but this is an amazing opportunity and I think there is something for just about every topic on the listserves I have included!

Environmental Forum — Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010
An all-day series of activities:

— Have Fun

— Connect with our community

— Find ways to be more effective

— Ask How Low Can We Go to reduce our carbon footprint

Join in one or all of the day’s activities.

9 AM – 9:15 AM — Bike Ride on the Greenway to City Hall
Meet at the benches in front of Aroma Roasters near 5th St. and Wilson in Railroad Square at 9 AM.

We will ride a loop around the block at City Hall to get a message out to the community encouraging biking and walking.  Dress in fun and noticeable attire and display signs encouraging anything green!

9:30 AM – Noon — Safe & Green

Learn how to stay alert and safe when walking, cycling, taking the bus or train.  Experienced Safety instructor Marty Callahan of Academy of Shotokan Karate.

A sense of security is important for families & individuals who choose not to use their cars for every errand.  Santa Rosa City Hall Council Chambers.

Noon1:30 PM — Potluck and Green Home Update
Meet Jennifer Schwab via webcam.  As Director of Sustainability, Jennifer is responsible for all enviro information, education and initiatives at Sierra Club Green Home.www.sierraclubgreenhome.com Santa Rosa City Council Chambers.

1:30 PM – 3 PM Water Saving Opportunities for Now & the Future!
Participate in a discussion of Greywater Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting and
Water Conservation.  Presenters from Santa Rosa Utilities Dept. and Sonoma County Water Coalition.  Santa Rosa City Council Chambers.

3 PM – 5:30 PM  Awakening The Dreamer, Changing The Dream Symposium
For relief from the gloom, doom and crisis in the news, learn about a possible new way of life.  This event guides us through inquiry from “Where are we?” and “How did we get here?” to “What is possible for the future?” and “What can we do?”  There is a video presentation, interactive exercises, networking & discussion.  Please register at www.awakeningthedreamer.org (suggested donation $15, but no one turned away for lack of funds) and bring a snack for yourself.  Questions: contact Laura Baker at 707 322-7778 or atdsoco@sonic.net.  Santa Rosa City Council Chambers.

5:30 PM – 8 PM Be the Change!
Network, strategize, share updates on local sustainability and transition projects such as Energy Wise Neighbors, alternative transportation, Youth Green Jobs, Solar Sonoma County and the steps individuals are taking to reduce their carbon footprints.  Santa Rosa City Council Chambers.

The Santa Rosa City Council Chambers are located on Santa Rosa Ave between Sonoma and 1st Street, Next to Room ~10 at the top of the stairs.  There is no charge for any events except a suggested donation for Awakening The Dreamer.  See www.redwood.sierraclub.org/sonoma for updates and additional information.  RSVP 544-7651 or email Veronica Jacobi at VJacobi@sonic.net