Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Action Events 10/10/10

For those of you eager to take action, coming up in 2 1/2 weeks, on Oct. 10, the group has organized eco-work events in 160 countries. Check this site for locations and actions in the Bay Area. HERE

Monday, September 20, 2010

What "Sustainability" Means

In this week's Teach-Ins, we'll hear from a couple colleagues on their professional sustainable practices and look at some video clips that shed light on some creative Design, Corporate and Carbon Market approaches to lowering our industrial footprint.

First Teach-Ins: sparse but passionate crowd

The few who showed up for the first teach-ins seemed to be part of the "choir" but were open to hearing and exchanging ideas. In Oakland two specific issues arose: the possibility of forming an activist student group, and the apparent shortcomings of the recycling efforts on both campuses. In a lengthy email exchange with Deborah Feldman, head of Facilities, DH learned that the College and Facilities really do take recycling seriously and have gone to great efforts to facilitate and encourage the practice. But the shortcomings seem to be in the consciousness of our fellow students and faculty who just don't seem to "get it." So one of our challenges is to more directly inform and impact those immediately around us.