Classes & Workshops
|When:||View in Calendar » December 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – December 29, 2015 @ 9:30 pm|
|Repeats:||Weekly on Tuesday - forever|
|Where:||View Map » PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland,CA 94608, USA|
|Contact:||PLACE for Sustainable Living
|Categories:||Ancestral Wisdom Classes Community Crafts & Tea Events Primitive Skills Skill Share|
When: Every Tuesday night!* TIME: 7-9:30 pm
ABOUT CRAF-TEA TUESDAYS:
Join other Makers, Crafters and Artists who are passionate about the environment and who just want to make things in an inspiring & collaborative space. Have some tea and share, learn and make!
SIGNUP AS A CRAFT LEAD:
If you would like to be a guest lead crafter/maker and show us how you do a mosaic stepping stone, make sandals out of used tires, embroider onto patches, re-purpose old clothing into new wares, make jewelry with bike parts, collage or whatever, if it’s sustainable, fun and teachable, we’d love to meet and collaborate with you.
Also, if you love tea serving, enjoy sharing your homemade herbal blends, or love the art of tea rituals, we’d love to hear from you.You can be casual about it or host a tea ritual ceremony, if you wish. For either, please contact us:
Please email us if you’re interested in leading a particular sharing or tea serving or tea blend sharing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include: “Craf-Tea Tuesdays” in the subject line.
* See Facebook for special Craf-Tea nights (i.e. Special tea servers or specific craft-lead nights). Otherwise we all enjoy working on our own crafts together, sharing tea, stories and sometimes chocolate!
|When:||View in Calendar » January 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – February 26, 2015 @ 9:00 pm|
|Repeats:||Weekly on Thursday until February 27, 2015|
|Where:||PLACE for Sustainable Living|
|Cost:||$140-350 Sliding Scale (some work trade and low income discounts available)|
|Contact:||PLACE for Sustainable Living
|Categories:||Classes Health Self-Improving|
Living Smart is a hands-on, interactive workshop series that helps build sustainable living skills. It runs over 7 weeks, allowing participants to see the changes they are making, to support each other and to build a resilient community around change.
We cover a range of topics including water, energy, transportation, waste, healthy home, healthy you, living simply, building community and environmental justice.
The focus is on helping you look at your own lifestyle, deciding on the goals that will work for you in the short and long term, and making commitments to yourself to work towards those goals. With this in mind, the structure and topics covered in the course are decided by the participants during the first session.
t is part skills-training, part inspiration, and part support. The best part? All of this happens in a community with others who are taking the next steps on their sustainability journey, too!
Dates of Series (All Thursday evenings): 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
Sessions run 6.30-9.00pm.
Series may look something like this (final content determined by participants at Session 1):
- Week One: Sustainability and climate change/ Living Simply
- Week Two: Energy/ Transportation
- Week Three: Waste/Water
- Week Four: Healthy Home/Healthy You
- Week Five: Gardening for Productivity and Biodiversity
- Week Six: Building Community, Environmental Justice
- Week Seven: Finalize personal goals, commitment to community, & exploring activism
Click on our green DONATE button located at the top of this page and include a note once you are on the Paypal page: “Living Smart Series” and we’ll reserve your spot in the class.
Some work trade spots are available as well as discounts for low-income participants. Please contact Living Smart about these particular opportunities: email@example.com
Living Smart Bay Area is a collaboration between educators, facilitators, community-builders, makers, and all participants. It branches off from Australia’s Living Smart program, brought to the SF Bay Area by Helen Whitkin and Renata Martin.
Check out www.livingsmartbayarea.org for more about Living Smart Bay Area.
Helen Whitkin is a behavior change specialist who has worked on a number of programs based around the principles of community-based social marketing. Working with San Francisco Department of the Environment, the Western Australian Department of Transport, Days of Change and other organizations has allowed her to gain many insights into the motivations behind making change.
Helen loves the challenge of making changes in her own lifestyle – riding her bike more than ever, converting her front verge to a vegetable garden, and crusading about plastic packaging to name a few highlights – and is excited about bringing Living Smart to the Bay Area to engage with local communities and support them on their own sustainability journeys.
Contact Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renata Martin is a teacher and a designer devoted to creating experiences that empower individuals, emphasizing social and environmental responsibility.
With Engineers for a Sustainable World in upstate New York, Renata learned the value of environmental justice by working with Rochester’s urban homeless population, helping people make sustainable living choices. She’s brought together teams of people at West Office Exhibit Design, The Aquarium of the Bay, Park Day School and other organizations to form environmental responsibility-focus groups that support energy and waste audits, responsible purchasing and materials use, regular eco-education and service learning projects.
Renata strives to affect the way that people approach the world; to open doors, to make it so inviting on the other side that they ask how to open that door for themselves…and never want to go back.
Contact Renata: email@example.com