Archive for October, 2011

Upcoming event

Changing Our Relationship to Waste

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30–9 pm

Tamalpais Valley Community Center
203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley
$10 Donation (Sliding Scale)

Join us for an evening of art, food, and conversation about waste in our culture, how it affects us, and what we can do about it. With slideshow presentations and a panel discussion, facilitated by Andy Peri, founding member of Green Sangha.

Special Guests:

Richard Lang and Judith Selby-Lang—Beach Plastic

Since 1999, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang have gathered plastic debris from Kehoe Beach, a remote stretch of the Point Reyes National Seashore, carrying the plastic away by the bagful. They combine their love of nature with their interest in science to produce an ongoing series of art works about the oceans and the environment.

Bea Johnson—The Zero Waste Home

Bea Johnson and her family strive to live a Zero Waste lifestyle. Recently featured on the Today Show and Sunset magazine, she has appeared in several newspapers, radio shows, corporate events and university lectures. Through her blog, the Zero Waste Home, she shares waste reducing tips and inspires a growing international community to take a stance on needless waste and lead zero-waste lifestyles.

Carrie Bachelder—The Away Station

As an environmental entrepreneur and businesswoman in Marin County, Carrie has witnessed firsthand the lack of recycling and reuse infrastructure, at both the household and construction levels. Through her moving company, Great Moves, she was often confronted with the problem of discarding goods and materials in a responsible way. She began to envision a “one-stop shop” that would handle such goods, many of which were high-value. It was through this vision and her determination that The Away Station came into existence.

Andy Peri—Founding member of Green Sangha

Andy was a founding member of Green Sangha, a spiritually-based environmental activist organization.  It was there that he and Stuart Moody founded the Rethinking Plastics/Zero Waste campaign. Andy worked with local Fairfax businesses, the community and the Town Council of Fairfax to get Marin’s first plastic bag ban passed. He worked with the late Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan to expand this effort countywide and continues to do so. Professionally, he has worked in several fields of environmental protection, and has lectured and taught geography at San Francisco State University and the College of Marin. He is also the Advocacy Director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.


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Changing Our Relationship to Waste—Nov. 16

Join us for an evening of art, food, and conversation. Cosponsored by the Tamalpais Community Services District.

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Film event—Friday, Oct. 14, at GROW (Tam Junction)

Bring a lawn chair or cushion, as seating is limited!

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NEXT HUB MEETING—Tuesday, October 11

RSVP to transitionmv@gmail.com for directions.

These potluck meetings serve as the center of our organizing efforts, including hands-on projects, public events, and resource sharing. It’s a great chance to meet the core team and find out what’s going on.

All are welcome.

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