For this month of September, the Ecology Center is sponsoring a free series of events, “Refuel, Repair, Reimagine: A Series About The Future Of Bay Area Transportation”, to educate and enlighten residents about how to retrofit the current transportation systems to fit the needs of a sustainable future.
It all starts on Thursday, 8 September 2011 (7-9PM PST) with “From Auto-Cities to EcoCities: Examples from Around the Globe” that will include a slideshow and discussion with Kirsten Miller and Richard Register on EcoCities.
Other events include:
Thursday, 15 September (7-9PM PST) – Post-Petroleum Transportation: Finding Your Best Alternative Fuel
Saturday, 17 September (10AM-NOON PST) – Kids And Family Bike Workshop[1. FREE; but space is limited, pre-registration required.]
Wednesday, 21 September (6:30-8:30PM PST) – The Confident Bike Commuter: Fixing Flats & DIY Maintenance
Thursday, 22 September (7-9PM PST) – Smart Growth and Just Growth: The Quest For Equity In Transit-Oriented Development
The event will feature a panel (Catalina Garzon, Program Co-Director, Pacific Institute; Joel Ramos, Planner, TransForm; Bob Allen, Director of Transportation Justice, Urban Habitat; Evelyn Stivers, Field Director, Non-Profit Housing Association Of Northern CA; Margaret Gordon, Co-Founder, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative) that will discuss transit-oriented development and its implications on the Bay Area.
Saturday, 24 September (starts at 9AM PST) – Moving Planet Mobilization: Berkeley Bike Ride, BART Gathering, and SF Parade
This event will feature three separate activities in celebration of Moving Planet, “a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis.”
Please Note: All events will take place at the Ecology Center located at 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; except for the Kids and Family Bike Workshop (EcoHouse at 1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley) and Moving Planet Mobilization (Ashby BART).
[photo via Curious Orange | image via Ecology Center]