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Transition Palo Alto’s Spring Share Faire, March 15; Interview with deep nature gardens by Willi Paul

Transition Palo Alto’s Spring Share Faire is March 15 at …

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Added by Willi Paul on March 2, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments

Upcycling Projects for Your Garden

Spring is quickly approaching, and two things seem to be on our minds at this time of the year: getting out into our gardens and spring cleaning. Whether you’re thinking about starting a garden this year for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, you may be looking for some fresh ideas to keep costs low or redesign your layout.

 

So before you donate that pile of unwanted items you found while cleaning, take a minute to…

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Added by Ellen Greco on February 27, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Avoiding the Microbead: DIY Face Scrubs and Washes

Have you heard about microbeads?  They are tiny beads made of plastic that can be found in some face washes and even some toothpastes. Unfortunately, microbeads are small enough that they can pass through water treatment plants and end up in our waterways, where they easily absorb pollutants.  Marine organisms may mistake microbeads for food, which…

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Added by Kerry Rivers on February 26, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Event Transcription Excerpt and Database - Davis Mythic Roundtable by Bay Area Mythologist and Entrepreneur Willi Paul @ Davis Arts Center, 2/19/15.

Event Transcription Excerpt and Database - Davis Mythic Roundtable by Bay Area Mythologist and Entrepreneur Willi Paul @…

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Added by Willi Paul on February 22, 2015 at 10:06am — No Comments

Exploring Costa Rican Mythology. Conversation with Douglas Williamson, Earth Charter International and Willi Paul, Mythologist. Presented byNewMythologist.com

Exploring the Western vs. Indigenous Intersection in Costa Rican Mythology. Conversation with Douglas Williamson, Earth Charter International and Willi Paul, Mythologist. Presented byNewMythologist.com…

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Added by Willi Paul on February 16, 2015 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Environmental Justice in Contra Costa?

Did you know that the poor and people of color are more likely to live in the most polluted neighborhoods? Poor communities are routinely targeted to host toxic and hazardous facilities and industries that are dangerous to public health and the environment. 

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Added by Kimberly Lam on February 11, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

“The Signal Tree” – New Children's Myth by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine

“The Signal Tree” – New Children's Myth by Willi Paul, …
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Added by Willi Paul on February 7, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Willi Paul Brings Mythic Roundtable to Davis Arts Center, 2/19

Bay area mythologist and publisher Willi Paul will present the Davis Mythic Roundtable: “ Tools and  Inspiration for Creating New Myths” from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F Street, Davis, CA, 95616. Willi just completed his Santa Barbara Roundtable on January 22,…

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Added by Willi Paul on February 5, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Event Transcription Excerpt and Database - Santa Barbara Mythic Roundtable by Willi Paul. Granada Books, Santa Barbara, CA. 1/22/15

Event Transcription Excerpt and Database - Santa Barbara Mythic Roundtable by Willi Paul. Granada Books, Santa Barbara, CA. 1/22/15

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Added by Willi Paul on January 31, 2015 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Action of the Month: Join a Justice Group

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” As Anne Frank mused in The Diary of a Young Girl, it's pretty empowering to know we can start making a change any moment we choose to do so. If you are inspired…

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Added by Ellen Greco on January 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Look Who's Taking Action: Urban Tilth

It is pretty cool to be able to go out to your garden and pick fresh vegetables to include in your lunch or dinner.  However, not everyone has the ability to grow their own food, and some areas may lack fresh produce in their grocery stores.  To improve access to fresh vegetables in more communities,…

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Added by Kerry Rivers on January 29, 2015 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Saving with Renewable Energy - discussion with Seth Baruch

Everyone is welcome Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm when Seth Baruch will lead a discussion about "Saving with Renewable Energy: the Financial and Environmental Impacts of a CCA in Contra Costa.

A Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a system…

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Added by OFA Contra Costa on January 28, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

  “blood, soil, seed” – “An Integrated System to Create New Permaculture & Transition Rituals & Myths” by Willi Paul, CommunityAlchemy.com “Similar to dozens of other community “food forests” eme…

 

“blood, soil, seed” – “An Integrated System to Create New Permaculture & Transition Rituals & Myths” by Willi Paul, …

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Added by Willi Paul on January 27, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

New Executive Director at The Gardens at Heather Farm

The Gardens at Heather Farm has hired Karen Young as their Executive Director effective January 2015. Ms. Young served for over five years as Executive Director of Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon. During her tenure, she initiated and completed master and strategic plans, managed a major property…

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Added by Janet Fazio on January 27, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

The Myth Lab: Myth and Permaculture - Interview with Willi Paul by Mythologist Margo Meck, mythandmore.com

The Myth Lab: Myth and Permaculture - Interview with Willi Paul by Mythologist Margo Meck,…

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Added by Willi Paul on January 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

“The Sunday Share & Reskilling Festival” (Permaculture + Transition). Recipe by Willi Paul, CommunityAlchemy.com

“The Sunday Share & Reskilling Festival” (Permaculture + Transition). Recipe by Willi Paul, …

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Added by Willi Paul on January 10, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Join a Waste-Free Group!

How’s your New Year’s resolution going so far? If you didn’t make one or aren’t as interested in the one you settled on before, we have a suggestion for you! Make it your goal to join one of the many groups, websites, or apps that are dedicated to the sharing, swapping, and lending of items to reduce waste and consumption. Reducing the amount of new products you purchase is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint, and with these communities, you don’t have to do it alone. Here…

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Added by Jessica Zischke on January 3, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

Sharing Rides—Getaround, Spinlister, Zipcar

If you have a car or bike (or need one) and you are ready to embrace the “sharing economy”, there are various sites that make it easy to do so.  Zipcar and Getaround are avenues for car sharing, while Spinlister is a sharing platform for bikes, snowboards,  and skis.   If you are looking to share peer-to-peer, then explore Getaround and Spinlister.  Zipcar…

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Added by Kerry Rivers on January 2, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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