Day: July 27, 2017

Sustainable Lafayette presents AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth to Power

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https://youtu.be/huX1bmfdkyA

Sunday, August 6 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Please join Sustainable Lafayette for a community watch party of the opening weekend release of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth To Power to be followed by Q&A and Discussion led by Sustainable Lafayette and Climate Reality Leaders about what we can do right here in Contra Costa to be part of the solution to the climate crisis.

This sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth follows former U.S. vice president Al Gore as he travels the world attempting to combat climate change. The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, businesspeople, and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, where the groundbreaking Paris Agreement was negotiated. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

Post movie discussion, no-host coffee and snack at nearby Urban Plates farm-to-table restaurant (located kitty-corner across from Century Theaters). To be facilitated by Sustainable Lafayette and Climate Reality Leaders.

TICKETS:
Buy online for the 2:00pm showing or take your chances at the theater that day.

OPTIONAL RSVP:
Sustainable Lafayette Facebook Page, so we know to expect you.

We hope to see you there.

Spring into Spring

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Spring into Spring March 2015Sign up for this and other events offered by the Lafayette Community Garden.

Janet Thomas wins Leadership Award

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Sustainable Contra Costa’s fourth annual Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala was held on Wednesday, October 24 and Janet Thomas won the “Individual” award.

The evening’s biggest splash was the 2012 Leadership Awards. A 13-judge panel of local community members who understand or work in a field supporting sustainable practices selected winners in seven categories, and honored one individual for Lifetime Achievement. The awards were presented by Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich and Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez.

  • Janet Thomas, winner of the “Individual” Award, is a founding member of Sustainable Lafayette, and her vision of a community garden inspired $90,000 in support, volunteers in the hundred’s, and 50 households who now tend the food-sharing, education-spreading, Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center.

Read more here.

 

Many hands make light work

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Wow.  20 volunteers worked together at the garden on Saturday.  We’re almost ready to plant.  Come take a look!

Lafayette Community Garden members building bamboo fence.

It’s Happening!

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Wow, the Community Garden is a beehive of activity.  By tomorrow afternoon you will be amazed!  We promise.  But first – a shout out.  What does a non profit, community garden that is just getting started do when it needs to chip up a bunch of tree branches that are more than a home chipper can handle?  You call our friends at Traverso Tree and ask if they have a crew in Lafayette.  We did.  They did.  And now we have wood chips.  A lot can happen when a community pulls together.

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Glean Energy!

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Persimmons are in season and 12 bighearted volunteers from Saint Mary’s College helped glean a ton, (well 750 pounds) of fruit for Monument Crisis Center. And while they were at it, they picked three boxes of damaged persimmons and fallen pears for Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Not bad for 4 hours of work! Happy Thanksgiving.