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11/14 “Green Cities, Brown Folks” salon

Posted by novoscene on November 14, 2007

It’s almost the end of 2007. Are you green yet? In the last year everyone and their momma’s gone eco: from movie stars to oil companies, power plants to magazine publishers-sustainability is the new black. At least in casual conversation. Tonight the good folks over at the Ella Baker Center are present the next session of their ongoing “Solutions Salon” series with the aim of turning all the talk into executable community plans.

Tonight’s “Green Cities, Brown Folks” focuses on how urban communities can benefit from and lead the way in the new green revolution. The event will include speakers from the local and national sustainability movements and offer community members an opportunity to meet and talk with others concerned with the long term life of our global ‘hood.

Speakers for the night include Van Jones-Ella Baker Center/Green For All, Babak Tondre-urban permaculture designer at DIG Cooperative, Sara Nuño-team leader at California Youth Energy Services and Jason Harvey-food justice organizer at Oakland Food Connection. The event is free and will also feature performances by recording artists Diamond, Seasunz, and Galen as well as Dancers Without Borders, and Destiny Arts.-kwan

“Green Cities, Brown Folks”
6-8pm (reception, food and music starting at 5:30)
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland


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