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July 2019

Event Start DateEvent
07/01/2019 Zero Waste
The Plastic Crisis
Monday, July 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hillside Club 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley
Join us, as we break down the reality of recycling and the plastic crisis. Learn ways to reduce your plastic use and enter to win prizes from the Ecology Center store. Find out from the source what is and is not really recyclable, why, and what you can do about it.
Also, get a SNEAK PEAK at parts of the upcoming film The Story of Plastic with filmmaker Stiv Wilson.
Ecology Center staff--Executive Director Martin Bourque, Program Manger Minna Toloui, and Store Manager Sandra Kozma-Kennedy--will be sharing important updates, tips, and next steps in dealing with the plastic crisis.
Moderated by Arlene Baxter, Hillside Club VP and OBAR Climate Action Committee Chair.
We look forward to seeing you there;
07/04/2019 Brad Kekst scheduled a new event in San Francisco Vegan Events Just now
4th of July Sail and Vegan Potluck on s/v About Time
San Francisco Vegan Events
Thursday, July 4, 2019
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Berkeley Marina 201 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94710
Join us for an adventure aboard the sailing vessel About Time! We'll depart from Pier 39 and sail over to Angel Island. When we find a quiet spot we'll drop anchor and enjoy a plant-based potluck lunch. Afterward we'll have some time to sail in the s...
Hosted by Brad Kekst
I'm a recent convert to the Vegan way of life, been almost 100% plant-based since Labor Day 2017. Look forward to meeting other like-minded people!
Pier 39 Marina
Embarcadero and Stockton · San Francisco, CA
How to find us
I will send detailed instructions to participants before the event.
07/04/2019 Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Mounted Patrol Grounds, 521 Kings Mountain Rd., Woodside, CA 94062 (See this map.)
Note that there is no parking on the side of Kings Mountain Road. Being dropped off at the protest location would be preferable.
Mounted Patrol Grounds, 521 Kings Mountain Rd., Woodside, CA 94062
CONTACT Jenny Gonzalez at jgonzales2@aol.com or 650-759-2656
Please join members of Stop the Woodside Pig Scramble and local activists for a protest against the Woodside Junior Rodeo and its cruel "pig scramble" event. During this event, children are encouraged to chase down and catch piglets. The kids grab the animals, pull their tails and ears, tackle them, and throw themselves on top of them. Children who participate in these events come away with the belief that it's OK to harass animals for fun, no matter how terrifying it may be for them. Pigs forced to participate can sustain abrasions, dislocations, torn tendons and ligaments, and even broken limbs or backs
All materials (such as posters and leaflets) will be provided. Note that reserved parking will not be available, and please be prepared for the weather
07/06/2019 Saturday, July 6
Noon - 2 PM
Vegan Barbecue and Birthday Bash
The Executive Director of Compassionate Living, Hope Bohanec, is celebrating her 50th birthday with a vegan barbecue in Cotati Downtown Plaza Park on Saturday, July 6 from 12 noon until 2 PM. Burgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings will be provided. Please bring a picnic salad to share (greens, potato, fruit, or coleslaw, for example). Blankets will be available, but bring a folding chair if you wish. And if you choose to bring a gift for Hope (totally not necessary), she requests only a houseplant, as she recently moved and that's the only item in short supply. The park is at 8167 La Plaza Drive in Cotati. Here is the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348196682496930/
07/06/2019 Saturday, July 6, 12-2 p.m.
1001 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94589
Please park at the Courtyard Marriott across the street for $20 or for free by turning east onto Sage Street, driving under Highway 37, and parking on Griffin Dr.
Please join Advocates for the Animals at Six Flags in speaking out for the dolphins and other animals at Six Flags who have died, sometimes when they were just days old. Animals exploited for entertainment at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom saw a recent victory when the Vallejo theme park made the decision no longer to offer elephant rides! This victory for elephants is a reflection of public opinion that is turning toward animal-free theme parks for entertainment. Please come out and protest for a similar victory for dolphins soon
Janet Locke at Janet.advocates@gmail.com
07/07/2019 JUL7
The Shame of Point Reyes: Oakland Screening
Public · Hosted by The Shame of Point Reyes
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM  2:30 PM
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland, California 94612
Premiering the latest cut of 'The Shame of Point Reyes', with previously unreleased footage.
07/07/2019 Sunflower Alliance Meeting, July 7
Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome. We need your participation and your voice!
Sun July 7
Potluck lunch, 12:30 PM
Meeting, 1  3 PM
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
07/09/2019 Public Utilities Commission: Hold PG&E Accountable! July 9  31
PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission for permission to raise our rates to pay liability expenses for their negligence in the wildfires. Come to a hearing near you to rein them in.
San Francisco, July 9, 1 PM
CPUC Auditorium
505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
Oakland, July 24, 1 PM & 6 PM
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building Auditorium
1515 Clay St, Oakland
Santa Rosa, July 31, 1 PM & 6 PM
Santa Rosa City Hall Council Chamber
100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa
07/10/2019 JUL10
The Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6 PM  9 PM
WeWork (Two Embarcadero Center)
2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California 94111
Tickets by Eventbrite
General Admission
Sales end on Jul 10 at 4 PM $30.00
Last year, we partnered with WeWork and the biggest food tech companies on the market to bring you the sold-out Future of Food event with the Global Climate Action Summit. This year, it's going to be even bigger. Even better. And go beyond your expectations!
Join us on July 10th for the Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing featuring the world's top leaders and investors in plant-based innovation including HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, Founder of KBW Investments, Bruce Friedrich, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Good Food Institute, Stray Dog Capital, New Crop Capital, and many more exciting surprise speakers to come. We will learn about the future of investing in this incredible new space, how Beyond's IPO has kicked off many exciting things to come, and what to expect next in the world of plant-based investing.
07/10/2019 Weigh in on Contra Costa's Climate Action & General Plans, July 10
Contra Costa County, home to four oil refineries, two power plants, and vast brownfield acreage, will be updating pollution and climate policies. Come and make sure environmental justice gets top priority.
Wed July 10, 7 PM
Contra Costa Co. Department of Conservation & Development
30 Muir Road, Martinez
07/10/2019 Wednesday, July 10, 2019
What Color is Your Medicine, with Regina Powers
Hosted by Dave
From San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave · San Francisco, CA
Plus Vegan dinner
What COLOR is your medicine??? What kind of question is that? Regina Powers, author and Nurse Practitioner, answers it this Wednesday July 10 at 6 pm.
Regina is a western trained family nurse practitioner who has worked in both emergency medicine and family practice. When stumbling upon the teachings of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire) everything related to how she saw, and treated people began to shift.
Then came the study of energy medicine which again opened her eyes to the various understandings of how to prevent and avoid illness. If a person tunes into the messages in his or her body, one can begin to find avenues of healing that may not have otherwise been possible.
07/10/2019 View the film Maiden together
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center · San Francisco, CA
Tracy Edwards leads the first all-female crew in a grueling yacht race that covers 33,000 miles.
07/12/2019 Sea of Shadows film release July 12th in SF and East Bay
A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Sea of Shadows follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

07/12/2019 Food only dinners vegan
Friday July 12 Caribbean food and peaches
Sound & Savor With Chef Philip Gelb
West Oakland
07/13/2019 JUL13
Pigeon First Aid: July
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 PM  5 Pm
The Strand Theater, Market st., SF
San Francisco, California
WHAT: Every day there are hundreds of birds throughout the city of San Francisco that have strings and hair wrapped around their toes so tightly that it causes immense pain. Eventually their toes lose circulation, become amputated or develop severe infections. We can help our urban bird friends by removing the string before it gets too serious, providing medical care and releasing them back to their flocks!
WHERE: We will be meeting in front of The Strand Theater in SF, at 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103. It is the bright red building across the street from Civic Center BART.
07/13/2019 Go Green/Community Lunch/Shake Your Booty

Saturday, July 13, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Part 1:Green New Deal Mobilization 101 11am - 1pm
Come, join other activists from community organizations which support the Green New Deal
Speak your piece. Tell it like it is. Move the process forward.
Sponsored by BFUU Social Justice Committee
Contact : Gene Herman | genebh@lmi.net | 510-684-1491
Part 2: Break bread together  lunch provided by BFUU  1 - 2pm
Build Community. Conspire. Reminisce. Schmooze.
Sponsored by BFUU Hospitality and Membership Committees
Contact : Jeff Palmer | jeffpalmer123@comcast.net
Part 3: Music to dance to by Moses Canales and Soul Rising 2 - 4pm
Bring your dancing shoes. Music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Sponsored by BFUU Music & Social Justice Committees and BFUU Social Justice Ministry Task Force
Contact : Dr. Susan T. Mashiyama | music@bfuu.org

Wheelchair accessible. Free to the public.

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07/13/2019 Marin Headlands Hike - Views, hills, and flowers. Optional picnic afterwards.
North Bay 50+ Nature and Outdoors
Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Coast Trail Trailhead
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Join me for a leisurely paced, approximately 5.2 mile, hike on a delightful trail with views of the ocean, lagoon, and hills. Perhaps we'll catch glimpses of raptors in the sky. We plan to pause for water and to appreciate the beauty - a few times du...
Hosted by Kevin Dankwardt
Fort Cronkhite Parking Lot
11050 Mitchell Rd · Mill Valley, CA
How to find us
Meet us at the bus stop next to the bathrooms
07/13/2019 Saturday, July 13, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Climate Emergency: The Future is in Our Hands
Berkeley Public Library, South Branch, 1901 Russell St. (Near Ashby BART)
Climate scientists have warned us that we face a planetary emergency that threatens all life on the planet. Yet the world's most powerful governments and corporations insist on staying the same catastrophic course. Their only concern is to continue accumulating profit, no matter what the risks. Our only hope is to organize to overturn their entire system of destruction. The future of our planet and our species is in our hands. Join Speak Out Now, along with a visiting activist from Austria, for a discussion about how we can begin to confront this emergency.
07/18/2019 Rally to Get Coal Out of Richmond! July 18
Rally and pack the meeting room! The Planning Commission will be considering the ordinance to prohibit new coal operations on private land in the city, prevent existing facilities from expanding, and provide for a graduated phase-out of coal operations.
Thurs July 18
5:30 PM Rally and Press Conference
6:30 PM Planning Commission Meeting
City Hall steps
450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
07/19/2019 Dinner/concerts
West Oakland
Friday, July 19
Neel Murgai - sitar, voice, electronics
Sound & Savor With Chef Philip Gelb
Peach Menu
07/20/2019 Allying With Nature's Wisdom
Wild Nature Heart East Bay Meetup
Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Redwood Regional Park Skyline Staging Area
8500 Skyline Blvd Oakland, CA
Join us in the redwoods for a morning of reconnecting to nature, ourselves, and each other. I'm excited to co-host this meetup with new Wild Nature Heart facilitator Lorrie Klosterman. Lorrie is a watercolor painter of wild nature, biologist, and au...
Hosted by Ryan Van Lenning
I'm a wilderness/nature connection guide, poet, and Certified Ecotherapist. I'm passionate about facilitating connections with nature & our authentic selves. My Poetry: https://rumiandtheshadow.wordpress.com/ My Biz: https://wildnatureheart.com/
07/25/2019 THU, JUL 25 AT 5:30 PM
Urban Jungles: How to Keep Wildlife Wild and Pets Safe
Temescal Works
490 43rd Street, Oakland, California 94609
Raccoons, coyotes, and rats, oh my! Whether you're in the hills or the city, chances are you've encountered some of the East Bay's abundant wildlife. How do we peacefully coexist, keep our pets safe, and keep wild animals wild?
Please join East Bay Animal PAC to learn from Keli Hendricks, Project Coyotes Ranching with Wildlife Coordinator, about the secret lives of our wild neighbors, their intelligence, resourcefulness, complex social lives, and how they manage to survive in the face of incredible odds. Whether you love them, hate them, or just want to learn more about them, this entertaining and informative talk will shed light on why we should not just coexist, but actually embrace, the wild animals who live amongst us.
07/27/2019 Treat yourself! Dinner at Millenium
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
5912 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
Hello Vegan Food Lovers! Please join me for a delicious, indulgent, vegan dinner at Millenium Restaurant. You can check out their current menu here: https://www.millenniumrestaurant.com/menu Remember to bring cash to pay for your dinner, since this...
Hosted by fangsey (Serene)
07/28/2019 Annual Climate Activism Picnic!
Sunday July 28th from 2PM - 5PM
come and go as you please @ Lake Merritt in Oakland
07/29/2019 Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7 PM  9:30 PM Vegetarian House 520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, California 95112 San Jose, A Prayer for Compassion Screening The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest across America, that ultimately takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, Can compassion grow to include all beings? and Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love? Dinner and movie for only $20.00! Please RSVP.

August 2019

Event Start DateEvent
08/03/2019 SAT, AUG 3 AT 10 AM
Sonoma County VegFest 2019
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts · Santa Rosa
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10 AM  5 PM
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403
08/10/2019 BREAKING NEWS!
The Veggie Fest 2019 location has been announced!
New location:
Danada South Park
Navistar Cir, Lisle, IL 60532

Date: August 10-11, 2019
Time: 11am - 8pm
More info here: www.veggiefestchicago.com/festival

Veggie Fest Chicago is a family fun festival celebrating the joy, science, food, and compassion behind the vegetarian lifestyle.

Not just for vegetarians, Veggie Fest is for everyone! Whether youre a long-time vegetarian, or you want to learn how to add more plant-based foods to your diet, or youre just looking to have a great time, this is the summer festival for you. Free admission!

Visit our acclaimed international food court and food demos from leading chefs. Enjoy talks from recognized speakers and doctors sharing the latest research on health and wellness. The Childrens Tent, Yoga Tent, and Meditation Tent are unsurpassed. If you just want to kick back and enjoy a summers day, we have live music from some of the best bands in Chicago.

Bring your friends, raise your cool factor, and set your sundials for Veggie Fest 2019. See you there!

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