No one is working harder to save the planet we call home than Bill McKibben - join Cohousing Coach Raines fresh from training with Al Gore and European Ecovillage/Cohousing visits to catch Bill's talk in SF and discuss the links between sustainable community living and climate-change activism. Bill is the founder of 350.org, a global grassroots movement building on a model of "creative activism" to solve the climate crisis. 350 has organized broad-based climate actions in over 180 countries, and is in town to support direct action at the Richmond Refinery. He appears in the Within Reach movie we created, and we picked up a small block of tickets to this talk.
Note: This is not primarily a cohousing event, but Bill did keynote the national cohousing conference a few years ago, and is on record as supporting our work in sustainable community, calling it essential for reducing our climate impacts and teaching each other how to live lighter on the earth and to organize for political change -- he is in the Within Reach movie that Raines is Associate Producer of. We were invited by local 350.org Climate organizers. Come meet others on our path and get inspired and connected. And join us in passing out info on an upcoming Within Reach screening and other EBCOHO events.
We last listed events with Bill talking last year and three years ago, when the book EAARTH came out. Here's info about this one:
- On August 2nd, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben will be in San Francisco to talk about climate change, the growing movement to stop it and the campaign to stop Chevron's deadly pollution from poisoning Richmond.
- He'll be joined by movement leaders like Gopal Dayeni of Movement Generation, and others.
- At the event, we will discuss the Richmond Summer Heat action, planned for August 3rd, and get folks fired up for what's next.
- I'm really hoping you can make it -- this is a crucial moment to grow our movement and protect our communities from the worst parts of the fossil fuel industry. --Matt from 350.org
This event is on Hayes Street in Hayes Valley, just West of SF City Hall and the Opera House. There are some paid public lots nearby, but onstreet parking is challenging -- we highly recommend public transportation and/or biking.
Optional no-host dinner with Raines beforehand (be sure to leave time to get to the theatre and get good seats) starting around 5:30 at Ananda Fuara, a Sri Chinmoy divine enterprise serving delightful vegetarian food, on the way from Civic Center BART (at 9th and Market). Raines will be returning fresh from being a mentor for the Climate Reality Project training in Chicago, as well as visiting many cohousing and ecovillage organizers from around the world at the Global Ecovillage Network gathering in Switzerland this month.
Advance payment required to save your spot - we'll pay the ticket fees/credit card charges. EBCOHO Supporting Members save $5, among many other benefits (including early notice for this and other events and openings in area cohousing and cooperative communities -- if Paypal doesn't let you change the price, we will refund you the difference) - and if you join or renew your supporting membership, you can choose a ticket to this event instead of your free cohousing book or Communities magazine subscription (limit one per membership, renewal/new membership required).
We only have a small block of seats -- when they're gone, they're gone. Bill doesn't travel here much, to minimize his climate impacts, so don't delay.