Locavore, Locavolt & Local Land
In my new book, Introduction to Energy in California, I describe the history of energy in California and highlight how West Marin could serve as a potential model for taking charge of our own energy future. Learn how sustainable microgrids can bring community back into the energy equation, answering challenges on both environmental and economic fronts.
On Sunday, September 13th, come to the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station and learn about the movement to transition communities from dependence on fossil fuels to a local food, local energy, and local farm future...and then visit McEvoy Olive Ranch near Petaluma.
Bernie Stephen of Transition West Marin will describe how communities can create resilience and reduce carbon emissions in response to peak oil and climate change.
Local farmland is also a key to sustainability, so learn from MALT's Stewardship Director Patricia Hickey about its potential as a solution to global warming through carbon sequestration and local food.
We'll visit McEvoy Olive Ranch and hike through the olive orchards up to the wind turbine and past compost piles with agricultural ecologist Jeff Creque. He will share his knowledge of the composting project and its connection to the Marin Carbon Project -- as well as introduce us to wind energy.
Snacks of local food delicacies prepared by KT's Kitchen (www.ktskitchen.us.com)
Co-sponsored by Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Point Reyes Books and Transition West Marin.
TIME: 1-5 pm.
WHERE TO MEET: Dance Palace, 503 B St. Point Reyes Station
WHAT TO BRING: Walking shoes, water, snacks
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: 2
COST: $35 / $45 non-members
Please reserve a space ASAP by calling Constance at (415) 663-1338 or register on-line at www.malt.org.
Other speaking and book signing events in September include the following:
September 17th: Whole Earth Library at the Tides Foundation's Thoreau Building in the Presidio, San Francisco: www.thoreau.org.
September 26: Dominican College in San Rafael, 6:30 until 7:30 pm.
September 29th: University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley: www.universitybooks.com.