Participating Organizations

Alameda Backyard Growers

alamedabackyardgrowers.org

 

Fruit Tree Care

May 15, 7–8:30PM

Rhythmix Cultural Works - 2513 Blanding Ave

Alameda Backyard Growers is a network of gardeners who are interested in growing food and donating extra fruit and vegetables to the Alameda Food Bank.  Their goal is to reach out to the community to provide information about, and increase involvement in, urban food growing. Join them for their monthly meeting and learn how to take care of your fruit trees, increase your yield and donate extra fruit! Presented by Birgitt Evans & Marla Koss.

 

Garden Tour

June 21

Alameda Backyard Growers hosts tours of local gardens. Locations provided with r.s.v.p. alamedabackyardgrowers.org

 

East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Regional Park District

Coastal Clean Up

April 21, 8:30-10 AM

Crab Cove Visitor’s Center

1231 McKay Ave

 

Kick off your Earth Day fun -- the pond and beach need your help! Picking up litter helps local wildlife and also makes our environment more beautiful. Students earn community service hours. Stay and enjoy the Earth Day event afterwards! 

Pre-registration required: https://apm.activecommunities.com/ebparks/Activity_Search/20096

 

 

 

FoodShift

Dinner & Tour at The Food Shift Kitchen

May 18, 6 – 8 PM

677 West Ranger Ave

 

Food Shift is developing collaborative models to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and provide jobs. Learn about food waste and hunger from Food Shift and enjoy a vegetarian meal from their unique social enterprise kitchen that is providing jobs, reducing waste, and feeding the hungry. Foodshift.net

Alameda Recreation and Park Department 

Alameda Recreation and Park Department

Earth Day Festival

April 21, 10 AM-3 PM

Washington Park – 740 Central Ave

 

Come celebrate the planet with us at Alameda’s Earth Day Festival! As part of celebration, it is our goal to present simple lifestyle changes to help the environment. Enjoy free activities for kids, Earth Day games and exhibits. Learn about building a clean, healthy, sustainable world for generations to come. alamedaca.gov/recreation/earth-day

Alameda Backyard Chickens

Chicken Coop Tour

May 6, 1-4pm 

 

See how 15 Alameda homes squeeze backyard flocks into small town lots in this free, fun,

informal tour. Alameda's urban chicken coops range from humble to huge and every year we invite the public to come take a closer look, learn a little about raising backyard chickens (and maybe bees and vegetable plots), and just bask in the glory of our avian friends. People are strongly encouraged to bicycle or walk to as few or as many coops as they would like.

Alameda Backyard Chickens

Ploughshares Nursery

http://ploughsharesnursery.com/

 

Free Soil Lead Test

April 21, 10 AM-3PM

Washington Park – 740 Central Ave

 

Join Ploughshares Nursery and Alameda County Healthy Homes at the Earth Day Festival and get your soil tested for dangerous lead contamination. Also bring your gardening questions for Ploughshares Nursery Manager Jeff Bridge to answer~! http://ploughsharesnursery.com/free-soil-lead-test-on-alameda-earth-day/

 

Girls Inc. of the Island City 

http://www.girlsincislandcity.org

 

Girls Inc. Ethical Fashion Show

May 19th 6-8 PM

Elks Club, 2255 Santa Clara Ave

 

Since its founding in 1964, Girls Incorporated of the Island City has provided youth development services geared specifically for girls in Alameda. Celebrate this showcase of upcycled fashions created by Alameda teens and learn about the environmental impacts of the fashion industry. 

Bike Walk Alameda 

http://bikewalkalameda.org

 

 

Bike Walk Alameda

Adults and Teens Learn-to-Ride Class

May 6, 12-3 PM

650 W Ranger Ave, Changing Gears community bike shop

This is a class for adults or teens who have either not yet learned how to ride a bike or learned a long time ago but want a refresher on the basics of balancing, pedaling and steering. Our trained instructors are friendly, patient, and will help you get off to a great start in a safe, non-judgmental environment. A working bicycle and helmet are required in order to participate in this class. Bike and helmet rentals are available for $30, for people who do not own or cannot borrow a bike and helmet themselves. Any rentals require a reservation and will be provided at the class location for you. This class is located at the Changing Gears community bike shop on the west side of Alameda. http://bikewalkalameda.org/2018/03/29/two-bike-classes-coming-to-alameda-in-april/

 

 

Bike to Work Day – Energizer Stations

May 10, 6:30-9 AM 

 

More than one million Bay Area residents live within five miles of their workplaces, an ideal distance for bicycling. But, commuting to work only represents 23 percent of all trips made by car, so think about how you can also bike to shop, to school, for errands, and for social events. In a world concerned with climate change, pollution, and congestion, the question should really be “Why not bike to work?” Join Bike Walk Alameda for our yearly event celebrating community and our love of biking. 

 

Alameda Bicycle

http://alamedabicycle.com

 

Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo

May 12, 12-4 PM

Ruby Bridges Elementary School - 351 Jack London Ave

 

9:30am-12:00pm: Family Cycling Clinic: Parents and children attend together, both with their own bikes and helmets. For youth in grades 2-6. Everyone participates throughout the entire event. And free reflective vests for youth attendees!

 

10am-12pm: Learn to Ride Class: We’ll help you get off training wheels or learn how to ride a bicycle for the first time. Bring your bike, helmet, and a dash of courage – we’ll provide the rest.  One adult per family required, one adult per child recommended.  Bicycles and helmets required. 

Alameda Municipal Power

alamedamp.com

 

Green Your Dream Home – Part 1 Electric Vehicles

May 17, 5:30-8 PM

Elks Club, 2255 Santa Clara Ave

Learn about EVs on the market today, charging and ranges, how much it will cost to own an EV, saving, rebates and incentives, environmental benefits.

alamedamp.com/ev-forum

 

Green Your Dream Home – Part 2 Solar

June 13, 5:30-8 PM

Elks Club, 2255 Santa Clara Ave

Learn about how solar works, interconnecting to the grid, financing options, incentives, environmental benefits. 

Resilient by Design

resilientbayarea.org

 

Resilient Bay Summit – in Alameda

May 17, 9 AM-7 PM

Rock Wall Winery, 2301 Monarch Street

 

Day 1 - Throughout the Bay Area Challenge, proactive planning to safeguard our Bay Area community from the impacts of climate change has presented an opportunity to reimagine our relationship to the natural world and to each other. As we invest in resilience, we must seek transformational change toward true, collective, long-term prosperity. The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge has brought together teams of scientists, community members, local elected leaders, financial specialists, youth leaders and some of the world’s leading designers to translate advances in research into specific, place-based solutions to flood risk and sea level rise. These innovative ideas address long-term threats, in addition to current challenges, including the essential infrastructure needs of communities on the frontline of sea level rise.

 

The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge Teams will present their design ideas and next steps for addressing the essential infrastructure needs of communities on the frontline of sea level rise. www.resilientbayarea.org

 

Resilient Bay Summit – in Alameda

May 18, 11 AM-9 PM

Rock Wall Winery, 2301 Monarch Street

 

Day 2 - Conversations between key stakeholders to reflect on what we have learned, what the region needs, and what actions we will take. A day to reflect on emerging needs for deeper collective work, key opportunities and concrete next steps for implementing projects.

Come interact with each Team’s display, models, and games! We will wrap up the day with an evening celebration to announce the Challenge winners, culminate our last year of work and launch into the next phase of these projects. Open to the Public / People of all ages encouraged to attend. Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm - discussion; 5:00pm - 9:00pm – celebration

Zero Waste Alameda

Straws Movie and ReThink Disposable Presentation

May 30, 6-8 PM

City Hall 2263 Santa Clara Ave

 

Zero Waste Alameda will celebrate the adoption of the new Straws on Request/Sustainable Foodware Ordinance. We will have a special film showing and presentation with Jackie Nuñez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw and Alameda’s own ReThink Disposable Youth Ambassadors. Clean Water Action has launched “ReThink Disposable: Unpackaging Alameda” to recruit 100 food businesses on the island to reduce disposable packaging, eliminate unnecessary disposable packaging, and transition to washable reusables. ReThink Disposal Youth 

Ambassadors (students from each high school) are conducting litter audits and raising awareness about single-use disposables.

strawsfilm.com

Save the Bay

Brunch and Cruise – Departing from Alameda

April 22, 11 AM-2 PM

 

Save the Bay invites you to mingle with our caring community as you gaze at the breathtaking Bay from a private yacht. This brunch cruise features locally-made dishes and sparkling California wines. Beyond the enticing menu, there will be interactive presentations and hands-on science activities showcasing how Save the Bay’s Policy and Restoration teams protect our Bay. Climate change poses significant challenges to San Francisco Bay and surrounding communities, but from this and other threats, there are possibilities. The funds raised through Blue strengthen Save the Bay’s programs and make us even more effective advocates for the Bay. savesfbay.org/blue

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