FYI: Bay Area Alliance newsletter (Bay Area Sustainability Wire)
Hello MURP readers,
Periodically I send out an email to let readers on this list know about newsletters that they might want to sign up for. Below you'll find a recent issue of the Bay Area Sustainability Wire, which may interest some of you. (To clarify: I will NOT regularly post further issues of this newsletter to the MURP list -- I'm just ending one issue to let you know about the newsletter, in case you wish to subscribe yourself.)
Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Acting Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0185
phone: 408-924-5853; fax: 408-924-5872
web page: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/weinstein.agrawal/
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"Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities" <allison@...>
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asha.weinstein@...ccSubject Bay Area Sustainabiilty Wire #4
BAY AREA ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Sustainability Wire vol.4
Sustainability News From Around the Bay Area
SAVE THE DATE:
Bay Area Alliance quarterly meeting
Reviving the Heartbeat of Our Communities: stories and engagement tools that break NEW ground toward building stronger communities
The Bay Area Alliance’s new film features stories from Bay Area residents which tell the personal and often
hidden side-effects of our region’s growth. It also highlighst some solutions for building more inclusive communities. A panel of local government staff and community interest groups will review the film, adding their strategies for balancing community needs when faced with growth. Elected officials from the region will share stories that led them to support building more workforce housing and increasing transit accessibility.
Lastly, tech experts will teach us how to effectively engage and mobilize constituents using documentaries and Web 2.0 tools.
The Sustainability Wire profiles a slice of sustainability initiatives underway in the business, local government and non-profit realms of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Growing Smarter As A Region
Bay Area local governments are partnering with regional agencies to create a shared concept of where growth can best be accommodated and what areas need protection. This summer, over 50 Bay Area jurisdictions submitted applications for consideration of inclusion in a regional planning initiative, Focusing Our Vision. Focusing Our Vision is spearheaded by four regional agencies, ABAG, MTC, BCDC, and the BAAQMD. Recommendations for which area will be included will be presented at the joint ABAG/MTC Fall Forum in October and formally adopted by ABAG’s Executive Board in November. The regional agencies are also working with the Green Vision group, a coalition of regional and local open space organizations to identify Priority Conservation Areas. For more information, visit the FOCUS website at www.bayareavision.org
or call 510/464-7994.
Upgrade Your e-Waste Disposal
Upgrading your computers, phones, PDAs, or television screens? We recommend also upgrading your electronic waste disposal by bringing it to a local green recycler. Green Citizen will pick-up waste or you can drop it off (2 locations). Responsible and safe disposal practices. www.greencitizen.com
A Place to Call Home
ABAG recently released its second edition of A Place to Call Home: Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2007 report emphasizes the importance of encouraging housing development in existing communities and near transit. It also documents local government progress in meeting the Regional Housing Needs Allocation targets established for 1999-2006. The report is available for purchase from the ABAG Web Store($20.00 U.S.) or can be read online in PDF format.
This summer, high school and college students and filmmakers
came together in Sonoma to study the climate crisis. They documented and shared local impacts and solutions using video reporting to spur action in local communities. More info...EVENTS
that you really don't want to
West Coast Green
September 20-22nd. San Francisco
West Coast Green is THE residential green building conference and expo. The global lineup of presenters will provide 175 timely sessions on the latest in green building products and techniques. Sept. 22nd is Homeowner Day.
Climate All Stars Conference
September 21st: 8am to 5pm. San Francisco
This one-day conference features inspirational leaders - “stars” in actual greenhouse gas reductions - who will share their key lessons, best practices, and success stories. In addition, you'll learn practical examples and tools to reduce greenhouse gases. Don't miss it!
Sustainable Silicon Valley Annual Meeting: Motivations, Actions & Results-- Climate Leadership from Business, Government & Environmental Orgs.
October 3, 9:00am—1:30pm. Santa Clara
Homeless Graduates Celebrate New Homes, Jobs, Lives
October 4, 2007, 6-8 PM. Berkeley
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) is holding its 13th Annual Graduation & Gratitude Gala to honor selected homeless men, women, and children who have used BOSS programs to turn their lives around. Berkeley Police Chief Douglas N. Hambleton will provide keynote remarks. For tickets, call (510) 649-1930.
ABAG General Assembly/MTC’s Transportation 2035 Plan
Bay Area on the move
A forum joining ABAG’s General Assembly with
discussions on MTC’s Transportation 2035 Plan
Friday, October 26, 2007 • 8:30 a.m.– 2 p.m. Oakland
Who Should Attend?
Everyone who cares about the future of the Bay Area! Join elected
officials, community and business leaders, planners, and transportation
and smart growth advocates in this lively regional dialogue.
Space is limited and advance registration will be required to attend this
free event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
For More Information
Visit http://www.abag.ca.govor www.mtc.ca.gov, or call
510.464.7900 or 510.817.5757 for conference details. An agenda
and online registration will be available in September.
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