Local Earth Social / March / Garbage Warrior

The Local Earth Collective invites you to join us for our monthly social on the 1st Friday of every month at the World Beat Center! (March 1st / 6:30-10:30PM)

Intention – Coming together as community to celebrate, learn, share, educate & inspire! Each month will have a theme focused on a specific element of sustainable community development & healthy lifestyle.

Eat some tasty food made with love… laugh with old friends… and get to know new eco-minded friends in San Diego!  The World Beat Center serves delicious vegetarian food.  We will also have a food sharing table, so please feel free to bring an organic vegetarian potluck item to share if you wish!

The element of community we are focusing on for March is ‘Shelter’.  Several local organizations that are doing great work in this area will be joining us to give a short presentation on their current projects (4 Walls International & Rebuild Global).  After the presentations we will show the movie Garbage Warrior“The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities.”

This is a ‘leave a positive trace’ event and we ask that every possible effort is made to create no waste… so please use reusable containers for food and beverages… the Earth thanks you!!!

Event Details

  • Friday – March 1st, 6:30-10:30PM
  • The Word Beat Center / 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101
  • Local Earth Members / FREE (Sign agreement & $1/month or 1 hour community service/month)
  • Non-members / $2 (suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds / volunteer options)

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Event Schedule

6:30 – 8:00 PM / Social (any, all or some of the following)

  • Socialize with old friends and make new ones!
  • Share healthy local organic vegetarian food
  • Tables, booths, presentations and conscious conversation focused on topics of health & sustainability
  • CommUNITY Expression Session – A creative container & open-mic for local musicians, poets and artists.  We specifically invite, welcome and appreciate expression that is focused on healthy connection to nature and community


8:00 – 8:30 PM / Presentations from local organizations


8:30 – 10:00 PM / Film / Garbage Warrior

  • Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.


10:00 – 10:30 PM / Community Discussion

  • We will discuss the film and what projects we can support as a community to ensure a more healthy & sustainable approach to creating local homes and buildings.
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Local Earth Photographer & Videographer Invite!

Local Earth is a nonprofit organization that inspires the sustainable use of natural resources & healthy lifestyle.  We are inviting local photographers and videographers with a passion for healthy environment and community to join us in this movement!

Our group hosts fun, healthy, inspiring and educational events that promote our mission.  We are looking for people in the community who enjoy film and photography and would like to share the special moments from our events with the community at large via our website and social networks.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded people in San Diego and to promote your personal artwork as well.  We will credit all photo and video content to the artist and can provide a link to your website.

Thank you for you desire to work together as a commUNITY to create a better world!

With warmth & gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective
collective@local-earth.org

Dana Middle School Nutrition & Garden Education Program (2 internships available)

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Dana Middle School Nutrition and Garden Education Program
Local Earth is working with the Dana Middle School to help implement the Nourish curriculum.  This curriculum actively engages middle school students in a meaningful conversation about food and food systems.  The activities give students opportunities to reflect on current food practices, to explore more sustainable ones, and to link their learning to relevant action.  In addition to teaching the Nourish curriculum Local Earth is working to build a garden and composting system on school grounds to provide a hands on learning experience for students and teachers.  As part of the garden program Local Earth hopes to demonstrate the full cycle of food by composting cafeteria waste into rich soil which will be used to grow healthy organic produce that the students can eat.

Local Earth Dana Middle School Interns
Local Earth is looking for two interns to be part of the Dana Middle School Nutrition and Garden Education Program.  Interns will be involved with teaching the Nourish curriculum and working with students, teachers, and the local community in the Dana Middle School garden.  Teaching experience is desired, but not necessary.  However a love of earth’s natural systems, children, gardening and good food are a must.  Interns must provide a clean LiveScan and pass a TB test prior to working on school grounds.

For more information contact: (please Cc Josh)
Brian Blum: brian@local-earth.org // 631 599 1207
Jenny Schmidt: plobgardens@gmail.com // 619 997 3076
Josh Alvord: josh@local-earth.org

‘GENETIC ROULETTE’ Screening (Friday, Feb 1st 7:00PM)

Join the Local Earth Collective for our monthly social on the 1st Friday of every month!  The theme for February is “Food”.  We will be gathering at the Lazy Hummingbird in Ocean Beach at 7:00 PM to eat & drink some yummy food and beverages… socialize and laugh with old friends… and get to know some new eco-minded friends in the community!  The Lazy Hummingbird serves tasty food and beverages… also please feel free to bring an organic vegetarian potluck item to share if you wish!

Link to trailer: http://youtu.be/Vv96D_ZURzs

At 8:00 PM we will be starting the film ‘GENETIC ROULETTE’.  “Genetic Roulette is a powerful, compelling indictment of the biotechnology industry’s genetically engineered food experiment that is being foisted on the American public. The film shows in disturbing detail the many health hazards of this potentially dangerous technology. Adding to the film’s power and hopeful message are the many testimonials from health professionals and individuals who describe the benefits of eating a non-GMO diet. All Americans who are concerned about the foods they eat should see this film.” – Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher, The Organic & Non-GMO Report and The Non-GMO Sourcebook, and author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health.

The film is about 90 minutes, around 9:30 PM we will discuss the film and local projects that we can support as a community to create a more healthy & sustainable local food system.

This is a ‘leave a positive trace’ event and we ask that every possible effort is made to create no waste… so please use reusable containers for food and beverages… the Earth thanks you!!!

Event Details
Friday – February 1st, 7-10PM
The Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House
4876 Santa Monica Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92107

‘WATERSHED’ Screening tonight! (Friday, Jan 4th 7:00PM)

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Join the Local Earth Collective for our monthly social on the 1st Friday of every month!  The theme for January is “Water”.  We will be gathering at the Lazy Hummingbird in Ocean Beach at 7:00 PM to eat & drink some yummy food and beverages… socialize and laugh with old friends… and get to know some new eco-minded friends in the community!  The Lazy Hummingbird serves tasty food and beverages… also please feel free to bring any organic vegetarian potluck items to share!

Link to trailer: http://watershedmovie.com/trailer/

At 8:00 PM we will be starting the film “WATERSHED”.  Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.  The film is about 1 hour, at 9:00 PM we will discuss the film and local projects that we can support as a community to use our precious natural resources of water in a more sustainable and efficient way.

This is a ‘leave a positive trace’ event and we ask that every possible effort is made to create no waste… so please use reusable containers for food and beverages… the Earth thanks you!!!

Event Details
Friday – January 4th, 7-10PM
The Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House
4876 Santa Monica Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92107

Local Earth CommUNITY Building & Equinox Celebration! (Sept. 22nd)

Vision:  Creating a healthy, happy & sustainable world!



Join us to celebrate the fall equinox on September 22nd! 
This is a community building event with many fun, inspiring and educational activities to participate in!  There will be hands-on workshops and presentations from 1:00 – 7:00 PM focused on permaculture, sustainability, healthy lifestyle, natural building, organic agriculture, resource management, local currency and renewable energy.  This is a fun-raising event to kick-off and support the San Diego CommUNITY Gardening Project!

In partnership with the World Beat Center supporting the International Day of Peace, September 21st.

Cost:  Sliding suggested donation $10-20 (no one turned away for lack of funds).  We also highly value any time, energy, love and material supplies that participants would like to contribute to the cause.

Volunteer:  Please let us know if you are available to help with the logistics of this event.  With so much to do we could use help before, during, and after the big day. (email to join us: collective@local-earth.org)

CommUNITY Partners:
The Soular Power System
(www.thesoularpowersystem.com)
Indie Yoga
(www.indieyogasd.com)


 

***Schedule***

Saturday, September 22nd @ The World Beat Center / 1:00 – 11:00 PM

Address: 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101


1:00 – 7:00 / Tables, hands-on workshops & presentations from Local Earth and other local organizations promoting sustainable living practices and systems.

1:00 – 1:30 / Opening Ceremony / Red Warriors / Native American Drumming & Prayer
1:45 – 4:00 / Generation Wake Up Experience
4:00 – 5:00 / Yoga w/ live music
5:00 – 6:00 / Soular Panel / Community Discussion
6:00 – 7:00 / Live Drumming & Dance
7:00 – 11:00 / Live Music, Performance & Celebration



Community / Workshop / Activity / Education Zones (throughout whole event)

  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Shelter
  • Economy
  • Resource Management
  • Community Building / Art


Ways for partner organizations/companies/people to collaborate & build community!

  • assist with planning & collective vision for the event
  • promote the vision & work of your organization at a table in the community zone
  • host an interactive workshop
  • volunteer at the event
  • provide an item or service for the silent auction/raffle
  • come to the event & spread the good word to your network!

Guidelines for participation…

  • our intention is to create a ZERO waste / Positive Trace Event
  • please bring your own re-usable cutlery & drinking container (there will be yummy food provided by the World Beat Center Cafe)
  • if you or your organization are presenting/tabling please be conscious of what types of materials and resources you are using
  • please limit printed materials and use recycled paper with earth-friendly inks
  • pack-it-in / pack-it-out

Open-Source Web Development for Local Earth Platform

An invitation to the open-source web development world to collaborate and co-create the Local Earth Communications Platform! Creating a healthy, happy and sustainable world! WE believe in the collective!

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