March for Healthy Food (May 25th, 11:00 AM PST)

Healthy Food for Local Earth

The CommUNITY March for Healthy Food is a positive action component to the ‘March Against Monsanto’ on May 25th at 11:00 AM PST. (San Diego)

This component of the march has arisen from the Local Earth Collective to provide a clearly defined goal that we would like to work together as a community in San Diego to create.   As a collective we are choosing to focus our energies into what WE WANT TO CREATE as a HEALTHY and SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller

We are choosing to focus on finding common ground upon which we can collectively work to create a healthy food system for this planet.  Rather than provoking a fight with Monsanto; we are choosing an open hand and invitation for positive collaboration with any individuals or organizations (including Monsanto) that results in steps forward in our planets collective journey towards health, happiness and justice.

Choosing to fight ‘against’ something requires a lot of energy and often leaves us with limited energy left to CREATE what we are IN SUPPORT OF.  As a collective we are proposing that we harness the energy of this event and focus it into creating something positive for the food systems of our local and global community.  We feel it is necessary to make sure we clearly know what we are in support of and provide solutions, if we are choosing to take a stance against something.

See the Facebook group ‘Healthy Food for Local Earth / San Diego’ – for discussions on how to generate local actions we can take to create a healthy and sustainable food system for our planet!

We will be meeting Thursday, April 25th in the community room at People’s Coop from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to discuss and plan what positive steps of action we are ready to take! (Address: 4765 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107)

If you live somewhere other than San Diego and are interested in helping organize a March for Healthy Food in your commUnity please email collective@local-earth.org.  We will give you admin access to the Facebook page and you can create an event for your community!  Please share this message and invitation with all of your family and friends that you care about!  Healthy food is one of our most fundamental basic necessities that all of humanity shares, and one of the most important tools we have to creating a healthy and happy life.  Let’s work together to education ourselves, spread awareness and inspire others to do the same!

With joy, love, respect and gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective
http://www.local-earth.org

Links

March Against Monsanto (Global): http://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto

Healthy Food for Local Earth (Global Information): https://www.facebook.com/HealthyFoodForLocalEarth

The Local Earth Collective: http://www.facebook.com/LocalEarth

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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)

Share Facebook event link here!

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.

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

~~~Tsunami~~~of~~~Love~~~ OCCUPY yOUR HEART

What?

A celebration and convergence around pure food, our Right to Know when Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs are in our foods in California. We are going to celebrate the Right to Know.

Rally to Party!

Where?

Click here to see the ROUTE

Start at Balboa Park 2024 8th Drive Balboa Park (Rainbow Drum Circle)

Bring drums, pots pans, signage, flags, anything to make music, art, and a positive impact and get ready to dance or stroll our way down to San Diego Convention Center – Amphitheater on the bay side.

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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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Transition Tuesdays / Ocean Beach

Join the Local Earth Collective for a fun and action oriented evening of community collaboration, creation & celebration!  We meet at an inspiring public venue where we discuss and plan local projects focused on health and sustainability.  We come together as like-minded friends to share ideas and develop creative solutions.   We invite anyone and everyone interested in sustainability to join us… bring your friends!

Time/Day – Every Tuesday @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – San Diego Center for Appropriate Technology
4862 Voltaire Street, San Diego CA 92107
(just down the street from People’s Food Coop in Ocean Beach)
(link: http://goo.gl/maps/Q6lV)
Contact – sandiego@local-earth.org

People’s Transition

We invite anyone and everyone in the San Diego area who is interested in creating a healthy and sustainable community to join us every Tuesday (6:30 PM) at People’s Co-op in the community room.

We are currently in the process of creating a simple grassroots community organizing platform called the Community Resilience Program.  We want this program to be co-created by the collective wisdom and creativity of our local community!  This means we NEED YOU and YOUR WISDOM!  WE believe in the COLLECTIVE!  POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

The Weekly Transition is a perfect way to get involved in our local community!  Join a creative team of active citizens working to create a healthy, happy, and sustainable world!

Welcome to the Local Earth Collective… Welcome Home!

Location: People’s Coop (Ocean Beach)
4765 Voltaire Street, San Diego, 92107 (please do not park in the parking lot so shopping customers can park there… or buy some yummy food to bring to the gathering!)
Time:  Every Tuesday @ 6:30 PM
Contact: Josh Alvord (josh@local-earth.org)