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 Website Management / WordPress / Social Media

Local Earth is a nonprofit organization that inspires the sustainable use of natural resources & healthy lifestyle.  We are looking for an individual or a team of web savvy individuals with a passion for healthy environment and community to join us in this movement!

This is a volunteer community group and we work together to create positive, sustainable and healthy change in San Diego.  We really need some wordpress savvy people on the team to help manage the website and post social media content.

The basics of the site and operations are in place… we just need some help sustaining the movement and momentum… many hands/minds makes light work!  This would require very little time from one individual and even less for a small team.  Only 1-2 hours per week is necessary updating project & event information.

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

With warmth & gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective

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

New Beginnings ~ Winter Solstice 2012 Celebration!

The Local Earth Collective invites you and the commUNITY of San Diego to join us for a celebration of the 2012 Winter Solstice on Dec. 21st! The Mayans along with many other cultures around the world view this solstice as the end of a cycle in history… and the beginning of anew.

We will be gathering as friends and community to usher in a healthy and positive transition into yet another cycle of history and time… a new beginning! Let us come together in a celebration of music, dancing, love, laughter, unity, diversity, peace and compassion!

May this moment in history bring us a harmonious integration of indigenous wisdom and appropriate technology. We are fortunate to be alive in a time of such potent transition and transformation. Let us embrace sustainable lifestyles that support a healthy relationship between our human family and the Earth that is home to us all. Let us embrace the simple joys of nature, friends, family and commUNITY!

The Local Earth Collective

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/166569723484863/

Cost:  Suggested donation $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds – volunteer opportunities)

Food:There will be healthy, yummy vegetarian cuisine offered by the World Beat Center from 6:30 – 11:00 PM

Children & Families Warmly Welcomed!

Volunteer: Please let us know if you are available to help with the planning, logistics or hosting of this event. We are very grateful for any help before, during or after.


Friday, December 21st @ The World Beat Center
6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
2100 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101

6:00 – 6:45 CommUNITY Yoga with Mara Harris
6:45 – 8:00 Local CommUNITY Acts & Performances, Let us know if you want to bring a creative expression. (To be announce December 4th)

8:00 – 8:45 Sister Speak (www.sisterspeakmusic.com)
8:45 – 9:30 Royal Heart (www.RoyalHeartMusic.com)
9:30 – 11:00 Bateke Beat (www.batekebeat.com)

11:00 – 1:00 CommUnity Jam facilitated by Moshe.
Bring instruments, some instraments will be availble to share.
New beginnings with CommUNITY, music and harmony.

THANK YOU commUNITY for a beautyFULL celebration!

Dear commUNITY,

From the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU for SHOWING UP and sharing in the creation and experience of commUNITY.  This event touched my heart… the most real way it was touched, was by YOU showing up to support one another … and supporting our COMMON GOAL of creating a healthy and happy planet.

I was AWWWEED by the generous and beautiful human spirit that I witnessed in the creation of this event, and in the experience of the event itself.  It is an honor to work with all of you, and to support one another in our community.  WE all ROSE to the occasion to share positive vibes with one another… and inspired many people in the community with fresh ideas and ways to get involved in positive projects.  I had so many people express what an amazing and uplifting time they had… people danced together, got their hands in the soil together, built a compost bin together, planted seeds with children, practiced yoga, laughed, smiled, hugged and experienced commUNITY!  This is because YOU showed UP to help make this event happen… and participated in this event with your positive, loving vibe!

I am so grateful to all of you.  I commit to serving you, this community and world in way I can that inspires positive, healthy and loving change.  I offer the support and resources of Local Earth as an organization towards anything and anyone working to create a healthy and happy future for ALL on planet Earth.  I feel that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE when WE work TOGETHER in cooperation, collaboration, creativity, compassion, love and passion towards shared common goals that support ALL BEINGS & OUR ENVIRONMENT!

ONE love & infinite gratitude,
Joshua & the Local Earth Team

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
Indie Yoga



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!