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

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
collective@local-earth.org

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