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31100   Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Area

Certified Green Building Professional Training

Monday 13 March 2017, 2 days, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1601 E. Orangewood Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

This 2-day course introduces the main principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings. It provides an understanding of energy efficiency, resource conservation, water conservation, and indoor air quality, and how to effectively convey the importance of these principles and market your business to homeowners. Sponsored by Build It Green.

Monday 13 March, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 14 March, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pacific West Association of Realtors
1601 E. Orangewood Ave
Anaheim, CA 92805

Price: $599. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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38900   Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Area

Portland Home & Garden Show

Thursday 23 February 2017, 11 AM daily
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217

The 70th Annual Portland Spring Home & Garden Show

Takes place daily from February 23 to 26, 2017.

$10 General Admission

Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Portland Fix-It Fair

Saturday 25 February 2017, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
2735 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

Portland Fix-It Fairs are free events where neighbors come together to learn simple and effective ways to save money and be healthy at home this winter. Each fair features exhibits and workshops from numerous community partners throughout the day. Experts will be available to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more.

Free childcare and lunch are provided. The Fair will feature workshops presented in Spanish in addition to workshops presented in English.

With KBOO Radio.

Saturday 25 February 2017, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

James Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220

Free.

Visit here for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Planting Trees at Woodhaven Park

Saturday 25 February 2017, 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
23520 SW Pinehurst Dr., Sherwood, OR 97140

Join Friends of Trees at Woodhaven City Park this season in partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers, the City of Sherwood, and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade!

The event will start promptly at 9:00 AM. Sponsors provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy and closed-toe shoes.

Saturday 25 February 2017, 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM

23520 SW Pinehurst Dr.
Sherwood, OR 97140

Free.

Visit here for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Pollinator Planting in Wilsonville

Saturday 18 March 2017, 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
10350 Arrowhead Creek Ln, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Join Friends of Trees and associated organizations for the first of three plantings to improve habitat for pollinators. These plantings are all part of the Bee Stewards Wilsonville Project, and this project is supported by Metro and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The event will start promptly at 9:00 AM. Sponsors provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy and closed-toe shoes.

Saturday 18 March 2017, 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM

10350 Arrowhead Creek Ln
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Free.

Visit here for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Carpentry for Women--Tables and Benches

Saturday 8 April 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
3625 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

Intro to Carpentry for Women: Tables and Benches

A garden bench, a plant stand, or maybe a catch-all next to the front door - come with basic measurements and leave with your new piece of custom furniture! Using a very simple design and reclaimed lumber available in class, you'll make a basic table or bench while gaining skills and confidence to use in future DIY projects. For beginners.

The workshop on 25 February appears to be sold out.

Carpentry for Women classes are a safe and supportive learning environment specifically for women to develop carpentry skills.

See the ReBuilding Center Education page for more information on classes.

Saturday 8 April 2017, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

ReBuilding Center (Administrative entrance, North side of Mississippi)
3625 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227

Price: $65. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit here for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Screening: Before the Flood

Thursday 23 February 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
5 Third Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103

This screening of Before the Flood celebrates the third annual Solar Education Week for RE-volv. Presented by National Geographic, the film features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. Hang out after the film to discuss clean energy's role in arresting climate change and specific actions you can take.

Snacks and beverages are to be provided.

Thursday 23 February 2017, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

CalCEF
5 Third Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103

Free.

Visit here for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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A PLASTIC OCEAN screening

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 7:30 to 9:40 PM
825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City CA 94063

See an exclusive, one-night only screening of the new documentary A Plastic Ocean. After the film, join Unacceptable Levels producer Susan Cann and plastics activist extraordinaire Beth Terry to discuss the film’s aim: to change the world’s attitude towards plastic in a single generation.

NOTE: 41 more tickets need to be pre-sold by 7:00 PM this coming Tuesday 21 February in order to lock-in the screening, so time is of the essence!

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 7:30 to 9:40 PM

Cinemark Redwood Downtown
825 Middlefield Road
Redwood City CA 94063

Price: $11. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the host for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Reuse

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030

Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Reuse - Feat. Presentations on Energy Upgrade & Peninsula Clean Energy

Learn methods for harvesting rainwater and capturing household graywater for using in your garden and landscape. Discover techniques for assembling systems and storage methods for storing rainwater and graywater.

Part of the Landscape Education series from the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency.

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Millbrae Library
1 Library Ave
Millbrae, CA 94030

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information on this series or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Blower Door Testing Workshop

Saturday 25 March 2017, 2:00 to 5:30 PM
Kensington, CA Details available upon reservation

Passive House California (PHCA) will host a hands-on blower door training workshop. The training will be led by Terry Nordbye and Andy Wahl, experienced professionals in the field. The workshop will be housed within an in-progress Passive House.

Saturday 25 March 2017, 2:00 to 5:30 PM

Kensington, CA
Details available upon reservation

Price: $20. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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New Living Expo

Friday 28 April 2017, Starts at 2 PM
San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S Delaware St‎, San Mateo, CA 94403

Exhibitors offer products and services for health and wellness, sustainable living, and more. Admission Includes workshops, panels, and lectures.

Fiesta Hall
San Mateo County Event Center
2495 S Delaware St‎
San Mateo, CA 94403

Get directions here.

$20 for one day, $35 for all three. Prices may vary. Go to this page for tickets.

Hours:
Friday, 29 April: 2pm -9pm
Saturday, 30 April: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 1 May: 11am – 7pm

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Sustainability Unconference

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Join us for the Sustainability Unconference!

An unconference is a conference organized around a central theme, but without pre-planned agenda items. For our event, the topic is sustainability, but the topics on that agenda are decided by you—the participant! The open agenda allows for innovation, sharing, and collaboration in ways not available at a regular conference and allows participants to learn great things from each other throughout the day.

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30PM

Eco-Systm Coworking, 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA (between 1st and 2nd streets in SoMa).

Price: $35 for regular entry. Fees and discounts may apply. Apply early for discount.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Contact Andrea Bertoli for more details.

Listed by: Andrea Bertoli

41940   San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area

Tech-Integrated and Regenerative Communities

Thursday 2 March 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 PM
950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304

The Future of living: tech-integrated and regenerative communities

Learn new trends in sustainable lifestyle/ clean tech/ renewable energy. What can we expect to see in 100 yearsí time? How will we live? How will we work? How will we relax?

The speaker will be James Ehrlich, a Founder of ReGen Villages, a Stanford University spin-off company implementing the ìTesla of Ecovillages

Thursday 2 March 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

Price: $25. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit here for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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9th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival in Cupertino

Saturday 22 April 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014

Cupertino's Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival is an interactive community event that invites community members of all ages to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly, interactive atmosphere. It features hands-on activities, live entertainment, and delicious food served by local food trucks.

Activities include a Pedal 4 the Planet Bike Ride, an environmental art and innovation exhibit, a neighborhood tree walk, live music, electric demo vehicles, and an ECO-film series.

Saturday 22 April 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cupertino Civic Center Plaza
Between the Library & City Hall
10350 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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42660   Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

Living Future Conference

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 17-19 May 2017
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101

A forum for leading minds in the green building movement . This year’s conference focuses on genius and courage. Exhibits, speakers and more.

Speakers include Naomi Klein, author; Van Jones of Dream Corps; Kirsti Luke of a New Zealand tribal authority; and dozens more.

Begins Tuesday 16 May at 1:00 PM, ends Friday 19 May approximately 8:30 PM

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101

Find details about the program here.

Price: $1,000 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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US   National (all U.S.)

WEBCAST – Framework: A US Tall Wood Experience

Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Online

Framework, a 12-story mixed-use project in Portland, OR, is scheduled to break ground in the first quarter of 2017 and will be the first all mass timber high-rise in the U.S. This project is intended to demonstrate feasibility of timber buildings of this scale. The project architect will share project history, with insights into the current design and how it, system testing, jurisdictional approvals, and construction planning. Discussion will include issues related to exposed structure, lateral load resistance, and detailing for fire performance.

Speaker: Thomas Robinson, Principal and Founder of LEVER Architecture.

Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Webinar

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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