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Piedmont Connect Action Alerts

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 2, 2013

Action Alerts from the Piedmont Connect Newsletter
Monday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.  Piedmont City Council will be voting on joining the new Energy Council, a Joint Powers Authority which will allow Piedmont to partner with other cities to apply for competitive grant funds for energy efficiency and climate protection.  Although it would be ideal, from Piedmont’s perspective, for each member city to have one vote, refusing to join if the larger cities are given more votes would put us at a big disadvantage for applying for these important grants.  Connect encourages its members to weigh in on this by writing Council or attending the meeting.  The Staff Report is athttp://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/govern/staffreports/2013-01-07/energy_council.pdf
 
Monday, February 11, 5 p.m.  The Planning Commission is seeking the community’s feedback on developing Piedmont’s first Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and there will be an opportunity for public comment at their February 11th meeting.  To see the draft proposed outline of the plan, go to http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/?p=1921 .  To join Connect’s “Green Transportation” interest group, go to https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmonttransport/
Learn more about Piedmont Connect at https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmont/
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Waste Land – Piedmont Connect “Home Movie”

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 4, 2012

Sunday February 12, 7:00-8:30 pm

Waste Land (home showing of movie)

From the Chronicle review: “Waste Land is a film about recycling, but it’s far more intriguing than the average eco-documentary. The subject is Brazilian garbage-pickers and how Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz created striking photo portraits of a half-dozen of them and transformed their lives. There are amazing shots of pickers at work on the world’s largest landfill, near Rio, and we learn heartbreaking details of the lives of those who became Muniz’s subjects. Directed by Lucy Walker

Location: TBA. Please RSVP at www.piedmontconnect.org and we will send directions. Space is very limited.

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Oakland/Piedmont Home Energy Forum

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 25, 2012

Thanks to the Rockridge Community Planning Council I heard about this upcoming forum co-sponsored by both Oakland and Piedmont. See below for details from the event listing. Registration and event information are available at www.oakland-piedmontenergyforum.eventbrite.com.

 

The Surprising Facts About Your Home Energy Use

 Did you know?

  • You may be eligible for up to $4,000 in rebates from PG&E when you make your home more energy efficient.
  • The average home loses approximately 40% of its energy through leaks
  • Indoor air quality is 2-5x worse than outdoor air quality, according to the EPA
  • The average home creates more air pollution than the average car 

Learn how easy it is to get thousands of dollars back on home improvements that will save money, save energy, and make your home more comfortable

Participating Contractors who are trained and ready to work on your home will be there to answer your questions, and you’ll also hear from a Rockridge homeowner who has been through the process.

Upgrades can also help local schools! When you sign up for an energy upgrade, participating schools can receive $100, and a chance to earn an additional $5,000 in May 2012. It’s not too late to get your school involved! See www.energizefortheprize.org for more information.

Event Co-Sponsors: City of Oakland, City of Piedmont, Greening Oakland Homes

Registration and event information are available at www.oakland-piedmontenergyforum.eventbrite.com.

 

 

 

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Piedmont Connect Jan 25th – New Location

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 24, 2011

Please join us:

Piedmont CONNECT General Meeting – January 25, 7 pm

New Location: Havens School Science Room (344) Overlooking the Mulberrys parking lot Enter through the Vista Avenue doors right across from city hall and follow signs upstairs. Representatives of the different active projects will meet to update each other on their progress and discuss future plans. Please come if you are interested in becoming involved and/or have an idea for a project.

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Piedmont CONNECT Presents: Gray Water & Rainwater

Posted by Len Gilbert on November 6, 2010

Ways to Make Your Home More Water Efficient

Join other interested Piedmonters to learn about rainwater and gray water capture and recycling possibilities for your home and garden.

Tuesday November 16th 7 – 8:30pm

Havens Elementary School – Science Room – 344
2nd floor overlooking the Mulberry’s parking lot.
Enter through the Vista Ave. doors across from City Hall.

Our guest speaker will be John Russell of Oakland-based WaterSprout Landscape Design and Construction who will talk with us about ideas and opportunities to better conserve and reuse a precious resource – water – both in our homes and in our gardens. WaterSprout has designed and installed several interesting and groundbreaking projects, including the first permitted gray water system in Berkeley and the first permitted rainwater system to supply toilets and laundry in the San Francisco Bay Area. John’s presentation will also include some simple do-it-yourself options for individual households.

Mark your calendars to join us and learn about ways you can make your own home and garden more water efficient. Since space is limited in the room, please RSVP and let us know you are coming at: https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmontgl/home/graywater-rainwater-event

The goal of CONNECT is to bring together Piedmont residents who are interested in working together toward an environmentally sustainable future.

 

 

Piedmont CONNECT Presents:

Gray Water & Rainwater

Ways to Make Your Home More Water Efficient

Join other interested Piedmonters to learn about rainwater and gray water capture and recycling possibilities for your home and garden.

Tuesday November 16th 7 – 8:30pm

Havens Elementary School – Science Room – 344

2nd floor overlooking the Mulberry’s parking lot.

Enter through the Vista Ave. doors across from City Hall.

Our guest speaker will be John Russell of Oakland-based WaterSprout Landscape Design and Construction who will talk with us about ideas and opportunities to better conserve and reuse a precious resource – water – both in our homes and in our gardens.  WaterSprout has designed and installed several interesting and groundbreaking projects, including the first permitted gray water system in Berkeley and the first permitted rainwater system to supply toilets and laundry in the San Francisco Bay Area.  John’s presentation will also include some simple do-it-yourself options for individual households.

Mark your calendars to join us and learn about ways you can make your own home and garden more water efficient.  Since space is limited in the room, please RSVP and let us know you are coming at:   https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmontgl/home/graywater-rainwater-event

The goal of CONNECT is to bring together Piedmont residents who are interested in working together toward an environmentally sustainable future.

Piedmont CONNECT Presents: Gray Water & Rainwater

Ways to Make Your Home More Water Efficient

Join other interested Piedmonters to learn about rainwater and gray water capture and recycling possibilities for your home and garden.

Tuesday November 16th 7 – 8:30pm

Havens Elementary School – Science Room – 344

2nd floor overlooking the Mulberry’s parking lot.

Enter through the Vista Ave. doors across from City Hall.

Our guest speaker will be John Russell of Oakland-based WaterSprout Landscape Design and Construction who will talk with us about ideas and opportunities to better conserve and reuse a precious resource – water – both in our homes and in our gardens.  WaterSprout has designed and installed several interesting and groundbreaking projects, including the first permitted gray water system in Berkeley and the first permitted rainwater system to supply toilets and laundry in the San Francisco Bay Area.  John’s presentation will also include some simple do-it-yourself options for individual households.

Mark your calendars to join us and learn about ways you can make your own home and garden more water efficient.  Since space is limited in the room, please RSVP and let us know you are coming at:   https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmontgl/home/graywater-rainwater-event

The goal of CONNECT is to bring together Piedmont residents who are interested in working together toward an environmentally sustainable future.

Piedmont CONNECT Presents:

 

Gray Water & Rainwater

 

Ways to Make Your Home More Water Efficient

 

 

 

Join other interested Piedmonters to learn about rainwater and gray water capture and recycling possibilities for your home and garden.

 

Tuesday November 16th 7 – 8:30pm

 

Havens Elementary School – Science Room – 344

 

2nd floor overlooking the Mulberry’s parking lot.

 

Enter through the Vista Ave. doors across from City Hall.

 

 

 

Our guest speaker will be John Russell of Oakland-based WaterSprout Landscape Design and Construction who will talk with us about ideas and opportunities to better conserve and reuse a precious resource – water – both in our homes and in our gardens. WaterSprout has designed and installed several interesting and groundbreaking projects, including the first permitted gray water system in Berkeley and the first permitted rainwater system to supply toilets and laundry in the San Francisco Bay Area. John’s presentation will also include some simple do-it-yourself options for individual households.

 

Mark your calendars to join us and learn about ways you can make your own home and garden more water efficient. Since space is limited in the room, please RSVP and let us know you are coming at: https://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmontgl/home/graywater-rainwater-event

 

The goal of CONNECT is to bring together Piedmont residents who are interested in working together toward an environmentally sustainable future.

 

 

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