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17 April, 2015

Earth Day San Francisco - Events Lineup

       
     
       

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"We both love nature and are proud to be a part of such a wonderful celebration of positive ideas."
- Gabriel and Dresden

"On this beautiful Earth Day 2015 let us take a grateful moment to be thankful to our beautiful mother earth, from which life is born and nurtured. Let us work harder and with more thought and compassion to take care of her and keep her safe and clean. Let us work to teach, inform, and kindly pass on ways in which we can conserve, preserve and care for the health of mother earth, which in turn is all our health, as well. Let us be more thoughtful that we are all one, unified here on our lovely mother earth, and that it is each and every one of our responsibilities to her and to one another to care for our amazing home! Let us strive to make each and every day a step in a more positive, healing and healthy direction for our spectacular home, the Earth, ourselves, and all that share our extraordinary home, Mother Earth! Happy Earth Day San Francisco! We love you Earth!"
- Love, peace and light, Forest Green

"For me, Earth Day is about raising awareness. There are so many great people and amazing movements working towards environmental/biological re-alignment and Earth Day is a time for those movements to grow and ideas to spread. It is a time to inform, ideate, and innovate."
- DJ Mike Teez

In Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, we are happy to present the Earth Day SF Street Fest!

Located in the heart of the most culturally rich neighborhood in the city, "The Mission," Earth Day SF unites Artists, Activists and Amazing Entertainers all dedicated to promoting the protection and preservation of our Beloved Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. This one-of-a-kind event promises to be a robust celebration of everything "Green, Fun and Sustainable."

Join us on Saturday, April 18th from 10 am to 7 pm as we take to the streets and celebrate Earth Day San Francisco style.


 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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Join in the fun at Grove on the Road at Earth Day, where 22nd Street and Valencia Street meet!

Enjoy live, admission-free performances, interactive arts workshops for all ages, and celebrate Earth Day San Francisco and the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day


Performances:

Rupa & the April Fishes​
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Bayonics​
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Boca do Rio​
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

All-Ages Workshops:

Drumming with BoomShake! Music
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Brazilian Dance with Tika Morgan
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Instrument Exploration Station
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 


 

PLANET DANCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
22nd and Mission Street stage


10:00 AM Welcome to Earth Day SF 2015 
DJ Mike Teez


11:55 AM Earth Day Message


12:00 PM People Power Band


12:45 PM Guest Speakers
Mona Lisa Wallace, Esq., Civil and Environmental Rights Activist
Valerie Ibarra, Radio Host and Producer of Women's Magazine
Pam Larry, Northern CA Director of Label GMO's
Monica Lopez, March Against Monsanto
Stacy Malkan, Co-Founder of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics


1 PM Eco Fashion Show presented by Shirin Hashem


1:30 PM Guest Speaker
Smita Paul, Founder of Indigo Handloom


1:40 PM Janaka Selekta featuring live tabla player Amit U Sharma


2:30 PM DJ Jimmy Bell vs. Ka'Nete


3:20 PM NON PROFIT SPOTLIGHT: 
Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director of Amazon Watch
Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Conservation Program Manager of Sierra Club SF
Maureen Perron, Co-Founder of Save Our Planet


3:45 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John C. Roulac, Founder and CEO of Nutiva
"The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet" 
Friends of the Urban Forest "Most Greenified Neighborhood" Award


4:00 PM Forest Green v. Mixtress Shazaam


5:00 PM Gabriel and Dresden


6:00 PM Cellspace Procession
Closing Remarks
DJ Mike Teez


Official Earth Day SF Pre and Post Events
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Thanks for the support Rock the Earth, Bicycle Day, Opel Productions, Plur Alliance, Kandi Love, and CELLspace!

We'll be raffling off 2 VIP tickets to Bicycle Day and
2 General Admission tickets to Opel's event at Public Works at the Planet Dance stage


Thanks to our over 35 Fantastic Earth Friendly Exhibitors, Green Team, Media Partners, and all the love received across the Bay Area. 

Last but not least, a very special thank you goes out to
Earth Day SF 2015 Sponsors -- 


UNITED ECO SKIES
KEVITA
KIND SNACKS
ENERGY UPGRADE CALIFORNIA
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PEOPLE POWER
SPARE THE AIR
SIERRA NEVADA

DOMENICO WINERY

Earth Day SF is so grateful to have your support of this year's event and can't wait to celebrate with you!


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02 April, 2015

La « Race for Water Odyssey »

La Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) est arrivée aujourd'hui aux Bermudes, deuxième île-témoin de l'expédition.


 L'équipage restera sur l'archipel britannique durant 6 jours afin de récolter des données scientifiques permettant un premier état des lieux global de la pollution des océans par les plastiques. 

Après 7 jours de navigation mouvementés depuis les Açores en raison du passage d'un front très actif, la R4WO a accosté ce mercredi 1 er avril à Hamilton. Présentes aux Bermudes jusqu'au 5 avril, les équipes de l'expédition analyseront les déchets jonchant 6 plages de l'archipel rigoureusement sélectionnées. 



Afin d'obtenir des données comparables, ces analyses seront effectuées selon le même protocole scientifique que celui déployé aux Açores, en collaboration avec des associations locales, telles que « Keep Bermuda Beautiful ». De plus, des visites du trimaran « MOD70 Race for Water » seront organisées pour le public. Pour son escale dans l'archipel, la R4WO bénéficie du soutien du Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. 

New York en ligne de mire 

La R4WO conclura sa traversée de l'Atlantique en mettant ensuite le cap sur New York, prochaine étape de son tour du monde. Dans la mégapole, plusieurs événements de sensibilisation seront organisés afin d'attirer l'attention du public sur la problématique des déchets plastiques dans les océans. 

La R4WO aura l'honneur, entre autre, de s'exprimer sur ce thème crucial au cours d'une séance plénière organisée au siège de l'ONU en collaboration avec l'UNEP. Pour plus d'information sur le programme de l'escale : http://www.raceforwater.org/steps/bermudes 

A propos de la Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) Initiée par la fondation Race for Water, la R4WO est une expédition à la voile unique qui vise à dresser un premier bilan global de la pollution plastique dans les océans en se rendant sur les plages d'îles présentes au sein des 5 vortex de déchets. En moins de 300 jours, près de 40'000 milles nautiques seront parcourus, ponctués par 11 escales scientifiques et 9 escales de sensibilisation, dans 13 pays. La R4WO est soutenue par l'UNEP, l'ISAF, l'UICN, l'UNESCO, la Duke University, l'Oregon State University, Swisscom, Swissnex et senseFly.




Local Governments For Sustainability World Congress


(posted from press release) 


Climate-KIC will be present at the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) World Congress on 8 April in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to officially launch the Low Carbon City Lab programme and discuss new partnerships with cities and organisations from around the world. 


Greenhouse gas emissions in cities originate from a host of different sources, such as electricity production, transportation, commercial and residential buildings, as well as industry and waste. Reducing urban emissions is a shared effort by a large panel of city stakeholders. 
The new programme is part of a range of Climate-KIC programmes designed to help cities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new jobs for their low carbon economies. Climate-KIC is the European Union's main climate innovation initiative and supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). 


Low Carbon City Lab 

Cities account for 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities 

PARIS, FRANCE, 31 March 2015 – With all eyes on a global deal to reduce greenhouse gasses at the UN's COP21 conference in Paris later this year, EU initiative Climate-KIC will launch a new programme to help cities around the world unlock their emission reduction potential at a major global event in Seoul on 8 April 2015. 

Cities account for 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities. According to the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development, 75 per cent of the world population will be living in urban environments by 2050. The annual increase of the total world population is 1 per cent, while in the urban areas it is 1.8 per cent, almost twice as much.  Cities will continue to be the key nexus for climate action for years to come. 

Leveraging a diverse grouping of companies, research centers, technology experts, city networks and cities, Climate-KIC's new Low Carbon City Lab programme will aim to unlock the greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of cities, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 1 gigatonne per year.





Strategies to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions 


Thanh-Tam Lê, Director of Climate-KIC's centre in France, said "Our Low Carbon City Lab is an exciting example of how public-private partnerships can tackle climate change through both a market-led and an impact driven approach."  


The programme provides a series of tools, consulting and services to develop urban climate mitigation strategies:  

  • 3D software to visualise greenhouse gas emissions in cities. We also help cities bring together the data from sources across their urban areas.
  • Experts to verify greenhouse gas inventories according to the recently launched Greenhouse Gas Protocol standard and to prioritise actions.  
  • Help to boost cities' business generation activities including support for start-ups  
  • Tools enabling the monitoring of emissions from the transport sector.  
  • Services including training and summer schools, with courses focusing on climate finance for cities and the latest developments in greenhouse gas monitoring approaches for cities.  
  • Contribution to the definition of climate finance frameworks for cities (NAMAs, VNAMAs) 



Path To Paris - Environment California Says, Bonjour!

Environment California Spring Event

(posted by Paige Donner)

SAVE THE DATE!
Environment California's 11th Annual Spring Event: Path to Paris

Saturday, May 16th, noon to 2:00 pm
at the lovely Brentwood home of actor Donna Mills

RSVP: EnvironmentCalifornia.org/SpringEvent
Please join Environment California for lunch, drinks and stimulating conversation to help elevate California’s global warming solutions leading up to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Special guest speaker: Sen. Fran Pavley, climate solutions leader and author of California’s game-changing Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32

The Path To Paris

Global warming is the most critical issue of our time. With the U.N. Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris this December, there is a sense that if the world can unite around solving global warming, we can stave off the worst impacts.
In the lead-up to Paris, Gov. Brown and the leaders of the California legislature have outlined an aggressive path by which California can continue its leadership with these statewide goals:
  • Increase the amount of electricity from renewable sources to 50 percent;
  • Reduce the amount of petroleum used by our vehicles by 50 percent; and
  • Increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings by 50 percent—all by 2030.
But the oil companies and the utilities are fighting every step of the way. Environment California is working this year to build the public support needed to pass legislation to turn these critical climate goals into reality — for our health and our future. Join us for a provocative conversation on how we can lead the way!

Sponsorship Opportunties

Ambassador to Paris $15,000 (Includes 10 event & 10 VIP reception tickets)
Partner $10,000 (Includes 8 event & 8 VIP reception tickets)
Friend $5,000 (Includes 6 event & 6 VIP reception tickets)
Supporter $2,500 (Includes 5 event & 5 VIP reception tickets)
Host $1,250 (Includes 5 event tickets)
Individual Ticket $200

HOST COMMITTEE (in formation)
Join the hosts of the 2015 Spring Event and other friends of Environment California.
Ed Asner
Ed Begley, Jr.
Barbara Bosson
Peter Coyote
Chayse Dacoda
Glen Dake, Renee Dake Wilson & Brian Wilson
Rosario Dawson
Fran Diamond
Frances Fisher
David Freeman
Catherine Geanuracos
Anna Getty
Tom Hayden & Barbara Williams
Marshall Herskovitz
Peter Horton
Wendy James
Katharine King
Sharon Lawrence
Rachelle Lefevre
Mia Lehrer
Debbie Levin
Wendie Malick
Wally Marks
Sara Nichols
Chris Paine
Douglas H. Phelps
John Quigley
Akasha Richmond & Alan Schulman
Jamie Rosenthal Wolf, David Wolf, Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens & the The Rosenthal Family Foundation
Kyra Sedgwick
Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse
Barbra Streisand
Margery Tabankin & Earl Katz
Tom & Janet Unterman
Wendy Wendlandt & Cliff Latimer
Roger & Nori Wolfson
Environment California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(4) environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting California’s air, water and open spaces. Contributions or gifts to Environment California, Inc. are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Donations may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates. No funds will be earmarked or reserved for any political purpose. More information about Environment California, Inc. may be obtained by contacting the organization at: 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 385, Los Angeles, CA 90010.




02 February, 2015

If Clarins Were A Woman

by Paige Donner

The international cosmetics brand, Clarins, has a humble beginning. Founded by a man with a vision to provide his patients (yes, he was first a doctor) spa treatments and beauty products that added as much to a woman's sense of well-being as they did to her outward appearance, Clarins grew into one of the most recognized names in luxury cosmetics today.

 

 To celebrate the brand's 60th anniversary, Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins put together this book of  super strategic tips, compiled from both his expertise in women's health and beauty and also from a worldwide base of their devoted beauty bloggers who submitted questions to him deserving of worthy answers. The result is, Doctor, I Want To Be The Fairest Of Them All, a delightful book only just translated from the French into English in time for the new year.

 

Docteur, Je Veux Etre La Plus Belle

That is the title in French and each chapter offers targeted and practical advice. The foreword, offered by Dr. Courtin-Clarins, states that, "Your face tells it all. What a pleasure it is to see life's contentment harmoniously written there...Over time our faces reflect who we are. They are an expression of ourselves and reveal our personalities."

 

Providing Beauty Advice Has Always Been Part of The Clarins DNA

 

Chapters in this little red book of beauty tips include: Killer Legs, A Star Even On The Road, A Flat Stomach A Small Waist And A Great Bottom, A Regal Bearing and Forever Youthful...

 

There are illustrated pages throughout the book and one of them even teaches you a quick morning massage to really wake you up with a sidebar giving you a recipe for a healthy breakfast.  Below, on the same page is a Night Massage to help you sleep well. There is advice to, "from time to time or once a year" do a slimming or firming treatment at the spa.

 

In short, the book is full of priceless bits of beauty advice and much of it that you can self-administer. And it's all about whole-body beauty, something that has always been at the root of the Clarins philosophy.

 

This interview below is excerpted from a special interview given by Prisca Courtin-Clarins, the granddaughter of the founder of the cosmetics line, for the ultra-luxurious Spa My Blend by Clarins that you can find at the Royal Monceau in Paris.

 

 

Q&A with Prisca Courtin-Clarins, Director of Strategic Projects and Spa Activities (and blogger on the BeautyFlashBlog.com a Clarins blog)

 

If Clarins Were A Woman

 

My preferred virtue:  Respect

 

My dominant character trait: Kindness

 

What character trait I most prefer in a man:  Gentleness

 

What character train I most prefer in women: femininity

 

My biggest character flaw: Perfectionism

 

My strongest quality:  Listening

 

What I appreciate most in my friends: Loyalty

 

My favorite thing to do:  Research

 

My ideal of happiness:  The Fountain of Youth

 

What would be my greatest disappointment:  The extinction of biodiversity

*translation from the French by Paige Donner

 

Book is available online at Clarins.net.

 

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13 November, 2014

Win 2 Tickets to Joyce Jonathan Concert For Weleda


Mardi 2 décembre à Paris
CONCERT PRIVE de Joyce Jonathan pour Weleda + ateliers massage

Inscriptions sur le site www.weledabiotytour.fr  jusqu'au 19 novembre
Jouez et gagnez 2 places pour cette soirée exclusive !

Le lieu de l'événement sera communiqué par mail aux heureuses gagnantes tirées au sort

 




02 November, 2014

FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) - UCLA

Community Announcement

Friday, November 14th, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

UCLA - Carnesale Commons - Palisades Room

751 Charles E. Young Drive W Los Angeles, CA 90095


FACTS Los Angeles - Speakers

Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States are organizing FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS), a public conference series across seven cities in the US and in Canada involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs.

Key speakers from both the US and France will be discussing the role of urban centers in regard to climate change policies: from the changing risks they have to face to the new opportunities they can benefit from.

Climate Ready Cities

Taking actions to mitigate climate change and adapt in urban areas

In partnership with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (LARC) for Climate Action and Sustainability, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles will organize a conference to discuss the challenges climate change represents for cities around the world.

With more than half of humanity living in cities, urban centers are key actors for climate change. Climate change represents a major threat for many cities that will have to face a range of impacts from the consequences of the changing climate (sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, heat waves, etc.). However, the threats brought by climate change can also represent an opportunity and many cities are already taking action to become climate resilient by both decreasing their emissions and by preparing to mitigate the future impacts of climate change.

More information at: http://facts.france-science.org/program/#losangeles

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