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Bringing neighbors together to build a more sustainable, resilient
future for 
Berkeley. We envision a strong, diverse local economy,
with a greatly reduced 
dependence on fossil fuels, 
and a cooperative, rewarding, community life.

T r a n s i t i o n    B e r k e l e y

Transition Berkeley is part of a growing international network of Transition initiatives.
We're joining cities around the world to face the enormous challenges of economic instability, climate change and fossil fuel dependency. Transition Berkeley is proud to become the 110th U.S. Initiative. The Transition approach will help Berkeley to envision and create a future with more locally produced food and other necissities, cleaner forms of transportation and energy. Along the way, we'll build a more equitable and vibrant local economy and re-learn practical skills our grandparents once had.
Join us and discover just how powerful the collective genius can be when people work together!

Transition Berkeley Presents: Film & Presentation


Thursday, April 6, 2017

(6:30 pm Refreshments, 7-9 pm Program)

How can we shift our economic structure to be more equitable and humane? 

Please join Transition Berkeley for a short film:  “How Class Works”, an animated overview by Richard Wolff.

The film will be followed by a talk and discussion led by local author and distinguished Marxist scholar Richard Lichtman, who has taught at UC Berkeley, SF State, and the Wright Institute. His topic will be Marxism 101: Capitalism and Democracy - Can They Co-exist?

Is capitalism the root cause of the climate crisis? How can we shift our economic structure to be more equitable and humane? If capitalism is the problem, what alternatives do we have?  We’ll discuss these issues and more. 

Meet and greet at 6:30 pm before the film. Bring healthy vegetarian snack or a refreshment to share if you can. The program begins at 7:00 pm. 

This event sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists).

Historic Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
At Bonita Ave, one block east of MLK Way & three blocks west of Shattuck Ave
Wheelchair accessible via the ramp

Suggested Donation: $5-20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds!

Bring: A healthy vegetarian snack to share at 6:30 pm if you like!

For info: or email: [email protected]

Catherine Sutton Memorial Work Party
Saturday, January 28, 10am-1pm

Catherine Sutton and Transition Albany helped to manifest the Albany Edible Garden at Memorial Park, an exemplary example of community organizing in the Bay Area. Please come to this special work party to honor Catherine’s legacy!

We will working on various tasks in the garden, from installing the sign honoring Catherine to placing wood chip on the paths and straw on the garden beds. Please bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them.

PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE! Delia Carroll and Kat Steele will also be hosting a lively conversation about how we can mimic plant communities to foster our human communities. How can we foster more connections based in our urban landscapes? How can we use our neighborhood connections to create Food Forests from Albany to Oakland? Join these amazing permaculture educators for this insightful conversation.

JOIN US IN A SPECIAL UPCYLING CRAFTS ACTIVITY! Delia will be leading us in a fun crafts activity to make pots out of discarded paper.

EAT! Please bring food for a potluck lunch. We will bring some special treats too! This work party is co-hosted with the NorCal Community Resilience Network.

Location: Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave, Albany
Info: click here

Cap Emissions
Mon, Jan 30, 8:15 am
Let's protect air quality in the bay area and keep out the dirtiest oil! Attend the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Stationary Source Committee meeting to urge evaluation and passage of Rule 12-16, the Community-Worker proposal for caps on refinery emissions., keeping out the worst pollutants and dirty crudes from coming to the bay area. Warm bodies need to show support!
Location: 375 Beale St., Suite 600, SF (about a 10-minute walk from Embarcadero BART)
Info: click here
Ohlone Crop Swap
Sat, Feb 4, 10:30am 

This time of year we shift the Swap to the first Sat. of every month, 10:30 am, and include books and clothing!Bring your crops and advice for growing as we enter the winter season. Bring seeds, seedlings or something homemade to share. Volunteers needed to help lead, set up and clean up. Everyone is welcome. Afterwards help weed our Native Plant Garden for a half hour or so! Bring gloves!
Cost: FREE
Location: Ohlone Greenway, near Sacramento & Delaware St, across from N.Berk BART

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Winter Swaps will be held monthly at Ohlone Park:

Swaps will take place the first Saturday of the month, starting;

Saturday, November 5th, 10:30am-11:30am at Ohlone Park in North Berkeley

. Bring your crops, homemade yummies, clothing, books, ideas. Be part of this wonderful sharing economy! Could you lend a hand to keep the Swaps going? Contact Linda at the link below. Clothing, books, prepared food and other items to swap are welcome. Music and neighborhood free fun for all!

 Info: contact i[email protected]

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