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Plant gardens, tour an urban farm by bike, or take a veggie cooking class on Global Work Party Day
By - posted 10/6/2010 No Comment

For one single day, over 7,000 events in 188 countries will take place with the sole purpose of reducing our carbon footprint, one way or another. Some people plant gardens, some ride bikes, some swap used clothes, others get educated about sustainability. Below is a list of some of the events going on in San Francisco on October 10, 2010 that can help make a difference (while being fun).

The 10/10/10 Global Work Party Day was organized by 350.org, an international group that took its name from the 350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere that scientists say is a safe limit for humanity. We’re around 390ppm right now. Ouch.

Your local 10/10/10 events that make a difference:

Recessionistas: All-Girl Clothing Swap & Mimosa Mixer
10am to 2pm
For San Francisco fashionistas, we’ll swap clothes and drink mimosas. BYOchamp and any clothes/shoes/bags/books/jewelry/housewares you don’t want. Get someone else’s for free. Drop off early if transport issue, also will try to organize friends who are coming that live near one another. All leftovers donated to SF Women’s Shelter.
– The ‘Hen Den’ at 1565 Grove Street, San Francisco – Event hosted by d’Auria Holt, Ginger Bisharat. RSVP at Facebook page here.

Group Hike Through San Francisco’s National Park
6pm to 7:30pm
Group hike through San Francisco’s natural Land’s End landscapes overlooking the Pacific ocean and Golden Gate bride. Plus education on San Francisco’s nature preserves.
– California & 27th Ave, San Francisco – Contact Alex at alex.genadinik@gmail.com

Clean-Up Chevron’s Dirty Energy
10am to 5pm
We need your help cleaning up Chevron service stations around the Bay Area. We’ll be delivering letters to station owners, doing “Clean Up Chevron” street theater, and sending Chevron the message to “Get to work and Clean up Ecuador!” So grab your broom and the rest of your cleaning supplies because we’re going to need your help to stage mock-clean ups at all Bay Area Chevron stations!
– Noon meet-up at Chevron gas station at 1298 Howard Street, San Francisco – RSVP through Facebook or call Linda Capato at (415)659-0534.

Urban Farm Bike Tour
10:30am to 1:30pm
Meet at the only apple tree in Golden Gate Park, near Oak & Stanyan for a rolling tour of unique spaces and the stories behind them. Discover how edible landscaping can transform a space near you. Tour will be led by Permaculture Educator Kevin Bayuk, together with WIGG Party co-founder Morgan Fitzgibbons.
– Meets at apple tree near Oak & Stanyan, San Francisco

Eat Less Meat: Vegetarian Cooking Class
2pm to 5pm
Cooking class for fast, easy, delicious vegetarian cooking. Instructor is Patti Breitman, co-author of the friendly cookbook, How to Eat Like a Vegetarian, Even if You Never Want to Be One. She promises shortcuts, strategies and simple solutions to get you to eat a few more veggies.
-1844 Broderick Street, San Francisco – RSVP at this page to attend.

Twilight Potluck Picnic
5pm to 7pm
Eat your zipcode! Pocket Seed Library will bring its portable seed collection, homegrown salad, gingerbread, and the much-anticipated Alphabet Garden Booklist. Find out how small backyards are producing abundant veggies and herbs full of flavor. Bring a potluck dish you’d like to share, a homegrown salad or something sweet, and meet other folks who choose to eat hyper-local. Sign up for a dish on Facebook.
– 450 Laguna Street, San Francisco – Hayes Valley Farm

Sustainable Design Bike Tour
10:30am to 1:30pm
Come for a bike ride and learn about sustainable design–all while bringing awareness to address climate change. During the tour a moderator will educate riders on the sustainable architecture and practices of buildings. Riders will also receive information on how they might bring some of these sustainable practices into their own work environments. Tour ends at the Ferry Building. Bring your bike and a water bottle.
– Meet at Adobe Systems Incorporated Offices at 601 Townsend, San Francisco – Please RSVP for the event here.

San Francisco Seed Library: Trial Run
1:30pm to 5pm
Come borrow seeds from the library and plant them in your garden. Give us feedback on the lending process, so that we can incorporate it at our first branch (opening in Spring 2011!). You can also give us seeds, especially those that were collected in SF. We’re looking to seed our first branch with as many seeds from San Francisco as possible. Come help us make signs and posters for the library.
– 450 Laguna Street, San Francisco – Event is run by TransitionSF.org but here it will be located at Hayes Valley Farm.

After-Party at Hayes Valley Farm
Come down and unwind after a vigorous day of carbon-reducing actions. Live performances by the Bay Area Derailleurs, Blisses B, Jugtown Pirates and DJ Spin Cycle!
– 450 Laguna Street, San Francisco – Hayes Valley Farm

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