Friday, March 6, 2009

Speaking Next Wednesday

If you're interested in other aspects of sustainability beyond food, make sure to attend this discussion and presentation next Wednesday. It is being put on by Planet Drum Foundation, one of the oldest local organizations working on urban sustainability issues.

How Can Making Products Locally From Recyclables Solve Local Economic Challenges?

On Wednesday March 11th from 7:30-9:30pm Planet Drum Foundation and CounterPULSE's Shaping San Francisco, will present a panel discussion and question-and-answer session that is FREE and open to the public. It will be held at CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street (near 9th Street), San Francisco.

Neil Seldman, President of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute For Local Self-Reliance, will spearhead the first panel discussion in San Francisco on "Local Remanufacturing Our Way out of the Recession." Peter Berg, Planet Drum Foundation director, and Kevin Drew, Zero Waste Program Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment, will join Seldman on the panel, along with local remanufacturing entrepreneurs. Alemany Community Garden organizer, Antonio Roman-Alcala, will facilitate the question and answer period.

"The purpose of this event is to inform the public on our need to make products locally from local recyclables." said Peter Berg. "Remanufacturing provides meaningful work, closes the energy loop, and stimulates creativity. It is a practical response to the economic slump that builds on our physical and human resources."

We invite anyone who is interested in jobs, the environment, sustainability, alternatives to landfills, recycled art objects, and public policy to attend.

See you there!

Planet Drum Foundation, P.O. Box 31215, San Francisco, California 94131,, 415-285-6556

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