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Fashion for a Cause: Kids and Art event this SUNDAY

June 25, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Events, Green Art, Health and Beauty No Comments →


We hope you are doing well. I’m not sure if I have shared already this with you… 3 fashion designers are launching their line as a benefit to Kids & Art at the Bay Club in Redwood Shores this Sunday June 28 from 5-9pm. Want to pass on the 50% off promo code I have received for this weekends benefit event: Promo Code: FashionForACause

CLICK THE LINK: You can purchase tickets here     We hope you can come out to this Fashion Show – it will be great! We hope you can be there and please do feel free to share the code.


Celebrate life, talent, and fashion while helping a wonderful cause!

Learn more about Kids & Art:

Kids & Art fashion workshop video:

Thanks for your contribution, our organization depends on your generosity,

— Purvi Shah

Founder | Executive Director | Children with cancer making a difference Kids & Art Foundation is a 501(c)3 California non profit organization

Wunderlich Park and Huddart Park

June 24, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Events No Comments →

You know you want to . .. . . join us!

These two amazing San Mateo county parks are beloved by one and all. There is so much to do, hike, events, gather for art shows, and other clubs. There is one group that goes all out to provide and watch over these parks, The Friends! The Friends has enriching and fun opportunities for volunteers. Some jobs are seasonal. All training is provided.

Carriage Museum Docent
One Saturday/month
10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Folger Stable School Group Docent
Wednesdays or Fridays 10 a.m.-noon

Huddart Park Nature Hike Docent
Tues. or Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

One meeting/month + committee work
650.851.2660 or e-mail

Board Member
Give us a call!

Give! Without giving a cent

The Friends is now on the lists of both AmazonSmile and eScrip, two companies that give to the organizations of your choice based on your purchases. So without spending an extra penny, you can help the Friends help our parks. Sign up via the company websites and help us sweep that free money off the table. And like us on Facebook for the most up-to-the minute news.


And they have a GREAT Newsletter. Sign up and find out more! 

GRID EDGE Live 2015

June 24, 2015 By: James Avery Category: Energy Saving, Events, Global 3D view No Comments →

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2015) – On Thursday, June 25, a representative from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will speak at Grid Edge Live 2015, an annual event hosted in San Diego by Greentech Media.  The agenda includes utility grid modernization, microgrids, advanced energy consumers, regulatory and business model transformation, future energy trends, and more.

During the event, the Energy Department’s Assistant Secretary for EERE, Dr. David Danielson, will discuss the modernization of the grid in relation to the roles that science and innovation play in developing technologies that will boost American competitiveness, bring cutting-edge solutions to the market, and strengthen our economic prosperity.

Additional details about Grid Edge Live 2015 are included below:


–        David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for EERE, U.S. Department of Energy
–        Moderator: Rick Thompson, President and Co-Founder, Greentech Media


Dr. David Danielson will discuss modernization of the grid in relation to the Energy Department’s role in the research and development of clean, low-carbon energy technology.

Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, CA 92128

The session will be available via Livestream.


–        June 25, 11:0011:30 a.m. PDT

–        Grid Modernization: A Discussion with the U.S. Department of Energy

o   David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for EERE

BART would like to Introduce: BARTable

June 24, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Bike riding, Corporate Green, Energy Saving, Events No Comments →

BART recently launched a new website called “BARTable”. The site is a resource for finding fun activities that are BARTable (that is close to BART stations). Here you will find special discounts, weekly giveaways, a comprehensive events calendar and articlespointing you to unique and award-winning restaurants, the best biking trails near BART, upcoming concerts touring the Bay and more!

This is a great site, and they have ALL KINDS of current information. Haven’t you driven around in traffic enough? So check out BARTable and take the survey.  THANKS BART for letting us know! — the editor

You can also search for venues, events and destinations near BART stations on BARTable’s Explore page.

Please visit BARTable first and take the brief survey below for a chance to win a $100 Clipper card.

Please be sure to visit as many sections of the site as possible.

Survey Link: Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
Thank you!
BART Research Team

Happy Father’s Day

June 20, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Books, Events No Comments →

Books, Wine Tasting, Bike rides, a nice hike on San Bruno Mountain— what does your father want? What does the Dad in your family want for Father’s Day?  Probably not another tie!?


Books for Dads and Grads? Here are a few suggestions from Eddie Shum.  I think Jim would like a hug and not doing any housework. A hike on San Bruno Mountain would be good. Wine tasting in the  Napa area would also be fun.

We will see what happens……. Happy Father’s Day to all those hard-working, loving DADS!! 

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TdP- Tour de Peninsula

June 20, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Bike riding, Events No Comments →

Look at this great bike event: Sunday August 2, 2015    ***  Coyote Point Park, San Mateo, CA ***

Registration to open in May. If you are not on the email list, complete this form ON THIS WEBSITE to receive all TdP updates.

TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar, offering a variety of routes to suit everyone from kids (2 to 6 miles) and first time riders (20-mile) to serious cyclists (31 / 56 / 63-mile options). See here for road closure information during the ride. Based in scenic Coyote Point Park along the bay in San Mateo, it’s easy to hangout after the ride with a picnic lunch, listening to live music and enjoying family activities, including visiting the CuriOdyssey Science and Wildlife Center. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks and San Mateo County Parks Bicycle Sunday.

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Take a Hike! San Bruno Mountain

May 20, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Events, Garden /Plants, Hike No Comments →

This mountain is a treasure in the midst of our busy SF Bay Area, you’ll want to take a hike on San Bruno Mountain.  The San Bruno Mountain Watch has many hikes open to the public, you’ll learn more about this amazing place. They have a Spring Hike Series, You’ll learn more about the ecology of the area, wildflowers, butterflies and politics. The Mission Blue Butterfly lives up here, feeding on lupines, rare plants and windswept vistas of San Francisco, the bay and the ocean.

There is a local nursery in Brisbane that has plant sales and donates proceeds to Mountain Watch.

for more details look at this related post 

For complete descriptions, dates and times go to

Send your questions to

or call 415-467-6631

Ecology Center Family Fun

May 12, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Bike riding, Events No Comments →

A Festival at the Downtown Berkeley Farmer’s Market on Center St. You can BART to it! Starts at 2pm May 30– games, contests and fun. Free.

for more fun listings that you can BART to see  go on… Get out of your car!

Stay in touch with the Food Business School!

May 10, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Events, Food, Garden /Plants No Comments →

So far, so good with the Food Business School! The  first classes are starting soon and this amazing new school is trying to get the word out to foodies and chefs alike. That would be everyone, right!?

If you subscribe to the FBS newsletter, you probably saw that the Concept to Shelf course with Neil Grimmer and Will Rosenzweig has been moved to the SF Ferry Building, which I think will be loads of fun.

Just in case you didn’t catch that, take a look at the FBS site/ newsletter. Subscribing to that is probably the best way to stay on top of all the great (and tasty) events and developments.

Information on the FOOD HACK in SF last spring, ah what a night! …or weekend for some!

           Grimmer and Rosenzweig

The Food Business School

NOW! At the SF Ferry Building

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
2555 Main St.

St. Helena, CA 94574

SF Green Film Fest May 28-June 1!!

May 03, 2015 By: James Avery Category: Compost, Events, Global 3D view, Health and Beauty No Comments →

Over the last four years, San Francisco Green Film Festival ( ) has brought over 200 compelling and relevant environmental film programs to Bay Area audiences. At venues across San Francisco we all have watched and loved the latest green independent documentaries on topics including: water in the West; better cities; nature and biodiversity; zero waste; and more.

All our films offered one thing: a unique perspective on the most pressing environmental issues.

But the Green Film Fest didn’t stop there. We have seen filmmakers, environmental experts, campaigners and local residents come together to watch, discuss and create ideas for a better world. We are using the power of film to spark environmental and social change.

It will be here soon, get ready to enjoy it!