Click on the map below for upcoming events related to cooperative living and sustainable communities throughout the Golden State. For a list of events by region, see:
- East Bay (Oakland/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond/Pleasant Hill/Concord/Walnut Creek/Castro Valley/Hayward/Pleasanton)
- SF Peninsula (Brisbane, Millbrae, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, Pacifica, Daly City)
- San Francisco
- Sacramento Valley & Foothills (Sacramento,Davis,Fair Oaks,Nevada City,Grass Valley,Chico,Fresno)
- North Bay & Beyond (Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt)
ALL ARE WELCOME! Here is the description for LAST YEAR's forum, stay tuned for details on this one:
What can we do about our housing crisis in Fremont?
Worried about affordable housing? Wonder when you'll have to move? Where are you going to move to? What will be your options.. The presenters will present some options, to help us deal with the housing crisis.
Candace Anderson and Aaron Castle have lived in their self-built tiny house on wheels for two years and blog about their experiences.
Our very own Betsy Morris, PhD of Cohousing Coaches is an East Bay Cohousing / Cohousing California community organizer at Berkeley cohousing, speaking about how we can learn from other areas that have legalized Tiny Home Ecovillage communities to help people help themselves, building independence and dignity through community autonomy.
Longtime member Len Marsh of Belmont has a background in real-estate investing, and commercial development. These days Len is thinking small and has built two Tiny Houses from Recycled Shipping Containers.Vinnie Bacon, Fremont City Councilmember and Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) Commissioner, will provide an overview of the Housing Crisis in Fremont.NEW: Louis D. Chicoine has successfully led Abode Services development into the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest agency providing housing and social services to #homeless people.
(again, this is LAST YEAR's description, stay tuned for this year's panelists)
(not specifically cohousing related but we plan to attend and support as part of our fellowship with revolving loan funds to build community --Raines, East bay Cohousing)Cooperation Richmond, a non-for-profit cooperative incubator and loan fund service in Richmond, CA, is having its launch event on the 25th of October, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm at the Rich City Rides Bike and Skate Shop.Richmond's historic downtown was originally filled with businesses such as Macy's, local movie theaters, bowling alleys etc. where folks could go out to shop and enjoy time with their families. For many years however, the downtown area has suffered from the lack of economic investment and very little support for local entrepreneurial ventures.Cooperation Richmond wants to help revitalize the downtown from the grassroots up. We want to help move the money to the people that do not have the capital or the resources. Our services, assessments, coaching, non-extractive loans will provide the economic restoration that Richmond needs.We would like to invite you to come and join us at our launch event to learn more about our mission, values, services and why we have chosen the city of Richmond.For more information about Cooperation Richmond, please check our website at:
Join us Thursday evening and Friday all day in downtown Oakland as East Bay Cohousing joins as a community sponsor for this event:Clean Power, Healthy Communities 2017, hosted by the Local Clean Energy Alliance, is our special gathering of clean energy and social justice advocates in the Bay Area.For the last six years, this event has provided a thoughtful and inspiring exploration of strategies and programs for advancing a local clean energy transition in the Bay Area and beyond, attracting the region's top clean energy thinkers and decision makers.This year we will celebrate the Local Clean Energy Alliance's 10-year anniversary, the establishment of Alameda County’s Community Choice energy program, and the coming release of Energy Democracy, a collaborative book project written by social justice activists around the country.