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Thanks to all of you who joined the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010. “One of the best-run City events I’ve ever attended” was just one of the many comments we got at the end of the day.

Check out this NENtv recap to find out more about the day, what NEN Director Daniel Homsey thinks about the extraordinary people who gravitate to the NEN Summits, and what Green Zebra’s Anne Vollen thinks about thoughtful buying and Amazon.com.

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From the NENtv archive: In this fourth of four parts (see part 1, part 2, and part 3 for previous episodes) we return for our retrospective of the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as the NEN’s Daniel Homsey visits Casa Verde in the Mission District, which many believe to be San Francisco’s greenest house.

After you’ve seen the video, register for the bigger and better NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010, which takes place May 15th. See you there!

From the NENtv archive:In this third of four parts (for more, see part 1, part 2, and part 4) we return for our retrospective of the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as the NEN’s Daniel Homsey tours the Mission District to discover some of the neighborhood’s best green secrets.

In this episode, Daniel talks with Astrid Haryati, Greening Director with the Mayor’s Office, about why breaking up the sidewalk can be good for everybody. Then, Daniel gets wowed at Balmy Alley, where grassroots leaders responded to graffiti with some of the most impressive murals and culture in San Francisco. Finally, we meet Tree from the Treat Commons Community Garden at 23rd & Treat St to discuss purple carrots and the Free Farm Stand. Purple carrots? Now we’ve seen it all!

Once you’ve watched the video, register for the bigger and better NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010. See you there!

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From the NENtv archive: In this second of four parts (for more, see part 1, part 3, and part 4) we return for our retrospective of the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as Daniel Homsey pins down three special guests for their green insights.

Gia Grant from Clean City Coalition explains how the Coalition helps people to navigate the labyrinth of government – an arduous task at the best of times – to get green work done. Patrick Farjas, a chef at the California Culinary Academy, explains why all the foods at the Summit are babies (star quote: “When I came in the 80s, I asked for a carrot and I was getting the things we were feeding the animals in France”). Watch the video to see what we mean by “babies”. Lastly, Brent Schulkin from Carrotmob discusses how the profit motive that drives corporations can be used combined with “mob shopping” to form a powerful push for lasting change.

Once you’ve watched the video, don’t forget to register for the bigger and better NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010. See you there!

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NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 (Pt1) from NENtv on Vimeo.

From the NENtv archive: In this first of four parts (for more, see part 2, part 3, and part 4) we look back at the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2008 as the NEN’s Daniel Homsey talks with Wade Crowfoot, then Director of Climate Protection Initiatives at the Mayor’s Office, and Tyrone Jew from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commissiondiscuss why grassroots activism must be the bedrock of the move to address climate change and why we can’t wait for international agreements to get moving.

Once you’ve watched the video, don’t forget to register for the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010, which will be even bigger and better than in 2008. See you there!

 

How can you make your house and your neighborhood greener? The NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010 is your chance to find out with some of San Francisco’s biggest green leaders and organizations. Join us for an environmental resource fair; a Mission-based green walking tour; and practical workshops on rainwater harvesting, growing food in your neighborhood, identifying spaces for greening, and more.

The NEN’s last Clean & Green Summit back in 2008 was a huge success and we expect it to be even better this year! Don’t forget, this event is FREE but registration is required; visit here to sign up.

For more information, visit the NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010 page.

Any questions? Email us at nen@sfgov.org.

We’ll see you there.

The NEN Team


Event Details

Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell St (map)

Schedule

  • 8am – 9am: Resource Fair set up
  • 9 to 10am: Registration sign-in
  • 10am to Noon: First series of breakout groups and walking tours
  • Noon to 1:30pm: Lunch, networking and resource fair time
  • 1:30pm to 3:30: Final series of breakout groups and walking tours
  • 1:30pm: Resource fair closes

Workshops include:

  • Urban Agriculture: Growing Food in Your Neighborhood (Department of the Environment / The Parks Trust)
  • How to green your neighborhood’s open spaces through Pavement to Parks and Street Parks (Department of Public Works / The Parks Trust / The Mayor’s Office)
  • Rainwater Harvesting: How to capture rainwater for use in your garden (Public Utilities Commission)
  • Demystifying the community challenge grant process (Community Challenge Grant Program)
  • Organizing your community to stop graffiti (Department of Public Works)
  • How to leverage “GreenFinanceSF,” San Francisco’s new green home improvement financing program (Department of the Environment)
  • Walking tours of the Mission (the NEN Team)

Sponsors

The Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Administrator’s Office, Department of Public Works, Department of Emergency Management, Public Utilities Commission, 311, and Department of the Environment, and San Francisco Parks Trust.

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