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SF Bay Climate Tech: May 8 - May 15
A climate happy hour, Congolese film, energy scholarships, climate performance, and more events this week
Start off the week tomorrow at the Climate Tech Happy Hour at the Sycamore in the Mission. On Wednesday, head to Oakland to learn about the Young Professionals in Energy Scholarship program at Arthur Mac’s or hear from Congolese filmmaker Petna Ndaliko Katondolo at MetWest High School. On Thursday, go back to SF for the Business Environmental Awards Celebration or check out the Zero Waste Symposium in the North Bay. On Friday and Saturday nights, expand your horizons with Climate Parables in SF, a performance combining live journalism, science and technology, fiction and nonfiction, video, art, and music. Finally, round out the week with an EV event on Saturday in Palo Alto.
As always, scroll down for the full list of upcoming events!
The SF Bay Climate Tech team
Events This Week
🌎 Climate Tech Happy Hour: Tue, May 9
⚡️ YPE Scholarship Recruitment & Networking: Wed, May 10
♻️ North Bay Zero Waste Symposium: Thu, May 11
🏆 Business Environmental Awards Celebration Event: Thu, May 11
🌎 Climate Parables: Fri, May 12
🚗 Goodbye Gas, Hello EVs!: Sat, May 13
Read on for more details about this week’s happenings and upcoming events this month
Events This Month
🌳 ClimateTech Panel Discussion: Wed, May 17
🏢 Climate Legislation & Building Decarbonization: Thu, May 18
🌱 Joule Presents Start-up Stories: Climate Tech: Thu, May 18
🏡 Electrify your Home and Save Money: Thu, May 18
♻️ Recology San Francisco Public Tour: Mon, May 22
Events This Week
When: Tue, May 9th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Sycamore, San Francisco
Let's talk climate tech! Come meet other like minded individuals interested in climate tech. How can we help the world climate? What are we building to enable us to do it? Let's hang and have fun about it. Everyone's welcome, even if you're not actively involved in climate tech.
When: Wed, May 10th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack, 4006 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA 94609
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) SF Bay Area is inviting all college students interested in applying for our 2023 Scholarship Program to join us for an informal networking dinner on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 PM. Come learn about the Scholarship Program and meet professionals working in the energy industry!
When: Wed, May 10th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: MetWest High School - Dolores Huerta Campus, 314 E 10th Street Oakland, CA 94606
Petna is also an awarded filmmaker, activist, and educator. His multi-genre artistic works are acclaimed for their decolonial Africanfuturistic artistic style, which engages historical content to address contemporary sociopolitical and cultural issues. For his newest film, Petna is partnering with Indigenous leaders deep in the Congo Basin who are organizing to protect the world's second-largest rainforest against accelerated attacks from extractive industries that threaten our collective future.
When: Thu, May 11th from 12:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: SOMO Village Event Center, 1100 Valley House Drive Rohnert Park, CA 94928
The North Bay Zero Waste Symposium engages community stakeholders by showcasing zero waste policies, programs and infrastructure that design waste out of the system wherever possible and divert discarded materials through composting, reclaiming, reducing, reusing, and recycling. We can eliminate waste in the North Bay with the participation of all residents and businesses. Together, it is possible to be a model for the rest of the community and beyond.
When: Thu, May 11th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Bay Area Air Quality Management District Headquarters, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
On May 11, we will gather in-person to celebrate and show our deep appreciation to the community that has emerged around Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards. This community includes everyone — including awardees and applicants, judges and Advisory Committee members, corporate sponsors and organizational partners, and longtime community members — who has supported this Awards program over the past 32 years.
When: Fri, May 12th at 7:00 PM to Sat, May 13th at 10:00 PM
Where: Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, 1401 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
So, join us for an unforgettable evening of live journalism, science and technology, fiction and nonfiction, video, art, and music. Anthropocene Magazine (a publication of Future Earth) has teamed up with The Long Now Foundation and Back Pocket Media to take the magazine’s acclaimed fiction series “The Climate Parables,” from the page to the stage. This event is happening twice: Friday May 12th & Saturday May 13th. There is one show each night: doors are at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm!
When: Sat, May 13th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Mitchell Park Community Center - El Palo Alto Room, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Oh the places you will go — in your new EV! We’ll cover the basics of EV ownership and give you the scoop on rebates, including recent changes to the Federal Tax Credit. We’ll also highlight currently available and exciting new models coming out this year. Current owners will display their EVs and answer questions in the parking lot after the presentation.
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We know all of you are cooking up great events across that highlight the latest and greatest in our collective effort to save our city - and our planet! 🌍 We would love to spread the word. Please share any event details and we'll add them to the list!
We are expanding! We started as an 8-person dinner and now have over 4,000 members in our community. We’ve had people across the world reach out to us to start their own chapters - so we’re launching a new Climate Tech Cities organization this year! If you have friends who are interested in becoming chapter leads, please share the word. Here’s to a global network of local communities making a positive impact!