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CONTENTS ~ 03 October 2006
~  Next Calendar Submission Deadline
~  Take our survey - help Acterra redesign our web-site's homepage!
~  Acterra Featured Events
~  EcoCalendar: Upcoming events. Also available online at: Acterra Community Calendar

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~  Next Calendar Submission Deadline is Sunday, October 15, at Noon.  Submit online at: Acterra EcoCalendar: Submit Your Event.

~ Take our survey - help Acterra redesign our web-site's homepage! 

Acterra is developing a new web-site. In an effort to make our homepage more informational and user-friendly, we are soliciting your feedback. Out of the items below, please respond to Ashley Binter at ashleyb@acterra.org with the TOP 5 items you would want to have immediately visible when you go to www.acterra.org. Make the subject line of your e-mail "Homepage Survey Response" to ensure that we receive your valuable feedback! 

Please note that the homepage will already include the Acterra logo, Acterra location, info about what Acterra does, etc. If there is something you think we've missed, please include it in your response as the "other" option.

1. Events, Alerts & News
2. Donation Button (links to a page where someone can donate/become an Acterra member)
3. Volunteer Button (links to a page where someone can get information on how to volunteer)
4. "Make a Difference" Button (links to a page that contains info on things you can do immediately to take action)
5. List of Acterra's Programs
6. Way to sign-up to receive the EcoCalendar by e-mail
7. Banner with information on Acterra's featured campaign (we currently have a Cool It! Banner on our homepage)
8. Logos for Acterra supporters (links to other organizations' websites)
9. Other?

~ Acterra Featured Events:

Wednesday,  October 11, 2006   (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) 
Investment Opportunities in Clean Technology  • An Acterra Event 
City: Palo Alto 
Description:  Clean technology has the potential to help solve many of our planet's most vexing problems, and environmentalists and venture capitalists alike have noticed. Learn about emerging clean technologies from Clint Wilder, editor of the e-magazine CleanEdge, and hear from two local venture capitalists—Rodrigo Prudencio of Nth Power and Rob Day of Expansion Capital Partners—about which investment opportunities hold the most promise to grow our economy and your bank account. 

Cost: $5 Acterra members; $10 general -- or sign up to be an Acterra member this night and it's free! 
Location: Acterra, 3921 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto  (map) 
Contact: Ellen Wilkinson, 650-962-9876 x306, library@acterra.org 
Presented by: Acterra 
Websites:  http://www.acterra.org 
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Saturday,  October 14, 2006   (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) 
Multiple Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays 
Arastradero Preserve Saturday Work Party  • An Acterra Event 
City: Palo Alto 
Description:  Come build up great Earth karma while you build your biceps and pull invassive weeds, water precious oak trees, and 
witness the beauty of California quail and black-tailed jackrabbits bounding about the scurrying fence lizards and glowing poppies. 

Cost: Free! 
Location: Arastradero Preserve parking lot. Arastradero Rd., north of Page Mill, West of 280. Off Page Mill, GO RIGHT onto,, Arastradero Rd.   
Contact: James Aliberti, (415)672-3764, jamesa@acterra.org 
Presented by: Acterra 
Websites:  http://www.arastraderopreserve.org, http://www.acterra.org 
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~ EcoCalendar: Links to upcoming events. Full calendar available online at: Acterra Community Calendar
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
City: Los Alto Hills
State Senate Environmental Quality Committee Hearing on Green Chemistry
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Wednesday, October 4, 2006 | 7:00 am - 9:00 am
City: San Mateo
Sustainable Garden Lecture Series
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Thursday, October 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City: Berkeley, CA
Film Festival:The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival
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Friday, October 6, 2006 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City: Oakland
Movies that Matter to Show 'An Inconvenient Truth'
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Friday, October 6, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City: Los Altos, CA
Film Festival:The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
City: Milpitas
"Science of Birds" Walk
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Various on Peninsula
Free Compost Giveaway
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
City: Redwood City
Restoration Paddle at Bair Island
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday every month | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
City: Santa Clara
Volunteer: Ulistac Restoration Work Day
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | Oct 22, Nov 4 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
City: Santa Cruz Mountains
Free Docent-Led Hikes in the Redwoods
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
City: Suisun City
Discover the Delta by Canoe
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Saturday, October 7, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Menlo Park
Salt Pond Tour - FREE
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: South San Francisco
Green Party candidates Peter Camejo and Todd Chreiten to Speak
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: South San Francisco
Green Party candidates Peter Camejo and Todd Chreiten to Speak
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Investment Opportunities in Clean Technology  • An Acterra Event
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City: San Rafael
Dr. Helen Caldicott
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Thursday, October 12, 2006 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Menlo Park
Circling the Bay: A Pilgrimage to Wild and Sacred Spaces
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | Oct 15, 2006 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
City: San Francisco
V*O*Cal Project: Coastal Trail at Lands End
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
City: San Jose
San Jose Schools Environmental Conference
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 2nd and 4th Saturdays | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Arastradero Preserve Saturday Work Party  • An Acterra Event
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
City: San Rafael
Kayak paddle to McNears Beach
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
City: San Jose, CA
Native Plant Sale
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: San Jose, CA
"California Colors" Middlebrook Gardens and Native Revival Nursery Host Open House, Plant Sale
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Fremont
Stonybrook Creek Cleanup
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City: Oakland
EBMUD water treatment plant tour
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
City: Los Altos Hills
Native Plant Sale
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
City: Fremont
A Trip Back in Time - FREE
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Fremont
A Taste of the Refuge - FREE
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
City: Fremont
Twilight Marsh Walk - FREE
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Sunday, October 15, 2006 | Mulitple Dates: 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday every month | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
City: Santa Clara
Volunteer: Ulistac Restoration Work Day
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Monday, October 16, 2006 | 7:30 am - 10:00 am
City: Stanford, CA
Innovation That Matters
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
City: San Francisco
Fundraiser: REVEL, The Art of Activism
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 | Sat, Oct 28 2006 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: San Mateo County
Certified Green Building Professional Training
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
City: Cupertino
Wildlife Education Day
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Introduction to Grow Biointensive Techniques
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City: Fremont
Botanical Wanderings - FREE
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Improve your Soil Quality and Fertility
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Fremont
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Presentation - FREE
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Sunday, October 22, 2006 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
City: San Francisco
Farallon Islands Whale Watching Cruise
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Sunday, October 22, 2006 | Nov 4 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
City: Santa Cruz Mountains
Free Docent-Led Hikes in the Redwoods
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Sunday, October 22, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Menlo Park
Salt Pond Tour - FREE
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ABOUT ACTERRA

Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth is a nonprofit environmental organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our programs protect and restore our local environment through engaging people in restoration opportunities, educating the community, and developing environmental leaders. 

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