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CONTENTS ~ 20 September 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 1, 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:

Friday,  September 22, 2006   (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) 
Acterra's Family Movie Night  • An Acterra Event 
City: Palo Alto 
Description:  Grab your kids and their pillow and join Acterra for a free showing of the fun animated movie, “Over the Hedge”. 
This PG-rated film tells the charming story of a mismatched family of forest creatures who invade the new suburban sprawl that’s 
emerged while they were hibernating. Small snack will be provided. Free to the public. 

Cost: Free to the public. Donations welcome 
Location: Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 East Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303-4303  (map) 
Contact: Ellen Wilkinson, 650-962-9876 x306, library@acterra.org 
Presented by: Acterra 
Websites:  http://acterra.org, http://www.acterra.org 
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Saturday,  September 23, 2006   (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) 
Multiple Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays 
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, and good for you. 
Location: Arastradero Preserve parking lot. Arastradero Rd., north of Page Mill, West of 280. Off Page Mill, GO RIGHT onto, Arastradero Rd.  (map) 
Contact: James Aliberti, (415)672-3764, jayadrats@hotmail.com 
Presented by: Arastradero Preserve Stewardship Program 
Websites:  http://www.acterra.org 
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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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~ EcoCalendar: Links to upcoming events. Full calendar available online at: Acterra Community Calendar
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: San Mateo
Sustainable Garden Lecture Series
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Oakland
Making a difference in Africa
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
City: Greenbrae
Free Eco Film Night: SALMONERA / Tales of the San Joaquin
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
City: Sunol
Sunol Dam Removal Celebration
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 | 1:00 pm - 
City: Various
Deadline: Green Schools Sweepstakes
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Friday, September 22, 2006 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Acterra's Family Movie Night  • An Acterra Event
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 2nd and 4th Saturdays | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Saturday Work Party  • An Acterra Event
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | November 4th | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
City: San Rafael
Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Grow Biointensive Composting
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City: Fremont
Botanical Wanderings - FREE
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Compost Crops
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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
City: Fremont
Twilight Marsh Walk - FREE
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Sunday, September 24, 2006 | Oct 7, 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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Monday, September 25, 2006 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
City: San Francisco
No Room on the Ark? Attempts to Eviscerate the Endangered Species Act
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
City: San Francisco
The Presidio Dialogues
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City: San Francisco
Celebrating African Rivers
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
City: San Francisco
ScrapHouse: A Free Eco Film Night
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City: Los Altos Hills
Speaker: Richard Louv
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Friday, September 29, 2006 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
City: San Jose
Large Event: City Year Opening Day
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Saturday, September 30, 2006 | 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
City: Mountain View
Can We Save the Last Farm in Mountain View?
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Saturday, September 30, 2006 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
City: Palo Alto
Canopy's Community Tree Steward Workshop Series
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Saturday, September 30, 2006 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Palo Alto
Class: Starting an Organic Winter Garden
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Sunday, October 1, 2006 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City: Cupertino
Solar & Green Building Fair
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Sunday, October 1, 2006 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
City: Santa Clara County
Green Home Tour
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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 - 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: Palo Alto
Investment Opportunities in Clean Technology  • An Acterra Event
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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. 

http://www.acterra.org   |  EcoAdvocate@acterra.org  |  tel: 650 962-9876 Acterra  |  3921 East Bayshore Rd  |  Palo Alto CA 94303 

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