Healthy San Francisco Earth Day!
Healthy San Francisco Earth Day!
We had a lovely, healthy San Francisco (420) day – April 20th! Our Healthy Building San Francisco Earth Day booth was in the center of Civic Center Plaza with a great view of happy, healthy people AND San Francisco City Hall!
See a few Thermal Portraits below…
Healthy San Francisco Thermal Portraits
We snapped some really cool IR pictures of folks who visited our booth:
A general trend is hot skin and cold clothes. Hair is also a natural insulator, so people’s eyebrows and beards show up cooler (blue). Glasses are almost always cooler than our skin, so glasses also show up blue on these thermal portraits.
If you haven’t already received your thermal portrait… it should arrive via email very soon! (Assuming we can decipher your handwriting…)
San Francisco Booth Helpers!
Thank everyone from our staff who took time out of their Saturday to help manage our booth! It was a great success, and we met many interesting people who may need our help in months to come. There was lots of interest in Healthy Building Inspections (primarily EMF and Mold), and also in Green Building Consulting.
Healthy San Francisco Businesses
The final chapter of this “healthy SF” blog is about other businesses representing at EarthDay. We ran into other B-Corporations and leaders in the social and environmental movement around the Bay. Here are a few highlights:
Earth Island Institute. This is an awesome non-profit incubator that continues to do amazing work. John Knox, Executive Director and fellow Antioch College grad, helps run the show and ensures this mega engine of environmental power continues to run smoothly! Be sure to check out the Earth Island Journal for great articles on current events in environmental/social justice.
When I walked by on Saturday, Bay Area Wilderness Training, one of the many projects within Earth Island Insitute, was there sharing info on their great leadership and wilderness survival training programs.
Excess Access – Linking Surplus with Needs – was there in full force! They haul away things you no longer need (furniture, computers, phones, etc.) and find a home for all that stuff so it stays out of the landfill. They are like Craigslist in some ways… but focus only on helping provide a hauler and home for the unwanted.
350 Bay Area was in the (green) house! Their mission, “We are building a grassroots climate movement, working for deep CO2 emission reductions in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.” They’ve got numerous high-level campaigns pushing for real change. Their events calendar is packed with events where the who-is-who of local climate change activists rally.
Bay Bucks was there – bucking the norm as usual! I love the concept of having a local trade/barter economy, and if enough of us join there may just be hope. Imagine driving local businesses without the exchange of taxable dollars. I don’t believe this will get to the scale where local tax revenues are significantly threatened, but I do believe many local businesses could benefit from the Bay Bucks exchange system.
And that’s all I’ve got time for!
Thanks for tuning in.
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