11.27.2010 Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 30

We will be in the quad for the bottle demonstration, part of the “Think Before You Buy” Event. A big thanks to Facilities Services, for supplying the bottles.

We will be filling up a big Jute net with water and soda bottles. We will also be promoting the use of reusable bottles.

11.26.2010 Nov. 27 Garden Day

Come on by! Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a PCC Seeds of Change club member or not.

David Plunkett is organizing a garden day in the Vegetable Garden (outside the L Building). We will be finishing the raised beds and talking about our future plans.

Time: Noon
Where: The Vegetable Garden
When: Sat, Nov. 27, 2010

11.25.2010 More Solar Eagle Images

Hey everyone. I hope that everyone is having a great Thanksgiving and spending time with their family. Amber sent us some new images from Sunday’s Solar Eagle event.

Check them out below:

Solar Eagle looking towards downtown LA

Solar Eagle close-up shot
Courtesy Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q

11.23.2010 Meeting Tuesday, Nov.23

This weeks meeting, we will be talking about Sunday’s solar eagle event in Los Angeles and next weeks Think Before You Buy Event. All of our events for next week have been approved and we urgently need to talk about the logistics for next week. 

Where: E220 (Map)
When: Tuesdays
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Below is a list of volunteer positions available:

Monday

  • 5 people set up and 5 people to clean up (9 am -3 pm)
  • Based on the number of tables, watch tables (10 am -2 pm)

Tuesday

  • Clothing Swap
    • 5 people monitor the swap
    • 5 people to set up and 5 people to clean up (9 am -3pm)
  • Documentary
    • 5 people to set up equipment and technical features
    • Need 10-15 people to distribute food
    • 3 people to clean up trash after movie
    • 5 people to clean up.

Wednesday

  • 5 people to set up and 5 people to monitor swap.

Thursday

  • Fashion Show
    • 5 people to set up
    • 5 male and 5 female models
    • 1-2 coordinators to watch models and talent
    • 2 wardrobe stylists
    • 2 make-up artists
    • 5 people to clean up

If you are available any time next week, please volunteer or join us as we have a full week of fun activities.

You can find the full schedule at http://www.pccseedsofchange.com/2010/11/15/meeting-tuesday-nov-16/

11.22.2010 Earth Art (solar Eagle) Recap

The Earth Art event was a great success on Sunday. There are reports that about 1,000 people showed up. We spent the morning laying out thin solar panels and copper strips to form an outline of the solar eagle. Here below are some images from the event.

Earth Art PosterSolar Music

Several media outlets showed up to cover the solar eagle event.

Media

Amber, a PCC Seeds of Change club member, was at the event coordinating and running around to get everything right.

PV CellsAmber

Rocks were collected from the park and were used to hold down the solar panels.

Laying down the  PV Cells

Even with the rocks, the gusts of wind still managed to blow some of the panels across the park, making it difficult to keep everything in place. We had less than one hour to have everything completed before the satellite flew over to take a picture.

Blow Away

A quick decision was to everyone to lay down on the panels to prevent them from blowing away.

Laying Down

The satellite took the picture and a helicopter flew over and started filming for 45 minutes. We did a bunch of crazy shots and had lots of fun.

Hands to the Sky

At the end, the solar panels were collected and the supplies were to be donated to a local art school.

PV Overview
Courtesy Jason Carman

Here is the satellite image from DigitalGlobe produced for 350.org.

Solar Eagle Sat Image
Courtesy DigitalGlobe

I wished the best of luck on the Earth Art tour.

11.20.2010 Omd Carnival Recap

We had a lot of fun at the OMD carnival. We had a few people come to our PCC Seeds of Change Club booth and the majority of the people never heard of seed balls.

It was fun to demonstrate and explain the reasoning behind seed balls and many people couldn’t believe how simple the concept was. If you would like to make your own seed balls at home or in your community, please visit http://www.pccseedsofchange.com/2010/11/18/how-to-make-seed-balls/

Our seed mixture contained the following:

  • Sisyrinchium bellum
  • Clarkia unguiculata
  • Artemisia californica
  • Allium canadense
  • Gaillardia aristata

Unfortunately, many folks who visited our booth had associated compost and dirt as unsanitary and as a taboo. This showed a disconnect between our society and the natural world. Several people that came by were highly supportive of the concept and our goals at PCC.

Below are some pictures from the club booth.

Mixing

Making seed balls

ClaySeed Balls

Close up

Below was a unrelated photo taken at the OMD carnival.

Police