January 17, 2016 Oakland, CA 21st Century Water Innovators and Changemakers The WATERSONG SUMMIT unites solutionaries in the water arena with resid

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January 17, 2016 Oakland, CA

21st Century Water Innovators and Changemakers

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Sustainability Element Series

unites solutionaries in the water arena with residents and businesses. We'll explore current water technology, celebrate the rains and learn about solutions to California’s historic drought. No matter rain or shine the stops are indoors and a short distance from each other. Besides...it's all about WATER!

11am - 6:00pm
FREE Musical Water Wander winds it's way through West Oakland landmarks and off the grid innovative communities.

6pm - 10:30pm
The Watersong Summit
Oakland Impact HUB will showcase art exhibits, films, music, over 20 exhibitors, guest speakers and a keynote presentation by Will Travis. (Details below)

Tickets: $22.00 Eventbrite.


Daytime: Bay Area Green Tours'"FREE Musical Water Wander"

11am - 6pm Schedule


11:00am Soundwave Music Studios
2200 Wood Street, Oakland (at the end of Grand)

We'll kick off Sunday morning with Watersong’s FREE Musical Water Wander and get energized with the MJBoppers Brass Band and Global Street Dance Masquerade at historic Soundwave Music Studios known for it’s long musical history including: Metallica, Mac Dre​, ​Third Eye Blind, Green Day, Digital Underground, Counting Crows, Jefferson Starship, Greg Allman, Bobby Womack, Tupac Shakur, En Vogue, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, Con Funk Shun, The Dead Kennedys, Tower of Power, T Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp, The Sly and Robbie, Blackalicious, T Bone Burnett and many, many more...

11:30am Depart for American Steel

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MJ Boppers Brass Band

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SoundWave Studio

11:45am - 12:30pm American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland (.25 miles)

Enjoy a visit to American Steel Studios, a hotbed of artistic and environmental activity. Join Lupin De Mugh, American Steel tour coordinator, members of Groundation Foundation and Eric Mandau of Kijani Grows to learn about their 6-acre roof water catchment system, the living wall installment, their community gardens, the greening of Oakland, and aquaponic systems, and to see fantastic metal sculptures. Bonus: Go behind the scenes to see where many of the fabulous Burning Man art cars and art are created!

12:30pm Depart for O2AA

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American Steel Studios

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American Steel Studios Sculpture

12:45pm - 2:30pm O2AA

2311 Magnolia Ave. Oakland (.25 miles)
Next, we’re off to O2AA for a tour of Oakland's largest aquaponics system, illustrating a completely “closed loop” of recycled water perfection. Enjoy music and a lunch of homemade chili, noodles, salad and Sabor Mexicano Chips and Salsa. ($5). You'll be amazed to see what happens to Oakland’s felled trees that are brought here and how they meet a happy end.

2:30pm Depart for Africa Town

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O2AA - Aquaponics

3:00pm - 4:00pm Afrika Town
San Pablo and West Grand
After lunch, Afrika Town awaits! We’ll collect our brass and bop over to meet our speaker Anthony Forrest of Planting Justice to learn about how grey water can keep your garden alive. They'll be hands-on workshop on drip irrigation systems and other creative water systems. Special guest, Hip Hop for Change will also make an appearance.

4:00pm Depart for Two Mile Wines

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Afrikatown Community Garden

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4:30pm - 6:00pm Summit Mixer Two Mile Wines
477 25th Street (Between Telegraph and Broadway)

Quench your thirst at Two Mile Wines. Enjoy the music wine, cider, and cocktails from several local and sustainable beverage producers. Learn about the fermentation and distillation of hyper-local products, how to make brandy, cider, wine, and even beer using grey water in the process that preserves our precious resource! Unwind with a sample if you like! At 6pm we wind down just in time to rev up the evening of Watersong Summit at the Oakland Impact Hub a block away!

6:00 Depart for Oakland Impact HUB

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Two Mile Wines


Evening: The Sustainability Element Series "Watersong Summit"

Oakland Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, Oakland

TICKETS: $22.00 Eventbrite.

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Michele Guieu - Species Encounter- Dive In!

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Climate Ice Sculpture

6pm - 10:30pm Schedule

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Carter Brooks Climate Artist

Exhibitions and demonstrations hosted throughout the HUB include an interactive and educational student art exhibit addressing water usage in agriculture from the University of California at Davis. Entertainment, water and refreshments provided.
More information available HERE

6:00pm - 6:45pm Exhibitor Hall Exploration

6:45pm - 7:30pm PANEL 1: 'CLIMATE AND WATER'
Exploring water's relationship to climate change in California. Keynote and Panelists
include: William Travis, Andy Katz, Polly Perkins, and Juliet Christian-Smith.

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Exploring the intimate link between water and food production in California. Panelists include: Kelly Carlisle, Sonja Huang, and Andrew Chahrour.

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8:00pm - 8:30pm PANEL 3: 'WATER - 'ENERGY CONNECTION'
Comparing and contrasting current water conservation and solar energy practices. Panelists include: Michael Davis, Anthony Nahas and Ashoka Finley.

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Learn about decentralized water systems, landscape restoration strategies at residential and city-scales, and water technology in your homes and businesses.

9:30pm - 10:30pm The Wind Down
Time to dance, mingle, and celebrate!

More information available HERE

Tickets: $22.00 Eventbrite

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Volunteers Needed

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Why Volunteer?

4 hours of volunteering BEFORE or DURING the event gets you a free pass, food and drink tickets. Contact: Watersong Summit Volunteer Coordinator Jenna Carlsson (925) 984-1821.
Include in your email, phone number, availability, & any info about your interest and the particular skills you could offer.

Please share this event invitation with anyone you think would enjoy it.

See you Jan. 17th! Don’t miss Watersong’s groundbreaking event!


Check out MJ's Brass Boppers Who Will be Leading us on our West Oakland Musical Water Wander!

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A Co-Production of:

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Watersong Summit is one of four element-related events created under the Sustainability Elements Series created by Songline. The first event was Farm-to-Fork on August 29, 2015 in San Francisco.

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Gratitude from Marissa LaMagna, Executive Director

Bay Area Green Tours Mission

Bay Area Green Tours 501(c)3 provides educational tours and events that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action, inspire support of local green businesses, and empower people to incorporate environmental responsibility and social justice into their personal and professional lives.

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