WORLD AIDS DAY

aids.gov

TAKE ACTiON.RAiSE AWARENESS.SPEAK OUT.STAY PROTECTED.

everywhere around the globe, people are coming together to stand in solidarity in the fight against HIV and AIDS!! First diagnosed in 1981, close to 34 MILLION people in the world live with AIDS everyday!! check out 39.5 million reasons to cure AIDS/HIV

from the UK to the USA, global, national, and local events are happening!!

OAKLAND MARKS WORLD AIDS DAY with a video screening by WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases) and an OccupyOakland Vigil and Open mic in Oscar Grant Plaza downtown

Come to the Oakland Museum of CA and watch Untitled a contemporary artist film, being screened all day!!

The HIV Research Section | SFDPH in partnership with Bench and Bar, Berkeley Free Clinic, Get Screened Oakland, and East Bay AIDS Center are putting on: World Aids Day 2011 – Grace, Beauty, Legs, Sex & Condoms

TODAY from 8-11pm @ Bench and Bar, 510 17th st. Oakland

SF CELEBRATES WORLD AIDS DAY

UC BERKELEY REPRESENTS ON WORLD AIDS DAY

Not only is it important to come together and celebrate our existence, our health, and stand as strong allies for our community members battling AIDS, we also need to BE SMART!! about using protection during sex, understanding our risk and how to stay safe, and learn what we can do in a larger way to fight epidemic diseases like AIDS in our daily lives, whether its donating money or voting for health or public policies!!

CHECK OUT THE CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) new publication: CDC Vital Signs 2011: New Hope for Stopping HIV – Testing and Medical Care Saves Lives

HAVE A PRODUCTiVE REFLECTiVE ACTiVE WORLD AiDS DAY!!!

East Bay Parks Trail Challenge!!!

This morning, SF Gate reported East Bay parks push family exercise program. It’s the beginning of a new year for East Bay Regional Park District’s TRAIL CHALLENGE a self-paced FREE program for kids and families to get out and explore the more than 1,000 miles of trails and parks in the Bay.

REGISTER today!! Get a free t-shirt and booklet, and join the 10,000 other participants who are GETTiNG ACTiVE all over the BAY!!!

You’d be surprised how fun it could be to FiGHT OBESiTY

Tilden Park, source: wiki cc

Have a barbeque, go camping at Sunol Campground, only about an hour outside the heart of the bay, go to Tilden and bring the lil ones to the Little Farm to learn about the animals!!!

Plastic Bottle House in Argentina AMAZING!!

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO. Alfredo Santa Cruz, of Argentina, built his house out of the resources he had available to him, plastic trash!!

IMAGiNE WHAT YOU COULD MAKE or THE INFiNiTE CREATiVE WAYS WE CAN USE WASTE TO CREATE USEFUL OR ARTFUL ITEMS or STRUCTURES!!!!

WHAT ARE YOUR iDEAS???

Left Coast Leaning Dec. 3rd-5th

YBCA (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) & YOUTH SPEAKS’ Living World Project present a 3 day FESTIVAL to celebrate theater, dance, and music on the WEST COAST!!!

JOiN TOGETHER check out the events @ YBCA’s website

with more info at living world project’s WEBSiTE

including work by:

Rennie Harris PureMovement, Amy Seiwert, Lauren Whitehead, O DC/Dance, Denizen Kane & Sean San José, Holcombe Waller, Nicole Klaymoon, Zoe|Juniper, Amara Tabor Smith & Sherwood Chen, Steve Connell & Sekou tha Misfit, Chinaka Hodge & Ambrose Akinmusire

Curated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

 

So-called Green Marketing Exposed

ALSO CHECK OUT SOFRESH&SOGREEN‘s blog post INFOGRAPHIC: GREENWASHED: The Truth About 95% Of So Called Green Products

Fluoride OK’d for San Jose drinking water

Fluoride OK’d for San Jose drinking water !!!

Santa Clara Valley Water District decides to add flouride to the drinking water after a vote by the board on Tuesday. This will include almost 1.5 million residents whose share the drinking water source.  Most of the United States (around 3/4) already have flouride in their drinking water.

The article by KTVU says, ‘ “When you fluoridate the water, childhood tooth decay drops 40percent and among the elderly, tooth loss and decay drops 70percent,” said Dr. Donald Lyman, of the state Department of PublicHealth.’

Visit flourideinfo.org to learn more about Flouride and whether it is good to have in your drinking water.

FiBER iS GOOD

WHY IS FiBER GOOD FOR ME TO EAT??

DiETARY FiBER (fiber in your food): lowers your risk of diabetes,colon cancer, heart disease, diverticulitis (inflammation of intestines) and of course, constipation!!

to read more about why see Harvard School of Public Health’s The Nutrition Source, Fiber: Start Roughing It.

Want a change? Check out these food options to add fiber to your diet 10 Surprising Fiber Finds – Guide to Daily Fiber – Everyday Health.

Also see if the things you eat everyday have fiber in them, or if you could spice up your meals once in a while. FOODS WITH FIBER

Asian Pacific Environmental Network 18th Anniversary

APEN, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network is turning 18!!!!!

On November 17th, 2011 at the Scottish Rite Center at 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612 Come Celebrate with a Reception at 6:00pm and Dinner and Programs at 7:00pm.

APEN is a leader in environmental and social justice utilizing grassroots organizing to improve peoples’ HEALTH and WELL-BEING by empowering low-income Asian Pacific Islander communities. Local Bay Area organizing includes the Laotian Organizing Project (LOP, Power in Asian Organizing (PAO), and Asian Youth Advocates. Check out the AYA photography project, where the young women in the group documented how they saw their surrounding environment.

APEN 18 Year Anniversary Event

November 17, 2011

6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Light Dinner and Program

Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

JOIN APEN in celebration of 18 strong years fighting for environmental justice and healthy communities

Powering our Future: Bay Area Green Jobs

CHECK OUT RISING SUN ENERGY CENTER in berkeley!!

ViDEO : Rising Sun’s CALIFORNIA YOUTH ENERGY SERVICES

Located at 1900 Addison Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704, Phone: (510) 665-1501, Fax: (510) 665-1502, is just a few blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART!!

TAKE A LOOK AT THEiR WEBSiTE & FiND OUT ABOUT THE PROGRAMS THEY HAVE GOiNG ON!!

ALSO, partnering with Rising Sun is RichmondBUILD right down the road.

RichmondBUILD creating sustainable energy source to power our WORLD; source: city of richmond

Richmond Build Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Program, brought to you by Green For All

ELLA BAKER CENTER in Oakland INFO about Richmond BUILD & Solar Richmond    CHECK OUT SOLAR RICHMOND’s website HERE & follow them on twitter

Flu Vaccine Now Available in CA

Read this message from the CA Dept of Public Health about the new flu vaccine, who is recommended to get it, and other ways to stay healthy during flu season!!

USE THIS FLU VACCINE FINDER TO LOCATE A PHARMACY OR OTHER VACCINATION SITE!

OR CHECK OUT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY DEPT. of PUBLIC HEALTH’s LIST OF WHERE & WHEN TO GET A FREE FLU VACCINE IN YOUR AREA!

call 510-267-3230 if you have any Qs!!!

if you think you might have the flu, but aren’t sure you can take a look at COMMON FLU SYMPTOMS & find out how to take care of yourself or another.

ALSO you can choose whether or not you want to get a flu shot. If you’re not sure what the pros & cons are, talk to your local pharmacist, doctor, school nurse, stop by a local clinic, or check out reliable internet sources!