Reflections on GMOs 2.0, a Synthetic Biology Symposium


By Ruby Derovan, Sustainable Fairfax Communications Intern†

My first assignment as a communications intern for Sustainable Fairfax was to attend and write about the synthetic biology symposium that took place on Thursday, October 9 at the Mill Valley Community Center. Community members and expert panelists gathered for a discussion about synthetic biology and its impacts on our food, farmers, community and health. †[PLEASE CLICK ON READ MORE BELOW]

Sustainable Fairfax Community Council: Remembering Our Ancestors

When:Saturday, October 21,†2pm-4pm

Where:†Sol Studios, 12†School St Plaza, Ste 12E, Fairfax†

With Halloween coming and the Celebrations of the Day of Dead we will take the time to remember ancestors. In particular we will consider what we have learned from our families about sustainable practices as well as what we need to unlearn.

Please join us for this Community Council honoring our traditions. Through sharing our stories in a safe space of deep listening we open to the possibility of creative solutions born from inspired hearts and minds. All are welcome to attend.

**Please bring photos of loved ones to put on our Alter table.**

Our Council methods are based on ancient practices and the Way of Council developed at the Ojai Foundation.

Council Facilitators:†
Teya Valentina Chavez (Co-owner/Sol Studios & healing arts teacher)
Rachel McKay (Cultural Liaison/Sustainable Fairfax & trained in the Way of Council)

Please RSVP by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
or calling 415-305-2307. Drop-ins are okay.†
($5-$15 suggested donation - no one turned away)

Sustainable Fairfax Endorses Measure J

Sustainable Fairfax endorses Measure J in the upcoming General Election on November 4, 2014 in Fairfax California. †This community-based tax measure will maintain vital public services to ensure the safety of our citizens and support a self-sustaining multigenerational community.

Measure J is not a new tax, it simply continues†the successful fiscal policy begun when Fairfax overwhelmingly passed Measure F ten years ago, and renewed with Measure I five years ago. Measure J will increase our taxes by only $20 and will remain the same for the next five years. For more info click on "Read More" below.

Film Series: Story of Stuff - Friday, November 14
When:†Friday, September 12, 2014
Doors Open:†7:00pm†Film:†7:30 pm
Where:†Fairfax Women's Club, 46 Park Rd, Fairfax†
Cost:†$5-10 Suggested Donation - no one turned away
Speaker: †Director Louis Fox of Free Range Studios

We will show 5 short films from the Story of Stuff series. We are thrilled to have Director Louis Fox of Free Range Studios join us after the movie for a discussion about the films. If you are not familiar with Story of Stuff, it all began about 7 years ago when Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios put together a 20-minute movie about the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff. It went viral on the internet, unleashing a torrent of pent-up demand for honest conversation about the impacts of our consumer-crazed culture on people and the planet. Since then It has been viewed more than 40 million times worldwide. From this the Story of Stuff Project emerged, including, among other things, more films that address different topics brought up during the original film.†

WANTED: Craft Faire Vendors!
Fairfax Craft Faire- Saturday, December 13


Saturday, December 13, 2014


The Fairfax Pavilion


The craft faire has grown†to become†one of Fairfax's most treasured holiday events,†since the first one Sustainable Fairfax put together many years ago. †It is a local tradition and we hope you can join us again for another great year! †

Proceeds benefit both†Sustainable Fairfax†and†Fairfax Open Circle Arts and Sports (FOCAS).

Please†VOLUNTEER†some time to help us have a successful event - it's a fun day and all the proceeds go to two wonderful organizations.
Vendors! We are accepting applications for the 2014 Craft Faire.†Download your application†(It is filling up fast!!)
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