Tree Huggers of the World, Unite: Central Coast Bioneers Conference 2013

POSTED ON October 5th, 2013 - by MomatusNo Comments »

There is no doubt that the earth and human beings are intertwined. However, our species certainly has a knack for pretending as if this were not the case. The Bioneers Network brings together leading thinkers from around the world to help heal the divide between nature and people.

The Central Coast chapter of the Bioneers network will be holding a conference this October 25-27 at he historic Monday Club on Monterey Street, with the theme of “Turning Vision Into Action”. Lectures will focus on eco-science, social and environmental activism, food and farming, women’s leadership, economics, and restoring ecosystems. All major events from the national meeting in San Francisco will be simulcast in SLO. The local keynote address will be given by Drew Dellinger, founder of Global Poets for Justice. Special guest Nina Simons, author of Changing the Story & Igniting Leadership: Mobilizing Change for a Healthy, Just & Resilient Future will also speak during the gathering. Our good friends the Mother Corn Shuckers will provide musical entertainment with the unique, foot-stomping sound of what they like to call “beergrass”.

Bambu Batu is delighted to be selling tickets for the Central Coast Bioneers Conference. We will be offering five different passes here at the store in SLO. Prices range from $85-$300, and student discounts are available. Attendees ride free to and from Cal Poly with their badges. Payments are accepted in person by cash or check only.

Want to learn more about the Bioneers movement? Visit the website for the official schedule, and tune into local public radio station KCBX every Monday at 1pm to become inspired!


Home Sweet Hotel: Petition to allow short-term vacation rentals

POSTED ON September 18th, 2013 - by Momatus2 Comments »

Travelers to San Luis Obispo come to the area to relax, take in the scenery, and engage with the community. While there will always be the sort who prefer a hotel or spa, many tourists are choosing to stay in unique, rented spaces provided by residents of their destination. Visitors get to sample a little local flavor at rates significantly less than many large establishments or chains, and property owners can find a use for old rooms, boats, apartments, or cottages. Sites such as Airbnb help parties find one another and list their accommodations. However, many cities have laws that restrict this kind of transaction, and San Luis Obispo citizens are asking to be able to lease their living rooms.

Change.org is hosting a petition to amend San Luis Obispo’s housing code to allow for short term rentals. The backers of the petition to City Council estimate that the county could see a $7.6 million annual increase in revenue as well as attract a wider demographic than just the wine drinking set. Homeowners are able to supplement the high cost of living in the county, and get to share their love of the region with others. Would you rent out your space?

 


Yoga for the Youth: Summer sessions

POSTED ON July 28th, 2013 - by MomatusNo Comments »

During the summer, kids seem to have a need to release all of the energy they built up sitting in school the rest of the year. Finding activities to get the little wiggle worms moving helps keep their bodies strong and minds relaxed. Through August 2, the lovely Heather Noyes is offering children’s yoga classes every day starting at 8:30 am – 12 pm. The cost of the camp hosted by the SLO Department of Parks and Recreation is $148, and parents can sign up through the¬†website. The program will be held downtown at the beautiful SLO Library.

Heather Noyes is a Registered Yoga Instructor 200 hr with Yoga Alliance. She is also trained in Teaching Yoga to Kids through the Yoganesha Program of Santa Barbara. She has her Master’s in Elementary Education and her California Credential for Multiple Subjects K-5th grade. She has been teaching kids for ten years in a variety of settings: Water Safety Instructor (swimming lessons), Camp Counselor, Outdoor School Naturalist, School Garden and Science Teacher. She has been teaching Kids Yoga at the Yoga Centre in SLO every Saturday for the past year and is excited to be starting up Kids Yoga Summer Camps! She is the owner of The Nature Yoga, creating outdoor yoga experiences for all ages.