Upcoming Events

Join Sustainable Overlook for these monthly get-togethers at Daybreak Cohousing in their common room at 2525 N. Killingsworth Ave. (unless otherwise noted.) Meet your neighbors, enjoy yummy local food plus learn new skills and sustainable solutions. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, November 14 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bread baking
Making your own bread is simple and makes even everyday meals special. Learn techniques for a few styles of bread including herb focaccia and pizza dough and take home a few loaves. Sliding scale $5-15 includes ingredients, all local and organic (and hot soup for dinner!) RSVP to sustainable@overlookneighborhood.org

Thursday, November 21, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Portland Permaculture Film Series
Tabor Space, 5441 S.E. Belmont Street
In lieu of a monthly gardening class, we’re joining Portland Permaculture Meet-up for a showing of ‘How to Build a Thermal Mass Rocket HeaterJoin Portland- based movie-maker Calen Kennett for the premiere of his film documenting the construction of a thermal mass rocket stove built by Ernie and Erica Wisner, renowned fire technology geeks and builders of things that burn wood and capture heat. Running time: 117 minutes, followed by a Q & A with Kennett. $5 per person

Thursday, December 12 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Documentary Film and Potluck ‘Passive House: A Building Revolution’
Sustainable Overlook Soup and Cinema is back! From the producers of the award winning film ‘The Power of Community’, “‘Passive House’ takes you on a journey through the most important development in building design, construction and retrofitting in a generation. For 20 years the Passive House standard has been quietly spreading across Europe, applied both to residential and commercial buildings.” It’s a must-see film for homeowners, builders and architects and anyone interested in reducing heating and cooling energy use by 80%. Bring a dish or snack to share. Free!

Thursday, January 9, 2014  6:30 – 8:30 pm
‘The Transition Companion’ discussion and potluck
Join neighbors for an informal reading group. ‘The Transition Companion: Making your community more resilient in uncertain times’ by Rob Hopkins asks the question “What if the best responses to peak oil and climate change don’t come from government, but from you and me and the people around us?”  We’ll be discussing the ‘Connecting’ section. A limited number of books are available free of charge. Email sustainable@overlookneighborhood.org Bring a dish or snack to share. Free!