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Transition Town / Ecovillage Training
June 13-14 , 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Led by Maggie Seeley and Zaida Amaral, Ecovillage Design leaders partnered with Louisville and other ecovillage initiatives, the training promises to be one of the more exciting initiatives in the US as we continue the process of integrating transition work with diverse design and cultural perspectives... Click here to learn more...
From: Naomi Davis
By Bill Wolfe • email@example.com • August 18, 2008
Commonwealth Computer Recycling was about a month old in March 2006, founder Jim Shields recalled, when he found himself tossing a ball to his German shepherd Dori and waiting "for one lady who had called in. She had one PC, one monitor and one printer. I waited four hours," he said.
Two years later, there's very little waiting around at the Louisville company. "It's a rocket. The thing has taken off very, very quickly," Shields said.
Located in a warehouse on East Kentucky Street, Commonwealth takes in between 60 and 80 tons of equipment every month -- mostly computers and monitors, but also other assorted electronic gear, from printers to copiers, fax machines, telephones and more.
The business is built on two promises: Those concerned about security issues are assured that the data-storing hard drives from their computers will be either shredded or electronically scrubbed of all information -- or both -- before the part leaves the warehouse.
In addition, anyone worried about the impact of millions of discarded computers on the environment can be certain that the equipment will be completely recycled -- not stripped of valuable parts and then placed in landfills.
Straw Bale Building Workshop
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in learning more about Green Housing & Building options:
Architects, builders, sustainability educators, and green enthusiasts in general.
Attendees with participate in all aspects of construction, but workload is designated around physical ability. Scholarships are available - see details below.
Did you know? The first straw bale building to be built in Jefferson County are scheduled to be built in Clifton and Crescent Hill in 2008. Neighbors are invited to participate in the training and in learning how to do cooperative, low-cost high quality natural building.
Session Activity Weekend Schedule:
Preview Luncheon: Thursday, March 27 12-2 pm Lunch & Learn
Adena Center at W*bster University, Louisville: Galen Bldg, Zorn @ River Road Open to the Public, $5 Lunch / Donation requested. Please RSVP: 502 410 2786 or http://www.webster.edu/louisville/CERegister.html
One: March 29-30 Foundation and drainage
Two: April 5-6 Wall construction, door and window detail
Three: April 12-13 Roof construction and assembly
Four: April 19-20 Earth plaster and stucco
Cost $400 per person/ $500 per couple for entire workshop
$125 per single weekend/ $200 per couple
Foxhollow workshop upcoming in 2008
Scholarship Discounts of 50% available- see below.
2700 Hillside Terrace
Louisville, KY 40206
*Spring follow up-" Design and interior finishing" to be announced
For more information and to sign up:
This Workshop qualifies for CEU credit for the Program in Sustainability Studies of the Adena Center.
Half price discounts available:
participating in the Adena Sustainability Studies Program and partner community projects such as Sustainable Clift*n, Sustainable Business Networks, Sustainable Louisville and others are eligible for scholarship support for a 50% discount on the course cost.
If you would like to apply for CEU credit for this course, the Certificate in Sustainability, or scholarship support please contact
More Information: www.adenacenter.blogspot.com
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-- Chinese Proverb
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