Sustainable Louisville networks meeting Reminder: April 9, 5:15 PM Ad Hoc GreenFest / Sustainable Community and Business Networks Organizing Meeting -

Sustainable Louisville Networking Meeting:
The next Ad Hoc GreenFest / Sustainable Community and Business Networks Organizing Meeting will be held

Monday, April 9, 2007
5:15 - 7 PM

Webster University
Louisville Metro Campus
1031 Zorn Ave., Suite 200
Louisville, KY

Take Interstate 71 to Zorn Avenue Exit
Turn into Ramada Drive next to BP Gas Station at Exit
Bear right into main campus building parking lot
Please note time and location change.

Building strong, green and sustainable local economies:
An open meeting on networking for green and local festivals, education and market development, particularly community based initiatives and community-university-business collaboration. All are welcome.
Please see the Agenda details below for more information.

For more information:
See below for agenda and details or go to


And Don't forget to Mark your Calendars:

Monday, April 16, Noon to 3PM,
Louisville Green and Local Business Mini-Conference!

Featuring Local Green Business Leadership on going green and local for your business, organization and the local economy. Speakers from Heine Brothers Coffee, Rainbow Blossom Foods, Expressions of You Cafe, Keep Louisville Weird, Louisville Sustainability Forum, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Energy Pros, Kentucky Green Building Council, Commonwealth Computer Recycling and more!
A Lunch and Learn event at Webster University. Free to attend, $10 for lunch. Call to reserve lunch and for more information. Details at

Sunday April 8, April 15 and April 22, 4 PM to?
Green Magic! You're invited to Join the Parade! Thursday, May 3, 2007: Pegasus Parade entry to support Greening a sustainable Louisville!

You can't get much more "mainstream" in the Louisville area than the Kentucky Derby Festival and the Pegasus Parade. A diverse group of artists, young people, performers, tradespeople, businesses and community groups have come together to support an alternative transportation and Green Magic!float entry in the parade this year -- and You're invited! The working group is meeting daily for construction, costuming and performance preparation. Materials donation and networking help is needed as well.
You're invited to join the weekly Green Magic assembly at the Hope Mills building, 954 East Kentucky Street or come by anytime to join in the fun! Call Noah Church at to learn more and jump in! Details:


April 9 Ad Hoc Working Group DRAFT Agenda:
(Please post suggestions for additions or change below in the "COMMENTS" link or send to

5:15 PM
1.1) Agenda review
1.2) Introductions/Brief Announcements) Progress on Community Education Events:
2.1) Progress review on 2007 - 2008 Louisville Energy and Green Living Expo and Green Festival planning.

5: 30 PM
2.2) Conference Call with Joseph Malki, Producer of the National Green Festival, National Green Business Conference and and Principal Seven Star Green Event Experts (tentative)

6 PM
2.3) Progress review on 4/16 Louisville Green and Local Business Conference
2.4) Information on promotions, ride share and programming for the April 17-22 National Green Business Conference
2.5) Progress on 4/14 and 4/22 Earth Week Events
2.6) Progress on 5/3 Green Magic/Pegasus Parade 4-21 - 5/6 Derby Festival Events and
2.7) Progress on Community Sustainability Educational Events and Speakers Series
2.8) Information on 4/22-23 Berea Community-University Sustainability Collaboration Conference information

6:30 PM
3) Progress on networking
3.1) Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
3.2) Collaborating organizations and networks for events, education and market development.
3.3) Networking tools and resources
3.4) Network organization/committees

6:45 PM
4) Next steps

NOTE: This will be an open and ad hoc community meeting to which past and new participants are welcome.

We welcome the chance to speak via conference call with Joseph Malki, a world leader on producing Green expos and events. We hope to have excerpts of Bill McKibbens comments on the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and other brief presentations. We will also be using a media democracy approach to the meeting, taping excerpts and asking for commentary on participants perspectives on "Greening" the region for posting to web and broadcast. or

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