Greening Our Neighborhoods & Businesses: From Design to Community

What: Greening Our Neighborhoods & Businesses: From Design to Community. A Lunch and Learn event.

When: Thursday, February 28, Noon to 2 PM.

Who:
  • Joan Pauly, National LEED- Neighborhood Design Committee: "Neighborhoods Taking the LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Neighborhood Design Standards"
  • John Baker, Co-Chair, Clifton Community Council and members of the Sustainable Clifton working group: "Weaving Neighborhood Living and Learning: Sustainability Design and Ecovillage Education"
Where: Adena Center Louisville, KY Campus
Directions: I-71 Exit 2, Zorn Ave. @ River Rd behind BP to the Galen Buiding, Second Floor. (Map)

Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations welcome. $10 requested for a light lunch buffet.

Please RSVP: To 502 410-2786 or communitybiz@yahoo.com
  • How can neighborhood residents and businesses go green?
  • How can local business associations and neighborhoods coalitions get ahead of the curve to take advantage of the new standards and opportunities in sustainability?
  • How do we plan for successful green futures?
  • What can individuals do in our own backyard and with our neighbors and local retailers, to create green neighborhoods now?
LEED - ND is the primary green neighborhood planning standard of the US Green Building Council. The Gaia Education Ecovillage Design program is the principal learning curriculum of the UN Institute for Training and Research. In Louisville, the Clifton neighborhood has committed to exploring these approaches to moving towards sustainability, and other neighborhoods are discussing similar strategies. Join us in a discussion with LEED and neighborhood leaders in discussing opportunities for neighbors and businesses to "go green."

Links:

LEED-ND/ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Neighborhood Design
Sustainable Clifton
Joan Pauly
Gaia Education: Ecovillage Design Education
Sustainable Business Networks
Adena Center

Interested in learning more about local sustainability? Join the conversation! Go to http://groups.google.com/group/sustainabilityeducation
and sign up for regular news and discussion on how to "go green" in Louisville and beyond.

This Workshop qualifies for CEU credit for the Program in Sustainability Studies of the Adena Center. If you would like to apply for CEU credit for this course or for the Certificate in Sustainability, please contact adena.center@gmail.com
More Information: www.sustainabilityeducation.blogspot.com

About the Living and Learning for Sustainability series

This event is sponsored by the Sustainable Business Networks project, helping to build the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Join us for Earth Week with Judy Wicks and the Second Annual Green and Local Business Conference, April 20 and 21, 2008!

Sustainable Business Networks Membership and Donation Information

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+1 502 410 2786
P.O. Box 4241
Louisville, KY, USA 40204

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Going Green and Local
Sustainable Business
Working with neighborhoods and communities to “do good while doing well.”

We’re committed to socially and environmentally responsible business and development practices:
How can businesses support sustainable neighborhoods and ecosystems?
How can we support green & local businesses?

Learning to make smart choices:
For local food, solar building, renewable energy, green procurement, fair trade, fair wages, diversity, community wellness, media democracy and more.

We are working to build a liveable local economy.
Working together, businesses and consumers can add value through green and community-appropriate design, development and business practices.
“Thinking globally and acting locally” increases neighborhood livability, local prosperity and earth’s well being.

Kentucky Sustainable Business Networks
offer businesses, neighborhoods, consumers and the broader community ways to “buy local and buy green”:
KSBN is an “exploratory committee” for forming sustainable network partnerships.
KSBN discount Founding Memberships benefits:
  1. Louisville Green & Local Conference & Expo
  2. Listings in the Green Business Network Directory & related web, print & television listing & advertising for local & global placement.
  3. Access to BALLE and SBN green & socially responsible purchasing & online SBN marketplace partnerships
  4. Learning Resources: BALLE and SBN lecture series, peer mentoring, consulting & assistance with sustainable business certifications
  5. Connections to planning resources, agencies, green advertising, products, services, and business opportunities.
  6. Opportunities to participate in Sustainable Business Incubators, marketing, networking, social entrepreneurship & partnering locally & worldwide.
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Contact Sustainable Business Networks at communitybiz@yahoo.com or 502 410 2786 to receive any of the following member services:

Kentucky Sustainable Business Network Newsletter & event updates.

To participate in the Sustainable Kentucky Business Network Lecture Series and the Sustainable Community Workshops, the biweekly seminars on how my business, organization and neighborhood can “go green.”

Your organization can host a seminar or invite a speaker on Sustainable Business. Please contact SBN to make arrangements.

Volunteer to help “green” business and neighborhoods! Please contact SBN to help at events in spreading the word!

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