Over a thousand Kentuckians participated in Green Jobs Now! events all over Louisville and Frankfort on September 26-27, 2008. Video and interviews from the events will be posted on www.greenforall.com and http://sustainablebusinessnetworks.blogspot.com. Check back to learn more soon! Here is a picture from the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Open House in Butchertown featuring the Green Jobs Now! gathering.
CLICK HERE to Listen to Congressman Yarmuth's speech.
9/27/08, Louisville, KY: (OpenNewsNet): U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth urged Americans to move forward with green energy and business to support job creation, environmental and economic well being. Yarmuth described portions of the 2008 Energy Bill, highlighting renewable energy and conservation opportunities and pointed to the work of Our1Planet.org and the International Network of Social Entrepreneurs as an important part of networking for a Green economy. Read more at http://openenwsnet.blogspot.com...
We also had a chance to chat with Thomas Friedman last week about green development and media in the region following his speech at the old YWCA in Louisville. He has just published an important article on Green Jobs Now! called "Green the Bailout" - take a look and pass it on to legislators and others.
From the original invitation to Green Jobs Now!:
Join us for five events on September 26-27in Louisville and Frankfort celebrating progress towards a Green Kentucky and a Sustainable Louisville!
8 pm Friday, September 26, 2008: Walk for A Green and Peaceful Future! Starts from the corner of Bailey and Frankfort Ave., http://sustainabilityeducation.blogspot.com
12-4pm, Saturday, September 27, 2008: "It's Easy Being Green" - A Community Solutions Fair! What does it take to move towards a green economy in Louisville? Find out at:at Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market, 3738 Frankfort Ave, St. Mathews, KY, 40207 www.rainbowblossom.com
5-8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2008: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Open House and Street Fair! Be sure to join us for "I"m Ready: Speak Out For Green Jobs!" at the Adena Institute/ Sustainable Louisville Green Jobs Now! table. 901 Franklin St. Louisville KY 40204, www.kftc.org
11:45 -3:30 pm September 27, 2008: Green Jobs Now at the Idea Festival, "MAKING A DIFFERENCE 3.0" - International Convention Center- Second Floor www.ideafestival.com
12-2 pm, September 27, 2008, Green Jobs Now- Kentucky! 2235 Gregory Woods Road, Frankfort, KY,
Green Jobs Now! is part of a national day of action for a Green Economy. To learn more, go to: http://www.greenjobsnow.com
To learn more about the Green for All - Green Jobs Now! efforts in Louisville, please take a look at http://sustainablebusinessnetworks.blogspot.com.
To join our discussion list to keep up to date on Louisville area sustainability events, please join http://groups.google.com/group/sustainabilityeducation
Here are the details on September 26-27 events:
Friday, September 26, 2008: Walk for A Green and Peaceful Future
Come join us for a walk down Frankfort Avenue in Louisville to support a Green For All Future! Whether your interest is in animal rights or green jobs, neighborhood sustainability or building a more peaceful community, join this walk through our neighborhoods as we demonstrate for a positive future! We'll be interviewing folks and passing out the Green Jobs Now Petition along the way!
The walk begins at the corner of Bailey and Frankfort at 8 PM and will head north to Melwood Avenue and then east two blocks to the Melwood Center. Join us afterwards at Sweet n Savory in the 1800 Block of Frankfort for good conversation and a chance to share our visions for a green community. Just bring yourself, happy feet, your own signs and enthusiasm. This is also the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop night, so there will be many folks out on the streets to connect with. See you there!
"It's Easy Being Green" - A Community Solutions Fair
12-4 pm September 27
What does it take to move towards a green economy in Louisville? Find out at Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market, 3738 Frankfort Ave, St. Mathews, KY, 40207 www.rainbowblossom.com
"It's Easy Being Green" - especially when you have the right help!
Join us this Saturday, September 27th from 12-4 PM at St. Matthews for Greening Your Life. Get tips and tricks from over 20 experts in ways to shift to a greener, more eco-friendly lifestyle and home, both of which can equal savings! Be sure to stop by the Sustainable Business Networks table to learn about how the Louisville economy can Go Green with Green Jobs Now! From learning how making "greener" food choices can impact you carbon footprint to learing about green building and remodeling options, we've got you covered. Enjoy demonstrations, free samples and sign up to win a raffle!
September 27, 5-9 pm: Join us for the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Open House and Street Fair!
We'll have a booth and presentations on green jobs, renewable energy, mountaintop removal, the new sustainable economy and much more!
While you're here, be sure to join us for "I"m Ready: Speak Out For Green Jobs!" at the Adena Institute/ Sustainable Louisville Green Jobs Now! table.
To learn more:
September 27: "MAKING A DIFFERENCE 3.0- rated E for everyone's involvement" www.ideafestival.com IDEA FESTIVAL 2008, Louisville KY Sept 25th - 27th Session Name- DATE- Saturday September 27th TIME- 11:45 am- 12:45 pm EDT (GMT-4) SITE- International Convention Center- Second Floor OTHER- Meet & Greet/ Q&A luncheon at the Mayan Cafe- 1:30- 3:30pm
September 27, 2008 12:00AM to 02:00AM: Green Jobs Now - Kentucky!
Hosted by Andy McDonald Invite Friends to this Event Location:
2235 Gregory Woods Road