Louisville Sustainability Forum October2009 Announcements

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Louisville Sustainability Forum September 2009 Announcements

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2009 Sustainability Events of Interest, from Sustainability Living and Learning Network

*      International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability (ICOVACS 2009)


Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY October 19-21, 2009 Click here to learn more...


June 24-28, 2009 Cohousing Conference - Seattle, WA
Come to the 2009 National Cohousing Conference and see the power of community for yourself. With more than 50 program offerings - featured speakers, workshops, seminars, and tours-there's something for everyone! More Info 



June 20-24, 2009 
ASHRAE Conference in Louisville: Engineering Sustainability 

  Click here to learn more   


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...


May 16-17, 2009

Join us for the main midwest sustainability learning event of the season! 

To learn more: www.greenfestivals.org


*  Winter - Spring 2009: 

Sustainable Neighborhoods Organizing Meetings


Living Legacy: In Honor Of Van Jones

From: Naomi Davis
Subject: Living Legacy: In Honor Of Van Jones


Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting
for the other person to die.
- Dr. Wayne Dyer

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is right: your action now is called for now.
Please see her message from Green For All below.

Further, Margaret Mead reminds us, and Beck and company confirm:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Like many of you, I'm sad and angry about the events which
culminated with the resignation of Van Jones from his position
in the Obama administration. But Van's legacy deserves so
much more than feelings: it merits more and methodical organizing.

You're part of the solution or you're part of the problem.

- Eldridge Cleaver

Help spread the good and necessary news of the new green economy.
Show your support for the green jobs movement, and the values it
stands for. Spread the word with 10 others.

Simply forward the link below to your friends and family:

Start with what's in your hand.
- Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Van Jones is my friend and mentor, but my call to action isn't about
me, isn't about Van - what he did or didn't mean, isn't about dirty
deeds America did or didn't do. This call to action is about our future,
not our past. It's about our humanity and our sanity to do what works.
It's about our need for all hands on deck.

Let's keep our eye on the prize. Please sign and forward this petition...
and listen for organizing updates from Blacks in Green™ and from
our friends at Green For All.

History turns on slender hinges.
- Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun

We are a witness to the Power of One - the power of one voice,
alone or united - to light a whole new way...for the greater good
or otherwise. For example, as much as any one person, Van Jones
moved our collective mind to green solutions for the greater good -
one solution to America's two biggest problems - pollution and
poverty. He invested his life in "making lemonade." Sweet.

Sooner or later the verdict will be in on us: did we do what we
needed to survive?...did those of us who knew better, lend a hand
to teach our neighbors "how to fish?" In the swirl of our murky
imperfections we can always clarify by declaring:

I believe in a world that works for everyone,
with no one and nothing left out.

Do you? Please take a stand by signing and forwarding this petition.
Take a stand for a world where together we generate and enjoy the
health and wealth benefits of the new green economy.

Thank you,

Naomi Davis
President & Founder
Blacks in Green™

P.S. For the record, I stand with Van - who he is, whatever
he said or meant. Email me your perspective, if you like at
naomi@blacksingreen..org. Let's share, not shout.

BIG: Blacks in Green™ | 10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue | At The Olive-Harvey Sustainability Institute |
773-569-4464 | Chicago | IL | 60628

Click the image below to read the letter from Green For All about the Van Jones Resignation: