The Low Down On Green Living
October 12th, 2007
We hope there is an event below to suit every green appetite. If not, there is still nothing better on a beautiful Fall morning than your own community farmers’ market. Go to www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/ to find a market near you.
Atlanta, GA, The Echo Project Green Music Festival - Oct 12-14, 2007
Three-days of entertainment, community building, and environmental awareness spread across three action-packed stages and limitless campgrounds along the Chattahoochee River – all powered by alternative energy sources and innovative programs for power creation and consumption. Each new initiative making sure that the local environment is made better for having us there. For more information and tickets visit www.the-echoproject.com.
Los Angeles, Eco Nouveau – Oct. 13, 2007
EcoNouveau, a co-production spearheaded by Rob Ganger of Pollinator Media Group and Sarah Shewey of Pink Cloud Events, will feature the Spring/Summer í08 collection of the most innovative eco-fashion designers in a non-traditional runway show crafted for an audience of 1,500 international press, buyers and eco-conscious celebrities and influencers. The event premieres on October 13th at restored cathedral Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles Alternative art and production company BOXeight is the official host of EcoNouveau. For more detail, schedule and ticketing info visit www.econouveau.com.
San Diego, California, Social Venture Network 2007 Fall Conference - Oct. 11-14, 2007
Innovative business owners, social entrepreneurs and civic leaders will join for a dynamic conference that will explore ways to create a more just and sustainable economy. Set at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa near San Diego, California, the conference sessions will give the inspiration, tools and connections for participants to take action in their organizations and communities.For more information, contact Heidi Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 415-561-6501.
New York City, GreenHomeNYC Monthly Green Building Forum - Oct. 17, 2007
The Green Building Forum is held on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) @6:30 PM and features presentations by green building practitioners followed by discussion. The events are always free and open to the general public. Please RSVP by email to: rsvp@GreenHomeNYC.org.
Port St. Lucie, Florida, Treasure Coast Green Conference – Oct. 18, 2007
Sponsored by St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, Florida Green Building Coalition, Sustainable Treasure Coast, and Treasure Coast Builders Association. For builders, developers, elected officials, planners, landscape architects and realtors to explore the opportunities, challenges, and economic incentives for green development and building.For more information ww.stlucieco.gov/erd/green_conference/index.html.
San Rafael, California, Bioneers 18th Annual Conference 2007 - Oct. 19-21, 2007
Now in it’s 18th year, Bioneers brings together some of the world’s most renowned and innovative people to present their ideas and experiences. They speak to a well educated, interested, and progressive audience willing to discuss solutions to current environmental and social justice issues.For more information visit www.bioneers.org.
Seattle, WA Green Seattle Partnership Madrona Woods Work Party - Oct. 20, 2007
Join the Friends of Madrona Woods in their restoration efforts every 3rd Saturday of the month. This month, volunteers are needed for installing native plants. Madrona Woods is a 9.2-acre hillside in the city-owned Madrona Park near Lake Washington, due east of downtown Seattle. It is named both for the city neighborhood in which it located and for the Pacific madrona trees which grow on the site. Its eastern boundary is Lake Washington Boulevard and its western boundary is 38th Avenue. It stretches from Spring Street on the north to Columbia Street on the south. People of all ages, talents, and backgrounds volunteer to restore Madrona Woods. Friendly, experienced workers are happy to share their knowledge and discoveries with new volunteers, and working in the woods is an effective way to learn about plants and ecosystems. Visit www.greenseattle.org for more details.
Austin, Texas, From Gray Areas to Green Areas: Developing Sustainable Practices in Preservation Environments – Nov. 1-3, 2007
This three-day symposium will examine sustainable practices in cultural heritage preservation environments. What are the key factors that make integrating sustainable technologies in preservation facilities possible? Who are the people we need to convince? What public policies can create positive change in our practices? For more information visit www.ischool.utexas.edu/kilgarlin/gaga/.
San Francisco Green Festival - Nov. 9-11, 2007
At the Green Festivals, we’re celebrating what’s working in our communities, for people, for businesses and for the environment. Here, green means safe, healthy communities and strong, local economies. Green is the color of hope, of social and economic justice, of ecological balance.What will you find at the Green Festival? Tasty food, great music, and 300 green businesses as well as films, workshops, yoga and other types of movement classes. There is also a packed program of inspiring speakers. For more information visit www.greenfestivals.org.
Los Angeles, California, Opportunity Green Conference 2007 at UCLA – Nov. 11-17-2007
The Opportunity Green Conference 2007 along with UCLA organizations; The GSA Sustainable Resource Center and the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Net Impact Chapter will bring together entrepreneurs, executives and investors focused on building profitable, socially conscious and sustainable enterprises. Speakers will explore the latest in green consumer trends, viral marketing, and the power of online networks. This event will also include panels on Business Blogging 101, How to SecureFunding in the Green Marketplace, the Greentech/Cleantech Revolution, and more. Official Site: http://www.opportunitygreen.com.
Chicago, WasteCap’s Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Training and Accreditation – Nov. 9, 2007
The City of Chicago and the US Environmental Protection Agency host WasteCap’s Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Training And Accreditation. This training will give contractors the skills needed to develop, manage, monitor, document and promote a successful recycling program for construction and demolition debris. Participants become Accredited in Construction Debris Recycling and learn how to obtain LEED points for construction waste management. This full-day course is hosted by the City of Chicago and the US Environmental Protection Agency and taught by WasteCap Wisconsin staff. WasteCap is nationally recognized as a leader in construction and demolition waste recycling and has managed successful construction and demolition waste reuse and recycling on over $2.97 billion in projects. Register at www.wastecapwi.org/training.htm.
Chicago, Illinois, Good and Green, The Green Marketing Conference – Nov. 29-30, 2007
Make sure they’re buying your brand! At Good And Green you’ll learn how to increase your brand’s emotional, cognitive and financial connection in today’s “greening” consumer markets.”For more information, visit: http://goodandgreen.biz.
Washington D.C., ACORE Renewable Energy in America: Phase II Policy Forum - Nov. 28-29, 2007
ACORE’s 6th annual national renewable energy policy forum on Capitol Hill will broaden our perspectives once again, now looking at the global outlook on renewable energy and putting U.S. development in the context of global factors. Countries such as Denmark, Germany, Spain, and India have been early leaders in wind power. Japan, Germany, Spain, India, and lately China are early leaders in solar energy. Europe as a whole has committed to substantial increases in the use of renewables in electricity, transportation and heating. Developing countries are also struggling to put renewables into use, and there are success stories and lessons learned. Overall renewable energy is emerging. We invite you to join us in assessing the outlook. For more information visit www.acore.org.
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