SPIF] Get ready for Spring! Join us Sat. March 24 for the Sustainable Communities Conference
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From: Norma Roberts-Hakizimana Date: 11:58am, Mar 13, 2012
Hey Neighbors! Come learn what is happening in the Twin Cities-St Paul, too! Ms Norma Frogtown, STP, MN Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
-----Original Message----- From: "Sean Gosiewski" <email obscured>> Sender: <email obscured> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:42:57 To: <email obscured>> Subject: [SPIF] Get ready for Spring! Join us Sat. March 24 for the Sustainable Communities Conference Hello friends, Please join us and invite your friends and neighbors in your District Council to join us! Thanks! Many St. Paul projects will be featured on both Friday and Saturday! Twin Cities neighborhood volunteers will share stories of their successful projects (including outreach and funding ideas) in interactive workshops on community gardening, rain gardens, urban forestry, biking and walking, work for water clean ups, community murals, home energy conservation, community solar and awareness raising. Learn ways to grow your team for your block club, neighborhood, congregation, school or environmental commission. 7th Annual Twin Cities Sustainable Community Conference - March 23 and 24, 2012 What - Day 2 - Community Conference - Free - When - Saturday March 24, 8:30am to 3:30am Where - Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis 55403 (easy access by bike, bus & car pool, free parking) http://hennepinchurch.org/about/directions/ Who - For 500 volunteers from neighborhoods, congregations, schools and environmental commissions to share hands on project resources. Registration - See the agenda and Agenda/Poster Register - Free - (suggested lunch donation at the door $5 to $10) www.afs.nonprofitoffice.com/2012conference Highlights - 9 am - Video Welcome by Bill McKibben of 350.org, Keynotes - Learning from our past to envision our sustainable future for the Twin Cities - Energy Systems - Ellen Anderson, MDA, Transportation - Barb Thoman, Transit for Livable Communities and Food Systems - Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center. Paired sharing led by Kaia Svien. 10:30 am - Project Workshops: Mpls Carbon Reduction Plan, Community Energy Projects, Community Gardening, Rain Gardens for Congregations, Community Forestry (protecting our ash trees) & Working for Water Campaigns, Community Murals, Bike/walk/transit options, Linking Internationally, Healthy Legacy - reforming state and federal chemical policy, Building resiliency through our cultural wisdom Noon - Lunch: meet your neighbors 1:30 pm - Organizing Workshops: Local Food Resource Hubs, GreenStep Cities and Environmental Commissions, Congregational Green Teams, Business Green Teams, Youth Organizing, MN350 - citizen action on climate change, Transition Town Organizing, Collaborative Leadership for Successful Change Projects, Digital Neighborhoods, Backyard Inventors 2:30 pm - Economic Solutions Workshops: Training for Green Jobs - Energy Businesses & Coops, Alternate economic systems: barter, hour dollars and dual currency, Local Food Systems, Urban Farming and Coops, Conversation on Money, Humanity & the Earth, State and Federal Budget Campaigns, Personal sustainability and skills exchanges, Foreclosure Prevention 3:30 pm - Networking Reception and Exhibitors and Awakening the Dreamer Symposium The Community Conference is part of our two-day 7th Annual Twin Cities Sustainable Communities Conference - March 23 and 24, 2012 where 1,000 community, business and local government leaders will envision and plan steps to achieve a thriving, just and resilient and Twin Cities! Hosted by the Alliance for Sustainability, with many partners. Including a Sustainable Business Forum - Fri 3/23 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at the U of M, agenda and Forum Flyer http://2012sustainablebusinessforum.eventbrite.com Local Government Workshop - Fri 3/23 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the U of M - Agenda and PDF Flyer Register - Free http://localgovernmentsustainability.eventbrite.com Community Conference - Sat 3/24 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, Mpls. - See the agenda and Agenda/Poster Register - Free - (suggested lunch donation $5 to $10) www.afs.nonprofitoffice.com/2012conference See the full agendas and register for each of the three events at www.afs.nonprofitoffice.com/2012Conference Questions? Call Sean Gosiewski, Alliance for Sustainability, 612-331-1099 <email obscured> , Help Us Spread the Word - Conference Flyers and sample email announcements are at www.afs.nonprofitoffice.com/spreadtheword Please LIKE our Conference Fan Page http://facebook.com/SustainableCommunitiesConference and Forward our Facebook Event to friends http://www.facebook.com/events/314434208614373/ Tweet about the conference #AforSMN Sean Gosiewski Corcoran, Minneapolis About Sean Gosiewski: http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/sustainability View full topic, share on Facebook and more: http://forums.e-democracy.org/r/topic/1WhYbBVpaloKzoyUAhYc2o Special News: Deep Dish Community Engagement: http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1372 Tell your St. Paul and Minneapolis friends to visit: http://beneighbors.org - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To post: <email obscured> or "Reply-to-All" to comment publicly. To leave: Put "unsubscribe" - or for digest write "digest on" - in subject. 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