25 March 2010

April 3: Sustainable Landscapes & Waterfronts

Posted by Admin under: Events; Forum; Landscaping; Permaculture; Sustainability .

Sustainable Landscapes & Waterfronts: From Maintenance to Regeneration
Saturday, April 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Wayne Public Library*

In this session we will be talking about a range of topics from lawn care, using permaculture design principles to reconfigure suburban landscapes, to new approaches to waterfront redevelopment. Our speakers, pioneers – truly “bioneers” – are planning, designing, developing and managing landscapes for environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Theodore Eisenman will speak about his experience as a green infrastructure and ecological design consultant to federal, municipal, and non-profit clients, and as a writer/editor on these subjects. He will be presenting his work on Hudson Riverfront Planning & Design Guidelines, a New York State funded project to provide waterfront design and climate change adaptation guidance for 85 riverfront towns in a region expected to gain one-half million people by 2030.

Jan Graff will speak about capturing energy high in our landscapes and her vision of a world organized by watershed communities and bio-regenerative “eco-tones” that replace imaginary lines between properties, towns, states and nations. Jan is a Certified Permaculture Designer. Her company, Big Old Trees, designs and implements beautiful, educational, edible forest gardens that require less maintenance and acquire more bio-diversity as time goes by.

The Sustainable Leadership Forum (SLF) brings people together to strengthen members’ capabilities in thinking, acting and leading others to bring about a sustainable future on this planet. Leaders from public, private and not-for-profit organizations are invited to present their projects to SLF audiences and receive participation, feedback and coaching in developing creative solutions and leading high-impact, enduring change initiatives. The SLF meets monthly in central NJ.

RSVP to attend on April 3rd – [email protected]. Your first Sustainable Leadership Forum monthly meeting is free. See monthly membership benefits and options at: www.SustainableLeadershipForum.com or call Victoria Zelin at 908-306-0272.

*For directions to the Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470, see www.waynepubliclibrary.org/locations_hours.html.

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Past Events

Correction: We'll be hosting this year's holiday potluck — "Bringing Solar Power Home for the Holidays" — on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 4 to 9 p.m. Click here for more details. RSVP to [email protected].
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Sustainable Neighborhood & Community Conversations (III).
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Transforming Neighborhoods and Communities II.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Transforming Neighborhoods & Communities.
Saturday, June 16, 2012: SLF Potluck June 16: Sustainable Living Communities.
The Sustainable Haiti Conference took place April 23-25, 2012 in Miami.
"Inside Job" Movie Party. Saturday, February 11th, 6:00 PM, Liberty Ridge, The Hills, Bernards Twp, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
2nd 'Buy Haitian, Restore Haiti Conference', January 26, 2012, Karibe Convention Center, Petion Ville, Haiti
Dec 11 SLF Potluck: "Bringing Sustainability Home for the Holidays" Basking Ridge, NJ. RSVP to [email protected].
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 4 p.m. Open House Party & Potluck, Saturday, July 9, 4 p.m., Basking Ridge, NJ.
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Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m. EcoCenter Update. At the Morristown EcoCenter, 55 Bank Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. "Haiti & Us: The Leading Edge of Sustainable Development." At the Morristown EcoCenter, 55 Bank Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. A copy of the update presentation has been posted here.
Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m. "Creating the Morristown EcoCenter." Held at 55 Bank Street, Morristown, the site of the proposed EcoCenter.
Saturday, February 19, 1-4 p.m. Monthly meeting, ""A Profound Transformation in Consciousness," Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ. Click here for details.
Saturday, January 15, 1-4 p.m. Putting Idealism into Practice: Tour of Half Moon House. Click here for details.
Saturday, December 18, 1-4 p.m. Challenge & Strategy Session: "Reinventing Wealth," followed by our annual "Potluck for the Planet" from 4 to 8. Click here for details.
Saturday, November 20, 1-4 p.m. Challenge & Strategy Session: "How Do We Measure Sustainable Value?". Click here for details.
Saturday, October 16, 1-4 p.m. Challenge and Strategy Session: "Toward a Sustainable Growth Strategy for New Jersey".
Download the slide presentation here, and the discussion paper here.

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