Make a difference: Attend the Sustainable Communities Conference April 9
Participate and make a difference in your community. The Alliance for Sustainability (AFORS) is hosting the 2011 Sustainable Communities Conference on April 9 at the Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Registration is free for AFORS’ sixth annual conference on sustainable communities. At this event you will:
- Find practical ways you can help your city or county meet ambitious goals to curb global warming pollution, increase recycling rates, end homelessness, grow local food and more.
- Learn from community volunteers leading green teams with neighborhoods, transition towns, block clubs, schools, congregations and garden clubs sharing fun project ideas and hands-on resources.
- Participate in workshops including energy conservation outreach, community gardening and local food, composting and recycling, bike walk advocacy, rain gardens and community art projects.
- Build organizing and outreach skills to mobilize your neighborhood environment committee, congregation, school, community garden, green business, community artist, backyard inventor, advocate for climate justice or city environmental commission.
Keynote speakers for the conference are Rob Hopkins, author of the Transition Handbook and member of Transition Totnes, U.K. (video address) and Krista Leraas, Backyard Harvest and Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers.
To pre-register and view the complete agenda visit the Alliance for Sustainability website or call (612) 331-1099 extension 1.
The City of Minneapolis is one of the conferences many sponsors. For more see Minneapolis’ sustainability efforts.
Published Apr. 6, 2011