DOWNTOWN – Those interested in lowering their carbon footprint, creating an organic garden or learning how to make a positive environmental change in their neighborhood have a valuable resource to explore this weekend. The Alliance for Sustainability is leading two days of workshops on sustainability this Friday and Saturday.
Held at the Central Lutheran Church, each day is free and open to the public, although Friday’s workshop is geared towards government officials who want to learn how to make their community a greener place. Friday’s topics include expanding recycling operations, creating green streets, and achieving community-wide sustainability goals.
Saturday’s topics are geared towards individuals and building connections between like-minded members of a community. Breakout sessions include topics such as building a community garden, organizing advocacy groups and more. The structure of the event is designed to encourage attendees to meet with others in their neighborhood to improve community relations.
Keynoting the event is Rob Hopkins, author of the Transition Handbook. Hopkins will speak about transitioning away from an oil-dependent society to a low-carbon, locally focused sustainable world.
Saturday's workshop runs from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. More information can be found at the official site.