Capital Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group Meeting

Capital Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group

Meeting Sunday, October 5, 2014. 2-4pm.

Radix Center/Campus South Center
Grand St and Warren, Albany

Meetings of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region are opportunities to make new connections, learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. All interested in environmental and sustainability education are welcome.

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  1. Thanks for the update. We’re with you in spirit! Flavia

    Flavia Alaya [chaba] the Center for Historic American Building Arts http://www.historicbuildingarts.org ReVisioning New Jersey’s Largest Historic District 31 West Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302 centerhabarts@gmail.com 856-221-3276/cell: 201-321-3813

    Brown brings it home to Bridgeton

    A LOCAL BOY who became one of the world’s leading environmental thinkers will bring it all back home in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

    Lester R. Brown, founder of the Worldwatch and Earth Policy institutes and the author of more than 50 books, will speak at CHABACON, a “philosophical festival” called ‘Changing Places, Changing Planet’ organized by the Center for Historic American Building Arts (CHABA) in the South Jersey city on October 11 and 12.

    Brown, a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur ‘genius’ award who turned 80 this year, grew up in Depression-era Stow Creek and went to Bridgeton High School. One memorable post-war summer, he recalls, he and his brother Carl managed to grow a million and a half pounds of tomatoes, and it pointed a direction for his future.

    “Farming is all I ever wanted to do with my life,” he writes in his recently-published memoir, Breaking New Ground. “You have to know soils, weather, plant diseases, pests, management, even politics. It’s the ideal interdisciplinary profession.”

    Now considered one of the world’s leading thinkers on sustainability, Brown will be talking to local and regional experts about what the climate future holds for food, culture and the economy. He will be joined by experts as diverse as noted Ramapo College expert, Mike Edelstein, Dan Saunders of the NJ Historic Preservation office, Matt Blake, a development official from Gloucester County, and Daphne Munroe of the Haskins Lab, a shellfish specialist, among others. Discussion will be open to questions from the public.

    CHABA co-founder Flavia Alaya calls this a first public homecoming to the area by Brown, a man considered the environmental movement’s Paul Revere. “We’re making a little history here, giving locals and everyone a chance to talk and listen to one of the finest thinkers on our planetary future and celebrate a really remarkable native son.”

    Free conference pre-registration can also assure comers an autographed copy of Breaking New Ground for $20. Parking is free, like most of the outdoor events on Saturday, including live street theater, a Nanticoke Lenni Lenape drum concert, and a poetry jam. Low-cost great local food, free films, and a “Green City” bus tour of historic Bridgeton are featured. An American Littoral Society regional tour on Sunday includes Greenwich and the Cohansey River watershed.

    Questions? See http://www.historicbuildingarts.org or email jamie.chabacon@gmail.com.

    Saturday/Sunday October 11-12, 2014 Bridgeton Native-Son & Premier Environmentalist Lester R. Brown Brings Sustainabiity Home A weekend of active & activist fun aimed at keeping Historic South Jersey Culturally Rich & Environmentally GREEN

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