14 Jul 2008 17:44
Re: [Urban All List] Urban Ecovillage Gathering at Greenbuild?
Jacob Stevens Corvidae <jacob <at> warmtraining.org>
2008-07-14 15:44:08 GMT
2008-07-14 15:44:08 GMT
Hi Elizabeth! Wow! Yes! If no one else responds, at least you and I will have a kick-ass lunch discussion somewhere in there. Your wiserearth-style approach is actually quite similar to what's been evolving in my work here in Detroit for the past 6 years with Adamah and the Sustainable Detroit website (www.sustainabledetroit.org). Let's see who else responds (sorry it's taken me several days...), and if it's just us, then we'll still have plenty to work with. Jacob -- Jacob Stevens Corvidae Green Programs Manager jacob <at> warmtraining.org WARM Training Center Promoting Affordable, Sustainable Communities Since 1981 www.warmtraining.org 4835 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48210 313.894.1030 x.119 Elizabeth Slate-Rutledge wrote: >I am all about that!!! I am going to attend as a volunteer because I'm a >member of my local Emerging Green Builders chapter, but I'd LOVE to be >in on an urban ecovillage roundtable, what a fabulous idea! > >My name is Elizabeth Slate, and I am President of a recently formed >organization called The Alchemical Nursery Project. Our mission is to >promote the development of sustainable urban lifestyles and landscapes. >Our premier projects include a deconstruction operation with Syracuse >Habitat for Humanity, a community reuse warehouse, a city-wide community >gardening network, and the development of an urban ecovillage on the >Near West Side of Syracuse. > >We have developed a website < www.alchemicalnursery.org > to serve as an >online clearinghouse of information and a social networking space for >others interested in starting similar projects in their communities. The >website is a platform for those interested in the urban sustainability >movement, and in starting urban ecovillages. We have a decent membership >so far (158 members, and a newsletter list of around 500 people), and >have been networking to ensure that our site continues to grow. I think >of it as the Wiserearth for people specifically interested in the urban >ecovillage movement, and in urban permaculture. We believe that by >providing the resources, dialogue space, and networks needed for those >interested in the movement for sustainable cities, we are furthering our >goal to contribute to the growth of the urban ecovillage movement >locally, nationally, and globally. > >Partly why I am so glad to hear about your ideas for an urban ecovillage >presence at Greenbuild is because I have been thinking about >opportunities for cross-promotion and collaboration. What I was hoping >was that The Alchemical Nursery Project could form a partnership with >the Institute for Urban Ecovillages, the Urban Ecovillage Network, and >the Global Ecovillage Network. We would like to help identify synergies >and encourage collaboration wherever possible. >It seems to me that a partnership in this area would not only be >beneficial to everyone involved, but also an essential part of building >the movement in general. We are all so much stronger when we can all >work together towards a common goal. > >I would like to see the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Urban Land >Institute, the Urban Alliance for Sustainability, the CRSP Institute for >Urban Ecovillages, the Ecocity Builders, Re:Vision, the Urban >Permaculture Guild, Global Community Initiatives, the National Community >Development Association, the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the >National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, the U.S. Green >Building Council, and the R.U.S.T. Collective, among others, to join >forces to see just what we can accomplish collectively if we all put our >minds together. I think a strong presence at the Greenbuild is a great >place to start. > >I would love to have a conversation about all this. > >Ideas? > >Many blessings > >Elizabeth Slate >The Alchemical Nursery Project >www.alchemicalnursery.org >eslate <at> alchemicalnursery.org > > >On Tue, 08 Jul 2008 15:26:32 -0400, "Jacob Stevens Corvidae" ><jacob <at> warmtraining.org> said: > > >>_______________________________________________ >>All mailing list >>All <at> urban.ecovillage.org >>http://urban.ecovillage.org/mailman/listinfo/all_urban.ecovillage.org >> >> _______________________________________________ All mailing list All <at> urban.ecovillage.org http://urban.ecovillage.org/mailman/listinfo/all_urban.ecovillage.org