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Earth Week with Judy Wicks and the Second Annual Green and Local Business Conference, April 20 and 21, 2008!

Topping our list of Earth Day events is the exciting news of the Louisville visit of Judy Wicks! Judy is the world class business owner, social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network.

Judy will be speaking on April 20 and 21 at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St, Louisville, KY.

Judy is an internationally known and inspiring speaker, networker and vision-keeper for a positive, sustainable future. We are honored to have her visit us for this year's Earth Day!

On Sunday, April 20, Judy will be speaking at 7:oo PM, on her experience in creating sustainable community business through the White Dog Cafe, her famous restaurant in Philadelphia. A reception will be held before-hand at 6 pm.

On Monday, April 21, she will be kicking off the morning with an 8 AM Business Breakfast presentation on the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies with the 2nd Annual Kentuckiana Green and Local Business Mini-conference featuring presentations, workshops and networking with Judy and local business leaders on how to "Go Green and Local." You're Invited!
To learn more about the April 21 conference, go to: www.sustainablebusinessnetworks.blogspot.com

If you would like to join the event organizing committee for Judy Wicks visit, send an email to the listserv at planning@jwil.org.

If you or your organization would like to support the events as a co-sponsor or underwriter, please click here for more information:

These events are sponsored by the ad hoc Local Living Economies working group, the Sustainable Business Networks project, and others.

If you and your organization would like to help build the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies in Kentucky and Indiana, please join the Sustainable Business Networks now! SBN is an exciting and positive networking effort to support local citizens and businesses in "Going Green and Local."

Click here to learn more and to join the Sustainable Business Networks: www.sustainablebusinessnetworks.blogspot.com

Click here for a downloadable Sustainable Business Networks Member Brochure

Celebrating Earth Day: Messages in Honor of Our Planet - from Partnership for a green City and Jefferson Co. Public Schools

Celebrating Earth Day: Messages in Honor of Our Planet

April 22, 2008: The 38th Earth Day Celebration

Introduction by Dr. David Wicks
Coordinator, JCPS Center for Environmental Education

In the spirit of Earth Day, the Partnership for a Green City and the editors of Global Connections - the newsletter of the JCPS Center for Environmental Education and the JCPS Diversity/Multicultural Education Office - asked community leaders to share their ideas, experiences and environmental perspectives with readers.

We in the Partnership believe that government should lead by example; that we need to be wise stewards of our resources and finances; and that we need to set environmentally sustainable goals and achieve them. Two years ago, the Partnership for a Green City adopted the Environmental Principles. If you are not familiar with them, please visit the Web site by clicking on the Environmental Principles. The University of Louisville, Louisville Metro and Jefferson County Public Schools all have formally adopted them as guiding principles. We are asking for your help to hold us accountable. As you review the environmental principles, think about your work and our work. As you travel about our community keep an eye out for practices that don’t live up to the Environmental Principles. It is only with all of us working together that we can become more sustainable.

The Partnership for a Green City is looking for ideas: small ones that we can do today, and big ones that we can strive to work towards. The Partnership for a Green City does its work through seven teams. We welcome the participation of employees of the three partners and the ideas of everyone. If you have a specific suggestion or an idea feel free to contact one of the Team Chairs, one of the Steering Committee members or our new executive director Mr. Brent Fryrear.

Finally, consider writing your views, experiences, and what you see as opportunities for an upcoming issue of Global Connections. The online newsletter is published every month – September to May. The deadlines for submission are the last week of the month for the upcoming issue. Contact Catherine Collesano at catherine.collesano@jefferson.kyschools.us for more information.

Listed below in alphabetical order are those who took up the challenge to express their Earth Day thoughts in writing.

Gov. Steve Beshear

Kentucky State Government

Mayor Jerry Abramson
Louisville Metro Government

Dr. James Ramsey
University of Louisville

Dr. Sheldon Berman
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Tony Arnold
Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use
Professor of Law
Affiliated Professor of Urban Planning
Chair of the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility
Bucks-for-Brains Chair-Holder
University of Louisville

Katie Greene
Executive Director
Blackacre Conservancy

Angela Page
A.P. and 9th Grade Environmental Science Teacher
Louisville Male High School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Russell Barnett
Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development
University of Louisville

Cass Harris
Louisville Metro Environmental Policy Coordinator
Partnership for a Green City Steering Committee

William M. Penrod, Ed.D., TVI, COMS
Assistant Professor of Special Education
University of Louisville

Brandon Bell
YouthBuild E-Corps Program

Glenna Hess
Instructional Coach/Pre-K Program Manager
CARE for Kids

LaTonia Peters, MPH
Coordinator, MPH Program
U of L School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Stuart Benson
Louisville Metro Council District 20

Crow Hollister
Professional Porch Sitters Union

Doug Royer
ECE Teacher
Buechel Metropolitan High School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Jameson O. Bowden
8th Grade Science Teacher
Sponsor, Environmental Club
Myers Middle School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Darleen Horton
Science Lab Teacher
Chenoweth Elementary School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Betsy Ruhe
ECE Teacher
Indian Trail Elementary School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Marsha Buerger
7th Grade Science Teacher
Farnsley Middle School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Dan Jones
Chairman and CEO
21st Century Parks, INC.

Laura Shulman
J. Graham Brown School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Aukram Burton
Diversity/Multicultural Education Specialist
Department of Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Naresh Keswani
Math Teacher
Seneca High School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Nancy Theiss
Executive Director
Oldham County Historical Society

Louise Turner Chawla
College of Architecture and Plannning
University of Colorado

Sandra Kissling
Resource Teacher
James E. Farmer Elementary School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Bryan Thompson
JCPS Center for Environmental Education
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Maria Clemons
Kerrick Elementary School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Chuck Lambert
Vice President
Humana Inc.

John Walczak
Louisville Zoo

Sarah Lynn Cunningham
Steering Committee
Louisville Climate Action Network

Buddy Lee
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Family Resource Center
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Caryn Walker
3/4 Grade Science Teacher
J. Graham Brown School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Allan Dittmer
Professor Emeritus
University of Louisville

Dr. Keith Look
Meyzeek Middle School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Rep. Ron Weston (D)
Representative, House District 37
Kentucky Legislature

Ma'isah Edwards
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Masters of Public Health Candidate 2008
Partnership for a Green City Asthma Researcher
University of Louisville

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)
United States Senator
Senate Republican Leader

Dr. David Wicks
JCPS Center for Environmental Education
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville Kentucky

Jane Eller
Executive Director
Kentucky Environmental Education Council

Rep. Reginald Meeks (D)
Representative, House District 42
Kentucky Legislature

Arthur L. Williams
Air Pollution Control District

Brent Fryrear
Partnership for a Green City

Dr. Stuart S. Miles
Senior Director of Research
City Council Member
City of Prospect, Kentucky

Rep. John Yarmuth (D)
3rd District, KY
U.S. House of Representatives

Marcelle Gianelloni
Curator of Education
Louisville Zoo

Teddie Phillipson Mower
Co-Director for the Uof L Center for Environmental Education
Co-Facilitator for the Environmental Education Committee of the Partnership for a Green City
Department of Teaching and Learning
University of Louisville

Leslie Gividen and Cathy Tinsley

7th Grade Science Teacher and ECE Teacher
Farnsley Middle School
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Kentucky

Michael A. Mulheirn
Executive Director
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Gray
math teacher
Fairdale High School
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Kentucky

Mary Lou Northern
Senior Advisor to the Mayor
Louisville Metro Government
Louisville, Kentucky

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Earth Week Event: April 19, 2008 at the Falls of the Ohio

Earth Day
April 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Falls of the Ohio State Park in Southern Indianawill buzz with activity. Environmentally minded businesses and organizations from all over the region gather to share information, show off their accomplishments and provide fun for the whole family. Special programs include live animals. Sponsored by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Kentuckiana Air Education and The Trash Force.

To learn more:


April 16: Earth Week at University of Louisville

Phi Sigma Tau is sponsoring "Co-think" Earth Day Celebration
Location: Humanities 215

Questions? Contact Nancy Potter, nancy.potter@louisville.edu

Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenany April 19, 2008

From: Angie Impellizzeri <noodleheadpig@gmail.com>:

Hey stranger...

Mark your calendar for April 19th @ Willow Park for the Might Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny!

If you wish to help out or if you know a group that might like to represent, please do forward!

I'll see you all there!




be mighty kind.

Poster: MightyKindnessEarthDay2008Poster

Press Release: MightyKindnessEarthDay2008PressRelease.pdf



Community and green groups bring together music, dance, kid's activities and eco-workshops to honor the Earth.

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - February 26, 2008 - Mighty Kindness invites you to their first annual Earth Day
Hootenanny on Saturday, April 19th at Willow Park in the Highlands from 12-6pm. Together with Community
Farm Alliance, Rainbow Blossom, Louisville Independent Business Association (LIBA), Sustain Kids, and Heine Bros.Coffee, the Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny is a free celebration for the whole community featuring the Art of Earth Performance Stage, a Kid's Tent, a Free School workshop & education area. There will also be an assortment of individuals representing their organizations such as Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Campaign for a Dept. of Peace, Cultivating Connections, Amazing Grace Whole Foods, and many other Earth-friendly groups, local green businesses, alternative healers, local farmers, peace and social justice organizations.

The Art in Earth Performance Stage will feature the music of Leigh Ann Yost, Teneia Sanders, John Gage, Tamara Dearing, Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Kentucky Bootleggers,Dozens of Dollars, River Newts and Fool's Crow. You can also experience the magical movement of the Earth Mamas Dance Co. and workshops by Salsa Rueda & Playback

The Mighty KIDness tent will be host to Divinity Rose's "Kid's Open Stage & Storytelling", John Gage's workshop on music for the whole family, flower planting and finger knitting with the Waldorf School, face painting and other children'sactivities.

The Free School will be offering educational workshops on a wide variety of environmental and
community interests. Some workshops and talks will be on community gardens, composting, raw foods, homemade green cleaners, mountaintop removal, eco-landscaping as well as peace & social justice interests.

There will be free gifts including books and give-aways from local businesses. Bring the whole family and pack
a picnic for there will not be refreshments in order to keep it a "Money-Free Festivity!".

Mighty Kindness is a local community unity organization and online resource that seeks to bring together all things in our eco-region that create a circle of sustainability and contribute to our common wealth. Please visit
www.mightykindness.org to find resources for local farms, community services, local green businesses, peace & social justice groups, alternative medicine and healing, spirituality, environmental organizations and meet like-minded souls in the Mighty Kind Community.

Join us in honoring the Earth on Saturday, April 19th at Willow Park. Come enjoy inspiring local performers, witness the wonder of our mighty kids being educated and entertained, discover community services that you never knew existed, find out about products provided by your neighbors that are good for you and eco-friendly, and meet local farmers & get fresh produce delivered to your door. Come hobnob with the heart of our commonwealth - where earthadvocates, peaceful warriors, union members, social justice workers, eco-conscious business people, artists, healers, dreamers, heroes & heroines all come together to create a community with vision, beauty, wholeness, and a healthy respect for our beloved Earth!
For additional information please contact:
Aim Me Smiley
Mighty Kindness
Date:Saturday, April 19, 2008
Duration:420 minutes
Created by:Public Access
Updated:Tuesday, March 25, 2008 11:42am

Earth Day: Center for Faith and Action Activities

Earth Day: Center for Faith and Action Activities 
On April 22, Earth Day, there will be a fundraiser concert for The 
Center for Faith and Action at James Lees Presbyterian Church.  The 
wonderful Four Shillings Short, a husband-wife duo who sing Celtic and 
world music and play up to thirty instruments, will be performing. 

The Clifton Green Fair will include booths/tables of information and 
demonstrations from a number of local Green groups.  There is no 
charge for any group that wants to participate with an exhibit. 

Clifton Unitarian Church is providing food for sale for the event. 

Participating groups would set up at 5 p.m. in order that those 
attending can wander and learn prior to the start of the concert at 

Groups that might want to participate can  contact by phone at 

Party for the Planet at the Louisville Zoo Earth Week!

April 6-April 13

Party for the Planet!

Help us kick-off Spring! Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled Zoo visit. See what’s new and blooming at the Zoo plus enjoy a variety of planet-friendly activities that will take place throughout the week. Sponsored by Coca-Cola. Additional support by KAIRE and Toyota Georgetown.

Earth Day: U of L Tuesday April 15 2008

Earth Day: U of L Tuesday April 15 2008

My name is Megan and I am from the University of Louisville Student Activities Board . We are preparing for our annual Earth  Day Celebration and would like community participation. We are hosting an information fair on Tuesday April 15 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. 

Our theme is helping students "Save Green by Going Green". We would like your organization to participate in this event. We hope that your organization can come speak to students about how they can save money and save the environment. We anticipate a very large crowd for this information fair. This is an opportunity for your organization to display information and material about what you are doing to help the environment and what students can do to help.  We would love to have you participate by sending a representative or two from your organization and/or sending information about your organization. 

We anticipate attendance of over 1000 students, faculty, and staff. 

This would be great promotion for your organization and for environmental awareness. 

There is no cost to you to participate and we will provide you with lunch, as well as parking permits. Each organization will get 1 banquet table and two chairs and we can provide additional space if needed. 

We can also provide electricity should you need that for a display.  If you have items or materials they would like stuffed in a bag, send those ahead of time by April 9th to the address below. 

We welcome you to bring promotional materials and/or giveaways. 

Please let us know if you need any other accommodations. 

Please respond by April 7th, so that we can prepare enough booths and food,  as well as programs and flyer information for the panel discussion. 

Join us for this very important day and a chance to highlight your wonderful organization's efforts. 

Thank you for your participation and helping save our environment. 

We look forward to you coming and joining us!

Megan Bottoms Graduate AssistantStudent Activities Board

University of Louisville 2100 S Floyd St SAC W301 Louisville, KY 40292-0001 office: 502-852-2291 fax:502-852-7332 mjbott01@gwise.louisville.edu