Saturday, November 06, 2010

Lawrence Sustainability Network News, Nov. 5, 2010

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November 5, 2010
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Below, you will find detailed information on the following events:
November 5: Sierra Club Potluck and Hike
November 5: Wind Energy Symposium at KU
November 10: Sustainability in Douglas County
November 11: This Old (Energy Efficient) House: a community forum
November 16: VEGLawrence Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck
November 17: Return of the Black-footed Ferret
November 20:
December 1: Talking Trash: Food Security from the Margins
December 3: Sierra Club Lecture - Medicinal Plants of Kansas

Reminder to Support Our Local Farmers

The Lawrence Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, 7-11am, 824 New Hampshire, through the end of November.


Friday, November 5, 2010 at 6pm
Sierra Club: Night Hike and Potluck
See below for directions

Wakarusa Sierra Club presents: a potluck followed by a night hike at Clinton. E-mail for directions to potluck and hike, or call 331-0625. Everyone welcome, including non-Sierra Club members.


Friday, November 5, 2010, 4-7pm

Preservation and Innovation: Climate Change, Agriculture, and Wind
Energy in the Kansas Flint Hills

The Commons, Spooner Hall, KU Campus: NE corner of 14th street and Jayhawk Blvd.

This wind energy symposium is a National Science Foundation C-CHANGE event. Presenters follow:

Larry Gonzalez, Environmental Protection Agency
Kelly Kindscher, Kansas Biological Survey
Mark Lawlor, Project Manager, Horizon Wind Energy
Larry Patton, President, Protect the Flint Hills, Dean, Butler County
Community College
Robert W. Righter, History, Southern Methodist University
Scott Ritchie, Businessman and Rancher, Wichita
Kyle Wetzel, CEO, Wetzel Engineering


Wednesday, November 10, 2010, noon to 1pm

Sustainability in Douglas County

Ecumenical Christian Ministries

Eileen Horn, Sustainability Coordinator for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence will present a talk on sustainability in Douglas County. She will offer an update of current city projects and programs in the works.


Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7-8:30pm

This Old (Energy Efficient) House

Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. 2nd Street

Come hear from a panel of experts in the fields of historic preservation and sustainability and have YOUR questions answered:

· What do sustainability and historic preservation have in common?

· How can we “go green” by preserving our existing buildings?

· How can you save money and energy in your historic home?

· Which federal and state programs can help with your project?

The conservation and improvement of our existing built resources, including re-use of historic and older buildings, greening the existing building stock, and reinvestment in older and historic communities, is crucial to sustainable development.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6pm

VEGLawrence Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

ECM, 1204 Oread


We'll share a cruelty-free, vegan thanksgiving dinner together and celebrate that no turkeys or other animals were harmed or killed for our gentle thanksgiving meal. That is truly a source of joy and gratitude for us and the animals.

Being vegan helps heal the earth, saves the lives of animals, improves health, and helps to bring peace and nonviolence to the world.

Fun, food, and friends: VEGLawrence vegan potlucks are here to provide a way to get together to share friendship, food, recipes, information, and good times. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by Animal Outreach of Kansas (AOK).

Find out more at: Facebook and at the AOK website, .

Hope to see you there, Judy Carman


Wednesday, November 17, 2010, noon to 1pm

Return of the Black-footed Ferret to Kansas

Ecumenical Christian Ministries

Dan Mulhern of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shares his reflections on this amazing animal and how it came back.


Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:30-noon

Meeting of the Kaw Valley Seeds Project

Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont Street

KAW VALLEY SEEDS PROJECT announces its 1st Annual Meeting. All members and interested persons, please come Sat. NOV. 20, 9:30 to 12:00, Lawrence Public Library Auditorium (707 Vermont ST.), Lawrence, KS. We have gone through more than a year and a half of member gathering, seed saving classes, and had a very successful local Seed Fair. Isn't it time to meet each other? Our agenda includes: Our Direction, Leadership, grant gathering, Seed Fair 2011. Contact Dianna, 785 331 2315 for more info.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010, noon to 1pm

Talking Trash: Food in Security from the Margins

Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread

Rachel Vaughn, PhD candidate in American Studies, presents oral history research on the role of the dumpster in U.S. waste policy, surplus food production, and privatization of commons resources.


Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7pm
Sierra Club Lecture: Medicinal Plants of Kansas
Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread

Wakarusa Sierra Club presents: "Medicinal Plants of Kansas" -- Dr. Quinn Long. Everyone welcome, including non-Sierra Club members.

LSN is an all-volunteer organization
dedicated to learning how to live lightly and sustainably.

Sustainability requires that we restore biodiversity and environmental health, strengthen relationships within and among human communities, insist on democratic decision-making at all levels of governance, insure social and economic equity for all, and reorient our aims from growth to stability. It means living within our means today and protecting the interests of future generations. LSN supports the efforts of individuals and organizations that work toward these goals.

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