10/21-11/31 {late OCT/NOV} GrassrootsAction GreenEvents Calendar & related notices

GrassrootsAction & GreenEvents Calendar & related notices

{OCTOBER/NOVEMBER} events - Table of Contents

*Special Notices - New Local Eco News outlets - Radio, Print & Net
*New Green Media Lab @ the Caldwell Eco Center - call for help
*FreePress.net Action Alert! - Stop a new move for Media Consolidation (FCC)
*USPIRG - Al Gore/IPCC, Nobel Peace Prize, Global Warming legislation/petition
*Action Alert! - Stand with Burma petition

>OCTOBER<

10/21 ~BIONEERS Plenary speeches in Fine Arts Auditorium
10/21 ~BUSTAN, Green Building & Environmental Justice in Israel/Palestine
10/22 ~Dom Nozzi, 'Road to Ruin' author (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
10/24 ~"Get Stuff Done Night" @ Boxcar Books
10/24 ~Native Plants Workshop with local herbalist Justin Peterson
10/25 ~Indiana Forest Alliance Benefit
10/26 ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
10/27 ~Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Race/Walk
10/27 ~BPACtion: UFPJ Regional Anti-War Demonstration (in Chicago)
10/28 ~'Local Food, Eating with Values' Green Sanctuary Task Force at the UU
10/29 ~'THIRST' A film by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman @ the MCPL
10/29 ~"The Accidental Empire: Israel & the Birth of the Settlements"

>NOVEMBER<

11/2, 11/3 & 11/10 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work Dates
11/3 ~Step It Up! Bloomington National Day of Climate Action
11/3 & 11/4 ~28th Holistic Living Seminar 'All Our Relations' (Oldenburg, Indiana)
11/3 & 11/4 ~Environmental Education Association of Indiana Conference
11/7 ~IDEM/IASWCD Southern IN Watershed networking meeting(s)
11/8 ~'What is Sustainability Anyway?' Class @ Bloomington Adult Community Ctr.
11/9 & 11/10 ~2007 Simply Living Fair Holistic Health & Wellness Expo
11/10 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work - Volunteer Opportunity
11/10 ~'Invite Birds and Butterflies into your Garden' Class @ the BACC
11/10 ~Indiana Chapter Sierra Club chapter executive committee meeting
11/12 ~Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Monthly Meeting
11/15 ~Purdue Tri-State Organic IP Video Broadcast: Beginning Organic Farming
11/15 ~Deadline for Grant Proposals to the Bloomington Bicycle Club
11/16 ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
11/19 ~City of Bloomington Bike & Pedestrian Safety Commission meeting
11/29 ~Robert Cervero, (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
11/31 ~Hilltop Garden and Nature Center Workshops

~ALSO~
*Eco Link - Ongoing Events & Volunteer Opportunities
*Green Media Notices-TV, Radio & Bloomington Alternative articles, video & blogs

***SPECIAL NOTICES***
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Down to Earth, a new weekly section in the Herald-Times appears on Thursdays
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/earth/
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EcoReport, a new, locally produced, radio show covering Environmental News,
airs 11:AM Thursdays on WFHB Community Radio, 98.1 & 91.3 FM

~Also archived: www.news.wfhb.org under News Home,
then click on EcoReport (or click on the direct URL below...)
http://news.wfhb.org/news/newstopics.php?tid=35
~Soon at: www.myspace.com/ecoreport
Story submissions:
Calendar submissions:
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Green Media Collective
New Green Media Lab starting up in the Caldwell Eco Center
(Eco Center may soon become solar powered)
Needs:
Technical assistance, donations of time, supplies & equipment
Contact:
Mylo Roze,

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>9/25 ~PCB episode of INTERCHANGE on WFHB Community Radio
Mylo Roze hosted the TUE, SEPT 25th episode of INTERCHANGE
which featured Community Activists working on PCB contamination in the area.

The mp3 URL address below:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070925.mp3

*See a list of mp3s available now online @ the bottom of this message

http://wfhb.org
(812) 323-1200, 98.1 & 91.3 FM
INTERCHANGE Hosts,
As we do every year just previous to election time, we are devoting four consecutive INTERCHANGE programs to interviewing local candidates, and then on Election Day, we report on the election itself.
Here's the calendar:
10/16 Pre-election interviews
10/23 Pre-election interviews
10/30 Pre-election interviews
11/6 Election coverage
11/13 Tom Healy
11/20 Mylo Roze
11/27 Lisa Morrison
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FreePress.net Action Alert! Stop a new move for Media Consolidation by FCC Chairman

It's rare for media reform issues to make the front page... but they did recently.

The New York Times revealed that FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is rushing through a plan to rewrite media ownership rules, letting the biggest media companies control even more local outlets. And he's doing it without giving the public a chance to respond. The rules could take effect as early as December.

Tell Congress to stop the FCC before it's too late

http://freepress.net

It's outrageous that Martin would try to pull a fast one on Americans. Fortunately, some members of Congress are fighting back. Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota said, "If the chairman intends to do something by the end of the year, then there will be a firestorm of protest and I'm going to be carrying the wood." It's time to help Senator Dorgan light the fire.

The FCC tried to do this in 2003, and nearly 3 million people rose up to say no. Our protest forced Congress and the courts to reject the FCC's decision.

But despite overwhelming public opposition, Chairman Martin is trying to sneak through this massive giveaway before the Bush administration leaves office. We can put a stop to Martin's secret plan by reminding your elected officials that they must hold the FCC accountable.

Don't let Martin get away with rewriting the rules:
Demand that Congress hold the FCC accountable

We don't have much time — we need Congress to act now before it's too late. Don't make Sen. Dorgan carry the wood all alone.

Onward,

Alexandra Russell
Program Director
Free Press


http://freepress.net

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~USPIRG regonizes Gore/IPCC & global warming legislation/petition

Former Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to educate the public about global warming and lay the foundation for real efforts to combat global warming.

Now it's time for Congress to turn that knowledge into action by passing strong, science-based legislation that reduces global warming pollution fast enough to protect future generations from the worst impacts.

Next week, Senators Joe Lieberman and John Warner plan to introduce a new global warming bill, which will quickly become the centerpiece of the global warming debate in Congress.

We don't have time for half-measures or weak action -- the Earth's climate is close to critical tipping points, and climate scientists warn that there is a very short window of time to begin serious emissions reductions.

Tell your senator to fight to make any bill that moves through Congress is strong enough to meet the enormous challenge we face:

https://www.uspirg.org/action/global-warming/lieberman-warner-petition?i...

Sincerely,
Anna Aurilio
U.S. PIRG Legislative Director

http://www.uspirg.org

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Action Alert! - Stand with Burma petition

THERE WILL BE CHANGE...BECAUSE ALL THE MILITARY HAVE ARE GUNS.
--Aung San Suu Kyi

Join us in supporting the Burmese people in their fight for freedom, democracy & human rights.
Since Tuesday, Sept. 25th, thousands of Buddhist monks and others have taken to the streets in Burma to protest the increasingly brutal military dictatorship, which calls the country Myanmar.
In response, the government has destroyed monasteries, cut off phone & internet service to prevent communication with the international community, beaten & opened fire upon protesters, reportedly killing at least nine people, including several monks.
The time is now for the world to stand with the people of Burma.

Stand with Burma, sign a petition:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_ with_burma/

For more information:
http://www.uscampaignforburma. org/
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OCTOBER 2007
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>10/19, 10/20 & 10/21 ~BIONEERS simulcast, keynote & panel on the IU Campus

Plenary speeches via satellite link of BIONEERS conference in San Rafael, CA.
{1:00-5:PM (each day) Plenary speeches in the FA Auditorium on the Circle/IU campus}
Friday the 19th:
1:PM-5:PM ~BIONEERS Plenary speeches via satellite, FA Auditorium
7:00-9:PM ~Keynote address by Dom Nozzi, Author - 'Road to Ruin' & Executive Director of Walkable Streets. Title - 'Road to Ruin: An Introduction to Sprawl and How to Cure It!', FA Auditorium
Saturday the 20th:
10:AM to Noon: Local Food Security panel,
1:00-5:PM - Plenary speeches, FA Auditorium
Sunday the 21st:
1:00-5:PM - Plenary speeches, FA Auditorium
5:00 PM - Award Ceremony for locals of note

>Partial list of speakers: (Speakers LIVE on-screen from San Rafael, CA via satellite)
~Winona LaDuke, Native American - White Earth reservation in Minnesota;
~John Abrams, co-founder of South Mountain Co., designed and built renewable energy company on Martha's Vineyard;
~Judy Wicks, Local living economies - a just and sustainable alternative to Corporate Globalization
~Eve Ensler, award winning playwright and women's rights activist;
~Charlotte Brody, - How chemicals are changing what it means to be a woman or a man!
~Paul Anastas, Green chemistry from here to sustainability.

FREE! Donations accepted
Sponsored by:
Twisted Limb Paper, IU Residence Halls and the Center for Sustainable Living.

For more info, contact:
Larry MacIntyre, , (812) 856-1172
or Steve Akers,
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>10/21 ~BUSTAN, Green Building & Environmental Justice in Israel/Palestine
4:00-6:PM, Bustan presentation in Wylie Room 015.
Allison Strang, a member of the Bloomington community, is organizing a presentation by the group, Bustan, a partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine.
BUSTAN cultivates models of sustainable resource use and combines in-depth political analysis with strategic action.
BUSTAN utilizes the principles of permaculture and non-violent direct action across ethnic divides.

WHAT: BUSTAN North American Tour

"Rooting and Uprooting: Cultural and Political Landscapes"

Outgoing BUSTAN Director, Devorah Brous and New BUSTAN Director, Ra'ed Al-Mickawi

WHEN: Sunday, October 21st, 4-6pm

WHERE: Wylie Hall Room #015

WHO: Devorah and Ra'ed will discuss the political ecology of the Negev, an area populated by Jews and Bedouin. What can we do to create and steward a healthy and sustainable connection with the Land, and all of its people? Come and learn about BUSTAN, a partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice across cultural divides.

SEE: http://bustan.org/2007/10/bustan_us_speaking_tour_octobe.html

For more information, please contact:
Allison Strang, .
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>10/22 ~Dom Nozzi, Author, Speaks (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
Monday, Oct 22nd, 7:00pm -City Council Chamber
~Dom Nozzi, Author of 'The Road to Ruin' speaks
Contact: Buff Brown
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>10/24 ~"Get Stuff Done Night!" @ Boxcar Books
On Wednesday, October 24 at 9:PM,
Boxcar Books will be holding a "Get Stuff Done Night!"
We are seeking volunteers to help process books, work on small projects, organize, and do some general store upkeep. New and seasoned volunteers are welcome.
Please join us! Snacks and tunes will be provided!

Abbey Friedman
Boxcar Books
The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project
310A S. Washington St.
(812) 339-8710
www.boxcarbooks.org

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>10/24 ~Native Plants Workshop with local herbalist Justin Peterson
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 Native Plants Workshop with herbalist Justin Peterson 6:30 PM - 8 :30 PM At Barefooot Herbs + Barefoot Kids 521 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Class Will Cover: Identification of Indiana's common medicinal plants, slide show of plants proper time and methods of harvesting, correct drying methods, medicinal uses & reference handouts. www.barefoot-eco.com
$5.00 per person. Call to register: 821-339-5090
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>10/25 ~Indiana Forest Alliance Benefit
Thursday, October 25th
For More Info:
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>10/26 from 1-3:PM ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
Caldwell Eco Center general meeting @ the CEC near Rhino's
~Representatives from the various organizations housed in the Caldwell Eco Center meet every other Friday @ 323 S. Walnut (between the Mattress & Copy Shops near Rhino's All-Ages Club).
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>10/27 ~2007 Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Race/Walk
October 27, 2007 Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Race/Walk.
The Knobstone Trail Mini-Marathon:Rain or Shine!
Mini-Marathon/10 mile/10K/5K Race/Walk on the Low Gap Trail at Morgan-Monroe State Forest
REGISTRATION from 7:30-8:30 am Eastern Daylight Time.
START at 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time.
RACE QUESTIONS? Inquire by calling (765) 349-0204
or via email at .
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>10/27 ~BPACtion: UFPJ Regional Anti-War Demonstration (in Chicago)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2007 in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Chicago is the site of one of eleven regional mass demonstrations for Peace taking place across the country. On October 27th, there will also be mobilizations in Boston, Jonesborough, Tenn., Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Help swell the number of people demanding an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq by deciding now to join the thousands in Chicago on October 27th!

HOW TO GET ON THE BUS FROM BLOOMINGTON (INDIANA) OR INDIANAPOLIS TO CHICAGO

Bloomington Peace Action Coalition (http://www.BPAC.info) is organizing a 55-passenger bus to Chicago from Bloomington, Indiana, with an additional stop on the west-side of Indianapolis. The bus will leave Bloomington around 8:30 a.m. on October 27th, will arrive at the pick-up location in Indianapolis about 9:45 a.m., and will be back in Bloomington between 11:00 and 11:45 pm on October 27th. Pick-up and drop-off locations still need to be determined.

BUS TO CHICAGO
$ 40 per person

1) TO RESERVE A SEAT
• Call: 812-988-1917 or E-mail:
• Give us your name, phone number, e-mail address, and City.
• We will call you back or e-mail you to confirm that a seat has been reserved.

2) TO HOLD YOUR SEAT
After You Have Received Confirmation that a Seat on the Bus Is Reserved for You:
• Immediately Send a CHECK to:
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
P.O. Box 671
Nashville, Indiana 47448

• Make your check payable to “Bloomington Peace Action Coalition”

3) EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
We need to pay the full amount for the bus to Chicago by Oct. 19. Therefore, we encourage everyone to make reservations and send in their checks by October 15. There will be an “early bird” discount for those who do send us their checks by October 15. Early Bird Fare: $35

4) SPONSOR SOMEONE!
If you cannot go with us to Chicago yourself, please consider sponsoring another person's seat on the bus!

5) CHICAGO Mobilization
Rally at 1:30 pm at Union Park, at Ashland & Lake StreetsEnd-the-War March to downtown at 3:00 pm, Rally at Federal Plaza 4:00 pm

For more information: http://www.oct27chicago.org
Also see http://www.unitedforpeace.org/

The 11 regional mobilizations on Oct. 27 were initiated by UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE (UFPJ)

Bloomington Peace Action Coalition is a member group of UFPJ, and is supporting the Chicago mobilization together with hundreds of other groups and individuals from Chicago and surrounding states.

Most Iraqis don’t want us to be in Iraq.
Most Americans want the war to end.

Let's make it clear on Oct. 27th that the people of the U.S. demand that Congress and the Bush Administration ... "Bring all our troops home now!"

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"Defund the War ~ Establish A Comprehensive Peace Plan for Iraq ~ Declare Peace!"
Let Iraq Live!

Timothy Baer
Campaign Coordinator, The Declaration of Peace http://DeclarationofPeace.org
Organizer, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
http://www.BPAC.info
(812) 988-1917

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>10/28 ~'Local Food, Eating with Values' GreenSanctuaryTaskForce on ClimateChange
Sunday, from 6:15 - 7:45 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church on North Fee Lane.
The three panelists are Marti Crouch, Christine Barbour (with Slow Food Bloomington) and Teresa Birtles (farm vendor and has a CSA).
The panel will discussion will focus on eating locally, sustainable agriculture, Farmer's Market, CSA's, the Slow Food movement and help you answer the question Michael Pollan asks in his book, 'The Omnivore's Dilemma', WHAT SHOULD WE HAVE FOR DINNER?
There will be a veggie potluck @ 5:PM in Fellowship Hall & there will be 45 minutes for a question & answer period after the panel.
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>10/29 ~'THIRST' A film by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman (and discussion)
Tuesday, 6:30 PM at the Monroe County Public Library in downtown Bloomington.
Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies and communities face losing control of one of their most precious resources.
Discussion to follow concerning water rights and access to potable water, privitiation of water, the bottled water scam and how we can support community-based water projects and build local community capacity to inform national water and sanitation policies.
FREE! Sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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>10/29 ~"The Accidental Empire: Israel & the Birth of the Settlements"
WHAT: Lecture by acclaimed Israeli author and journalist Gershon Goremberg

WHEN: October 29, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Jordan Hall 124, IUB campus

SPONSORED BY: IU Jewish Studies,

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NOVEMBER 2007

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>11/2, 11/3 & 11/10 ~Mother Hubbard's Garden Work Dates
~We have many upcoming Garden Work Dates which will focus on cleaning up the gardens and "putting the gardens to bed". We would love to have any and all of you join us in pulling out plants, planting cover crops, planting garlic, putting down manure, weeding, and playing in the gardens.
~All levels of gardening experience welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn from the experienced garden volunteers and staff of MHC.
~Some of these dates will be staffed by our fabulous ACE, Jessica Johnson, some by me (Stephanie Solomon), and some by both of us.
*Join us in the gardens*:
Mondays 4-6 at Harmony School Garden
Tuesdays 6-8 at Crestmont Community Garden
(contact me if you are interested in the Banneker Youth Garden)

Upcoming Garden Work Dates:

Date: Friday 11/2
Site: Harmony
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: "putting the garden to bed" potential crop tunnel for broccoli, season extension tasks, weeding

Date: Saturday 11/3
Site: Crestmont
Time: Noon-3:PM
Projected Tasks: clean up fence line, pull out old plants, organize tomato cages

Date: Saturday 11/10
Site: Banneker
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: "putting the garden to bed", possible prep of cold
frames.

*Sign up now for upcoming class*:
Seed Saving: Thursday, October 18th from 5-7:PM

Stephanie Solomon, Assistant Director, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
1010 South Walnut Street, Suite G
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.355.6843
www.mhcfoodpantry.org
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>11/3 ~STEP IT UP! Bloomington ~National Day of Climate Action at Harmony
November 3, 2007 from 11:AM to 6:PM at Harmony School
So you've changed your lightbulbs, adjusted your thermostat, and cut down on your driving. Maybe you've even nudged your neighbor or your inlaws to do the same. But still the ice caps are melting at astonishing rates, and every day there's more in the news about the signs and consequences of global warming. What do we REALLY have to do to turn this situation around? Our November 3 gathering will be all about figuring that out.
Stay tuned for details. Better yet, contact us and be a part of making it happen.
http://events.stepitup2007.org/november/events/show/2213
*Please RSVP: Stephanie Kimball
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>11/3 & 11/4 ~28th Holistic Living Seminar 'All Our Relations' in Oldenburg, Indiana.
Oldenburg Franciscan Center/Olivia Hall Oldenburg, Indiana.
An annual gathering that has become a tradition for many. Come for the weekend or the day in Oldenburg, the "Village of Spires", nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Indiana. Experience the knowledge and wisdom that emanates from this gathering, honoring All Our Relations at this peaceful retreat center.

Keynotes: Richard Brendan, Richard "Shining Thunder" Francis.
Also, workshops featuring...Code of Right Relationship Language of the Soul, Laughter as Healing, Sacred Activism,Women's & Men's Circles, St. Francis Reflections, Honoring Ancestors, Real Food, Mindful Stress Reduction, Preparing for 2012, Expanding DNA, Wellness Room Experience...and more!
Brought to you by Lifewaves, a Network for Conscious Living--dedicated to enriching the individual and collective spirit by offering opportunities for learning and interaction through a variety of speakers and topics in an accepting, safe and caring environment.
An all volunteer group puts these events on with a commitment to providing high quality events that draws in people from diverse backgrounds-- at a very affordable cost. Lifewaves has sponsored the Holistic Living Seminar since 1989 which features workshops on personal growth, holistic healing and lifestyle changes.

For further info (like time/address): Andy Reed,
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>11/3 & 11/4 ~Environmental Education Association of Indiana Conference is coming to our own backyard, meeting at McCormick's Creek the first weekend in November. The registration form can be found on the website, www.eeai.org and costs $145.
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>11/7 ~Watershed Networking Meeting (Evansville, IN)
Indiana's Department of Environmental Management Office of Water Quality and the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) are sponsors for the fall round of watershed networking meetings.
In Southern IN this meeting is November 7th, Wednesday, at Angel Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center, Evansville. Christian Freitag, Executive Director, Sycamore Land Trust, Bloomington.
There are two other exchange seminars set for north and central IN (see below for dates) and focus on key strategies Indiana watershed organizations can use for long-term sustainable funding. Space for each of the networking sessions is limited, so reservations will be prioritized for primary audience participants. This may mean that seating to agency, local government and private firm representatives will be limited.

The schedule for all three sessions will be 10:AM to 3:PM local time.
All dates, locations and featured speakers are:

North / Tuesday, October 30th, 2007: Salamonie Interpretive Center at the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews, IN. Gus Nyberg, Executive Director, NICHES Land Trust, Inc., Lafayette

Central / Thursday, November 1st, 2007: Camp Atterbury Indiana Military Academy Building 5, Edinburgh, IN. Heather Bacher, Executive Director, CILTI (Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated), Indianapolis, IN

South / Wednesday, November 7th, 2007:
Angel Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center, Evansville, IN.
Christian Freitag, Executive Director, Sycamore Land Trust, Bloomington

Registration is required and must be made in advance by Noon on October 19, 2007. For registration form, email:
IDEM Administrative Assistant, Karla Kindrick, .
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>11/8 ~'What is Sustainability Anyway?' Class @ the BACC on South Walnut
6:30-8:PM, Instructor Lucille Bertuccio. Bloomington Adult Community Center.
Thursdays, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6.
Register at Bloomington Parks and Rec. Cost is $15 in city and $18 outside of city.
What is Sustainability Anyway? This class will explore what sustainability means for the earth and human beings. We will examine which personal choices promote sustainability and how everyone can be informed about making these choices.
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>11/9 & 11/10 ~2007 Simply Living Fair Health & Wellness Expo:

"Simply Healthy:
Creating Sustainable Communities"
Simply Living Fair and Wellness Expo
November 9th and 10th 2007, Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington, Indiana
"Simply Healthy: Creating Sustainable Communities" is a holistic and spiritual lifestyle fair and expo. It offers a great opportunity to explore alternative health options, listen to lectures, and talk to experts on Simply Living, Wellness, Relaxation, Naturopathy, Herbs, Peacemaking, Arts, Local and Community Foods, Culture, Ecology and other diverse subjects. Susun Weed, renowned herbalist is the Keynote Presenter.
EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:
Every year more people make use of alternative and complementary wellness practices, services and products. Together we make this an unforgettable weekend of sharing and exploring different possibilities toward creating sustainable communities, enhancing our personal growth, as well as making new contacts and friends.
SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES:
Would you like to give a lecture or demonstration about your area of expertise? We are excited to educate the community about sustainable living, personal growth, and wellness. Send us a proposal with your lecture topic and your background.
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES:
Even if you are not planning to be an expo exhibitor or speaker, this is a great opportunity for you to present information about your business or service and share your support of healthy sustainable communities. Space is available in our printed guide as well as on our website.
For more information, contact ,
call 812-331-0886, or look for details on the website at http://www.indianaholistichealth.net/wellnessexpo.htm
This event is bought to you by the Indiana Holistic Health Network, the Center for Sustainable Living and the Caldwell Eco Center.
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>11/10 ~'Invite Birds and Butterflies into your Garden' Class by Lucille Bertuccio
Saturday, 2 -4 PM, Bloomington Adult Community Center Lucille Bertuccio, Instructor
Register at Bloomington Parks and Recreation. Cost: $8 in city, $10 non-city
Invite Birds and Butterflies into your Garden: Learn how to include birds and butterflies in a beautiful garden. This class will provide information on making an instant garden, what butterfly larvae need to live and grow, how to include the needs of birds in your overall planning process, where to find native plants and how to increase the biodiversity in your garden.
Contact: Lucille Bertuccio
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>11/10 ~Indiana Chapter Sierra Club chapter executive committee meeting
Saturday at 10:AM, Indiana Chapter Sierra Club meeting of the chapter executive committee. All members of the Indiana/Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club are invited to attend.
The meeting will be held at the chapter office:
1915 W. 18th Street, Suite D, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
For information on various committee meetings,
please contact the chapter office at (317) 822-3750.
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>11/15 ~Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Monthly Meeting
November 12 Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Meeting The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability meets the second Tuesday of each month in the 2007 calendar year in the McCloskey Conference Room of City Hall.
All meetings begin at 6:PM at McCloskey Conference Room
Bloomington Commission on Sustainability
http://www.bloomington.in.gov/sustainable email:
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>11/15 ~Tri-State Organic IP Video Broadcast
Thursday- November 15th ~Tri-State Organic IP Video Broadcast: ~Beginning Organic Farming:
Certification, 6:00-8:30pm
at the Monroe County Extension office, 119 W. 7th St.
Registration is $10 per person
and includes workshop materials and refreshments.
Online registration is available through
the Purdue Conference Division: www.conf.purdue.edu.
For more information call Amy Thompson at 349-2575.
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>11/15 ~Deadline for Grant applications to Bloomington Bicycle Club
Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM Thursday, November 15
The Bloomington Bicycle Club wants to give away money!
All Monroe County area non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals that will promote bicycle use, safety, enjoyment and/or awareness.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to organizations that have a specific bicycling-related program in need of funding. The program can be one in development or an existing program that would benefit from renewed funding. Requests should not exceed $1500 and
all projects must be consistent with the mission of the BBC.
Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM Thursday, November 15, to be eligible, and must adhere to the BBC Grant Policies and Guidelines posted at bloomingtonbicycleclub.org/grant.
*Contact for more information.
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>11/16 from 1-3:PM ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
Caldwell Eco Center general meeting @ the CEC near Rhino's
~Representatives from the various organizations housed in the Caldwell Eco Center meet every other Friday @ 323 S. Walnut (between the Mattress & Copy Shops near Rhino's All-Ages Club).
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>11/19 ~City of Bloomington Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission meeting
5:30-7:20 PM-Showers Plaza/City Hall-Hooker Conference Room
(812) 349-3417,
http://www.city.bloomington.in.us
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>11/29 ~Robert Cervero, (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
Nov 29, Thursday, 7:00pm Speakers (Livable Cities Speaker Series) Robert Cervero (Professor at UC Berkley, author of "The Transit Metropolis") –City Council Chamber
Upcoming Saturday Speakers:
*Jan 19, ~Dan Burden (Livable Cities Speaker Series) Dan Burden (Walkable Communities, Inc.) –Time and place TBA (CONA is lead sponsor) Contact: Buff Brown
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>11/31 ~Hilltop Garden and Nature Center Workshops
Lorrie Falkenthal's workshop on holiday wreaths is scheduled for two separate times, to suit your convenience -- 1 p.m., Friday, and 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1.
The fee of $20 includes all materials.
For information about Hilltop workshops or to register,
Call 855-2799 or Email
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~ONGOING EVENTS~

>Saturdays from 1:30-3:PM ~ CEJ meets @ Trinity Episcopal Church
(Downtown on the corner of Grant Kirkwood)

Citizens for Effective Justice (CEJ) is an advocacy organization.
CEJ's mission is to advocate for effective implementation of therapeutic justice in our community.
~We are guided by:
Article One, Section 18 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana:
"The penal code shall be founded on principles
of reformation, and not vindictive justice".
~We are working to shift public and official attitudes and institutional practice away from punishment to restorative and therapeutic justice.
~We are advocating against the criminalization of mental illness and addictions.

Citizens for Effective Justice (CEJ)
Vid Beldavs, Secretary, Email:
Hal Taylor, President, Email:
Phone - (812) 333-9346 / Cell - (812) 325-3947

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~ Pages to Prisoners meetings @ Boxcar Books & Community Center

Pages to Prisoners meets several times every week to help send books to the imprisoned.

The regularly scheduled meeting times are:
Mondays (during the school year) from 7-9pm ,
Thursdays from 7-11pm, and Sundays from 2-5pm.

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to provide free reading material to prisoners in the United States.
By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.
Our volunteers are concerned citizens and activists interested in rehabilitation, rather than punishment.

The project exists to alleviate pain, boredom, and attrition and to provide a direct opportunity for self-education. Additionally, we exist because prison libraries sometimes fail in this respect, and are understocked, or are only able to be patronized during specific and limited hours.
Finally, The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project exists to inform others about the condition of the prison system in Indiana and throughout the nation and the effects of incarceration on our communities.
Through the letters and books that we send and receive, we hope to build connections between those who are within the criminal justice system, and their communities at large.

Abbey Friedman
Boxcar Books
The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project
310A S. Washington St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 339-8710
www.boxcarbooks.org

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~ECO-LINK~
ONGOING EVENTS:

~Community Bike Project hours & events:
Monday 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Saturday Noon-3pm
Sunday 6:30pm-8:30pm Ladies' Night )

~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (MHC)
Volunteer Garden Hours (starting in April):
Mondays 4:00-6:00pm at Harmony School
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm at Crestmont Community Garden

MHC *Bloomington Organic Seed Exchange*
With the vision and action of the amazing women, Sarah Mountjoy and
Rosemary Hart, the Cupboard is excited to present that an Organic Seed
Exchange at MHC during pantry hours on Monday.
Bring any extra organic seeds you have saved to the Cupboard and take what you would like to start in your garden.
M-F 4pm-6pm (between 5pm-6pm would be preferable)
MHC Contact:
~Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, 8:00am-1:00pm every Saturday from April 7 through September 29; 9:00am-1:00pm every Saturday from October 6 through November 24.

~Local Growers Guild monthly meeting, first Wednesday of every month. Please contact Bobbi Boos at for locations.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Call for Volunteers:
Garden Project at University and Fairview Elementary Schools-We need folks to help install and develop gardens for the school students to use as a part of their educational experience. Contact Joe MckGibbon:

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
(MHC) Volunteer Garden Hours (starting in April):
Mondays 4:00-6:00pm at Harmony School
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm at Crestmont Community Garden

~Help with BOGA – Contact Jen Cook, 339-6454, Jenivee Schoenheit, 330-1382, or Lucille Bertuccio, 332-8796
~Help with GOES class (assembling binders, etc.) Contact Lucille, 332-8796 or Michael Simmons, 349-3737
~Create brochures for GOES and BOGA -Contact: Lucille, 332-8796,
~Bloomington Community Gardens
-Contact: Michael Simmons, 349-3737 or simmonsm@ bloomington.in.gov
~School Gardens -Contact: Lucille Bertuccio, 332-8796 or lbertucc@ indiana.edu
~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gardens:
Email: Brooke Gentile, brooke@ mhcfoodpantry.org
~Wylie House garden: -Contact :Sherry Wise, 855-6224
~Garton Farm: (assess grounds, develop plans)
Contact: Michael Bell, 336-6141
~Flatwoods Park Butterfly Gardens -Contact: Cathy Meyer, 349-2800
~Middle Way House -Contact : Clara Wilson, 333-7404
~Hospitality House -Contact: Rene Thompson, 353-3000
~T.C. Steele SHS -Contact: Steve Doty, 988-2785
*Volunteer Opportunity, this event will count towards the 40 hours needed to get your G.O.E.S. Certification.

To add events or join the ECO-LINK listserv,
send info/email to
center for sustainable living www.simplycsl.org
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*GREEN MEDIA NOTICES
Online Radio shows & Newspaper articles:

Interchange 12/26/06
Host Mylo Roze speaks with members of Bloomington Transportation Options for People (BTOP) and Oregon-based transportation consultant Greg Raisman from the Portland Department of Transportation. BTOP founder Buff Brown & BTOP member Bill Hayden start off the program and Greg jumps in a litttle later with national statistics and insights into the paradigm shift and infrastructural changes implemented in Portland with great success.
Topics discussed include parking, the Finelight/Fernandez parking garage subsidy request to the City of Bloomington, parking garage usage studies, greenspace, traffic safety, bicycling and pedestrian safety, public transit, traffic-calming strategies, safe routes to schools, facilitation of alternative modes of travel and the overarching environmental considerations driving conscientious urban planning. (55:36)

*Just click on the links below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange200601226.mp3

5/29 - INTERCHANGE -
Host Tom Healy talks with legendary Hoosier environmentalist, John Blair about "Indiana's Inconvenient Truth: world-class pollution". Blair is co-founder and president of Valley Watch, an Evansville-based organization devoted to the health and environmental integrity of the Ohio Valley in southwestern Indiana. He recently took training with Al Gore's Climate Project to prepare him for public talks about global warming. Blair specifically focuses on Indiana's contribution to greenhouse gases via coal-fired power plants. In addition, Blair, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his news photography in 1978, also speaks about media and the importance of a strong First Amendment. Blair was arrested for protesting vice-president Cheney's visit to Evansville in early 2002. He eventually sued the city of Evansville and prevailed at trial in a case that has far-reaching implications for free speech and civil liberties. A dedicated activist, Blair also discusses the importance of citizen engagement in government and offers some suggestions from his own successes in battling the Marble Hill nuclear power plant and preventing the dumping of nuclear waste in the Hoosier National Forest.
*Just click on the links at the end of each description to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070529.mp3

~regarding past episodes & articles of mine...

MYLO ROZE
mp3s of past shows, blog info & previous articles of mine follow below...
*Just click on the links at the end of each description to listen.

~Archive (mp3-URLs) of my most recent radio shows (last four months):

*9/25
-PCB episode-
Guests: Enviro Attorney~Mick Harrison,
Citizen Activist~Greg Moore & David Schalk~former City Chemist
~Will air live @ 6:PM on TUE SEPT 25th & be online the next day

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070925.mp3

7/17
Big Coal vs. Coalition
Guest: Kerwin Olson of the Citizens Action Coalition about new proposed DUKE Energy coal-gasification plant.

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070717.mp3

8/21 ~Local Food episode~
Guests: Brooke Gentile of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Stephanie Solomon of Hoosier Hills Food Bank & Michael Simmons of Parks & Rec & the Food Policy Group.
INTERCHANGE ~ 08/21/07 Local Food Episode:
Host Mylo Roze talks with three major facilitators of local food availability about the scope and importance of local food security. Michael Simmons, Adult Programs Specialist for the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department speaks about his involvement with the Community Gardening program, which rents out seasonal plots within the parks to members of the public. Simmons also represents the Local Food Policy Group, an organization working to assess and facilitate local food security and production.
Mylo is also joined in the studio by Stephanie Solomon, Volunteer Coordinator for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, a regional food warehousing and distribution center.
The third guest for this local food episode is Brooke Gentile, Executive Director of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, the largest free food pantry in Bloomington. Topics addressed fall under the three basic categories outlined by the Food Policy Group; Health and Nutrition, Economic and Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability.
Discussed are the ecological impacts of industrial agriculture and convenience consumerism, local alternatives and community resources, upcoming events, educational programs to foster self-sufficiency and sustainable practices, and the many benefits of the re-localization of food production. Also addressed are poverty, hunger, and the need to expand existing programs to meet community demand. (59:33)

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070821.mp3

5/15
Mylo interviews Dr. Jill, the "singing scientist", about her work in Brain Science & Research & about her recovery from a left lobe stroke, the epiphany she experienced during her stroke & her evolution & activities since.

Discussed:
Schizophrenia, mental illness, the workings of the brain & nervous system, altered perception & shifts in society & consciousness.
Right & left brainedness, transcendental experiences, mapping minds magnetically, social justice & political advocacy.

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070515.mp3

6/19
Mylo speaks with young activists from two of the newer eco orgs inhabiting the new Caldwell Eco Center on South Walnut, members of Earth First! & GreenPeace.

Guests:
Edyta Sitko, Field Officer on Project Hot Seat
for GreenPeace's Washington, DC office.

Matiga, Roadblock EF!/the Listening Project (Anti I-69/Roadless Summer)

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070619.mp3

Entire Online Archive:
Other past episodes can also be found @ WFHB.org under News Home, & then Interchange. There are descriptions of the topics, guests & hosts from which to choose.

thanx,
MYLO ROZE
Founder of Holistic Affordable Housing, a Center for Sustainable Living project/nonProfit, devoted to building low-cost eco-condos & permacultural apts.
*Link on www.simplycsl.org.

I host 'INTERCHANGE' on WFHB Community Radio ( 98.1 & 91.3 FM ).
You can listen to previous episodes at the station's web site under News, Audio & Interchange... http://wfhb.org

I also write a column/blog for the Bloomington Alternative.
Likewise, you may find past examples of my work at the website under "Browse by Author" (Mylo Roze)...
bloomingtonalternative.com

My Community Access TV show, WME3tv,
airs Wednesdays @ 8:PM & Saturdays @ 10:PM
on C.A.T.S Cable Channel 7.
SOON on YOUTUBE & BloomingTUBE.com.

~OTHER GREEN EPISODES OF INTERCHANGE:

INTERCHANGE - 12/26/06
Host Mylo Roze speaks with members of Bloomington Transportation Options for People (BTOP) and Oregon-based transportation consultant Greg Raisman from the Portland Department of Transportation. BTOP founder Buff Brown & BTOP member Bill Hayden start off the program and Greg jumps in a litttle later with national statistics and insights into the paradigm shift and infrastructural changes implemented in Portland with great success.
Topics discussed include parking, the Finelight/Fernandez parking garage subsidy request to the City of Bloomington, parking garage usage studies, greenspace, traffic safety, bicycling and pedestrian safety, public transit, traffic-calming strategies, safe routes to schools, facilitation of alternative modes of travel and the overarching environmental considerations driving conscientious urban planning. ( 55:36 )

*Just click on the link below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20061226.mp3

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INTERCHANGE - 11/21/06
Host Mylo Roze conducts a year-in-review of the first year of existence for the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability with commission chair John Hamilton and the city's Assistant Director of Economic Development Danise Alano. We focus on the commission's progress so far and their primary goals for the future.
Topics include economic empowerment, environmental ethics, social equity, economic development, ecological design, climate change, chickens in the city, affordable housing, local food, green business and educational programs. ( 56:33 )

*Just click on the link below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20061121.mp3

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INTERCHANGE - 08/01/06
Host Mylo Roze speaks with Brandon Pitcher, an Indiana native & representative of Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) about ecologically oriented systems design which strive to improve efficiency & eliminate waste in manufacturing & societal activities.
Ethically & scientifically instructive fables are read aloud by Mylo & Brandon. Calls are taken from local residents & upcoming events are highlighted.
Innovative projects that bring clean drinking water to the rural poor of Colombia, that feed third worlders through resource loops by turning industrial refuse into agricultural by-products are also covered. ( 58:31 )

*Just click on the link below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20060801.mp3

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***Other green episodes by other hosts:::... ('07)

INTERCHANGE - 05/29/07
Host Tom Healy talks with legendary Hoosier environmentalist, John Blair about "Indiana's Inconvenient Truth: world-class pollution".
Blair is co-founder and president of Valley Watch, an Evansville-based organization devoted to the health and environmental integrity of the Ohio Valley in southwestern Indiana.
He recently took training with Al Gore's Climate Project to prepare him for public talks about global warming. Blair specifically focuses on Indiana's contribution to greenhouse gases via coal-fired power plants. In addition, Blair, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his news photography in 1978, also speaks about media and the importance of a strong First Amendment.
Blair was arrested for protesting vice-president Cheney's visit to Evansville in early 2002. He eventually sued the city of Evansville and prevailed at trial in a case that has far-reaching implications for free speech and civil liberties.
A dedicated activist, Blair also discusses the importance of citizen engagement in government and offers some suggestions from his own successes in battling the Marble Hill nuclear power plant and preventing the dumping of nuclear waste in the Hoosier National Forest. ( 57:47 )

*Just click on the link below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070529.mp3

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INTERCHANGE - 07/24/07
Host Tom Healy enjoys a convivial conversation about neighborliness with Georgia Schaich and Ann Kreilkamp from the Green Acres Neighborhood Association. Georgia was recently honored as Neighbor of the Year and Ann was also given recognition by the City of Bloomington's Housing and Neighborhood Development office for their efforts to make Green Acres the sustainable place to be in Bloomington.
The old saw says good fences make good neighbors but Georgia and Ann prove that it's really good people who make the best neighbors. Georgia and Ann talk about the challenges and opportunities their neighborhood faces: how to encourage renters to feel part of a community and how to get owners of rental properties to maintain their properties; ways to increase the amount of communal green space; their goals of seeing affordable housing bring new homeowners into their diverse community; how historic preservation can serve as a foundation for sustainable development; working with city planners and engineers to created low-cost improvements and, most important, how to get neighbors to talk with one another.
Georgia describes her work with the Neighborhood Alliance and shares the problem-solving skills she's developed in her many years of community service. Ann talks about using permaculture practices to identify positive aspects of the neighborhood and offers ideas for bringing neighbors together to create a vision of a vibrant neighborhood. No matter where you live, Georgia and Ann have lots of ways to help you make it a sustainable place to be. ( 58:09 )

*Just click on the link below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070724.mp3

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INTERCHANGE - 08/15/06
Host Andy Mahler explores "permaculture" with guests Peter Bane and Rhonda Baird.
Permaculture is about designing ecological human habitats and food production systems. It is a land use and community building movement which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities. The focus is not on these elements themselves, but rather on the relationships created among them by the way we place them in the landscape. This synergy is further enhanced by mimicking patterns found in nature.
Now a Bloomington resident, Peter Bane is the publisher of Permaculture Activist, the world's oldest permaculture publication, the co-founder of Earthaven eco-village in North Carolina, and an internationally known permaculture instructor and designer. Rhonda Baird is an apprentice permaculture teacher and design consultant. She is also the founder of the Bloomington Permaculture Guild. They talk about the history, practice, and need for permaculture design in today's world. ( 57:16 )

*Just click on the link below to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20060815