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EarthMatters

    • Wed, September 12, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, September 12
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Sustainability in Daily Life

     Living and working "green" are great goals... but what really matters? How can we make the biggest impacts? We all wish we had an unlimited budget but what can we accomplish with a very little one? Explore the answers to these questions and ask your own. Learn what one Rockford family has done to improve sustainability at their home and their downtown business by reclaiming materials, utilizing alternative energy sources, and making decisions with the environment in mind. Topics of discussion to include use of solar and geothermal resources as well as conscious choices to reduce or "improve" resource consumption and reduce waste. 

    This program is presented by Lenae Weichel who’s family became locavores for a year in 2008 eating only food produced within 100 miles of their Rockford home.  Come and hear about Lenae’s latest environmental projects and be inspired.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Wed, October 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, October 10
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Share the Space

    We will be sharing stories, poems and ideas this month on environmental subjects. You may bring your own suggestions to share with the group from an action to a picture that inspires you to be more conscious and closer to Mother Earth. Being positive about our own environmental experiences helps to mitigate some of the negativity and bleakness we sometimes feel in the world today.

     

    Fiona Fordyce will lead the group this month, there will be plenty of great material to enjoy.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, November 14
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Habitat for Humanity

    Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Keri Nelson, will present on how being a good steward of earth’s resources has expanded the organization’s capacity to build safe, affordable homes in our community.  The Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore re-sells usable building materials and goods that would otherwise end up in local landfills. The presentation will focus on the relationship between the ReStore and Habitat’s housing program, and how the ReStore helps build both financial and environmental sustainability.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Wed, December 12, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, December 12
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Conservation @ Home and @ Work

    The Natural Land Institute's Conservation@Programs are designed to encourage private landowners, local businesses, churches and schools to become actively involved in community conservation efforts.  Whether you are starting from a turf grass lawn, have planted some natives or have natural areas already established, theConservation@Programs can assist you in your efforts. Laura Sjoquist, Community Conservation Coordinator with the Natural Land Institute, will explain how this new conservation program can make a difference in our community.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


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