KC Local Green Events - Week of 4/23/2008

Conversations on the Environment:
Richard Louv

Futurist and journalist Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and six other books, speaks about what he calls the "Nature Deficit Disorder" in the fourth installment of Conversations on the Environment on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main Street. Admission is free.

As a child growing up in Raytown, Louv explored the woods around his home. As an adult, he researched what's happening to today's wired generation of America's children and then coined the phrase "Nature Deficit Disorder" to describe the most disturbing childhood trends: the rise in obesity, attention disorders and depression.

Louv's body of research indicates that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond รข?? and they are right in our own backyard.

A 6:30 p.m. public reception precedes the presentation. Seating space for this event is limited. Complete the form below or call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending. Free parking is available in the Plaza Branch's parking garage.

For full details, including the address, and to RSVP see:
http://environment.meetup.com/270/calendar/7794313/
Green Drinks KC Meetup Group


ONLINE WEBINAR:
Carbon Policy and Agriculture

2008-04-24 9am – 11am
(Timezone: Central Time)

A FREE Webinar on Carbon Policy and Agriculture
hosted by Midwest Ag Energy Network

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/108746263/invitefriends

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Webinar Summary

2007 was a landmark year in the area of climate change in the Midwest. In November 2007, the Midwest Governor’s Association signed the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform for the Midwest. In addition, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Manitoba signed the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Accord. The National Farm Bureau and the National Farmer’s Union have both launched carbon programs. In addition, the Lieberman-Warner bill contains language specific to agriculture. Tune into this web conference to learn what you need to know to get up to speed on this rapidly evolving area in agriculture.

Topics to be covered will center around carbon policy and implications for agriculture

  • What are the programs and policies in development that will regulate carbon and what will enforcement look like?
  • What have we learned from existing carbon programs?
  • What are factors in the carbon sequestration for soil?


Urban Agriculture and its Effect on the Built Environment
Thursday, April 24, 2008. 12pm - 1pm.

Registration Required

A Lunch & Learn event at the American Institute of Architects, Kansas City.

KCCUA's Daniel Dermitzel will discuss urban farming in the context of green and sustainable design, community development and public health.

The event is free to members and nonmembers but registration is required. For more information and to register visit http://www.aiakc.org/chapter_events.asp


KC Green Summit 2008

Date: Apr 25

Event Details: Join Majora Carter, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Bob Berkebile to help define green solutions for Kansas City.

Location: Bartle Hall Ballroom - 16th & Wyandotte Streets - Kansas City, MO

Contact: Jason Parson for details at (816) 500-7090

Website: Email KCGreenSummit2008@mac.com



Greenworks
Date: Apr 27
Time: 10:00 AM
Event Details: Kate Corwin, founder of Greenworks, will discuss her green-collar job training program for youth.
Cost: Free
Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church - 4501 Walnut St. - Kansas City, MO 64111 [directions]
Contact: 816-531-2131


The Organic No Till
Organic Gardening Workshop
held in Kansas City on October 27, 2007, featuring Joel Gruver and Patrice Gros is now available on DVDs. Please contact Kansas City Community Gardens for a copy at 816-931-3877
or info-1@kccg.org


You are welcome to come by the garden at Niles Home for Children and see our no till beds. Please let me know that you are coming to assure the security of the kids.

Marty Kraft 816-333-5663

During the week days when I'm at Niles
816- 241-3448.



See also:
http://www.KCFoodCircle.org/events/