In Los Angeles, our friend BuroHappold Engineering, is co-sponsoring a special event with the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter featuring 20 plus Green Building thought leaders, including Lois Arkin from L.A. Eco-Village.
World Green Building Week is the flagship event of the global green building movement organized by WorldGBC and led by its network of over 70 Green Building Councils and their 32,000 member companies.
Buildings account for over a third of the world’s carbon emissions. But that can change. Join us for collaborative discussion in celebration of World Green Building Week. We’re tackling a wide range of subjects from net zero buildings, clean energy use, equity, economy and environment and much more. We’ve assembled thought leaders for a lively discussion on our collective impact on Los Angeles and beyond.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
BuroHappold Engineering 800 Wilshire Blvd, 16th Floor
Los Angeles 90012
in collaboration with:
The U.S. Green Building Council L.A. Chapter FREE EVENT BUT RSVP PLEASE:REGISTER
These will be fast paced 3 minute slide presentations with discussion to follow:
JOEL CESARE City of Santa Monica
City of West Hollywood
MIKE ECHOLS NVision Development
Frederick Fisher and Partners
Mia Lehrer + Associates
SARA HICKMAN RDC-S111
LEIGH CHRISTY Perkins+WillJENNIFER SCHABRios Clementi Hale Studios
Rios Clementi Hale StudiosERIC
Miller Hull Partnership
Electrical Training Institute
NAT WILSON CSUNDAVID HERD
Empowering change seekers to cultivate lifestyles that regenerate the mind, body, soul and planet through transformative journeys and earth-based education. Our nature retreats blend personal development, permaculture education and spiritual exploration to support regenerative lifestyles and leadership.
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Interested in learning how to install greywater systems?
Becoming a greywater installer for your area?
This course will teach you how to design and install these water-saving irrigation systems.
You will learn about the theory behind simple and high-end systems including the indoor use of greywater. We’ll cover basic plumbing and landscaping skills needed for the four types of common simple greywater systems. You will learn how to conduct a site assessment, determine which system to install and how to maintain existing systems. Additionally you’ll learn about what plants do best with greywater and the do’s and don’t of residential greywater reuse. By the end of the course you will know about proper installation of code compliant washing machine, and simple systems under the CA state code.
There will be an optional exam and installation for people wishing to be certified and listed on our website. The “installer’s page” contains contact info for graduates who wish to be listed, as well as an internal list serve for installers to share info, experiences, and get support.
Learn more about the content and see the week’s schedule here.
Location: Los Angeles Eco-Village (117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles, 90004)
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My favorite part of the course were the instructors, which I found incredibly knowledgeable and well prepared. I really liked the balance between the lecture and hands-on exercises. As someone who has designed and taught career educational classes, I think this course was designed masterfully and worthy of emulation. Instructing adult learners from a wide variety of levels is not easy. –Dorsey Moore- Principal- Sustainability for All
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Diana Leafe Christian is author of Creating a Life Together and a well-known speaker and workshop trainer in the communities and ecovillage movements. Three events with Diana coming up: Friday, March 3rd at 7 pm – slideshow, How Ecovillages Worldwide Have Influenced the Wider Culture. Sat, March 4, 10am-4 pm overview workshop, Introduction to Sociocracy for Ecovillages and Intentional Communities. Sociocracy, which means “governance by peers & colleagues” (also called Dynamic Governance), is a highly effective governance structure and decision-making method Diana now highly recommends instead of consensus. Sun March 5 from 2pm to 6pm workshop on The Three Aspects of a Healthy Thriving Community
Come to one or all three events. See what fits your passions.
RSVP required for all events: email@example.com or 213/738-1254
All events will be held at 117 Bimini Pl, Los Angeles 90004 in the Los Angeles Eco-Village:
Here are the options:
EVENT #1 Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7 to 10pm: Slideshow & talk about Ecovillages around the world: How Ecovillages Worldwide Have Influenced their Wider Culture.Diana’s tales and stories of beautiful ecovillages on four continents, many of which she’s visited, and how they are beneficially affecting their region, their country, or the Planet. See reviews here.
Fee: $5 to $20 sliding scale.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-738-1254
EVENT #2 Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10am to 4pm*:
Introduction to Sociocracy for Ecovillages and Other Kinds of Intentional Communities. An overview of this effective governance structure and decision-making method, and one process, Selecting People for Roles (Sociocracy elections), a good-vibe meeting technique you can learn and use in your group. Learn more here
Fee $70 to $90 (sliding scale). Note that fees from been lowered for this event.
RSVP: email@example.com or 213-738-1254
Please note that this is an introduction to, or review of Sociocratic principles and practices.
*Lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30pm: bring your own brownbag or visit one of our many “around-the-corner” cafes.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2pm to 6pm:
The Three Aspects of a Healthy Thriving Community. Includes eight antidotes to structural conflict, and overviews of:
1 – the 19 steps people typically take to start successful ecovillages and intentional communities
2 – community vision and mission, and
3 – a clear, thorough membership process.
Fee: $60 to $75 sliding scale. Note that fees for this event have been raised.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-738-1254
Reservations required for all events: email@example.com or 213/738-1254
All three events held at Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Pl, Los Angeles 90004
Pay at the door (the old fashioned way); if paying by check, make out to CRSP
More about Diana here: www.dianaleafechristian.org. Popular lecturer and trainer on diverse aspects of ecovillages, cohousing and intentional communities, Diana makes a rare visit to Southern California.
Diana’s expertise on community decision making and governance processes has brought international attention to “sociocracy.” Sociocracy is a governance for peers and colleagues using feedback loops to help an organization continuously improve.
Transition US will be hosting a workshop track as well as a network gathering during the Convergence for Transitioners from across the country to connect, build relationships, learn from each other, and strengthen our movement. We hope you can join us!
Whether or not you can attend, you can still support fellow Transitioners and help strengthen our network by contributing to the scholarship fund that will support several Transition leaders from different parts of the country to the Convergence to learn, network, share their own skills, and increase the impact of their local Transition efforts.
The Communities Conference is held Labor Day weekend, Sept 2 – 5, at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa County, Central Virginia. The event hosts between 150 and 200 participants, including people who are members of, interested in, and new to intentional communities and other kinds of cooperative living and working.
The focus of the event is on intentional communities, although workshops sometimes cover a broader array of topics in cooperative and alternative lifestyles, economics, and organizing. If the workshop is not specific to intentional communities the presenter will address the topic in relation to intentional communities.
The conference site is rustic and mostly outdoors.