Open Living and Learning Network News: Upcoming Sustainability Education Events

NEW! Gaia Education Design for Sustainability
Online Learning for Sustainability offered through Gaia Education.Click here to learn more


  • Introduction to Solar Water Heating Systems
  •  Creating a Successful Solar or Energy Conservation Business
  •   Solar Water Heater Installation Workshop with HomeGrown HideAways
Financial support available to residents of Eastern Kentucky for the workshops on June 2 – 3 and June 4,
NABCEP training hours available for those preparing for NABCEP Solar Thermal Certification.
October 2009 Louisville Sustainability Forum Announcements
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September 2009 Louisville Sustainability Forum Announcements
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Living Legacy: In Honor of Van Jones

With the forced resignation of Van Jones, community action for Green Jobs
becomes even more important.

* International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability (ICOVACS 2009)

Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY October 19-21, 2009 Click here to learn more...


June 24-28, 2009 Cohousing Conference - Seattle, WA

Come to the 2009 National Cohousing Conference and see the power of community for yourself. With more than 50 program offerings - featured speakers, workshops, seminars, and tours-there's something for everyone! More Info



June 20-24, 2009
ASHRAE Conference in Louisville: Engineering Sustainability

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Transition Town / Ecovillage Training
June 13-14 , 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Led by Maggie Seeley and Zaida Amaral, Ecovillage Design leaders partnered with Louisville and other ecovillage initiatives, the training promises to be one of the more exciting initiatives in the US as we continue the process of integrating transition work with diverse design and cultural perspectives... Click here to learn more...

May 16-17, 2009

Join us for the main midwest sustainability learning event of the season!

To learn more:


* Winter - Spring 2009:

Sustainable Neighborhoods Organizing Meetings


* Sustainable Neighborhoods Organizing Workshop Nov 16, 2008, 2 PM
    WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY AND HOW DO WE GET THERE? NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY WITH PROCESS IN MIND. The Brick House community center, in conjunction with the Adena Center and a number of community partners and organizations, is hosting a workshop on neighborhood sustainability and urban ecovillage organizing, Click here to Learn More

  • Green for All: Green Jobs and Business for a New Economy

    Join us for five events on September 26-27in Louisville and Frankfort celebrating progress towards a Green Kentucky and a Sustainable Louisville! Go to
    Green Jobs Now Kentucky to learn more...


  • Worldview Creation Spirituality Class Beginning Wednesday September 17, 2008, Sustainable Clifton and partner community organizations will offer a free five week course exploring the Creation Spirituality tradition and its fourfold path.