Green Alternatives for Louisville: From Straw Bale and Natural Building to Zoning Reform and Green Politics. A Lunch and Learn Event

What: Green Alternatives for Louisville:

From Straw Bale and Natural Building to Zoning Reform and Green Politics - A Lunch and Learn Event

Thursday, March 27, Noon to 2 PM.

Who: Matt Martin of Alternative Green Solutions

Where: Adena Center  Louisville, KY

Campus Directions: I-71 Exit 2, Zorn Ave. @ River Rd behind BP to the Galen Buiding, Second Floor. (Map)

Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations welcome. $5 requested for a light lunch buffet.

Please RSVP: To 502 410-2786,

Or online at:

  • How can owners and builders successfully adopt low-cost natural building techniques such as straw bale?
  • What changes in state and local building and zoning law are needed to support straw bale and other natural building techniques? We'll get an up-date on the progress of these measures in the 2008 Kentucky legislative session.
  • What can citizens do to learn to work together for green and sustainable practices and politics in our community?
Matt Martin is the co-founder of Alternative Green Solutions, a green building and energy company, and Growing Louisville Green, a community networking project on green policy and practice.

Alternative Green Solutions is also sponsoring a series of hands-on straw bale building workshops in March and April, 2008. Participants in these workshops are eligible for continuing education credit though the Sustainability Studies program of the Adena Center. Students enrolled in the Adena Sustainability Studies Program will get scholarship support and are eligible for a 50% discount on the course cost.
Sustainable Business Networks
Adena Center

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This Workshop qualifies for CEU credit for the Program in Sustainability Studies of the Adena Center. If you would like to apply for CEU credit for this course or for the Certificate in Sustainability, please contact
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About the Living and Learning for Sustainability series

This event is sponsored by the Sustainable Business Networks project, helping to build the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Join us for Earth Week with Judy Wicks and the Second Annual Green and Local Business Conference, April 20 and 21, 2008!

1 comment:

Laurie Wolberton said...

As a real estate professional in the Louisville area it's nice to see that ideas like this are being brought into the area. As the world becomes more eco friendly, so are many home buyers. It would be great if we could start offering green alternatives in Louisville real estate.