June 9, 2008

SCN creating the NETWORK...to build sustainable communities..

News and views
see our web site for more details Sustainlex.org

1) Art and Community panel discussion
2) Art mural project
3) KET Connections Interview
4) Winburn Community Art Garden project
5) Food Policy Council teleconference
6) Photo exhibit and reception
7) Slow Food
) Healthy Food, Local Farms Conference
9) Idea Festival
10) Green Energy Expo
11) 20 \Days of Peace and Justice
12) Terra Madre

1) Saturday June 7 9-11am Lexington Children's Theatre
SCN Director, jim embry will serve on panel discussing Art and Community Building ....
sponsored by Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program, Leadership Lexington, SCN)

2) Saturday June 7 1-5pm 756 North Lime
Artists and Youth Create Community Together....community mural project
150 youth with 15 local artists create 15 murals depicting vision of community.
activity includes graffiti artist, painting of rain barrels, music, poetry...and FUN!!
EVERYONE welcome to stop by and show off your Picasso skills
sponsored by Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program, Leadership Lexington, SCN)

3) Sustainability and Social Equity KET-TV program "Connections with Renee Shaw"
Featuring half hour interview with jim embry(SCN) on Sustainability and Social Equity
program air dates:
Saturday, June 7 at 3:00pm on KET1

Sunday, June 8 at 11:30am on KET2
Sunday, June 15 at 9:00am on KETKY (digital "The Kentucky Channel)
Tuesday, June 17 at 8:00am on KETKY (digital "The Kentucky Channel)

4) Tuesday June 10 5-8pm
Winburn Community Art Garden project
During the summer we meet every Tuesday 5-8 and Saturday 1-3pm

5) Thursday June 19 12 noon
Food Policy Council teleconference with Mark Winne(Closing the Food Gap)

join with SCN as we work with groups to organize a regional food policy council
TBA ....October 2008 , Food Security conference..Taste of Hunger
www.closingthefoodgap.com ,www.worldhungeryear.org , foodsecurity.org

6) Sunday June 22 7-9 pm Artist Reception..........for jim embry.

Join us as we celebrate Summer Solstice ....with photos, music and poetry
Sustainability Series featuring photos by jim embry ...Women Hold Up Half The Sky, Colors From the Ocean-Above and Below, Garden Delights
Common Grounds Coffee House 343 E. High St
Also photo exhibit is part of Gallery Hop on June 20
Photo Exhibit dates May15-July 5.... 7am-11pm

7)June 21 - First Day of Summer and Second Annual Slow Night.
Join Slow Food Bluegrass for variety of statewide celebrations of local foods, crafts and traditions. Details will follow. www.slowfoodbluegrass.org.
August 28-1 - SLOW FOOD NATION, San Francisco, CA.
First ever event featuring farmers, producers and chefs from across America. Slow Food Bluegrass will be there with a delegation of convivum members representing Kentucky. Don't miss this event! Details to follow. www.slowfoodnation.com.

8) September 6, 2008...9th Annual Healthy Food, Local Farms Conference...Sierra Club
"The Politics of Food"
9:00 AM-5:30 PM EST
University of Louisville
www.americanbyways.com/Sierra%20Club/index.php Call 270-685-2034 or 231-922-2201

9) September 25th -28th, Louisville, KY. The Idea Festival.
This world-class festival that brings together the world's most diverse and creative thinkers. Details to follow.www.ideafestival.com/

10) Bluegrass Energy &Green Living Expo Bluegrass Energy &Green Living Expo

Hours: Saturday, October 6, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, October 7, 12pm - 6pm
Location: Heritage Hall at Lexington Center


11) October 4-20 Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice 25 year Anniversary
20 days20 Days for Peace and Justice

11) October 23-27 - Terra Madre World Food Communities Gathering, Turin, Italy.
Terra Madre began in 2004 with the groundbreaking world meeting of food communities. In 2006 participation grew to bring together 5000 producers from 1600 food communities, 1000 cooks and 400 academics from 150 countries. In 2008, participants will once again have the opportunity to discuss issues that concern them, share their experiences, make their voices heard and develop international exchanges and networks. www.terramadre.org., http://www.slowfood.com.

other past and/or upcoming news:
Youth GreenCorps begins June 23
The Youth GreenCorps is a grass-roots initiative that engages Lexington youth in local environmental, horticultural and artistic hands-on projects. http://sustainlex.org/ygc.html

May 22 Sustainable Communities Network in Frankfort
Andrea Tapia and jim embry speak in Frankfort on community gardens at the 4H Extension Office. Take a peek at the good work in our capital city:http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/3887682

TBA Lexington Community Garden Tour 2008
SCN planning meeting for Tour Wednesday June 18 6pm Third Street Stuff

We endeavor to:
EDUCATE the broadest range of community members about the environmental issues facing our world and the benefits of making sustainable choices
BUILD a critical mass of community members that unites our individual concerns into collective action.
CREATE a network that encourages and supports the work of creating sustainable communities
INSPIRE environmental stewardship, personal responsibility, leadership, systems thinking &cooperation.
EMPOWER our communities to become part of the sustainability movement.

Love and Hugs,

jim embry
Sustainable Communities Network