Monthly Archives: December 2010

Centre Region Climate Change Action Plan Project

Reports from a joint project of the Centre Region Council of Governments and Penn State Geography Department: Greenhouse Gas Project Overview – PowerPoint Centre Region Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory – 2006 State College Sustainability Plan – Dec. 2007 Options for … Continue reading

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PASA Farming for the Future Conference

Strength from Our Roots: Claiming Our Food System Future FEBRUARY 2 – 5, 2011 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Conference website. Preparations are underway for the annual Farming for the Future Conference, and the conference staff is busy going over … Continue reading

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Farm Food Safety – Winter Workshops

Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering farm food safety workshops for fresh produce growers at 8 locations from January through March of 2011: March 21 in Chambersburg and March 22 in Altoona. Attached is an announcement with details. You … Continue reading

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Garden Gleaning in Sarasota

From Transition Sarasota, via Transition US. Since 1980, food banks throughout the United States have been participating in the time-honored tradition of gleaning: rescuing food from local farms that would otherwise go to waste in the fields…

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Gas Drilling, Fracking and Our Environment

Ahimsa Village Saturday Night Sustainability Series Program Gas Drilling, Fracking and our Environment Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:00PM, 4022 S. Eagle Valley Rd, Julian, PA Join Wayne Hansen for a lively discussion on the Marcellus Shale situation here in Central Pennsylvania. Wayne … Continue reading

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Framing – Challenges and Opportunities

Lists that came out of Transition Town State College steering group meetings May 30, 2010, at Ahimsa Village in Julian, PA, and June 6, 2010, in Lemont. CHALLENGES Getting more people aware and involved Overcoming fear of change Developing willingness … Continue reading

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Fishbowl Discussions

Fishbowl Method for Group Discussion (overview from Wikipedia): The arrangement of chairs in a fishbowl session is four concentric rings of chairs surrounding a smaller group of five chairs. An arrow indicates how any member of the audience may enter … Continue reading

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