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Harrisonburg Summits - Hosted by the Fairfield Center (formerly Community Mediation Center)

Coalition for Sustainability: Sustainable Communication & Organization

Reported on by Charles Hendricks, Convened by  Pete Bsumek at Blue Nile at 12:30pm Attendees: Charles Hendricks, Daniel Hill, Ken Wells, Amy Turnage, Donald Gleasor, Justin Van Kleeck, Jeff Tang, Cathy Strickler, Liz Coates, Ryan Bowen, Adrie Voors, Gareth Hermann, Lisbeth Rasmussen, Grant Collier, Josh Peters, Laura Dansby, Benjamin Meredith, Welby Layman, Brittaney Nelson, Lars Averson, ...

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2011/04/27 Action, Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

Sustainable Development and Private Landownership

Convened and reported on by Lois Paul at Blue Nile from 1:45 - 2:50pm Attendees: Lois, Lynn, Aaron, and Tom Private landownership is central to the history of America.  When New England was first settled by the Puritans and Pilgrims, they tried a form of Socalism where everyone was given land and expected to work, putting the ...

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2011/04/27 Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

Convened by Diana Woodall at Clementine at 11:15am  Attendees: Diana, Lois, Liz, Lisbeth, Ryan, Gareth, Grant, Pete, Brittany, Aron    Two short videos were shown introducing the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium (normally a 4 to 6-hour event) and explaining the origins of the Pachamama Alliance between indigenous peoples of the Ecuador Amazon rainforest and visionaries from California--and ...

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2011/04/25 Summit Report, Sustainability One comment

Bicycle Easements

Convened by John Schuster at Blue Nile at 12:15pm Attendees: John Schuster, Travis Layman  We discussed the plans in effect to change bicycle routes in both the City and County. Travis is already active in this endeavor in the County(Rockingham), and is a member of the bicycle coalition. He is looking into and planning for bicycle safety ...

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2011/04/25 Action, Policy and Planning, Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

Local Ordinances and Sustainability

Convened by John Schuster at Blue Nile at 11:15am Attendees: Bill Ney, John Eckman, Tony Lopez, Pete Bsumek, John Schuster  Our topics of concern were: Signs, landscaping, utilities and alternative dwellings. We all pretty much agreed that local ordinances related to restrictions on size, structure and amount of light from signs should be regulated. In new construction ...

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2011/04/25 Action, Policy and Planning, Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

Global Warning: A Presentation from the Garden Clubs of Virginia

Convened by Laura Dansby at Cally's at 11:15am  Attendees: 24 Discussion based on a cooperative effort by the National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Clubs of Virginia.  Discussion Topics: The science of global warming, how it starts, how it works, the human contribution to other sources of warming.  Differences among global cultures.  Evidence from multiple science sources.  Atmospheric effects, sea level ...

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2011/04/25 Action, Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

What’s On Our Plates?

Convened by Suzi Carter, Justin Van Kleeck at Blue Nile at 1:45pm  Topics Dicussed: What aspects of local food are people interested in? - access to ingredients; what people are doing with local foods here; community gardens; food sourcing for colleges & others; food security; food & energy; local food as community builder. In the Shenandoah Valley, $1.2 billion ...

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2011/04/25 Action, Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

Green Your Home

Convened by: Aaron Yoder/Benjamin Meredith at 11:15am at Cally's Attendees: 36 total Topics discussed: Energy efficiency problems with JMU off campus housing. How to create incentives for developers and landlords and universities to build and renovate sustainably. Suggestion: it takes pressure from tenants and a case for improving the bottom line for landlords to be interested. Things to do to improve ...

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2011/04/25 Summit Report, Sustainability No comments

Shenandoah Sustainability Summit Schedule and Reports

Shenandoah Sustainability Summit Schedule and Reports April 23, 2011 11:15 Location and Topic Cally's Upstairs: "Global Warning: A Virginian's Guide to Climate Change" Cally's Downstairs: "Green Your Home" Blue Nile A: "Proposed Poultry Litter-Burning Plant" Blue Nile B: "Local Ordinances for Sustainability" Earth and Tea Cafe: "Sustainability in Hospitality Business" Clementine: "Awaken the Dreamer: Environmentally sustainable, socially just, spiritual world" Artful Dodger: "Soil Carbon & Biochar" The ...

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2011/04/23 Sustainability Summit May '09 No comments

What is needed to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Shenandoah Valley?

Scribe: Mary Lou Bourne   Conveners: Mary Lou Bourne/Carol Hamilton Cally's first floor 12:15 - 1:30 Attendees: Mary Lou Bourne, Jim Barnes, Dan Martin, Mike Rozmus, Bob Stolle, Hap Connors, Justin Creasy, Larion Hostetler, Kent Murphy, Tom David, Joe Paxton, Kevin Walsh, Brian Davis, Sean Henderson, Michael Bowman, Frank Tamberrino, Tip Parker, Ken Newbold, Dereck Criner, Bob Norris, Carol Hamilton, Debbie Melvin, Heather Ream, Gerard Eldering Needs – submitted from attendees and addressed in the session A cohesive, holistic vision for ...

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2010/11/12 Business and Economy, Summit Report, Technology No comments

Tech Zones and What is Local Government’s Role

Scribe: Ande Banks  Conveners: Ande Banks , Brian Shull, Billy Vaughn and Dereck Criner Clementine's 11:00 Attendees: Brian Davis, Jim Barnes, Wes Wenger, Bob Norris, Riley Murray, Justin Creasy, Dereck Criner, Terry Woodworth, Robin Sullenberger, Billy Vaughn, Ande Banks, Brian Shull Tech Zones and Local Government The group considered the following question: How can we better utilize government to continue to ...

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2010/11/12 Business and Economy, Summit Report, Technology No comments

Shenandoah Valley Technology Summit Agenda and Reports

On November 3, 2010, close to 100 people participated in the Shenandoah Valley Technology Summit, focused on fostering our technology-based innovation economy. The event was facilitated and hosted by the Fairfield Center as part of the Harrisonburg Summits series.  The strategic partner for the event was the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council. Visionary Sponsor Leader Sponsor Advocate Sponsors City of Harrisonburg ...

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2010/11/04 Summit Report, Technology No comments