Monday, May 18, 2009

Regional Sustainability Forum

Green Business Expo, Speakers, Forums,
Music, Arts & Crafts

Sonnenschein Regional
Sustainability Forum

June 5-7, 2009

June Forum Schedule
Friday, June 5 - Participate in a tour of The Farm Community Green Businesses, Community Dinner and an Evening Talk about the future of Eco-Entrepreneurialism and Bioregionalism.
Location: The Farm Community Center, Summertown, TN

5-6:30 Tour of Farm Businesses with Doug Stevenson of Village Media
- Donations Welcome, Must pre-register by contacting Doug at 931-964-2590 or
6:30-7:30 Dinner at Farm Community Center - meal by Roberta Kachinsky - MEAL $8
7:30-8:30 Green Business and Bioregionalism
8:30-9:30 Continental Bioregional Congress

Saturday, June 6
Join us for a Green Business Exhibition, presentations and forum discussions on important
issues related to the environment and economy of Middle Tennessee. Free - Donations Welcome!
Location: Lewis County Middle School, Hohenwald, TN

9-9:15 am Welcome - by Mayor Don Jones on Faith
Overview of Sustianability Forum by Debbie Landers

9:15-10:00 Fuel and Energy
Chris Gibson of Green Driving Solutions and Erik Daugherty or other member of E3 Innovate

10:15-11:00 Food and Farming
Tim Bodner of Avalon Acres and Bethann Easterly of Middle TN Food Security Partners

11:15-12:00 Building and Housing
Jerry Risner of Buffalo Valley and Fred Lawrence of Lawrence Brothers LLC

Lunch on your own, Music, Exhibitors, Kids Play shop, Auction
Silent Auction: 9 am - 3 pm - You may pick up auction items between 4-6 pm
Live Auction 2:30-3 pm

3-3:15 pm Forum Overview with John McFadden of Tennessee Environmental Council
Faith and Sustianability with Dodd Gallbreath of Lipscomb University

3:15-3:35 Solid Waste and Recycling
Van Ward of Lewis County Solid Waste

3:50-4:45 Green Business
Catherine Austin Fitts of Solari Inc. and Dodd Gallbreath of Lipscomb University

5:00-6:00 Break Out in Classrooms
- Fuel and Energy
- Food and Farming
- Building and Housing
- Solid Waste and Recycling
- Green Business
- Faith

Saturday - TRANSITION CELEBRATION - Join residents of Hohenwald, TN at the Emporium Cafe in downtown Hohenwald to celebrate their unleashing as a Transition Town. Hohenwald will join hundreds of other towns across the world in this Movement towards Re-Localized Economies. The event will feature local food and music, and will be aired live on-line. Dinning space is limited so please reserve dinner reservations 3-5 days before the event by calling 931-796-6965. Dinner and Music will be $15. There will be standing room and possibly extra tables for those interested in attending the celebration who do not want to eat dinner.

6:00-7:30 Transition Dinner, Music and Networking - Dinner and Music $15, Reservations Required
7:30-8:30 Speakers, Awards, Celebration - Free and open to the public without reservations.

Sunday, June 7 -- Sonnenschein's Sunny Sunday
Tour of Alternative Homes 9 am - 5 pm - View off-grid and grid-tie Solar Electric Homes, Passive Solar Designs, Windmills, Solar Hot Water Heaters, Natural Buildings, Permaculture Landscapes and more! Tour 5-7 homes, start location TBA. You can register and find out about the start location at the Saturday Sonnenschein Information Booth or by calling 888-878-2434 x5 or e-mailing You must pre-register by 6 pm Saturday, June 6. The tour is a caravan. There will be two start times at different locations to accommodate people who can only attend a partial tour.

Exhibitors set up by 9 am and take down after 6 pm.

Friday - Meet at the Farm Community in Summertown, TN
Saturday - Lewis County Middle School - Park Ave South, Hohenwald, 38462 -
Sunday - Start location in Lewis County to be announced - must contact 931-796-4874 or get information at Sonnenscehin information booth Saturday June 6.

Contact for event details:
931-796-4874 or 888-878-2434 x 5 or

Contact for exhibitor details:
931-729-3694 or

Contact for sponsorship and donation details:
931-628-1953 or

Contact Information:
Friday events - contact:
Douglas Stevenson, 931-964-2590, and visit
Saturday and Sunday events - contact:
Jennifer Dauskha-English, 888-878-2434 x5, and visit

This event is co-sponsored by:
Tennessee Environmental Council,
Greener Tennessee,
Cumberland Green Bioregional Council
and Tennessee Conservation Voters