Workshop on 'Building Communities for a New Nation' with Peter Forbes Slated for April 23

04/23/10 (08:30 - 14:00)

Peter Forbes, executive director of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont, will lead a workshop called “Building Communities for a New Nation” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

Forbes has earned a national reputation as a champion of a new brand of community-based conservation that gives equal status to the health of people and the health of the land. The workshop is based on the fact that the complex challenges facing the world – environment, climate, water, food, housing and transportation – cannot be addressed in isolation. Participants from diverse sectors will explore how different organizations, governments, causes and individuals can work together to help people and the land.

The workshop will focus on the changing demographics of the region and the country, the collective vision of the participants, how to create a healthier, whole set of communities in North Carolina and what it will take from each of the participating organizations to succeed in doing that.

The registration fee is $20 per person. For details and to register online, visit
“Building Communities for a New Nation” workshops in Salisbury on April 23 and Raleigh on April 24 are organized and sponsored by Black Family Land Trust, the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, The Conservation Fund, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, LandTrust for Central North Carolina, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, North Carolina Community Development Initiative, Triangle Land Conservancy, and Z Smith Reynolds Foundation.

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