Category Archive: Education

Kids 4 Peace Interfaith Love and Forgiveness

 

Young Peacemakers Are Coming Up
Where do Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth from Israeli and Palestinian homes get together and share after-school activities, weekend events, and summer camps?

Through an organization called Kids4Peace. It’s an interfaith and cross-cultural Jerusalem-based organization that brings kids together to build a bridge of friendship with other youngsters they might otherwise never come in contact with.

A whole community of young peacemakers! Their comments here are not just heartwarming. They prove that ancient prejudices may be transcended by the open hearts of young people, just connecting naturally. Pass it along!

–Bibi Farber

For more information see www.k4pjerusalem.org

Young Peacemakers Are Coming Up
Where do Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth from Israeli and Palestinian homes get together and share after-school activities, weekend events, and summer camps?

Through an organization called Kids4Peace. It’s an interfaith and cross-cultural Jerusalem-based organization that brings kids together to build a bridge of friendship with other youngsters they might otherwise never come in contact with.

A whole community of young peacemakers! Their comments here are not just heartwarming. They prove that ancient prejudices may be transcended by the open hearts of young people, just connecting naturally. Pass it along!

–Bibi Farber

For more information see www.k4pjerusalem.org

- See more at: http://www.nextworldtv.com/videos/inspiration-1/kids-4-peace-interfaith-love-and-forgiveness.html#sthash.WHJExtLr.dpuf

Young Peacemakers Are Coming Up
Where do Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth from Israeli and Palestinian homes get together and share after-school activities, weekend events, and summer camps?

Through an organization called Kids4Peace. It’s an interfaith and cross-cultural Jerusalem-based organization that brings kids together to build a bridge of friendship with other youngsters they might otherwise never come in contact with.

A whole community of young peacemakers! Their comments here are not just heartwarming. They prove that ancient prejudices may be transcended by the open hearts of young people, just connecting naturally. Pass it along!

–Bibi Farber

For more information see www.k4pjerusalem.org

- See more at: http://www.nextworldtv.com/videos/inspiration-1/kids-4-peace-interfaith-love-and-forgiveness.html#sthash.WHJExtLr.dpuf

 
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The Story of Broke (video)

 

The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this ‘dinosaur economy’ on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money.

 
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INLAND NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONFERENCE

 

The event will be November 4-6, 2011 in Spokane, Washington, at the Spokane Falls Community College.
The INPC conference will bring together permaculture people from around the Inland Northwest as well as interested people in the Spokane area. The event will feature over 60 workshops, hands-on activities and discussion groups. Some Transition Town events are scheduled. There will be a free, public presentation Thursday night by Jan Spencer at the Salem Lutheran Church, 425 W. Broadway. On Friday there will be field trips. Friday evening to Sunday afternoon INPC will be held at the Spokane Falls Community College. Details can be found at inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com.

 
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Green Home Tour 2011

 

Join us for this FREE Self Guided Tour – 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday, October 1st.

A new understanding of the importance of sustainable construction practices has infused the industry with innovations in health, comfort, efficiency, materials, energy systems, and integrated building systems. Come check out some of these advances and see how they have been used in our community in conjunction with other time proven design elements to produce extraordinary human habitat.

  1. Selle Valley – Timber Frame – 2222 Hidden Valley Road
    Ross & Vicki Longhini – owner
    Collin Beggs, Timber Frame Homes – Design-Builder
    Organic Medieval Revival Timber Frame home including, crooked wood, ICF foundation,
    SIP Walls, and bespoke Craftsmanship Through Out.
    For more info see: www.idframes.com
    Directions:
    From Sandpoint…Take Hwy 95 North. Turn East (left) onto Hidden Valley Road. There is a church on the corner with a sign. Travel 2.15 miles on the dirt road and you will dead end at the home. You will initially travel straight on Hidden Valley Road and then turn into a “development” of 20 acre parcels Winding down and up through the valley. Follow the road, do not take any turns.
  2. Selle Valley – Straw Bale Infill – 549 Shingle Mill Road
    Mary Ann & Larry Jeffres – owner
    Strawbale Infill & wood frame home. Features stained concrete radiant floor heating,
    earth plaster interior walls, recycled glass tile, pre-treatment septic system and natural
    finishes.
    Directions:
    US 200 E from Sandpoint approx 4.7 miles after town of Kootenai, turn left on Shingle Mill Rd.  House is on right after .5 miles, driveway before metal warehouse building
  3. Elmira – ICF & Passive Solar – 84 Sacajawea Trail
    Cindy Peer – owner
    Bruce Millard – architect
    Very green rural setting home with solar orientation and cooling massing. Earth-loop
    geothermal radiant floor heating system and high thermal mass recycled ICF building
    systems, clay plaster interior finish, & stained concrete floor / counter tops & more.
    For more info see: www.bemarchitect.com/peer.shtml
    Directions:
    North on 95 from Sandpoint 15 miles. Turn right east on Elmira Road, just before Elmira Store.  Cross railroad tracks, follow gravel road  and cross 2nd set of tracks, Road goes to the right and go up short hill . Turn Right at Jenkins Road -  first road at top of hill Go about .4 mile and on right you will turn right at Sacajawea Trail.  Turn left, to second drive and continue of driveway to house:
    Phone 208 255-7138 if lost
  4. Camp Bay, Sagle – Green Roof – 367 Raven View Dr
    Gary & Kathy Berg owner
    Bruce Millard – architect
    Compact, passive solar, low energy, high thermal mass home on steep narrow site
    overlooking Lake Pend Orielle. Recycled ICF walls & SIP roof systems, durable-healthynatural-
    finishes. Geo-Thermal heat pump radiant heating system. Natural lighting and
    warm winter sun fills the house, while passive cooling design makes for comfortable
    summer days. Structure includes a Green Roof and is wired for future solar collectors.
    For more info see – www.bemarchitect.com/berg.shtml
    Directions:
    US 95 S, 6 miles, left on Sagle Rd approx 9.5 miles, right on Camp Bay Rd 1.9 miles, left on Elliot Bay Rd 1.5 miles, Right Raven View Dr, .4 miles, home on left.  Call 208 265 8152 if lost.
  5. Sandpoint – Voodoo Solar Store – 502 Cedar
    Don Clark – owner
    Retail business. Solar electric products and residential solar electric design services.
    Owners will answer questions about equipment, design, and off-grid lifestyle.
    Functioning solar electric system will be on display.
    For more info see: www.voodoosolar.com
    Directions:
    Store on northern end of Cedar St Station Building at 5th and Cedar in downtown Sandpoint.  Turn west on Alder St and park in parking lot, on on Alder St
  6. Sandpoint – ICF Low Energy Home – 448 S. Marion
    Steve & Linda Navarre owner
    Rob Herrera & Gennifer Land – architect
    Compact 2 story in town low energy home on corner lot in South Sandpoint. Recycled
    glass concrete countertops, recycled oak floor and concrete paver patio, light colored
    metal roof for heat reflection. Spray Foam attic insulation and Tankless gas HWH.
    Directions:
    Boyer south to Erie, right on Erie, 3 blocks to Marion. House is on NW Corner of Marion & Erie.
 
Indigenous Grandmothers Gathering & Film

Indigenous Grandmothers Gathering & Film

 

Please join us for a gathering of Inland Northwest Tribal Women Elders hosted by Grandmother Margaret Behan. A public sharing of Indigenous Wisdom through stories and teachings.

Film Screening – For the Next 7 Generations.  Introduction by Grandmother Margaret Behan with discussion following.
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering where they decided to form an alliance. This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location across several con- tinents, including a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite. They share with us their visions of healing and a call for change. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom.

Afternoon Gathering

A Celebration of Indigenous Women’s Wisdom

Saturday, October 1 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
FEE: $10 Admission for this gathering, at the door – benefit for the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
LOCATION: The Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint, ID

Film Screening

For the Next 7 Generations

Saturday, October 1 7:00 PM
FEE: $10 Admission for this film, charged at the door – benefit for the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

LOCATION: The Panida Theater, 300 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint, ID

Indigenous Grandmothers Gathering & Film