There’s Something About March

February 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

For some reason, March seems to be that month that breezes by because there is just so much activity.  Maybe it’s because seasons begin to change and everyone starts going outside, or maybe it’s because this is one of the first months in a while where there isn’t a major holiday; either way, this year is no different.  This March marks the beginning of a huge number of sustainable education opportunities in the area.  We’ve listed some of the events that we find particularly exciting, but for a full list, you can check out our calendar on the EnAct calendar.

Sustainability Summit

This March marks the decade anniversary of the Sustainability Summit.  For 1o years, the Sustainability Summit has understood that “Green enterprises” will be a major component of future economic development.  This year is no different, with the theme of the talks being, “Sustainability: An Economic and Ecological Imperative”.  The goal of this summit is to bring a diverse group of people together to learn about opportunities in sustainable practices.  The event draws professionals, entrepreneurs as well as students who will be crucial to implementing change in the future.  The three day event begins on March 6th with speakers and presentations the first 2 days and closing with workshops and tours.

On the final day, our own Kayla Baake will be presenting a program that EnAct has been heavily involved in.  The New Green Challenge is a program in Madison that is helping families of color transition to a more sustainable lifestyle.  The presentation will be highlighting the successes and struggles of the pilot program’s first year as well as explaining how to build community through sustainable living programs.  If anyone is in the area, we suggest you check out the summit because it should be an amazing opportunity to learn more about what other groups are doing in regards to sustainability!

Natural Parenting Expo

And now, a seamless transition from  a decade anniversary to the inaugural beginning of the Natural Parenting Expo.  The event is meant to be a resource for parents to learn about natural, holistic, and enriching choices that are beneficial for their family.  One of the greatest things about this all day event is that families with children are able to attend.  There are activities for all different age groups that are meant to engage as well as educate both parents and children on sustainable choices.  The event has everything from teaching parents how to pack a fun (and healthy) lunch, to interactive dance experiences and tween yoga.

Along with all the activities and booths, there are also a slew of presenters that will be discussing different parenting topics, including amazing alternatives like making your own home products and starting a garden with kids to the problems of herbicides in society.  The hope of the organizers is that this event will be an awesome tool for parents to use to increase the health of their family.  And if the organizers didn’t already seem super smart, they also planned the event to coincide with the…

CSA Open House

The long running CSA Open House brings over 1000 community member to the Monona Terrace to talk with local farmers, attend free workshops, and learn more about CSA.  If you’ve ever been interested in CSA, attending this event would be perfect for you; all the CSA growers come to Madison and talk about the program and what they do.

Like the Natural Parenting Expo, the Open House also has events for children to ensure that anyone that is interested in attending has the ability to.

If you’re down around Monona Terrace on March 10, what better way to spend an afternoon than learning about the healthy alternatives that Madison has to offer.

We are a little biased, because at each of these events you will be able to find an EnAct booth or presentation, but it’s all for great causes.

So hopefully we’ll see you this March!!

Sincerely,

EnAct Intern Adam

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