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Summit - Building a New Future



Cumberland Green River BIoregional Council is co-sponsoring a summit,


at Belmont United Methodist Church

2007 Acklen Avenue, Nashville TN 37212


Dozens of  organizations and many individual activists invite you to a day-long gathering to share information and create a common vision for shared action on sustainability, social and economic justice, peace and other issues.

Among other opportunities this great day will offer, you can:

  • Learn about  many  issues,
  • Discover how they all fit into a bigger picture,
  • Participate in discussions on collaborating on larger campaigns and
  • Envision collaboratively  the new society we want to build.

This event, free and open to the public, will be held on March 16, 2013, from 9am to 5pm, in the Belmont United Methodist Church, at the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Acklen Avenue, at the south end of Hillsboro Village. We will have lectures, workshops, discussions, tables with displays and literature, and perhaps even a puppet show, plus a youth environmental fair sponsored by the local Sierra Club. Martha Stamps Catering will provide a healthy lunch of local foods (free, but with a suggested donation of $12).  With advance registration, childcare is available.

We are still accepting applicants -- let us know if  you want to present your own or your organization's views.


For more details and how to sign up to have a display table or for childcare or other contacts for other information or participation. (if the above doesn't work as a link, please copy and paste in your browser)

Here is the day's schedule. The workshops can be seen in table form at the Nashville Peace and Justice Center webpage given above. There are good live links on that page.


Come for part or all of the day

Lunch is free, donations appreciated


8:00 am to 9:00 am

Set up tabling and Student Environmental Exhibit

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Light refreshments and socializing

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Welcome and keynote: “Working Together,” by John McFadden of TEC

10:40 am to 11:30 am

Session 1

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch (local food buffet catered by Martha Stamps)

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

Plenary: “Beyond Sustainability,” by Dodd Galbreath, Lipscomb University

1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Session 2

2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

Session 3

3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Session 4

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Light refreshments; closing summary, vision, action, and meditation


Environment Room

1. Coal (Cliff Cockerham, local high school students and Sierra Club)

2. Nuclear (Don Safer, TEC) / Fracking (Eric Lewis, CFFT)

3. Solar and Efficiency (Gary Wolfe)

4. Climate Change Activism Discussion (Panel)


Community Room

1. Green Economy and Jobs (panel - Nell Levin, TAP)

2. Health Living, Preventative  (Martha Stamps)

3. Food Local (Alan Powell)

4. Transition Initiatives (Susan Shann, Mark Wingate, Cindy MoonRose)


Social and Economic Justice Room

1. Discussing Issues: Civil Rights, Immigration, Gay Rights, Poverty, Incarceration  (Panel)

2. Planned Parenthood (Lyndsey Godwin)

3. Feminist Permaculture (Katey Culver)

4. Community Activism Panel


War Economy to Peace Economy

1. War Economy and the State of Fear (Tom Roberts with panel)

2. Failure of Capitalism (Eric Schechter panel)

3. Beyond Capitalism (Panel)

4. Lost Culture and New Beginnings (Howard Switzer)

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  • Randall D.

    Great opportunity to see who cares and is taking action.

    March 18, 2013

  • Howard S.

    lets talk money :-)

    March 10, 2013

  • Ingrid R.

    I'll be bringing info on the Creative Reuse Center!

    March 10, 2013

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