New Meetup: Sustainable Travel - New England Sustainability July 17-21, 2010

From: Dodd G.
Sent on: Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nashville Sustainability Events Group!

What: Sustainable Travel - New England Sustainability July 17-21, 2010

When: Saturday, July 17,[masked]:00 AM

Reservation Fee: $500.00 per person

Where: Travel by Air to New England

Sustainable Travel Course or Excursion to Vermont and New England
July 17-21, 2010

Experience sustainabililty first hand through Lipscomb's Institute for Sustainable Practice (ISP) an annual Vermont travel opportunity available for Master?s of Science, Green MBA, and Certificate students or simply as a travel guest.

VERMONT: BIRTH AND PROGRESS OF THE AMERICAN SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT. Travel with teachers, fellow classmates and Nashville?s sustainability leaders to the birthplace of the American conservation movement, which served as the platform for today?s green businesses and living revolution.

Explore issues and environments visiting this sustainability intensive locales, all organized by ISP and fulfilling program requirements and fun. This trip is carefully planned for each student to build on their concentration within sustainability. Travel experiences are deepened by additional readings and coursework, a personal journal and concludes with electronic, graphic, and narrative portfolios of their personal experiences and lessons.

Students may attend as a non-student participant, for-credit graduate students to fulfill either their Travel course, or Special Topics course. Student fees vary depending on enrollment status, but tuition covers the cost of books, airline, boarding, most meals and on-site travel. Lodging will be solidified as the travel group begins to form.

Secure your spot with a reservation fee ($500). Mail Checks to ISP Vermont Travel, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Burton Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37204.

? Texts included in coursework include: Changes in the Land, by William Cronon; Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh; Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation, by Donald J. Leopold

? Discover natural sites, including:
Quechee State Park and Gorge - Vermont?s deepest gorge formed by glacial activity.
The Applalachian Trail
Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery, facilitated by The Nature Conservancy and Poultney- Mettowee Watershed Partnership.
Walden?s Pond

? Explore historical sites, including:
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park
State Capitol of Vermont, Montpelier, VT
Vermont Historical Society Museum

? Examine the latest in sustainability education trends at:
University of VT Environmental Science Program: http://www.uvm.edu/~ensc/
Vermont Environmental Law Program: http://www.vermontlaw.edu/x565.xml
Dartmouth University: http://www.dartmouth.edu/
Institute for Natural Learning: http://www.ifnaturallearning.com/
National Wildlife Federation
Nature Conservancy

? Learn first-hand from leaders in Green Businesses:
Seventh Generation - Corporate Headquarters Briefing http://www.seventhgeneration.com/
Stoneyfield Farms Tour- Organic Dairy Farm and Headquarters Visit
Ben and Jerry?s Tour- Manufacturing Plant
Grosolar: http://grosolar.com/

? Taste the sustainable food movement:
Assorted locally owned establishments
New England Culinary Institute
Intervale Community Farm

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Sustainability-Events-Group/calendar/13333046/

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