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Sustainability workshops scheduled for Sept. 15

Organizations and individuals can learn about using resources more efficiently, reducing waste, improving personal health, and finding and adding more value to their community at Sustainability 101 workshops, scheduled for Thursday, September 15. The free workshops are sponsored by West Virginia Sustainable Communities and are being held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charleston Area Alliance, located at 1116 Smith St.

The two workshops will feature interactive sessions administered by professional trainers from Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery. Participants can expect to go home with lots of excitement and great ideas to improve their “Triple Bottom Line” of economic, environmental, and social prosperity.

To date, over 200 individuals attended the Sustainability 101 workshops around the state.  Many have been inspired to become healthier, to be more engaged in the community, and to save money through smarter resource consumption.  Past participants commented that “they found great opportunities for growing our communities and making a difference,” and “heard a lot of good ways to improve.”

These workshops are being offered in conjunction with the 2011 Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair. The Fair takes place on September 24th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Columbia Gas Transmission Building in Charleston.  Last year, over 2,800 visitors enjoyed a day of food, fun, exhibits, and hands-on experience related to all facets of community well-being.  For more information about the fair, please visit www.kvsfair.org.

The mission of the West Virginia Sustainable Communities program is to increase the use of sustainability principles across West Virginia, and to assist in communities’ journey to become environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable for the benefit of current and future generations. WVSC is housed at Bridgemont Sustainability Institute, in partnership with WV Department of Environmental Protection, WV Community Development Hub, and Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. For more information, please visit www.wvhub.org/wvsc.

Workshop participants can register for either the first or second workshop – the evening workshop is a repeat of the afternoon program. The workshops are free, but space is limited to 30 participants for each session. Please contact Kelly Jo Drey at 304-734-6709 or kdrey@bridgemont.edu to reserve a spot.


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2011 Golf Scramble a ‘hole in one’ thanks to sponsors

A host of generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers came together on Monday, Aug. 29, to help create jobs and enhance our community at the Alliance’s Annual Golf Scramble held at Edgewood Country Club.

The sold-out event attracted more than 100 golfers who enjoyed a spectacular day with their business colleagues to support the wide range of innovative programs and services provided by the Alliance.

The Alliance salutes the outstanding organizations who participated in this event that helps us build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy.

Please join us in thanking:

Hole Sponsors
Appalachian Power
Charleston Town Center Marriott
Embassy Suites
Home Base, Inc.
Marty’s Tire
Red Carpet Lounge
The State Journal
Summit Community Bank
Triad Engineering
United Bank
WV Health Care Association
WV Therapy Services

In-Kind Contributors
AVI Foodsystems
Berry Hills Country Club
Big Bend Golf Course
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance
Buffalo Wild Wings
Edgewood Country Club
Enterprise Rental Car
HartmanMullins, LLC
Hatfield & McCoy Trail
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield WV
Marty’s Tire
NuWay Cleaners
Pies & Pints
Quaker Steak and Lube
Red Carpet Lounge
Sandy Brae Golf Course
Scarlet Oaks Country Club
Sleepy Hollow Golf Club
Sodaro’s Electronic Sales
Sport Mart
Taylor Books
WV Golf Association
WV Power

Tania Hotmer – Appalachian Power
Joycelyn Kyte
Megan Schilling – Comfort Keepers


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