|Thank you to new and renewing members...|
Wednesday, September 8
CFGBA monthly meeting:
2010 Candidates Forum
Candidates for NC Senate District 9, NC State House Districts 16 and 18 and New Hanover County Commissioners discuss environmental issues. See story in this issue.
at Your Computer Friends,
3816 Oleander Dr.
Electronics Recycling Event
Drop off used electronics (any type of data transmitting electronic device) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Only monitors and TV sets will be charged for disposal ($9). There will be a $20 fee for those wishing to have hard drives destroyed to protect personal information.
Saturday, September 25
CFGBA's Solar and Green Building Tour
Featuring LEED Platinum gut rehab, 3404 Talon Court - possibly the greenest house in the USA and six additional tour sites. See story in this issue.
Wednesday, October 13
Green Living Conference
CFGBA, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and Wilma Magazine present the second annual Green Living Expo and Conference, featuring an exhibition hall, keynote luncheon and classes for green builders, the public and businesses exploring sustainable initiatives.
For information about sponsorships and exhibit spaces, contact Judy Budd. 910-343-8600, ext. 212.
Note: This all-day event will take the place of the October monthly meeting of the CFGBA.
Members receive discounts on fees, such as tickets to the Solar and Green Building Tour and for classes at The Green Living Conference and Expo. These are a very small sampling of the benefits of membership. Visit the CFGBA Web site for a complete list of benefits for every membership level. Individual membership is only $25 and business memberships are only $125.
Why should you join CFGBA?
P.O. Box 1768
Wilmington NC 28402
Joy Allen, Executive Director
For this week's preview of CFGBA's Solar and Green Building Tour, go to WECT's Web site and watch the video about the green initiatives at the new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on Old Eastwood Road. The Tour takes place on September 25 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings is typically known for its cold beer and wings. Over the years, the sports bar has adopted a number of nicknames - B-Dubs, BW Threes - but now the new restaurant on Old Eastwood Road will be known for being environmentally friendly....
...the jail is hoping for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. If that happens, the jail would be the first detention facility in the Southeast US to obtain LEED Certification...
| 2010 Candidates Forum
Presented by CFGBA on September 8
The focus is on environmental issues, as CFGBA hosts the candidates for NC Senate District 9, NC State House District 16, NC State House District 18 and New Hanover County Commissioners.
NC Senate District 9
Jim Leutze and Thom Goolsby
NC State House District 16
F.D. Rivenbark and Carolyn Justice
NC State House District 18
Susi Hamilton and Beth Dawson
New Hanover County Commissioners
Deborah Butler, Sid Causey, Rick Catlin and Brian Berger
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking and the program will start at 7:00 p.m.
| Green Living Conference and Expo Sneak Peek No.3
Registration is now open for classes and the keynote luncheon at the Green Living Conference, hosted by CFGBA, Greater Wilmington Business Journal and Wilma Magazine. New for this second annual conference is the availability of day passes, which include discounted admission to five classes and the keynote luncheon. These passes are $130 for CFGBA members and $155 for non-members. Attendees have 20 classes to choose from this year. To register, visit the conference Web pages.
The event also will feature an exhibition hall showcasing green products and services and an awards ceremony, Visions of Green Wilmington.
The newsletter will spotlight two or three of these classes each week until the day of the Expo. This week's sampling is below:
The Business Case for Sustainable Development
Are you interested in how new developments can have lower impacts on the environment, but are concerned about the cost of “going green”? Come participate in a panel discussion with local planners, developers and architects as they discuss how new developments in the Cape Fear Area are successfully utilizing sustainable development practices that increase the marketability of their products, help minimize environmental impacts, while also improving the quality of life of future tenants.
Target audience: planners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors
The Eco-Luxury Home: Fusing Successful Collaborations between Craft Artists, Designers, Builders and Homeowners
It's easier than you might think to work with local artists to design and create a unique living environment. It's also good for the local economy and adds meaning and value to a project. When you build a relationship with the artist who builds a dining room table, finishes a unique terracotta on your walls, or forges an iron handrail, you bring the creativity and personality of that artist into a client’s home and it becomes their treasure. This class will emphasize craftsmanship in architectural elements and design for both high-end and mid-range home markets. Examples and case studies will be presented and discussed in order to illustrate how an eco-luxury team works to include craft in residential design and construction.
Presenter: Debby Gomulka, allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Target audience: Interior designers, architects, builders, craft artists, remodelers, realtors.and the general public