Cultural Center; Conservancy to hold ‘Sustainability Symposium’ Saturday

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By Jameson Hooks

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Looking for ways to save on your utility bill? Are you interested in efficiently preserving your historic home? Look no further than the Sustainability Symposium that will be held at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) on Saturday August 13.

The MMCC and the Madison-Morgan Conservancy are partnering in order to pull off another successful event.

“This Sustainability Symposium is based on the Sustainability Expo hosted by the Madison Morgan Conservancy in 2008 and is the third in a series of symposiums hosted by a group of community partners at the Cultural Center,” explained Executive Director of the Madison Morgan Conservancy Christine McCauley.

The Symposium will kick off at 10 a.m. with lectures by expert Bourke Reeve of The Southface Institute and Luis Imery of the Imery Group.

Southface is dedicated to providing sustainability solutions for all and also focuses on holistic sustainability education.

The Cultural Center itself has recently benefited from the help of The Southface Institute and the Grants to Green partnership.

“Grants to Green has funded a diverse array of nonprofits, including schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, museums and theatres. Grants to Green started with just 20 organizations in 2008 and has grown to over 155 in 2014,” explained MMCC Performance Director Rebecca Bonas.

Along with the Cultural Center, the Steffen Thomas Museum and Camp Twin Lakes have also received grants from Grants to Green.

“The Cultural Center just wrapped up their Grants to Green work and this symposium is part of the community awareness and advocacy that we wanted to promote in conjunction with our grant,’ said Bonas.

This event is free to the public and will also include tours of the Cultural Center, Camp Twin Lakes, and the Steffen Thomas Museum. 

For more information call (706) 342-4743 or visit www.mmcc-arts.org.

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