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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Wednesday, April 1 • 8:15am - 4:35pm
Tour: Bainbridge Island - Grow Community + Islandwood

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Come ride the ferry with us to beautiful Bainbridge Island for the day, where we'll visit two incredible places: Grow Community and IslandWood.

We'll be met at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal by Jonathan Davis of Grow Community, who will lead us on a walking tour through the beautiful town of Winslow to Grow Community. Grow Community is the first residential community built in North America to receive a "One Planet Community" endorsement from the U.K. non-profit BioRegional. As the largest solar community in the State of Washington, the net-zero, zero carbon, multi-generational award winning, Grow Community on Bainbridge Island has been put forth as potentially “the most Sustainable Neighborhood in the U.S.” When complete this 8-acre site will include 50 single family homes, 81 multi-family units, a community center and a small day care center. Jonathan will share background on "micro-hoods" (clusters of homes), the community gardens, integrated cycle/foot paths, and more!

Joined by David Goldberg of Mithun, next we'll head to IslandWood, designed by the Institute's Executive Director Amanda Sturgeon. Whether at their 255-acre outdoor learning center, or any of their off-site locations, IslandWood invites children and adults alike to discover a new way of seeing nature, themselves, and one another. In doing so, each person comes to understand their ability to change the world for the better. As an LEED gold certified facility, they are active participants in energy conservation, composting, recycling, and harnessing alternative energy sources. In fact, all of the facilities on IslandWood's campus feature numerous elements that help restore and maintain their site and remind visitors that even our simple, day-to-day tasks have an impact on the environment. IslandWood will prepare a healthy chef choice lunch followed by a docent-led exploration of the IslandWood main campus.

Lunch will be provided on this tour. Please note any dietary restrictions during registration. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Note: this tour is not suitable for individual with mobility issues.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS TOUR IS MEETING AT THE SHERATON HOTEL AND DEPARTING AS A GROUP. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE OF THIS TOUR FOR CHECK-IN.

[REGISTER HERE] Questions about the tour? Contact us at LF15@living-future.org.


Speakers
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Jonathan Davis

Architect, davis studio Architecture + Design
Born in England, architect Jonathan Davis brings more than 27 years of sustainable building experience to his projects. Davis designed and built his first sustainable home, incorporating geo-thermal heat pumps, solar hot water, fireplace heat reclamation and recycled bricks in 1985, and continues to incorporate cutting edge sustainability features into all of his work cumulating in his latest built project, Grow Community.
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David Goldberg

President, Mithun
David Goldberg is President at Mithun, an integrated design firm known nationwide for creating environmentally sensitive buildings and places. David is project director and lead designer on a wide range of educational, institutional, and corporate projects. David speaks nationally on sustainable integrated design and the integration of buildings and campuses into the educational process. He earned his architecture degrees from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:15am - 4:35pm
Tour Check-In Desk Sheraton Hotel

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