Fairfield: The Next Greatest Version

The road ahead is certain. Certainly different. Certainly fast paced. Certainly evolutionary . You know that the greatest environmental problem of the mid-19th century was horse manure. Massive piles of it in Chicago, Boston, New York. The Mayors of all these towns met for a 10 day conference and quit after two days because there was no solution. Then a new paradigm of transportation emerged and solved the problem. It created a new set of problems. Of course, we are talking about the automobile.
What are the cutting edge innovations and paradigm shifts that will render current problems obsolete? What new way of thinking will it take? What is the next greatest version of your life, your community, the region and the nation? Creating a compelling future means having outrageous optimism while facing the brutal facts of current challenges. Let’s get on with it!


With honest assesment and aspirational enthusiasm, best-selling author, and EcoFairfield’s keynote speaker, Seth Braun will rouse the audience with a stirring string of stories, celebrations and suppositions about our collective future as the next greatest version of ourselves.

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Seth Braun provides speaking, coaching, training and consulting services in support of individuals who want to develop their full personal and professional potential. He is also a devoted father and husband, an avid gardener, a musician, and a chocoholic. Braun’s new book Indestructible Success is about building your mind, heart and actions so that you can live your dreams and live (and leave) a legacy of creative and entrepreneurial work that makes a better world.

Braun and his daughters
http://sethbraun.com/

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EcoFairfield 2012
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Press Release on The Review

EcoFairfield recently featured on an article at The Review. Here it is word for word, pictures added by us.

Annual Eco-Fair, Rebranded EcoFairfield, Coming April 20–22

With a greater emphasis on local experts and a focus on service to the community, the 12th annual Eco-Fair this year is entitled EcoFairfield.

Coinciding with Earth Day, the event will feature workshops, local vendors and businesses, and community sustainability projects. The goal is to create a movement to serve, connect, and inspire the citizens of Fairfield.

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Organizers have planned a “day of service” on Friday, April 20, that will entail working on local projects to benefit the community and provide a hands-on learning experience. Major tree planting efforts are planned for the entire weekend in collaboration with the Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Program.

The keynote speaker, Seth Braun, will focus on shaping a collective vision for the future of Fairfield. Based in Fairfield, Mr. Braun is an author, speaker, personal coach, entrepreneur, musician, and founder of Indestructible Success. He has offered keynote speeches, seminars, and training to a wide range of organizations and individuals around the country.

Other local or regional speakers and workshop hosts who had confirmed as of mid-February include Fred Kirschenmann from the Leopold Center; Christian Renaud from StartupCity in Des Moines; Michael Cook, a former organizer of the Village Building Convergence in Portland, Oregon; Francis Thicke, author, sustainable agriculture expert, and founder of Radiance Dairy; Maryan Hesse, an Amazon forest ambassador; and Nick Campney from One-Hundred Trees.

EcoFairfield 2012's Keynote Speaker
Seth Braun

While EcoFairfield will feature a day of service, organizers see this event as spearheading ongoing service projects in Fairfield related to sustainability and have created a Facebook page that lists local opportunities to volunteer.

EcoFairfield 2012 will also include the annual Eco Jam Fashion Show on Saturday evening, April 21, complete with catwalk and models. Designers are hard at work combining sustainability with art by creating garments that are made of recycled, vintage, or organically and sustainably manufactured materials.

EcoFairfield is a collaboration of the city of Fairfield, the Fairfield Public Library, Iowa State Extension, Fairfield Volunteer Center, MUM, MyLocal Cooperative, the Dharma Foundation, the Bonnell Building Project, and Fairfield Rotaract, with additional collaborators expected to be joining the effort.

myLocal Cooperative
myLocal Cooperative

“We hope EcoFairfield will be Fairfield’s event of the year,” said Fabiola Domenique, who together with Vinayak Narayana is codirector of marketing for the event.

To participate or for information, email domenique.love@gmail.com.

See also https://ecofairfield.wordpress.com and http://www.facebook.com/EcoFairfield.

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