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The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference Comes to St. Louis on Oct 29
Posted By Alyssa Alimurung On October 27, 2012 @ 1:12 pm In Announcements,Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Disaster-proof design,Eco-Inspiration,Events,Features,Green Building,humanitarian design,News | 13 Comments
Natural disasters are physically, socially, and psychologically devastating to a town. It can be extremely difficult to rebuild civic infrastructures and restore the lives of residents. Where do individuals, families, organizations and governments begin to look for help? Are there processes, policies, or protocols in place for dealing with the unthinkable? The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference  brings together organizations from many different sectors in a collaborative effort to address these types of questions. The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference  aims to spread awareness of “green” options available to help disaster-stricken towns not just reconstruct their cities, but to rebuild efficient, livable communities that are healthier and stronger than ever before. The groundbreaking conference , brought together by The Center for Sustainability , Greensburg GreenTown  and GreenTown Joplin , will be held at Saint Louis University  in St. Louis, Missouri from Monday, October 29, 2012 through Tuesday, October 30, 2012 ! Find out how you can attend ahead — Inhabitat readers will receive a special discount at registration!
Inspiring examples of sustainable rebuilding are happening as we speak! Greensburg, Kansas  is a perfect example of how green rebuilding can help a town. In 2007, 95% of the town was destroyed by a massive tornado. Now, five years later Greensburg  is on its way to becoming one of the country’s greenest towns , with the most LEED buildings per capita and the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified critical access hospital ; the town’s top 13 projects are saving more than $200,000 in energy costs due to their high performance designs.
If you want to attend this groundbreaking conference  on green recovery, Inhabitat readers can get a pretty sweet deal: enter code SDRC-RG2012  and get an additional $25 off the registration  fee! Student registration  is complimentary contingent upon the presentation of a valid student ID at check-in.
Interested in getting involved in the conference? Apply to become a sponsor  or exhibitor  or a speaker . Speakers already lined up include Steve Hewitt, former city administrator for Greensburg; Chip Gubera, director of Joplin, Missouri: A Tornado Story ; Daniel Wallach, executive director of GreenTown Joplin  and Greensburg GreenTown ; Jonathan D. Raiche, planning and community development specialist for the City of Joplin, MO; and Joyce Cacho, sustainability consultant for Adinura Advisory, LLC.
The conference staff is offering a range of sponsorship and exhibitor levels , but will be more than happy to speak with you about customizing  a special package that will fit your needs and budget. They’re also actively seeking papers and proposals for panels  right now, so get in touch  if you want to present at the conference.
+ SDRC General Flyer 
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 Image: https://billpay.slu.edu/C20197_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=345
 The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference
 The Center for Sustainability: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/about-the-cfs
 Greensburg GreenTown: http://www.greensburggreentown.org/
 GreenTown Joplin: http://www.greentownjoplin.org/
 Saint Louis University: http://www.slu.edu/index.xml?home
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference-comes-to-st-louis-on-oct-29-register-now/greensburg-image/
 Greensburg, Kansas: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/building-owners-gain-confidence-in-sustainable-design/
 Greensburg: http://inhabitat.com/greensburg-kansas-rebuilds-better-stronger-and-greener/
 sponsor: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference/sponsors
 exhibitor: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference/exhibitors
 speaker: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference/call-for-papers
 Joplin, Missouri: A Tornado Story: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joplin-A-Documentary-Film/232501643454714
 customizing: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
 + SDRC General Flyer: http://www.slu.edu/Documents/sustainability/SDR%20Flyer%20General.pdf
 + Greensburg coverage on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/tag/greensburg-kansas/
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