Greater Carlisle Project, Third Meeting
March 27, 2013
At the third meeting we will share ideas for the future of our community, examine The Oberlin Project in more detail with David Orr, the founder of The Oberlin Project, consider if and how we might implement our own Greater Carlisle Project, and identify concrete steps to move forward in creating our future. Project resources have been compiled to provide community members with a better understanding of the effort.
When: March 27, 2013, 8:00 – 10:30 am. Light breakfast provided.
Where: Holland Union Building (HUB), Social Hall, N. College Street, Dickinson College. Map and Directions
Who: Because of space limitation, attendance is by invitation only. Call Kathleen Banski, 717.245.1781 to inquire about attending.
March 27, 2013 Meeting Attendees
March 27, 2013 Meeting FINAL REPORT
• Gauge and galvanize interest in creating a sustainable Carlisle that is a source of strength for all of Cumberland County.
• Identify and prioritize the things we want to preserve and create in our community.
• Agree on a small number of concrete steps to move forward toward a sustainable future.
• Identify who will help initiate and organize agreed steps.
Agenda:Download the full meeting agenda here.
8:00 Breakfast & Opening of the Meeting
• Welcoming remarks. President William G. Durden, Dickinson College (tbc)
• Purposes of the Meeting. Neil Leary, Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College
• Lessons from The Oberlin Project. David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College
• Carlisle Redevelopment, Outcomes of the March Charette. Matt Candland, Carlisle Borough Manager
9:00 Small Group Discussions- Group Discussion Attendance List
Participants will join an assigned table to discuss the following questions for one selected topic.
• What do we want to preserve?
• What do we want to create?
• What steps do we need to take in the next 1 to 6 months?
• Who can/should help initiate these steps?
The topics for group discussions are:
• Economic development and jobs
• Housing, health and human services
• Green spaces, blue waters, clear skies
• Food, farms and farm economy
• Energy and transportation
• Arts, culture, recreation and tourism
• Education and workforce development
10:00 Reports from Small Groups and Synthesis
Each group will briefly report a small number of selected highlights from their discussion, focusing on near term steps (2 minutes each). We will then collectively agree and prioritize steps and identify parties to help initiate and coordinate agreed steps.
10:30 Meeting Closes