We offer classes throughout the community focusing on sustainability, green living and organics.
It is our continuing mission to educate the Upstate community on the issues of sustainability that impact our daily lives. Everywhere you go, everytime you turn on the radio or tv, you are bombarded with toxic overload. "Too much" leads to "too much", resulting in an ever increasing lowered quality of life.
We hope to reduce that load by educating you on topics that improve your quality of life while not taking too much green out of your pockets. If you would like to host a class or register for one of the classes, please contact Ed Wilmot at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (864) 313-2145.
The classes that we will bring to the community will be highlighted here on this page and listed on the calendar of events page.
What Is Organic and Sustainable Food Production? (1 hour): This class looks at organic and sustainable production methods and the certification standards. You will be able to decipher the various labels and figure out what may be available in your community.
Why Are Organic Foods Important To Our Well Being and the Health of Our Planet? (1 hour): This class will explore the various reasons why we all should have a concern with the way we grow our food. It will include information on personal well being, environmental well being, cultural and spiritual well being.
Buying and Eating Organic Foods On a Budget (1 hour): This class will identify various ways in which we can eat organic and sustainable foods in these difficult financial times. And yet these methods can be incorporated into a lifestyle that will last a lifetime.
Creating The Sustainable Home (1 hour): This class will show you the toxic overload in our existing homes and workplaces; and teach you how to reinhabit these spaces for a higher quality of life. Tools for living will include healthier products, energy consumption and simple living.
Your Passion for Sustainability: Avocation or Vocation (1hour): This class will discuss how to take your passion for sustainability and turn it into a meaningful part of your life. It will also discuss what a sustainable economy is and how to pattern your life around it. For many in a midlife crisis this class will help jumpstart your engines for a passionate, meaningful life and it will show you how to maintain that passion.
(Individual open classes are free. Classes designed for a business is determined by the number of participants; please contact for pricing.)
The L.O.V.E. (Living Organic, Value Extreme) Workshop (2.5 hours): This workshop incorporates the principles and information from the first three classes listed above. We will look at organic and sustainable production methods and the certification standards. We will explore the various reasons why we all should have a concern with the way we grow our food. It will include information on personal well being, environmental well being, cultural and spiritual well being. And then we will show you how to save money while living an organic lifestyle. Hence, you will discover how best to support people (you and your family), planet (the environment) and pocketbook (your hard earned income). The workshop includes handouts and refreshments. Cost is $50.
The W.H.O.L.E. (Work & Home Organic Living Experience) Workshop (2.5 hours): Making your home greener while putting more green back in your piggy bank, this workshop expands on the Creating The Sustainable Home class. The workshop will help you to conduct a home sustainability audit. It will show you the toxic overload in your existing home and workplace; and teach you how to reinhabit these spaces for a higher quality of life. Tools for living will include healthier products, energy consumption and simple living. Each participant will receive access to an online guide to diagnose the sustainable status of their home. Cost is $50.
Vision and Mission for Life (2.5 hours): Have you ever thought about what you want to do with your life? Do you feel like your life needs more meaning? Are you passionate about something, but don't know how to focus your energy? Did you know you could create a vision and mission statement for your life? This workshop will define vision and mission statements and help you to easily convert your values into a path defined by The Ten P's of Power. You will discover how purpose and passion play an integral part on the vision and mission of your journey. The workshop will identify ideation for those just starting, and concepts/business structure for those looking to create a sustainable livelihood. The same concepts used to create a sustainable livelihood can also be used to create a sustainable personal life. Cost is $50.
(Workshops require minimum of 5 participants.)
We offer two types of consultation: Building a Sustainable Strategic Framework and Creating Vision, Mission and Value Statements
Building a Sustainable Strategic Framework - Strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more starting from ideation to implementation, how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not. The focus of a sustainable strategic plan is usually on the entire organization (strategic changes), while the focus of a business plan is usually on a particular product, service or program (programmatic changes). This consultation will help identify both strategic and programmatic changes that will ensure a triple bottom line of profits, planet and people. Sustainable Strategic Planning is the process of engaging the economic, social and environmental concerns around central vision, mission and values statements.
Creating Vision, Mission and Value Statements - Creating or updating the mission, vision and values statements for an organization or business is the basis for purposeful driven goals. Achieving success requires the ability to foster an environment in which goals are taken responsibly and passionately. A vision statement provides the framework upon which goals are realized, developed and evaluated for effectiveness and longevity. Purpose, passion and skills are necessary for successful achievement. Consultation will help identify these underlying traits and funnel them into cohesive statements. We can either guide you in the process to create your own statements or we can help to identify the traits and write statements for your organization or business.
Pricing is based upon needs. Basic rate is $30 an hour. Minimum charge of $60.