Blacks in Green™ gathers friends and family to celebrate the return of the village...the beautiful life...the conservation lifestyle!
Visit our "walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play village" where experts and artisans share wisdom and innovation.
Learn The 8 Principles of Green-Village-Building and let's find our way back to neighborhood health/wealth and independence.
Grow your own food
Make your own clothes
let storytelling, music, and dance form your foundation.
Visit with artisans all day and touch, smell, hold, and create.
A "Museum Without Walls" conservation lifestyle display and our Artisan Village Tent featuring artists - literally "in studio" at the Festival - crafting and doing demos throughout the weekend: papermakers, furniture makers, shoe makers, sculptors, basket weavers, and more.
Remember Bronzeville and heritage practices and share your ideas for advancement. Take tours from backyard gardens to the great outdoors with activities you never imagined. Teach-ins, performances, videos and surveys 1-5pm.
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In the end, enjoy the many ways to lead where you live...increase household income with home-based business and land stewardship...and let's restore our place in the world!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!! 8/30-9/2
BIG: Blacks in Green
BIG™ is a national network for advancing “green‐village‐building” – our signature initiative. We are one of America’s most diverse eco-orgs, a national network launched in Chicago in 2007, and a thought leader in green community economic development for communities of color. Our vision is self‐sustaining black communities everywhere. We teach a whole-system solution for the whole-system problem common to black communities everywhere through our platform, Green-Village-Building™ and Grannynomics.™ Together these offer a culture-specific prescription with universal value. Our mission is sustainability one square-mile at a time - where every household can walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play. Our success measure is the increase in African American household income which circulates to build community wealth. Our strategy is to 1) increase the rate at which neighbor-owned businesses are created and sustained; 2) build the capacity of neighbors to own, develop, and manage the property in their community; and 3) foster the conservation lifestyle ~ the beautiful life. Thus, we work to build the local living economy as greenhouse gas reduction strategy within black communities, and reinvent metropolitan resilience via “The City of Villages.”