Sustainable Big Bend has secured a location for a Green Living Center in Tallahassee. The center will provide a physical presence for businesses and organizations to showcase their green and sustainable services or products in a storefront setting. The center will also provide a distribution point for another SBB initiative - a local food network. The network will provide an opportunity for individuals and families to buy shares of locally and organically grown food while supporting local food producers.

The Green Living Center is located next to the blue painted Decent Pizza at 1020 N. Monroe St. across from Café Cabernet near Fourth ave.

The Green Living Center is a collection of many different efforts:

The Green Store caries fair trade and other environmental goods and needs research help and funds to stock even more. Lindsey the manager can be reached at tallahasseeglc@yahoo.com. The more volunteers Lindsey gets the more hours the center is open. Can each environmental organization be represented with some hours?

The World Traveler Café promotes local eco-tourism and environmental travel to support sustainable development in poor countries. It will be an active coffee shop with environmental group meeting and green class room space. We invite groups like Heart of the Earth to show films and hold events in the café. Co-manager Lisa Harper can be reached at lisalu303@yahoo.com and needs an evening event coordinator. All eco groups wanting to hold events should e-mail Lisa with your desired times.

Green Builders and Environmental Product Vendors Display and Promotion Space - Humans still need to touch and feel what they buy and this space will be the place to promote on the ground green building and living. We invite Greenovation or another organization to take some action to help make this happen, we need help promoting green building, this is everyone’s center after all.

Green Clubs, Legislative Advocacy, and Environmental Education Board – all environmental organizations should consider listing themselves on the board as a way to find new members and energy. Groups work on a wide variety of specific issues such as alternative transportation, protection of wetlands, eco-passages, native plants, and hundreds of important but specific environmental solutions. Match your needs with those who can help. We also need a coordinator for this information to get it posted on line and in the center.

Overall management of the Green Living Center was volunteered by Sustainable Big Bend the grassroots nonprofit organization that puts on the annual Green Living Expo in Wakulla among other important efforts.

For more information, feel free to contact Pam Portwood at 926-2415.