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Be sure to register for Plain Green 10!
February 5, 2010, 3:02 pm
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Plain Green 10 Conference and Marketplace is coming to the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science April 28th and 29th here in Sioux Falls.

Plain Green, a collaboration between the Sioux Falls Green Project, Koch Hazard Architects, and South Dakota State University, is a green conference and marketplace geared towards advancing sustainability on the Northern Plains.  Take action in 2010 by connecting with other attendees, world renowned keynotes, and green exhibitors.  Learn about conservation design planning, green healthcare, eco-affordable housing, green office makeovers, LEED, straw bale construction, EPA compliance, permaculture, and more through two days of workshops and breakout sessions.

Chartreuse will be organizing the funding, material, and general construction efforts of a community service project, the Summit House Tool Library, built in conjunction with the conference.  We will be working with the new Sioux Falls Chapter of Architecture for Humanity who will be responsible for the design and drawings for the straw bale structure.  Construction will be April 27 and 28 and will be facilitated by a straw bale expert.  To learn about straw bale construction (and to do something good for our community), reserve your spot on the community service project team.  Sign up at plaingreen.orgRegistration is only open to Plain Green attendees.

Quick Glance 2010 Schedule:

  • Tuesday April 27: “Pre-conference learning dialogues, community service project and more.”
  • Wednesday April 28: “Half- and Full-day in-depth workshops, Keynote luncheon, Exhibitor marketplace and Opening Party.”
  • Thursday April 29: “Four smashing keynotes, four tracks of interactive breakout sessions, informative discussion panels, exhibitor marketplace, local foods luncheon, and closing Green Drinks Gathering.”

Plain Green 10 Registration Now Open
February 5, 2010, 2:46 pm
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Early Bird registration for the Plain Green 10 Conference and Marketplace is now open!

Save $34 on Plain Green 10 registration! The first 100 people can register for $65.00 (Registration increases to $99 after first 100 passes are sold). You have several choices:

The Conference and Marketplace Pass gets you into the Grand Opening keynote and marketplace party on Wednesday night (4/28) and all sessions, including breakfast and lunch, plus the Marketplace, on Thursday 4/29.  Early bird price: $65.00 ($99.00 after first 100).

The Student Pass gets you all the above, at a special super discount for the first 40 full time students.  Price: $35.00.

Pre-Conference Workshop gets you registered for your choice of full- and half-day in-depth workshops on Wednesday 4/28 (not including LEED workshop–separate registration required). Price: $65.00 for full-day, $35.00 for half-day.

For additional information and to register, visit