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Education + Events

The International Living Future Institute’s Education and Events Department focuses on personal and professional development that advances consciousness, connection and community for a Living Future. Through our education and events we strive to meet your needs by inspiring educators and by engaging individuals, professionals and organizations through meaningful content and diversified instruction. Whether you want to attend a lecture or a conference, take a course in-person or online, there is an entry point for every budget, schedule and location.

Contact us for more information about our custom education packages.

Upcoming Events

Central Texas Collaborative Launch

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:30pm

The Living Building Challenge is coming to Austin! Please join local sustainability leaders for a special event exploring the growth of the Living Building Challenge in Austin. The Institute and Rochelle Routman of Mohawk Industries will be the keynote speakers. Mohawk wholly embraces product transparency, as evidenced by its Declare Labels, HPDs, and EPDs that support the bulk of its commercial product line. Additionally, Mohawk is connecting and educating others about the Living Building Challenge through the Institute's Ambassador Network and Living Building Challenge workshops throughout North America in 2015.

Living Product Challenge: A Four-Part Workshop

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:30am

The Living Product Challenge (LPC) was created to synthesize complex multi-attribute environmental data into a unified tool for sustainable manufacturing. Join us for this four-part series to learn in depth about the LPC Certification program and how your company can get engaged in transforming their products to achieve products that maximize their positive social and environmental impact. 

Living Product Challenge Tools # 1 The Footprint Calculator - Online

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 9:00am

The Living Product Challenge (LPC) includes several imperatives that call on companies to first understand the footprint of their product - identifying the processes that are the main contributors to the product’s overall footprint. These imperatives then go on to require that the manufacturer establish a plan for reducing the product’s footprint and creating handprints that ultimately exceed the product’s remaining footprint. This webinar will show attendees how to download, install, and use the Footprint Calculator to address the LPC imperatives for which it relates. This workshop is one in a series of five workshops regarding the Living Product Challenge. For more information on the full series please visit: Living Product Challenge Workshops Series.

The Equity Drafting Table at the Seattle Design Festival

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

What will it take to make Seattle inclusive and robust for all? This September, the International Living Future Institute presents The Equity Drafting Table, an interactive event in the Seattle Design Festival lineup. Neighbors from across the city, including partners from Sustainable Seattle and Feet First, will gather over refreshments to explore strategies for making Seattle a thriving place for everyone.

Living Product Challenge Tools #2 The Handprint Calculator & Product Life Database - Online

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:00am

The Living Product Challenge (LPC) includes several imperatives that call on manufacturers to establish a plan for reducing the product’s footprint and creating handprints that ultimately exceed the product’s remaining footprint. This webinar will answer these questions and show participants how to use the new and publicly available Handprint Calculator website.

This workshop is one in a series of five workshops regarding the Living Product Challenge. For more information on the full series please visit: Living Product Challenge Workshops Series.

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