On September 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bob McCormick, IISG Planning with POWER project leader, will give a talk titled “Smart Growth for Communities” as part of Purdue University’s Green Week. McCormick will introduce the ten principles of smart growth and how they can be implemented in Indiana. He will also discuss examples of ongoing smart growth in Indiana.

The larger topic for the evening is sustainable land use, so in addition to McCormick’s talk, Brent Ladd, learning and engagement coordinator in Purdue University’s Center for the Environment at Discovery Park, will discuss “Permaculture Design for the Home.” He will present the basic concepts behind permaculture and provide examples of how this approach can create a more sustainable home and backyard environment.

These talks will take place in the Elm Room, on the second floor of the West Lafayette Library.