Short Course Announcement—Emerald Triangle: Regional Sustainability in the Columbia Area

Nick Peckham Teaches Regional Sustainability for Osher

In case you missed his summer course on tiny house design and small dwellings, join Peckham Architecture founder Nick Peckham this month to learn about sustainability in central Missouri. “Emerald Triangle: A Regional Approach to Sustainability” begins Thursday, January 24 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Columbia. In four Thursday afternoon sessions, Nick will explore the social, economic and ecological requirements for long-term sustainability. The focus of this course is the central Missouri region known as the Emerald Triangle.

The Emerald Triangle extends about 10 miles beyond the triangle formed by I-70, US 54 and the Missouri River and includes:

  • Ashland
  • Boonville
  • Columbia
  • Fulton
  • Jefferson City
  • Mexico
  • New Franklin

The Emerald Triangle encompasses some or all of 10 counties:

  • Audrain
  • Boone
  • Calloway
  • Cole
  • Cooper
  • Moniteau
  • Monroe
  • Osage
  • Ralls
  • Randolph

Regional sustainability topics to be discussed include food, health, education, shelter, energy, water, clean air and more. Nick will also present the case of Sweden, where eco-municipalities like the Emerald Triangle are managed by local governments to support ecological and social justice. A longtime expert in deep green architecture, Nick uses his expertise in the built environment to promote sustainability in his community. He draws from design science as well as the influence of his mentor, the late world-renowned inventor and visionary Buckminster Fuller.

Register by Thursday, January 24 to Study Regional Sustainability with Nick Peckham

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers courses geared toward adults over 50. However, Nick’s vision and expertise are relevant to people of all ages. We strongly encourage anyone interested to attend. Please join us!

Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14

Time: 2:30-4 p.m.

Place: Columbia, Missouri, Classroom Moss B at the Waters-Moss Nature Center, located in the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Preservation Area. From Stadium Blvd., drive south 1/3 mile on Old 63 to Hillcrest Drive and turn left. The Moss Building is on your left.

Registration and Fees: $60 without an Osher membership. Email or call 573-882-8189 to register by January 24.

Want to see how deep green architecture can shape your new construction, renovation or historic preservation project? 1-hour consultation with Peckham Architecture includes project meeting notes, cost estimate and fee proposal for $250.

Contact us today to see what’s possible: 573.777.4444

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