Mark Steiner has presented classes, workshops, lectures, and retreats on Environmental Spirituality, Creation Spirituality, and the Universe Story since 1991. He is a co-founder and director of Cultivating Connections a Louisville, Kentucky based grassroots not-for-profit with a focus on "Nurturing and Celebrating Our Connections with Each Other and with Our World". There he has coordinated a wide variety of events including four EarthSpirit Rising Conferences.
From 2006 - 2009 Mark served as the Director of Programming for the Center for Interfaith Relations where he coordinated interfaith programs and developed the annual Festival of Faiths' environmental components bringing in guests such as Rev. Fletcher Harper of Green Faith and Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Forum on Ecology and Religion.
In addition, Mark serves as an official facilitator of the Work that Reconnects (as articulated by Buddhist scholar and author Joanna Macy) and the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium. He has been invited to present at various local houses of worship including Unity of Louisville, Edenside Christian Church, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, and Covenant Community Church.
Mark is a sponsor, coordinator and occasional facilitator for the Louisville Sustainability Forum and serves on the Board of Directors of The Peace Education Program
Greening West Louisville and Cool Congregations Program Coordinator, Aaron Tornes
Aaron is a marketing graduate of The Ohio State Universities Fisher College of Business. e is a LEED Certified Energy Auditor After working for nine years in the fine-dining industry, Aaron became interested in the local farmers providing high quality food to restaurants with low carbon footprints. He currently volunteers with local food movements including Breaking New Grounds and he also volunteers with Kentucky Refugee Ministries on securing food for their annual Global Gourmet fund raiser. Aaron is passionate about creating and discovering sustainable energy and food systems in the Louisville area.Email Aaron