FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - click on the image for larger view

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Brainstorming way to live greener, healthier and happier

Recently my friend Sue and I have taken on the task of trying to form a local community based group for individuals and families to brainstorm ways to live greener. We call this the Amherst Community Green Living Group. There are many local organizations that work on and discussing the larger global ecological and social issues that affect our lives. Thinking globally is important....thinking locally is wonderful.... for a little while let's think even smaller. I want to explore the practical and creative ways we as individuals can live greener, healthier and happier lives. Let's learn from what we each have done individually. Having the opportunity to discuss what individuals have done in terms of alternative fuels and technology, alternative transportation, energy conservation, food storage, small organic gardens, permaculture, reducing waste etc. can help us to see and discover practical ways to live greener.

On January 30th at 6:30PM I will be hosting a showing and discussion of the film the 11th hour narrated by Leonardo DeCaprio. "this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness.". We hope to have a nice size group of people so we can start brainstorming topics for upcoming meetings. Some ideas we have come up with already is to have speakers come and talk about solar power systems, permaculture, winter food storage, and alternatives to oil heating. I'm looking forward to see what topics and ideas others in the community bring to share and discuss. If you live in the Pioneer Valley please join us in this discussion.

Amherst Community Green Living
is a group of individuals and families in the Amherst area that get together on a monthly basis to share, discuss and educate themselves on ways to live greener and lower our carbon footprint. Our focus is on ways we as individuals can make a difference for our planet, our community, our families and ourselves.

To get involved in the Amherst Community Green Living Group simply come to a meeting, visit our website at http://www.amherstcommunitygreenliving.blogspot.comor join our mailing list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amherstgreenliving

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