We are building the Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) Action Group to address the broad question:
How do we live and act more sustainably in accordance with what our Earth home can continually support and sustain?
This is in response to knowing that if everyone worldwide lived and consumed as we do, it would require multiple planets. This lifestyle will not be available for our grandchildren and future generations.
As a team, we examine together sustainable living elements that have already been developed (e.g. co-housing, electric automotive transportation, low-meat diets) and others under development. We make incremental changes in our lifestyles as we gain knowledge relative to what is feasible for our individual situations. This includes working with others to transform our communities and to support government policies and legislation that address our need to evolve. Co-housing, urban gardening, community-wide transition to 100% renewable electricity, and developing a sharing economy are areas where team members are working at a local level
We work with the Education branch to offer the on-line course “Choosing to Live Sustainably”, developed by the Northwest Earth Institute. This is highly interactive and creates new information from the participants that often have additional expertise that adds to our knowledge base.
Starting in November, the RSL action group will be diving deeper into the what, why, and how of transforming and aligning our personal and community lifestyles with what our Earth home can support. Building on the Choices for Sustainable Living workshop, topics to be explored include food, water, energy, transportation, housing, consumption, sharing economy, and building vibrant communities. James Burke, Physician Assistant, social worker, and Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine will kick off this new series with the first of three timely presentations related to food: “Eating for the Planet: the Environmental Cost of Animal Agriculture”
Mark your calendar for November 7th at 4:00-5:30 pm PT / 7:00-8:30 pm ET, and sign up here for a reminder email.
Join the Meeting
We will be using Zoom video conference technology, which is straightforward to join by computer.
If this is your first time using Zoom, please arrive at 3:45 pm PT / 6:45 pm ET in case any help is needed in getting online.
For all other participants, to make sure we can start on time, PLEASE join the conversation 5-10 minutes early! (Problems getting online? Call Sue for help: 530-562-7005)
To join by computer, simply click the following link and follow the on-screen instructions: https://zoom.us/j/6077943809
To join by phone, dial 669.900.6833 and enter Meeting ID: 607 794 3809