Regenerative, Sustainable Living

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.

Monthly Meetings

The Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) group meets on the first Thursday of every month for our online series. Each monthly presentation will provide us more depth about the given topic so that we can make smart decisions about what subsequent actions to take.

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.

There’s a lot of buzz these days about “Co-Housing” a growing, more sustainable option for living lighter on the planet!
We invite you to join us to learn more about this “intentional” lifestyle at our next RSL meeting:

Thursday, December 5, 2019
4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET

Our speaker will be RSL team member, Robert “Han” Bishop, who lives in a co-housing community in SW Colorado. He will talk about his own experiences with transitioning to a co-housing lifestyle, and also present information about the following aspects of co-housing:
  • a brief history of the beginnings of co-housing in Denmark
  • a description of the typical structure and governance in co-housing
  • what a resident’s roles and responsibilities are
  • what it takes to live successfully and happily in co-housing
  • other generative living options if co-housing isn’t for you!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up here to receive a reminder email with the Zoom link and instructions for joining in.

About Robert “Han” Bishop, PhD

Born and raised in NYC, Han served as a Peace Corps volunteer in India and later graduated from Northwestern University with a PhD in Environmental Psychology. During his career, he worked with US Environmental Protection Agency and with international corporations as well. After retiring he produced and hosted the “Transforming Reality Internet Talk Show”, spotlighting individuals and organizations raising human consciousness and transforming our world. He presently lives with his wife, Sarah at Heartwood CoHousing in SW Colorado and is re-purposed as a Leadership Council Member for the Elders Action Network.


How to 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:

To join by phone, dial 669.900.6833 and enter Meeting ID: 382 649 4497

We’ll get back to you asap!

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