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November 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Ten courageous things you can do to build community

"The good news: practically every activity and every moment grants us the opportunity to practice community-minded behavior."

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Added by Leo Brodie on November 28, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

"We have received an inestimable gift. To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe -- to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it -- is a wonder" -- Joanna Macy

Gratitude: Where Healing the Earth Begins, by Joanna Macy

Added by Leo Brodie on November 25, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Watch the most beautiful film about our world, and why we must save it

The Ken Burns project on National Parks on PBS was awesome. This film kicks it up a notch.

Added by J. Peter Shapiro on November 22, 2009 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments

Disappointment in Copenhagen Adds to my Resolve

I am sure i am not alone in my disappointment in the news this week about Copenhagen. I have been following the story further on blogs and news sources i trust, for more information that would give me hope. Since the hope is built up then dashed in any given source, I have decided to continue to do what I can on a community level, not take the lead from governments and wait for them to get to it, but keep making sustainable, low-carbon choices in my day to day living. Just think how foolish… Continue

Added by Joann Kerr on November 18, 2009 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Cob Oven Pizza Party - Thanks!

Hi Folks-

I'm cross-posting an entry about the pizza party. Someone else was taking better photos than me, so perhaps those well get posted as well. Enjoy!

Yesterday, despite the drizzle, a group of fun-loving folks gathered together to make pizzas in the cob oven made by Tim Love up at the Seattle Waldorf School. It was an inspired combination: rain falling just outside the covered shelters, a warm fire, pizza, and great conversation.…


Added by Rebecca Thomas Einhorn on November 16, 2009 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Local Food and the Seattle-King County Acting Food Policy Council

I just ran across this article, which describes the growing movement towards creating strategies for local food. The article has a UK orientation, but includes a map of similar movements in the US. The map includes one right here in Seattle:

Seattle-King County Acting Food Policy Council

This… Continue

Added by Leo Brodie on November 12, 2009 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Sodbusting Saturdays

Sodbusting Saturdays is one way to quickly convert an unwanted patch of lawn into a productive garden. What you grow as an alternative to lawn is your choice; anything would be an improvement over grass. You might be considering this as a way to add more native plantings or start a vegetable garden. Either planting option will be a great improvement for the environment.

While it is true that you don't have to cut and remove the sod to successfully convert lawn to planting beds, there are a… Continue

Added by Keith Mastenbrook on November 6, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

No Plastic November

After seeing Leo's blog and some film about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch- I've decided to pledge no plastics for the month of November. I have been trying to cut back, but still buying products in plastic and using plastic produce bags. So.... want to join me? I'd love to have a few others to do this with.

Added by Susan Gregory on November 1, 2009 at 8:25am — 4 Comments

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