|Re: Taking advantage of the Bill McKibben Keynote Video: toward the 10/10/10 Global Work Party||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane (dianeclairegmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 17:21:04 -0700 (PDT)|
sounds great Craig. I'll try to sell it in the Boston area. Diane On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Craig Ragland <craigragland [at] gmail.com>wrote: > > In the last issue of Cohousing Now!, Coho/US released the Bill McKibben > Keynote video on the Cohousing Website: > > http://www.cohousing.org/2010/events/keynote > S > The video was part of Bill's June 18 keynote address for the 2010 National > Cohousing Conference in Boulder, CO. The keynote was a highlight of the > conference. > > OK, that's the official Coho/US part - now for my personal appeal. > > This video presents a strong call-to-action that I hope Cohousing > communities around the world will embrace. Bill invites us to throw a Work > Party at each of our communities on October 10, 2010 -- that is 10/10/10. > > Some members of my community, Songaia Cohousing Community, viewed the > 30-minute video after dinner. At the end, there was applause (which is rare > after videos). This was followed by silence as we swallowed and collected > our thoughts. > > What followed was remarkable. It seemed that each of us was ready and able > to look directly at the climate change disaster that has started to > manifest. We openly considered our collective responsibility. Our talk > quickly moved beyond "replacing light bulbs" to consider what symbols might > motivate others to act. Should we go ahead and put solar panels on our > common house? How about offering Pea Patch garden plots for the surrounding > suburbs on our acreage? Perhaps pressing cider to lure in the kids (of all > ages)? Maybe different activities on 10/10/10. > > As Bill states, this is not about what we actually accomplish from an > environmental point of view on that date. It is about who we might drive > meaningful carbon legislation on a global level... now. > > Tomorrow afternoon, we're going to watch the video again. This will be the > first part of our monthly 2-hour circle. I suspect that Songaia will decide > to host a public Work Party on 10/10/10. > > I feel this video is important. Since it speaks directly to those of us who > have embraced Cohousing, it really hits home. Please share this video with > those in your community - or with those who find Cohousing of interest. > > What a great symbol it would be if 100 different Cohousing Communities in > the US hosted Work Parties: > > 100 on 10/10/10 > > Of course, Coho-L is read by people all over the world and this is global - > so, how about 1,000 Communities throwing Work Parties on a world-wide > basis? > > 1000 on 10/10/10 > > What do you think? > > Craig Ragland > Exec. Dir, Coho/US since 2008 > Member, Songaia since 1992 > Member, Human Race since 1957 > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Diane Margolis 175 Richdale Av. Cambridge, MA 02140 617 354 1349
Taking advantage of the Bill McKibben Keynote Video: toward the 10/10/10 Global Work Party Craig Ragland, July 2 2010
- Re: Taking advantage of the Bill McKibben Keynote Video: toward the 10/10/10 Global Work Party Diane, July 2 2010
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