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New Community Group Supporting Local Efforts Towards Environmental Sustainability

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 14, 2010

All Piedmonters, young and old, are invited to the first meeting of Piedmont CONNECT, a new community group dedicated to building a more environmentally sustainable future right here in Piedmont.

Recognizing that there are already many great environmental efforts afoot in our community, the objective of CONNECT is to provide a forum where people can share ideas and find ways to collaborate.  While national, state and city policies are going to be important in shaping how our society takes on the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil (declining oil reserves), the initiatives citizens take on the local level, in our day-to-day lives, are immeasurably important. The goal of CONNECT is to celebrate and encourage these efforts.  Depending on who chooses to participate in this process, groups may coalesce around topics related to food, transportation, energy, waste reduction, health, and other issues–for example, some people may be interested in starting an organic gardeners’ exchange, others in forming a pool of volunteers to monitor waste sorting at major City events, others in sharing information about energy efficiency with other homeowners … there are many possibilities for how citizens can connect with each other and take positive action towards a creating a greener, more resilient community.

Feel free to bring information about projects you or your group are already working on or are interested in.  Everyone with an interest in or curiosity about promoting environmental sustainability on the local level is encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Guild Hall, Piedmont Community Church , 400 Highland Avenue

For more information, contact:
Heather Clapp clappheather@gmail.com, Margaret Ovenden movenden@sbcglobal.net,
Terry Smith terrysmith@pobox.com, Stella Kennedy stellakennedy@hotmail.com or John White babado@comcast.net

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/connectpiedmont/

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