Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Go Offline and Change the World

In today’s Web 2.0, everything online world, I often forget that one of the best ways to get connected, inspired and motivated is to connect with like-minded people in the real world. This post will focus on a couple of great groups in my area and direct you to some national organizations that may have local chapters where you live.

First off, I have to admit that the idea for this post came to me when a friend of mine mentioned that a friend of hers was putting together an “ecosalon” just for women in our area. This struck me as an awesome idea and a great way to get like-minded people together in a simple and powerful way.

With that in mind, (and since I happen to be in the 50% of people not included in that group) I set out to find other places people could get together and get green. I found a great local organization called UrbanTilth that is focused on creating urban gardens in our area. They are actually part of a national movement that is dedicated to producing 5% of our food supply in our local communities. Our family has gotten directly involved in Berryland, their urban garden project in the Richmond (California) Greenway. Even my little ones have gotten involved helping to shovel dirt for the berry plants.

Here’s a great clearing-house site where you can find organizations that get your juices flowing! So there's really no excuse--Get connected, get empowered, and go change the world!

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