This Friday, November 12th, 2010 – Building Community II
The statement Ron Czecholinski started with last week is so right on! “If we do not build a sustainable community, we will not build anything else sustainably.” Help build the Asheville community this Friday, November 12th, from 6 – 8 pm. (Yes, we are back to our original times!) at the Southern Kitchen & Bar with Asheville Green Drinks. Gayatri Erlandson, PhD, will speak at 6:30pm about innovative ways to build community – in our existing neighborhoods, and enhance the economy in Asheville. Part of the program will be based on the inspiring book, The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community (Orsi, J. & Doskow, E. 2009).
We’ll also briefly look at Dynamic Governance, an organizational structure and decision-making process that, “has all the advantages of consensus and none of the disadvantages” (Diana Leafe Christian, long-time community builder and editor of Communities Magazine). We see this as a very promising and inclusive way for local groups of people to effectively and harmoniously work together. In addition, we’ll identify some local organizations that can be partnered with that already bring people together more collaboratively and sustainably. We’ll also look at how a few other cities are doing very innovative programs. We see Asheville as offering it’s own unique approach for creating sustainable communities and perhaps becoming a model for other places around the country.
Gayatri is a psychologist and social architect with long-standing interest in community, social justice and in sustainable living. She is sponsoring one of the only DG consultants in the country, John Buck, to be in Asheville on Monday – Wednesday of next week (Nov. 15-17). He will be offering an all-day workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 16 on Dynamic Governance. For information on this, see the attached file or go to: http://www.governancealive.com/register You can contact Gayatri by calling: 828-581-9036.
HELP BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th AT 6PM.
Connect with Gayatri, Asheville Green Drinks & your community.