Choices for Sustainable Living is a seven-session discussion course book that provides participants a powerful opportunity to explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives. The term “sustainability” is used so freely, it’s difficult to understand what it can mean. At its essence, sustainability embodies hope for a healthy, just and bright future for us all. Choices for Sustainable Living helps you discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful. In this course we will explore the meaning of sustainability, consider the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on Earth and learn about steps that can be taken to move toward ecologically sustainable organizations, lifestyles, and communities. Authors include Lester Brown, Richard Heinberg, Amory Lovins and others. Choices for Sustainable Living is one of 9 course books offered by the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI).
- When: Every Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23 (introductory class), ending March 6.
- Where: Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar, Asheville
- Cost: $45 for WNCA members; $60 for non-members (includes 1 year WNCA membership!).
- Registration Deadline: Friday, Jan. 17th *pre-registration is required*
Please call course leader, Isabelle Rios, at 828-258-8737 ext. 201 or email Isabelle@WNCA.org by Jan. 17.
See below or click here for the course flier and description including detailed information on weekly course content!
Jan. 23: Introductions and A Call to Sustainability
Course books will be handed out and discussion leaders will be assigned for each class.
In this session, participants consider ways of grasping the meaning and vision of sustainability, our roles in creating a sustainable world, and the tools that can help us in this endeavor.
Jan. 30: Ecological Principles
Feb. 6: Food
Feb. 13: Community
Feb. 20: Transportation
Feb. 27: Consumption and Economy
Mar. 6: Visions of Sustainability