Register for WNCA’s new course! Choices for Sustainable Living is a seven-session discussion course book exploring the meaning of sustainable living and the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on the earth. We will meet on Tuesdays at the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar in Asheville and will learn about steps that can be taken to move toward our own ecologically sustainable lifestyles along with our organizations and communities. Choices for Sustainable Living is one of 11 course books offered by the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI).
- When: Every Tuesday, 6:00-7:30pm beginning March 13 (introductory class), ending May 1
- Where: Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar, Asheville
- Cost: $30.00 for WNCA members; $35.00 for non-members
- Registration Deadline: Friday, March 6
Books will be handed out at the first meeting, but pre-registration is required. To register please call course leader, Joy Irby, at 828-258-8737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6. See below or the CSL flyer and description for more information on course content!
March 13: Introductions
Course books will be handed out and discussion leaders will be assigned for each class
March 20: A Call to Sustainability
The goal of a sustainable society is popular, but difficult to define. How does the way our society functions affect the Earth, and how can we be “a blessing to the planet”?
March 27: Ecological Principles
Some argue that the Earth is the best teacher of sustainable practices. How can nature’s organizing principles be applied in design, production of goods, and everyday living?
April 3: Buying
Daily messages tell us to buy, buy, buy. How can we escape from these cultural pressures, and instead only purchase what we truly need, from the most sustainable sources available?
April 10: Food
According to one author, our food travels an average of 1,300 miles before reaching our plates. How can we lessen our impact on the Earth through choices about the way we eat?
The more resources we use in the course of daily living, the larger our “ecological footprint” is. By looking at our actions within the framework of communities, we can learn to shrink that footprint- and gain a simpler, more balanced lifestyle
April 24: Business and Economy
Is a growing economy equivalent to a healthy economy? What are other ways of measuring success, and how can we encourage businesses to adopt sustainable practices and perspectives?
May 1: Visions of Sustainability
Choices we make today are shaping the world of tomorrow. How can we create the most sustainable society for our future?