"Using secrets discovered in the original Blue Zones—rare longevity hotspots around the world—we help transform communities into thriving places to live, work, eat, and play." Blue Zones Project Blue Zones Project–Grants Pass started the new year with a free and family-friendly public Kickoff celebration. Held at Grants Pass High School on January 20th, the Kickoff … Continue reading Blue Zones Project – Grants Pass
The following is a Press Release put out by Rogue Community College about the project Sustainable Rogue Valley is doing in collaboration with them on the Grants Pass Redwood Campus. Grants Pass-Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley are working together to complete the demonstration Rain Garden and Bioswale on the RCC Redwood … Continue reading Learn about Rain Gardens and Bioswales at RCC
“A sumptuous looking film with a smorgasbord of people who give a damn, and who’re all trying to change the only world we have for the better.” – Te Radar Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring … Continue reading LIVING THE CHANGE: INSPIRING STORIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Join us for cookies and chat about how we can build a more resilient community... Sunday's Agenda includes: Fairgrounds Gardens RCC Raingarden and Bioswale Stream School (April 14) at RCC Earth Day (April 19) at RCC Blue Zone Project Sustainability Class Local Recycling ACES See you at the UU Fellowship at 129 NW E Street, … Continue reading Sustainable Rogue Valley March Meeting – Sunday March 11 – 12:30
The following article appeared in The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 and is just as relevant to this moment in time. The solution to our overburdened, outdated power grid? One word: microgrids—localized power networks that are cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. What’s not to like? By Greg Nichols In late 2000 and early 2001, rolling blackouts swept … Continue reading True Grid
"Hi! This is about parasitic wasps, some of the coolest wasps. They're kind of like H.R. Giger's Alien (you know, like the one that burst out of John Hurt's chest in 1979). You may not like wasps, but they're pretty fascinating nonetheless. They're pretty useful biocontrol agents, and though you might not see them you … Continue reading Parasitoid Wasps of Southern Oregon
Drawdown — The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Come join us for Gary's famous cookies and interesting conversation about important issues, with interesting people who care about making our world a better place for all of us to live! Some of the topics we will discuss this month are: Report on the Rogue Indivisible This Land is Your Land workshop Fairgrounds Gardens RCC … Continue reading February Sustainable Rogue Valley meeting – Sunday Feb. 11 – 12:30 pm
An interesting conversation... The Systems View of Life as a scientific basis of regeneration by Daniel Christian Wahl We need to educate ourselves and educate each other to learn the basic principles of ecology and systemic thinking and then we need to filter this through the local conditions and the local culture to create something that … Continue reading Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra
Native bees are an unappreciated treasure, with 4,000 species from tiny Perdita to large carpenter bees, they can be found anywhere in North America where flowers bloom. Most people don’t realize that there were no honey bees in America until the white settlers brought hives from Europe. These resourceful insects promptly managed to escape domestication, … Continue reading Native Bees of America
Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Town interviews Manish Jain. Manish Jain lives in Udaipur, Rajasthan, in North India. He works with a movement called Shikshantar, ‘The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development’. He has been working for the last 20 years, initiating many projects around unlearning, sustainable living, and Gift Culture. He is also co-founder … Continue reading Manish Jain: “Our work is to recover wisdom and imagination”
Environmental Workshop - FREE Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Wild River Pub in Grants Pass 533 NE F Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. This FREE workshop, organized by Rogue Indivisible, is an excellent chance to learn from local experts about our complex southwest Oregon environment, what makes it unique, and what … Continue reading This Land is Your Land: Our Unique SW Oregon Environment. Can We Foster Resilience?
Volunteers Needed for Planting February 16th - Meet at the Josephine Building parking lot between 10 am and 2 pm Volunteers Needed for Trail Construction March 16th - Meet at the Josephine Building parking lot between 10 am and 2 pm Volunteer opportunities are scheduled for anyone to get involved. Students are welcome and encouraged to … Continue reading Volunteers needed to complete the RCC Raingarden Project
Join us Sunday at 12:30 at the UU Fellowship at 129 NW E St., Grants Pass, OR for our Monthly meeting. We will be meeting every SECOND Sunday from now on - so change your calendars so you don't miss a meeting! This months meeting facilitator is Constance Palaia and this months agenda topics are: Contact … Continue reading New meeting time! Sunday, Jan. 14th – 12:30 pm. Join us!