FILM Screening: ArtiFISHal plus Native Storytelling, and Panel Discussion August 22 @ Medford Library Large Community Room  Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Programming starts at 6 pm.      The Rogue Valley Food System Network invites you to join us for an evening about the story of the salmon, from the original people to the current … Continue reading

Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating A Native Forest

From the makers of the film: "We’ve made the film free to view because we want the important messages of land regeneration, nature connection, and living more simply to reach as many people as possible. We hope you’re as inspired by the story of Hinewai Reserve.. as we are. Please feel free to share the … Continue reading Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating A Native Forest

“Building Transformational Resilience for Climate Change Traumas and Toxic Stresses”

An event hosted by ACE's Connection You are invited to watch the webinar together at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 129 NW E Street, Grants Pass, OR - to share the learning. September 10, 2019 11:00 am You can sign up now here. Copy/paste this into your browser: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VcuqXdZJTp-HeD5PLJQrIQ You will learn: • how climate change … Continue reading “Building Transformational Resilience for Climate Change Traumas and Toxic Stresses”

What Kind of World Do You Want to Live in?

Charles Eisenstein is interviewed by Pachamama Alliance about "What kind of world do you want to live in?" and gives us a taste of what we can expect in his new book Climate: A New Story in this series of short videos: The Core Themes of Climate: A New Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K2aZI6Dos8 What Kind of World … Continue reading What Kind of World Do You Want to Live in?

ACES Trainings & Workshop and Southern Oregon Success Updates

OPEN ACES TRAININGS AND OPEN WORKSHOP IN SELF-REGULATION & RESILIENCE COMING UP IN MEDFORD The Southern Oregon ACEs Training Team is offering ACEs sessions for all comers on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, August 14, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the SOESD, 101 North Grape Street in Medford, as well as a workshop … Continue reading ACES Trainings & Workshop and Southern Oregon Success Updates

Sustainable Rogue Valley presents Support Group for Earth Activists Saturday, June 22, 2019   1 - 3 pm Unitarian Universalist Hall, 129 NW ‘E’ Street, Grants Pass, 97526 Potluck snacks are encouraged Please bring your utensils Activism is hard work. It can lead to burnout, feelings of isolation, frustration and discouragement, as well as many other … Continue reading

A Nation of Weavers

An excellent article on the importance of building "radical mutuality", by David Brooks: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up. By David Brooks Opinion Columnist Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation … Continue reading A Nation of Weavers

What if? — Scaling-out regenerative development glocally

Ecological State: Regenerative land management practices create dramatic increases in biodiversity, water retention, and carbon sequestration. Regen Network monitors on-the-ground conditions and generates trusted attestations about the ecological state of managed land and water areas. Source: Regen Network Building educational ecosystems of collaboration to improve planetary health A couple of times in my life I have … Continue reading What if? — Scaling-out regenerative development glocally

Right to Repair

Stand up for your Right to Repair! State Legislators have the power to protect you from unfair and deceptive policies that make it difficult, expensive, or impossible for you to repair the things you own. Right to Repair or Fair Repair Bills have been introduced in 18 states, but they  will only pass if you … Continue reading Right to Repair

Oregon Master Naturalist Training

The Oregon Master Naturalist Program provides an opportunity to learn about natural resources through the study of scientifically sound information: the natural history of plants, animals, habitats, and geology, the history and processes of landscape change, as well as the most relevant topics in present-day sustainable natural resource management. Participants volunteer for natural resources programs, agencies, organizations, … Continue reading Oregon Master Naturalist Training

Disaster Preparedness Planning Conference

Fruitdale Grange is hosting Disaster Preparedness Planning Conference May 23, 2018, 9-12 noon Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527 Overview All over our state and country there are disasters that happen—fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, blizzards and even occasional dislocations of essential food and water due to economic disasters. In order to … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness Planning Conference

Natural Sustainable Flood Management

  Rural Sustainable Drainage from novadada on Vimeo.   Produced by Antony Lyons with Rough Glory Films Additional flood footage shot by Brian Cooke, Jeremy Williamson Adam Laity (used with kind permission of Esther May Campbell) Music: 'It Always Rains in England’ by Ergo Phizmiz (creative commons license) The Stroud RsuDs project is located in … Continue reading Natural Sustainable Flood Management

Blue Zones Project – Grants Pass

"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

LIVING THE CHANGE: INSPIRING STORIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

“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

True Grid

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