Addicted to Plastic, Tue Oct 21. Come to the One Planet Film Festival at St. Mary’s College Tuesday evening, 6:30-8:30, for this penetrating, wide-ranging, and funny documentary on the plague of plastic. Beth Terry (www.myplasticfreelife.com) will speak after the film. Details here.
Coming Clean, Wed Oct 22, 7:30-9:00 pm. Hear Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune at the First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo. Clean energy is not only possible, it is essential to ensuring the future of our life on Earth. More info here.
Showing up for the Earth Linda Currie, left, was just one of our members who marched in NYC on Sept 21, along with Trish Clifford, Chuck Trumble, and Sanjen Miedzinski. Others joined companion rallies in Oakland and Tucson. Read Linda’s narrative of her trip to NYC on the People’s Climate Train. Now: time to amp up our efforts, reducing our carbon footprints and advocating for change.
Victory on plastic bags! The California legislature passed SB 270, which bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses. With Gov. Brown’s signature, it will be the first statewide ban in the nation. Like so many groups, Green Sangha has worked for years to see this day. Thanks to everyone for your efforts. Now, let’s get ready to stop the “voters’ initiative” being undertaken by industry to repeal the law by referendum.
Looking for a service opportunity? We are looking for inspired, collaborative leaders to join our Board of Directors. Learn more here: Leadership. Other ways to get involved: check our Events tab above, see our listing of Volunteer Opportunities, or write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Sangha is mindfulness-based environmental action. We offer monthly retreats, Mindful Activism Training, seasonal restoration days at Green Gulch, the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy, and more.
Meditation is the core practice that grounds us in the awareness of interdependence. From this awareness naturally springs love, understanding, and forgiveness. Learn more here: Why meditate?
Education. We educate ourselves and each other in order to live more wisely on the earth. We focus not so much on opposing destructive practices as on finding and promoting life-affirming alternatives. We speak to the good in others to inspire their participation in making the world a better place.
We educate through action sheets on target issues, through a visible presence at environmental festivals, and through direct outreach (speaking at schools, social clubs, churches, and community venues).
Actions. Green Sangha actions have addressed a wide range of issues, from rallying on the streets for climate protection, to testifying at public hearings on waste reduction, to participating in community clean-ups.
We collaborate with other environmental groups such as the Berkeley Ecology Center, Californians Against Waste, Earth Resource Foundation, Save the Bay, Sustainable San Rafael, and Transition Berkeley.
For a one-minute video on mindful practice for awakened action, click here: Get quiet, get active.