Sustainability Annual Holiday Party

Net Impact and WNSF are pleased to invite you to our 6th Annual Holiday Party! This event is your premier opportunity to network with local sustainability leaders, celebrate the new year and do your holiday shopping at glassybaby all while supporting a good cause.

Light food and wine and beer are complimentary with your ticket. Please buy your ticket ahead of time since they usually sell out.

Every glassybaby you purchase will benefit Typhoon Haiyan Relief efforts.

Party attire encouraged!

About glassybaby: At the heart of glassybaby is our mission of goodwill donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities dedicated to health, healing and quality of life, thereby helping to provide a safety net to those in need. Creating memories, gifting and receiving, lighting and sharing, our community is strengthened and supported by glassybaby giving.

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  • Konstantin I.

    I do not think that population is a good yard stick or a meaningful target because of psycho-religious-political reasons. I think that we need to target sustainability globally as 'no overshoot day target' http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/gfn/page/earth_overshoot_day/

    and at micro scale we should measure everything with sustainability and toxicity indexes calculated simply as lifespan of product divided by time it takes to replenish resources (so plastic cup get next to 0 index as it takes millions of years to replenish oil) http://www.kgionline.com/eco-ratings/

    Such indexes should be basis for purchasing decisions, taxation, labeling etc.

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In his book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, Alan Weisman explains that population is going in the wrong direction — by adding 1 million more people to the planet every 41/2 days — if we want to achieve some semblance of ecological sustainability. It's not just this century's projected growth to 11 billion that troubles him. Weisman is concerned about how the 7 billion of us already here are straining natural limits, from the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere to the decline of available fresh water.

    Weisman sets out to define an "optimum population" for a sustainable Earth, one that balances the overall human numbers with how much each person consumes. As far as per capita consumption is concerned, he proposes a European lifestyle as something that would be widely acceptable but not something as energy-intensive as living in the United States or as difficult as living in much of Africa and Asia.

    November 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      He doesn't specify an optimum target population, although he sketches some 20-year-old calculations by Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and colleagues that set the number at 2 billion or so.

      November 25, 2013

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