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Perhaps the most compelling motivation for 'forward thinking' is that we care about the future - on a personal, community and/or global level. It's a new year and issues such as social and environmental justice, sustainable living, economic and ecological balance, personal fulfillment, and many others, seem to be more relevant than ever. I'm proposing a series of meetings to look at different areas, and to have a focus provided by members and invited guests who are active or interested in organisations working towards better ways of doing things. I can think of a few friends and organisations that would make a good starting point, but would also be very interested in any ideas or suggestions you might have, especially if there's something you're involved in, on any level, which you think might be of interest to the group.
My suggested format would be to have part of each meeting for general socialising and discussion, and then have maybe 20 mins or so on a general topic or specific organisation where a focus person can introduce their ideas, activities and/or objectives, and then open this up for further discussion. I'm happy to invite some friends along to discuss aspects of their work but it would be nice to have at least some initial indication of potential interest before I go to them.
Meetings could be at any suitable venue in the general Bristol/Bath area.
So how does it sound? interested in hearing about initiatives in various areas from people involved in them? any groups in mind that you would like to speak for or hear from? please indicate your interest by signing up and we'll take it from there :)
Happy New Year to all,