Earth Day Network is promoting "The Face of Climate Change" as the global theme for Earth Day 2013. The goal is to put a real-world face on the remote concept of climate change. Earth Day 2013 poll finds Americans far less eco-conscious than they were in 1971, a year after Earth Day was founded. Only 39 percent now say it's 'very important' to restore the environment.
Interested in human rights and social justice? Unsure as to the direction of our political, social and economic institutions?
And are you looking for fellow humans to meet and encourage learning and help inspire change?
In this book club, we encourage each other to learn more, discuss ideas, challenge each other and teach each other. Together we explore nonfiction, memoir and fiction books that we collectively choose. We may also follow up our book club meeting with a tea or a beer down the street.
We meet in cafes or bookstores in the Mountain View/Palo Alto area.
The environment we hold for our discussions is open and compassionate. Recognizing and honoring the different beliefs and political viewpoints, and seeking best to understand and explore. Six principles for dialogue:
6 principles common to most dialogue and circle groups guide the conversations: . Suspend judgment as best you can . Respect one another . Seek to understand rather than persuade . Invite and honor diversity of opinion . Speak what has personal heart and meaning . Go for honesty and depth without going on and on