Eco-action Support Group (ESG)

  • September 7, 2013 · 5:00 PM
  • Private home in Hilltop

Purpose: To provide emotional and social support for people learning  about and concerned about the global warming, ecological, and economic  collapse issues.

Motivation: Really “getting it”—deeply understanding what is happening  now and coming soon—often results in powerful, negative emotional  responses. People who succeed in breaking through their denial of  global warming, peak energy, ecological, and economic collapse often  fall into a pit of fear, anger, alienation, loneliness, helplessness,  and/or depression. For many reasons we need to help and support each  other in emotional and social ways.

Who: Anyone interested, any age.

Notification: Word of mouth and email list to start. Possible on-line  Meet-Up created.

Schedule: 5 to 8 pm, Saturday.  (Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Nov 30 as scheduled now though the second meeting in Nov. may get changed.)

Location: Potluck at Laura Mae’s house in Tacoma.  Please RSVP to Bud ([masked]) for address.  For the September meeting, email Patricia ([masked]).  Thanks.

Agenda:  (This is flexible!)

Brief starting ritual reviewing our purpose and motivation and  everyone introducing themselves.

Meet, eat a potluck meal, talk, and share regarding our thoughts,  feelings, and ideas as we continue to learn about global warming,  ecological, and economic collapse issues. We might sometimes have some  kind of short sharing or presentation, see and discuss a video, or  discuss some paper, book chapter, or book.

Develop friendships and socially support each other as we learn  about and work individually and together to cope emotionally,  socially, and in practical ways (permaculture and natural building)  with the changes in progress and accelerating.

Announcements: Next meeting date and location. April’s address, parking, if needed.

Email notification list and/or Meet-up

Clean up and depart



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  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot attend September's, but I hope to make it for October.

    August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I may be a bit late, but I will be there!

      August 27, 2013

    • Patricia M.

      Yay! We eat and chat from 5-6 and then start the more formal 2-hr group so that should work fine. And don't worry if you are after 6 pm. We don't lock the door (or put away the food!)

      August 27, 2013

  • Patricia M.

    I just corrected the date based on Laura Mae's email of dates for the rest of 2013. Sorry about any confusion.

    August 26, 2013

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