Sustainability is the practice of living in balance with the resources we have available. Thinking and learning about sustainability raise a number of critical issues about our culture and our world. This group is focused on discussing sustainability as the problem of civilization and working as actively as possible towards solutions. If you want to get more involved in working towards a sustainable culture, or even if you just want to learn more about these ideas, please meet up with us to begin forming this community.
Meet early and often
In order to foster a healthy community, I encourage everyone to use this Meetup group to arrange meetings as often as needed. These can be casual or formal; we can arrange focused meetings such as book or movie discussions, or we can have more free-form conversations.
Keep in touch online
I also encourage you to use the Internet as much as possible to communicate about sustainability when we don't have a meeting scheduled. Please get in touch with us by email—at <firstname.lastname@example.org>—if you have any questions or comments about sustainability issues in general. That email address does go to the entire Beyond mailing list; you can simply send email to that address without subscribing to the mailing list, if you wish. We intend for the mailing list to be one primary forum for discussing sustainability—and our individual struggles with it—with one another when we either can't be present in person or want to keep a record of our discussion. If you find the discussions there to be generally useful, I hope you will think about joining the list to follow and contribute to that conversation.