What we're about
Let’s create lives and a world even better than we can imagine! This meetup group is a place to vision, debate and collaborate. Let's have conversations that have never happened before! Let's create real world solutions that celebrate our individual desires and honor the needs of our collective future. Let's enjoy the process and each other.
I'm hoping to gather a diverse group of creative, positive people that truly embrace the gift of different perspectives and are excited to cross-pollinate. How can we help each other create the lives we want while also creating a viable, collective vision for the future that includes us all?
Types of Meetups:
We will be having several types of meetups ranging from social events and discussions to workshops, classes and retreats. These will have varied costs depending on the event.
The Ollin Institute (http://www.ollininstitute.com)
This meetup group is one of the local communities of The Ollin Institute (http://www.ollininstitute.com) (pronounced "All-in"). We are looking for people interested in partnering with us through hosting, presenting or organizing this group. Send Trish a note if you are interested.
Some of the potential topics to be explored include:
Personal and Cultural Beliefs about Money, Evolving Capitalism, Money Management, Social Responsible Investing, Alternative Currencies, Time Banks / Barter, The Economy, Global Economy, Creating More, Spirituality and Money, Gift Economy, Philanthropy, Micro-credit, Local Currencies and Economy, Ecological Accounting, Equity Sharing, Organizational Structures and Ownership
Local Food, Slow Food, Lifestyles (vegan, vegetarian, etc), Herbs and Healing, Soil, Bees, Urban Gardens and Homesteading, Politics of, Healthy Cooking, Farm Shares, WOOFing, Corporate Influence, Trends, Nutraceuticals, Healing with Food, Wild Crafting, Seed Banks, GM Foods, Irradiation, Eliminating Hunger
Innovative Architecture, Tiny House Movement, Urban Homesteading, Conscious Design, Feng Shui, Green Building, Tiny Houses, Permaculture, Getting off the Grid, Emergency Preparation, Cohousing, Communes, Intentional Community, Energetics of Place, Ending Homelessness
Deep Ecology, Earth as a living organism, Living systems, Indigenous Wisdom, Earth Based Spirituality, Wilderness Skills, Bio-mimicry, Nature Spirits and Devas, Nature as Teacher, Earth Changes, Climate Changes
Community Organizing, Transition Town Movement, Resiliency, Gift Economy, Social Capital, Leadership, Collaboration, Resource Sharing, Community Building, Urban Planning, Crowd Sourcing, Communication and Social Media, Permaculture, Barn Raising
Social Media for Change, Role of Technology in the Future, Appropriate Technology, The Singularity, Virtual Worlds, Impact on Community, Technology’s Role in the Future, Pioneers
Media and Social Change, Trends, Social Movements, Human Rights, Gay Marriage, Race, Gender, Body Image, Sexism, Aging, Collective Ritual, Art and Music
Activism 2.0, Seva, Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Starting a Movement, Leadership, Social Media, Compassion in Action, Defining “Helpful”, Social Justice, Spiritual Activism
Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biofuels, Hydrogen, Hybrid Systems, Electric Cars, Alternative Transportation, Politics of, Free Energy/Tesla, The Future of Energy
Conscious Parenting, Rites of Passage, Eldering, Mentoring, Coming of Age, Teens, Aging, Our Legacy, Generation Gap, Honoring our Elders, Planning for Future Generations, Ancestors