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No Impact Picnic

Let's try for a No Impact Picnic!
Conservation and Efficiency are one step in creating the change in our energy system.
Bring your meal, utensils, a bowl and some local food to share. Enjoy living theater, many talented musicians (bring your instruments!) and free ice cream from Ronnybrook! Hear Colin Beavan of No Impact Man fame speak. It should be a lovely evening of connection and great food!

June 18th 5:30-8:30 and beyond RAIN OR SHINE (we have indoor space!)

Westbeth Courtyard and Community Room

155 Bank Street

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  • Kim F.

    Hey all! If you were moved by Colin speaking at the picnic, you should see what he has in store in July. Free and open to the public at Jivamukti in Union Sq.
    "ARE WE SCREWED? A practical & spiritual approach for people worried about our world crises. A talk with Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man"

    2 · June 26, 2014

  • Kevin G. O.

    Such simple quiet get-togethers strengthen important bonds we form out on our various activist battlefields. These bonds resonate, perhaps like beautiful music, and attract more good people. As Chris Hedges repeats, "good always draws to it the good." I felt this very strongly at our No Impact Picnic at Westbeth so I am very thankful to everyone involved.

    This idea of good drawing to it the good is on my mind a lot lately. I hope it is not way off topic to add here the full paragraph around the above quoted phrase." It is from a speech Chris Hedges gave in Santa Monica, Calif., on Oct. 13, 2013.


    "The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies." [Paragraph in next post...]

    June 20, 2014

    • Kevin G. O.

      "I do not know if we can build a better society. I do not even know if we will survive as a species. But I know these corporate forces have us by the throat. And they have my children by the throat. I do not fight fascists because I will win. I fight fascists because they are fascists. And this is a fight which in the face of the overwhelming forces against us requires us to embrace this sublime madness, to find in acts of rebellion the embers of life, an intrinsic meaning that lies outside of certain success. It is to at once grasp reality and then refuse to allow this reality to paralyze us. It is, and I say this to people of all creeds or no creeds, to make an absurd leap of faith, to believe, despite all empirical evidence around us, that good always draws to it the good, that the fight for life always goes somewhere—we do not know where; the Buddhists call it karma—and in these acts we sustain our belief in a better world, even if we cannot see one emerging around us." Chis Hedges

      1 · June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved this event--such great community-building, a good feeling, amazing performances, music, terrific food--as Colin Beaven said, truly authentic. The Living Theater was a high point, a magical bit of ephemera in a perfect setting. Even the weather dooperated. Brava, Joan for hosting it and Kim for a gorgeous flyer and everyone else for supporting it!

    4 · June 19, 2014

  • David B.

    It was a very mellow event, which was what I needed. I also reunited with some activists I hadn't seen in a long time.

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Jerry R.


    1 · June 19, 2014

  • joan b.


    1 · June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    right on, Joan!

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • joan b.

    Take heart, there is hope out there and a little music, theater, conversation, some light to no impact living and let's work together to save the beautiful parts of this planet that are here to save.

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Jerry R.

    Global warming apocalypse is approaching already here now,we're getting closer to the point of no return,[masked] will be the hottest years on the record. There will be more environmental disasters in years ahead. Please be ready for that event..

    1 · June 15, 2014

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