So whats happening?
So hows everyone doing? I’m holding another viewing, a private one this time, here in toronto.
Anyone else running anythng?
Ed – Good luck with your 2nd viewing. I know you had a great turnout the 1st time.
I wanted to do a showing at my local library this summer, but I’m afraid that I will get a low turnout. We’ve had crappy weather for 2 straight months here in CT, and I don’t know that people will want to give up a night, or 2 or 3 nights, of good weather(now that we’re finally enjoying nice weather) to come and watch the Crash Course. When people talk about cabin fever in the summer, you know the weather has been bad! I may just wait until September. Would love to hear from others who have done summer showings on turnouts.
I’ve hit the jackpot. Chris is coming to Boulder, then Denver. I’m going to it all, of course.
Exciting news is that I’ve secured our local Grange (Crescent Grange in Broomfield) for my Transition group to hold meetings, dances, potlucks, etc. One of the items you can bet will be on the agenda is film showings and the Crash Course will take a promanent position. I think I will cycle it several times each year followed by Action Plan workshops and uplifting films about Permaculture and Sustainability. With a 6 week cycle, I should be able to do that about 4 or 5 times a year. How cool is that?
Hugs to all … Don
To all Brigade members:
This is an over view of our activities in Central California. I had sent this to CM earlier but wanted to get it posted here. Tonight Aug 6th, we will have the 3rd lecture of the CC. Next week is the 4th "lecture" which is a brief summary and then a self assessment to help get into action.
I will start a new 4 week series on the 20th of August and plan to keep this going as long as there is interest. We plan to start the same series in our neighboring county in the Fall. Below is what was sent to CM last week.
A brief update:
We are into the second series of the crash course with Part 2 being shown tomorrow evening. On the first round we had twelve grads and eight of them are continuing to meet on Thursday evenings to work on their respective "To Do" lists.
The second series has 48 participants so we have 4x-ed the stats on our exponential growth curve!
We have a local TV spot (channel 7) filming this series which will show in our neighboring county. They have asked that we offer the course there as well. Hmmmmmm ….cloning will be next on our list of needs!!
The newspaper from Stockton (ground zero on the mortgage collapse in CA) is coming to my office tomorrow to do an interview on sustainable design and what I have been doing to inform people as to what may be heading our way. Should be interesting to see what is published but I plan to reference your website and the CC for "further details".
Current CC participants include a financial analyst from our county CAOs office, a recent past Chief Building Official, the head of our counties Facilities Management Dept. and an executive from our local power utility.
So far I have no participants in denial! We do have some major gulping going on along with some shock. I May need an optometrist to get some of the eyeballs to close again!!!
I have passed out over 110 DVDs since December so will likely order an additional bunch soon.
I thought your podcast with Steve went very well. Sheri said she finally understood the difference btwn In & De ..flation! Very well done!
Will you offer a clip of the short presentation you did in Denver(1 hr I think it was) for purchase so we can get it out to local media. Sheri also wants to use it for her Rotary Club meeting and we will likely get it around to the other service clubs too.
That’s all for now. Oh yes, just received an e-mail from a new CC attendee which is copied below:
Dear Mr. Kessel:
Your presentation of Crash Course is much appreciated. You did a great job on Part 1. I especially enjoyed listening to and participating in the discussion after wards. Later that evening I saw Brian ______ in the Grocery store and he said he had seen the Crash Course. I suggested to him that his work with Title 24 and his new work approach – working from home, instead of renting an office – are both steps in the right direction for a sustainable future.
best regards, Steve
The best to all of you,
Looks like I’ll have another private viewing here in toronto next month. 🙂