We are only 2 weeks from the Community Resilience Festival. One of the most rewarding parts of helping to create an event is seeing it come into focus. And another great part is working with friends and neighbors for the good of the neighborhood and good of the planet. Its awesome to see people becoming involved, to see the creative ideas turn into plans and then, of course, the day of the event.
The event will have a lot of moving pieces – the round table conversations, the fishbowls, skill shares out at the pavilion along with the Kid Zone. We look forward to the key note presentations and seeing all the community groups tabling, sharing their passion for all kinds of actions and ideals that are all part of a more green and resilient home, neighborhood, economy and culture.
The Resilience Festival now has a food truck. Not only does The Peaceful Palette have a great menu of eco-friendly vegan food, you can bring your own dinnerware and totally avoid the throw away plate, cup and plastic. Bring your own!
Did someone say site tours? We have an exciting month following the ‘fest of site tours [Aug 17, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct TBA] all over Eugene to see in real life what much of the discussion at the Resilience Festival will talk about – people living with smaller eco-footprints. Tours will visit residential properties in River Road, Amazon, Whiteaker, Friendly and Jefferson Neighborhoods.
We will visit East Blair Housing Co-op and Maitreya Eco Village and the Neighborhood Assembly of God’s market garden and outreach project. Our final tour will be the Willamette Greenway in River Road where neighbors collaborate with the city for low/no use of herbicides, removal of invasive species and restoration of habitat, along with the wonderful 65 tree filbert grove.
So please join us! Share your story about how you are living more green and resilient!