If you've already looked at the long list of books in the Snowy Plover book store, then you already know that there is more information available about sustainability that any person can read in a lifetime. Don't despair. It's not necessary for each of us to read all the books.
Fortunately, there are a number of producers and videographers creating films and videos about issues of sustainability. Many of them are available from The Video Project. Videos have a way of distilling ideas down to a form that can easily be grasped by the majority of people.
While the very latest ideas are often only available in book form, many ideas that are just a few years old have been expressed in video. We can all make enough time in our lives to watch a little television, it seems. So, why not make television-watching part of our efforts toward sustainability?
We plan to organize small groups of friends in our local community
to view and discuss videos and to encourage and support each other
in their personal efforts toward sustainability. We'd like to
encourage you and your friends to do the same. We'll begin buying
videos this Fall, and after the videos have made the local rounds,
perhaps we could trade/share them with groups in other cities.
Please contact us if you'd like to participate in inter-city
Our first four videos have arrived and we have a schedule for the
Winter/Spring of 1999. Please e-mail me at
if you would like to attend these screenings/meetings.
One goal is to help build a mutually supportive community
of individuals seeking to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.