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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 6:30pm
Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting - Tuesday, June 12
Urban Wilderness: The Surprising Link Between Nature and Prosperity
Gary Olp, environmental architect, will discuss how the built environment has an effect on ourselves and all living organisms and systems, and will show examples of architecture that integrates buildings into the natural environment.
We are becoming more removed from a sense of reverence for the wild places. Every square inch of soil under our feet is a wild place, home to living organisms and a teeming unseen wilderness!
Human progress adversely impacts the natural world. While Green Building and Sustainable Building are focused on mitigating the adversity, they rarely succeed in harmonizing urban elements with the wilderness. There is a growing body of research that displays positive results for building environments that are integrated with the natural world that surrounds us. The sense of wonder and invigorating physical and emotional impact wild places have on each of us should guide our actions for growth and prosperity to preserve, restore, and embrace the life giving power of the wilderness.
Being aware that the entire surface of the earth is intrinsically linked to living natural systems that sustain all forms of life can produce human communities with reduced impact that are restorative rather then destructive.
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.
We will be following our synergizing format that we did last time. When people arrive you will be broken into three groups:
1) Home and Buildings
2) Food and Gardening
3) Health and Lifestyle
The first part of the meeting will be spent socializing with the people in your industry. There has been a great response from people spending time with others that are in their given fields.
After that you will draw a business card from the hat. You will then have a 5 minute 1-1 with that person and you will be giving their 30 second commercial! This was a HUGE success last time. Lots of FUN!
Each meeting will be sponsored by a different business every month. The sponsor will have 10 minutes to talk to the group about what they do. There will be several other perks that go along with sponsorship. The sponsor is paying the $75 room fee so that we can have our own private room that's quiet. Finally!
Also we do have a New Greenweavers Meetup in Fort Worth! Thanks Jon!