Re: First Thursday chat January 7th - join us online
- Pamela, I look forward to chatting with you and I spread the word!
Andrius, ms@..., +370 699 30003.
Pamela McLean wrote:
> *Invitation to join us online *
> Seasons greetings and best wishes to everyone for 2010
> Next Thursday - January 7th is First Thursday of the month again. So
> it's time for my regular invitation to you to join me in the chat
> room, and my usual thanks to Andrius for making it possible. All
> being well I will be around for an hour as usual starting - 13.00
> Nigerian time, 15,00 Kenyan time, 12.00 GMT.
> It will be a chance to catch up with anyone who feels like dropping by
> and to look forward together to our hopes for 2010. My personal aganda
> for the meeting is to see how Minciu Sodas and Dadamac can work
> together more in 2010, and to see who has interests related to
> permaculture and sustainable communities. I am interested in those
> things for several reasons:
> > At Dadamac we are interested in sustainable communities, mainly,
> but not only, through Attachab Eco-village
> > In 2008 we looked at the WWP (World Without Poverty) book and its
> emphasis on doing things locally - even if it was just two or three
> people together.
> > At First Thursdays we have already discussed various ideas related
> to local development - like fishfarming and bee-keeping - so local
> development seems something worth bearing in mind when we meet
> together, as it is also a natural overlap point for Minciu Sodas and
> > Marcus Simmons (Dadamac's technology transfer "guru") has just come
> back from a trip to Africa (Benin and Nigeria) where his focus was on
> permaculture, so those kind of topics are in my mind now
> > I know that I live in a community which defininitely is not
> sustainable, so I am increasingly concerned about the issues around
> sustainability on a personal, local level.
> If other people prefer to discuss other topics, then obviously that
> will be very welcome. However, I thought I would let you know my
> interests in advance in the hope they may also be of interest to you.
> To enter the chat room go to http://www.worknets .org/chat/ base/
> Any problems or uncertainties about using the chat room please let me
> know. Obviously the people who do arrive know how to get there - but
> there may be other people who need more help to find their way in. If
> there are ever any difficulties getting into the chatroom please let
> me know. Either email me directly or write to me via
> LearningFromEachOtherso so we can sort out your problems ready for
> next time (or maybe immediately). We do not want anyone to be left
> outside the chatroom trying to get in - and it can be a bit confusing
> the first time.