Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
We just participated in the first national conference of Slow Money and we think it's going to be a game changer. 450 folks (including Sustainable Shawnee's own, Shawna Turner) from 34 states and six countries were there. Here's what they are saying:
"People are going to look back at this as the turning point in sustainable agriculture.""This is beyond timely.""I've been waiting for Slow Money my whole life.""Slow Money gets right to the heart of what's ailing our food system and our economy."
They're right. Slow Money is historic. Linking Americans together to fund local food systems, improve health, reduce environmental impact, support tens of thousands of small food enterprises across the country and take control of our money in radical new ways.
125 Founding Members, plus another 1,500 signers of the Slow Money Principles, have put the first building blocks in place. Their ultimate goal: one million signers, hundreds of thousands of members, a new kind of grassroots seed capital for sustainable agriculture and healthy food.
WE NEED 5,000 OF YOU TO CONTRIBUTE $5 or more AND BECOME MEMBERS OF THE SLOW MONEY ALLIANCE IN ONE WEEK. 12:00 a.m. October 6th to 12:00 a.m. October 13th.
Visit http://friendsofslowmoney.com/ and support this revolutionary idea TODAY!
9:30 - 3:30 pm
A group from Shawnee will be carpooling to Stroud. Please contact Shawna Turner for more information.
Norman, Oklahoma: Nowhere Near Nowheresville
This sustainable, entertaining town is a great place you’ve (maybe) never heard of.
Mother Earth News
By Joe Hart
Let’s face it — Oklahoma seems an unlikely candidate for the 11 Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of list. Norman is a bustling college town with a strong focus on sustainability and good entertainment...Equally fertile is the city’s effort at sustainability — including mass transit initiatives, a community garden movement, and an unusual community supported agriculture program that links farmers and consumers throughout the entire state. Much of this activity is thanks to the Norman Sustainability Network (NSN), an organization that Kara McKee helped establish.
Kara Joy McKee is a former Oklahoma Sustainability Network board member.
Click here for the article in its entirety. Way to go Norman Sustainability Network!