In our 25-year history, we’ve produced a library of course books used at universities, businesses, and other community settings nationwide.
Our course books provide a framework to discuss our relationship with the planet and to share in discovering new ways to live, work, and consume. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we’ve updated one of our most popular books—Choices for Sustainable Living (CSL)—and have taken it online for a special webinar-style discussion course.
Since May 9, a group of about 30 changemakers have been meeting online weekly to explore sustainability more deeply, and discuss how to make change possible and powerful, both individually and together.
Prior to the start of this special online course, we asked participants why they signed up for CSL and here’s what they had to say:
“I’ve participated in three discussion groups in the past, but am now interested in facilitating them in my neighborhood. I’m intrigued by the online format. My goal is to deepen my ability to truly walk my walk so that I can help others do the same with greater authenticity and compassion.”
“I would like to gain knowledge and practice in changing my own and family’s habits toward more sustainable ways of living, and to gain the knowledge and vocabulary and sensitivity to dialogue with others in ways that might lead them to make choices that are more sustainable.”
“I joined this course because sustainable lifestyle and economic transitions have recently become the focus of my life’s work. I left my full-time job to pursue sustainable consulting work and build my own business in a zero-emissions delivery service. As an avid pursuer of taking a systems perspective, I hope this course will give me insight into innovative, more ethically and environmentally responsible ways of running a business with a foundation in sustainable principles.”
We’ve brought people from around the world to learn together, connect together, and take action together. So far, our discussions have given us all new perspectives on living more sustainably.
Check back for more takeaways from CSL participants as we wind down our discussion course in late June. We’ll also be posting about additional ways to join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary and how you can take responsibility and action for Earth.
Choices for Sustainable Living is designed to integrate with a special Choices EcoChallenge. With our self-facilitated option, you can organize a group in your area. Learn more and sign up today. If you have questions, please reach out to us.