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SWELL
South Walton Environmental & Low-impact Living
 Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6:00 pm
 
Phillip Ellis at Redfish Village

2046 Scenic Highway 30A, Blue Mountain Beach, Fl

Blue Mountain Beach, FL

Directions:

Redfish Village is located on the corner of SR 83 (Blue Mountain Road) and 30A.

The Owners Lounge is on the second floor of the southwestern most building in the Village (behind the Redfish Village office).  

Light snacks will be provided, though please feel free to bring a snack to share.

 

Phillip Ellis will be presenting  “Why We Do What We Do: A Yogic Perspective on Environmentalism”.


Phillip has long held an innate passion for working with people to
inspire activism in creating a better community. This passion
originally led him to work in the environmental field with an
education in Marine Biology. During his professional career as an
integral part of a local non-profit organization he witnessed,
firsthand, the importance of impacting peoples’ lives through
community outreach and development.

Recently, through his discovery of Yoga philosophy Phillip has
refocused his talents for educating the public on difficult issues
and facilitating community development in a new direction. Over the
past few years he has intensely devoted himself to studying one of
the oldest yogic lineages under Dandi Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati who
is renowned for his deep, experiential understanding of this
Himalayan Tradition. Phillip has dedicated himself to learning and
practicing these teachings which he believes can empower individuals
with the knowledge inherent in themselves to profoundly impact their
lives, their families and the community.




If you find yourself interested in the following things, join us:

• Sustainable land use and construction practices
• Harmonious living between human and natural communities
• Creation and preservation of beauty
• Socially and environmentally conscious action
• Fascinating conversation
• Excellent food and drink

We will have the S.W.E.L.L. meeting once a month at different locations in South Walton
to appreciate each others’ company and provide a place for conversation
about creating an abundant future.

Hope to see you there.
• Chandra Hartman
• Susan Horn

• Laurel Abbe    

 

James Howard Kunstler, author of World Made by Hand, The Long Emergency, Geography of Nowhere to be in Seaside.
If you will be in town, the weekend of January 30-31, 2009, please come out to Seaside for a weekend celebration honoring the 2009 Seaside Prize recipient, James H. Kunstler.  The celebration features several events including a private cocktail party; a lively forum -- The Impact of the Economic Crisis on New Urbanism and Smart Growth – forum and panel featuring: Robert Davis, Andres Duany, Jim Kunstler, Steve Nygren, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk; a book signing at Sundog Books; the prize ceremony; and dinner at Bud ‘n Alleys.  For details visit the Seaside Institute: http://www.theseasideinstitute.org/core/item/page.aspx?s=78235.0.79.7801
 
The forum, book signing, and prize ceremony are FREE and open to the public!
 
JHK is a long time proponent of New Urbanism and a leading voice on the changes we face as a result of Peak Oil. For more info. visit his website at: http://www.kunstler.com/
 
Who will find this forum interesting:
architects, planners, economists, environmentalists, county officials, greenies, locavores, post apocalyptic fanatics, survivalists, anyone that works, drives a car, or eats food
 
See you there!!! 

SWELL

 

SWELL
South Walton Environmental & Low-impact Living
 
Monday, July 14, 2008, 6:00 pm
 
Simple Faith Church

CR 395

Seagrove Beach, FL

 

Directions:

Simple Faith Church is located in Seagrove Beach, just north of the intersection of 395 and 30A, next to the Seagrove Village Market.  Please feel free to bring your own snacks and NA beverages. 


There will be a couple of things happening this evening.  The first is a movie, The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED.  An all-access backstage pass to the “hottest gathering in the world” (WIRED Magazine), THE FUTURE WE WILL CREATE is an exhilarating behind-the-scenes tour of this stimulating and paradigm-shifting meeting of the minds–an annual conference where theoretical physicists, 11-year-old violin prodigies and venture capitalists present and exchange bold new ideas that will change everything.

  

To accompany the movie, we would like to encourage people to come prepared to share (if you choose-no pressure) your ideas and passions.  If you are a quiet introvert or not, feel free to bring books, magazines, DVDs, music, any resource that somehow provided inspiration, hope, or new insight into envisioning and creating a better world that you would like to share with others.

 

Last, but not least, SWELL is looking for individuals that would like to volunteer to assist with the SWCCs annual Back to Nature festival.  We are looking for people that have something nature-related to share and would like to join me in setting up an infotainment booth for a few hours or the whole day.  Ill have more information about the B2N Festival on the 14th.

 

If you find yourself interested in the following things, join us:• Sustainable land use and construction practices
• Harmonious living between human and natural communities
• Creation and preservation of beauty
• Socially and environmentally conscious action
• Fascinating conversation
• Excellent food and drink

We will have the S.W.E.L.L. meeting once a month at different locations in South Walton
to appreciate each others’ company and provide a place for conversation
about creating an abundant future.

If you would like to be included on our list, send an email to: chandra@cfhdesignstudio.comHope to see you there.

• Susan Horn            • Chandra Hartman  

 

SWELL

SWELL

South Walton Environmental & Low-impact Living

Monday, June 2, 2008, 6:00 pm
Summer Kitchen
N. Barrett Sq.
Rosemary Beach

Directions:
The Summer Kitchen is located in Rosemary Beach on the North side of 30A on the East side of Barrett Sq., next to Bamboo Bicycle. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Paper or plastic? Bus or car? Old house or new? Does recycling really make a difference? Should I pay for solar panels or better insulation? More Americans are asking these questions as they try to make lifestyle changes toward more environmentally-friendly lives. Unfortunately, many consumers are flooded with advice based on emotion, not science, and are left confused about which are really the most important decisions.

For nearly a decade, local resident Christian Wagley has used research from the Union of Concerned Scientists to help guide actions in his own life. He’ll share with us the teachings he follows as reported in the book: The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices, including 11 “Priority Actions for American Consumers” —a list that can help you decide where to focus on improving your own life in ways that make the most difference.

If you find yourself interested in the following things, join us:

 

• Sustainable land use and construction practices
• Harmonious living between human and natural communities
• Creation and preservation of beauty
• Socially and environmentally conscious action
• Fascinating conversation
• Excellent food and drink

We will have the S.W.E.L.L. meeting once a month at different locations in South Walton
to appreciate each others’ company and provide a place for conversation
about creating an abundant future.

Hope to see you there.
• Susan Horn

• Chandra Hartman

 

 

Kat M. Provencher & Chandra Hartman will be teaching an Introduction to Permaculture class Sunday, May 18th from 3-8 p.m. at Perennials and Natives by a Girl named Toni in Grayton Beach. Permaculture is an ethics based design sytem, utilizing ecological principles that seek to mimic the patterns found in nature, in order to create sustaining systems for food production, housing, energy, and community development. Anyone interested in living green will really enjoy this class. For more info. contact Kat at permakat@embarqmail.com or Chandra at chandra@cfhdesignstudio.com.

15 people attended our previous course on March 30, 2008 and here are a few of their comments:

It was a great pleasure to have had the opportunity to share space and time with you today!!  Thank you very much for having the vision, conviction, courage, and intelligence to put on today’s meeting. I was impressed by the quality of the individuals attracted, and the general feeling the assemblage manifested.  Certainly, it is an idea whose time has come!!  Thank you for your part in manifesting it!!

…and

I agree, it was a great class — hats off to Kat and Chandra for such a fun, jampacked, delicious introduction to a great way of seeing, doing, and being life!

…one more

My wife took their last class and can’t stop raving about it…..Thanks for bringing this to the community….

Thanks to the community for your support!!

SWELL

SWELL
South Walton Environmental & Low-impact Living

Monday, May 5, 2008, 6:00 pm
 
For the Health of It

Scenic Hwy 30A

Blue Mountain Beach

 

Directions:

For the Health of It is located on Scenic 30A, about ½ mile West of CR83.  It’s across the street from Sally’s and next-door to Big Daddy’s Bike Shop.  We’ll be meeting on the outside deck.

As part of the evening, Matt LaBo will share his knowledge of historical and local foods.  You will have an opportunity to sample the food and drink, which will include tea and mead.  Mead is a fermented beverage made with honey.  I like to imagine it was the first alcoholic beverage known to (wo)man.   

If you find yourself interested in the following things, join us:

• Sustainable land use and construction practices
• Harmonious living between human and natural communities
• Creation and preservation of beauty
• Socially and environmentally conscious action
• Fascinating conversation
• Excellent food and drink

We will have the S.W.E.L.L. meeting once a month at different locations in South Walton
to appreciate each others’ company and provide a place for conversation
about creating an abundant future.


Hope to see you there.

• Susan Horn            • Chandra Hartman           

 

SWELL

SWELL
South Walton Environmental & Low-impact Living
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 5:30 pm
 
Central Square Records
Above Sundog BooksSeaside, FL 32459 Directions:Seaside is located on Scenic 30A, East of Watercolor & West of Seagrove.  Central Square Records is located on the North side of 30A, East of The Great Southern Cafe and West of Modica Market.  The record store can be accessed through the Sundog Bookstore on the first floor or by the stairs on the West side of the building.  The discussion will be held in the back room.  Coffee and tea will be available for purchase.

As part of the evening, Ray Ivy from Haven Homes will share his knowledge about pre-fab homes, storm preparedness and passive survivability.  The discussion will begin at 6:00 and due to store hours, we will wrap up by 7:00.   Following the discussion,
folks who are interested can reconvene at The Great Southern Café.

If you find yourself interested in the following things, join us: • Sustainable land use and construction practices
• Harmonious living between human and natural communities
• Creation and preservation of beauty
• Socially and environmentally conscious action
• Fascinating conversation
• Excellent food and drink
 

We will have the S.W.E.L.L. meeting once a month at different locations in South Walton

to appreciate each others’ company and provide a place for conversation

about creating an abundant future.

Hope to see you there.

• Susan Horn                 • Chandra Hartman

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