From Allendale to Ypsilanti: Speaking in Michigan, 11-22 February 2012

I will be couchsurfing with my soapbox in Michigan for the third time in the last few months. Please introduce yourself at one of the following events, and stay tuned to this space as more events are added. First, though, I have a few announcements.

Please note the new classified ad, courtesy of Jan Steinman. It’s the first ad listed here.

My monthly essay for Transition Voice is here.

Thanks to the impatient gentleman with the colorful vocabulary who left the hateful message on my telephone. He inspired me to dig deeper into the “Sociable” issue and therefore make the skyscraper of icons disappear. Thanks to the rest of you for your patience and understanding.

Finally, the following clip is a segment of the forthcoming documentary film.

Events in Michigan

Saturday, 11 February 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Tribalive, 124 N. Maple St., Traverse City, Michigan. Hosted by Continual University, O’k CSAe, and Little Artshram. Topic: Self-improvement. Event is free and open to the public.

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Monday, 13 February 2012, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Library conference room, North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, Michigan. Topic: Climate change and energy decline in northern Michigan: How can we make our communities durable and resilient? Event is free and open to the public, and is preceded — at 5:30 p.m. — by a free showing of the National Geographic film, Six Degrees Could Change the World. Press release here.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, details forthcoming for this presentation sponsored by Northern Michigan College’s Students for the Environment.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Collegiate Hall, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan. Hosted by Muskegon Community College. Topic: The myth of sustainability, the importance of durability, and a method for saving the living planet. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in 1118 Au Sable, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. Topic: Going back to the land in the Age of Entitlement. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Lansing, Michigan. Topic: Building community resilience in Lansing: food and water. Event is free and open to the public.

Friday, 17 February 2012, 9:20 a.m. live radio interview on the Ron Jolly show. Listen here.

Friday, 17 February 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Lansing Community College Gannon
Building Room 134, 422 North Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan. Topic: Resilience in Lansing and in your life. Event is free and open to the public, but limited to the first 60 registrants (to register, call 517.862.1559 or email emailchristians@gmail.com).

Saturday, 18 February 2012, 6:00 p.m. at Gilbert Residence, 203 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Topic: Choosing the road less taken. Please register here.

Monday, 20 February 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island, Michigan. Topic: Climate change and energy decline on Beaver Island: How can we make our communities durable and resilient? Event is free and open to the public, and is followed by a free showing of the National Geographic film, Six Degrees Could Change the World.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan. Book reading and signing event for my latest book. Event is free and open to the public.