A Conversation on Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

Nature has value, but what is that value and how do we protect it? Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we conserve our common resources such as land, water, and air? Participate in a thought-provoking discussion facilitated by Oregon Humanities. This is part of a Conversation Project hosted by Greenbelt Land Trust. Join us as we sit outside at beautiful Bald Hill Farm and explore our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies.

The discussion will be framed around two readings. Reading at least one in advance is recommended to participate meaningfully in the discussion:

Special guests this evening will include local writers and philosophers, Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Paul Nelson.

Registration:

For more info and to sign up, email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org or call the GLT office at (541) 752.9609.

The Conversation Project:

With their Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities brings Oregonians together to talk—across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds—about important issues and ideas.  The goal is to connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus. Conversation is a powerful medium to invite diverse perspectives, explore challenging questions, and strive for just communities. Facilitators are trained to connect their topic to the local community and to challenge participants to think in new ways.

Leader:

Monica Mueller is an instructor of philosophy at Portland State University and specializes in ethical and political philosophy. She published the book Contrary to Thoughtlessness: Rethinking Practical Wisdom and is interested in discussing the seemingly overwhelming problems of living together in a world with others.

June Book Club Gathering

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club summer gathering! The June read is Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane.

Landmarks (2016) is a critically acclaimed book and a Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. A Seattle Times writer calls it “Simply one of the best nature history books I have read in years, Landmarks is a stunning paean to the beauty of language, the craft of writing and the power of nature. It is truly a book that will force you to rethink your relationship to the world around you.”

The June gathering will be held outdoors at the Bald Hill Farm farmhouse. To RSVP and for more information, including the location, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

 

Book Club Synopsis:

The GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that meets quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning and knowledge based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books are chosen by group consensus and each quarterly gathering will take place voluntarily at a host’s home. Join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 15% club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club. If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!

March Book Club Gathering

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club spring gathering! We are now reading Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon’s Wilderness by William L. Sullivan.

The March gathering will be held at a member’s home. To RSVP and for more information, including the location, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

Book Club Synopsis:

The GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that meets quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning and knowledge based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books are chosen by group consensus and each quarterly gathering will take place voluntarily at a host’s home. Join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 15% club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club. If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!

Conservation Book Club- Winter Gathering

Save the date for the Conservation Book Club’s winter gathering! We are now reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

The December gathering will be held at a member’s home. To RSVP or for more information, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

Book Club Synopsis:

The Greenbelt Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that meets quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books will be chosen by group consensus, and each quarterly gathering will take place voluntarily at a host’s home. Come join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere. Grass Roots provides a 15% club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club. If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!

Conservation Book Club- Fall Gathering

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club fall gathering! We are now reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

The September gathering will be an evening picnic at Bald Hill Farm (weather permitting; rain location will be announced). To RSVP or for more information, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

Book Club Synopsis:

The GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that will meet quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books will be chosen by group consensus, and each quarterly gathering will take place voluntarily at a host’s home. Come join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 15% club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club. If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!