Session to explore ecological sustainability, cultural resiliency
T.B. Scott Free Library Adult Department announces the continuation of the Building Merrill Together Program Series with an evening of discussion that will help to guide and create citizen-based sustainability plans that provide a healthy and ecologically friendly lifestyle.
“Exploring Ecological Sustainability and Cultural Resiliency” will be held May 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the T.B. Scott Free Library Community Room.
The session will be exploring how we can, in our daily lives, enhance and increase our quality of life in relationship to our natural environment. A concern facing people of all ages in our community is how we are going to address ecological sustainability and local resilience as we become aware of the myriad effects of global climate change.
Across the United States and beyond, there has been a growing interest in approaches to sustainable living such as local food production (including CSAs and home gardening), solar and wind energy, less energy-intensive recreation, and consciously limiting personal energy usage to practice the stewardship of the Earth’s well-being. There are, for example, concerns about the sustainability of our world’s energy resources in the face of eventual fossil fuel constrictions, and how we can sustain our basic human needs and cultural integrity over time.
A group of concerned citizens has formed the Transition Lincoln: Local Environmental Activists and Friends (LEAF) Action Committee, inspired by a national and international transition to sustainability movement, to raise awareness about these issues and encourage more people to participate in growing regional resilience and shifting to more sustainable lifestyles.
Looking to the future, consciousness regarding the environment and energy usage is important to today’s younger generations as they decide where to live or recreate. It’s important that our city, businesses, and institutions have clearly designed and defined actions for promoting ecological sustainability and local resilience to draw people into our community – whether for work, retirement, health care, excellent schools or recreation.
We, as citizens, can also take immediate steps to limit our energy consumption, grow local resilience, help our neighbors, and attract new residents and visitors who value environmental stewardship. The action steps that are identified during our discussion will be used by the LEAF Action Committeeto implement citizen-based sustainability action plans. For more information, please contact Laurie Ollhoff, Assistant Director, at 715-536-7191, email@example.com or John Greenwood at 715-218-0284, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refreshments will be provided compliments of local area businesses.