ETD Event: Short Workshop and Letter Writing Campaign - Helping Local Forests Cope With Global Warming (Sun., 8/25/19, 12:30-2:30pm)

PIMC's mindful social action group, Engaging The Dharma (ETD), invites you to a bite-sized workshop on how to support our beautiful local forests in the midst of global warming. While climate change is a global issue, the best place to start fixing it is right here at home! If you love our local forests and green spaces, and you're wondering what you can do to have an impact, this workshop is for you! Please join us Sunday, 8/25, after the Dharma Gathering.

We’ll hear from Oregon Wild about why supporting and protecting our forests is the #1 thing Oregonians can do to combat climate change. Then we’ll practice putting our values into action, with guidance on how to channel our concerns into wise speech, and a letter writing workshop to reach our local elected officials.

All are welcome (if you're new to PIMC and looking for opportunities to get to know folks in our sangha, this is a great opportunity) !

 

DATE: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 (after the Dharma Gathering)

TIME: 12:30-2:30pm

LOCATION: PIMC Living Room (6536 SE Duke St., Portland OR 97206)

PLEASE REGISTER IF INTERESTED:   HERE

FOR EVENT INFORMATION: Please contact Vik (vik.anantha@gmail.com)

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ETD: Please contact Tia (tiatia@gmail.com)

ENTER OUR RAFFLE: Each person who writes a letter will be entered into a raffle for a copy of the of the book, "Oregon's Ancient Forests", by Oregon Wild. This is a beautifully photographed hiking guide with excellent information about local trails.

 

BACKGROUND ON ETD

PIMC began the ETD initiative in Oct. 2018, to give our sangha a platform for unified action. In this program, we explore and determine ways to be of service actively, effectively, and compassionately in the larger community outside of PIMC.

The ETD meetings are always on the 1st Sunday of the month, following the closing circle. All are welcome.

For information about the activities of ETD, please check out the ETD page on the PIMC website:

           http://www.portlandinsight.org/engaging-the-dharma

To join the ETD Google Group forum, please contact Avi, at:

           avi@portlandinsight.org