Do you remember when J&P Cleaners transitioned away from using carcinogens to become the First Healthy Green Cleaner in JP? Salcedo Auto Center is going through the same process, eliminating lead wheel weights from their tire service, among other transition efforts. In partnership with the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute and the MA Office of Technical Assistance, JP NET is providing technical assistance and lifting up the efforts of Salcedo Auto Center.
What: JP Auto Shop Goes Green
When: Saturday, June 20th
What time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: Salcedo Auto Center
3377 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain (map)
RSVP on Facebook or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To Greener and More Prosperous Livelihoods,
Carlos, Melania & Rafael
Could you live – for even a month – eating only food grown within 10 miles of your home? Why would you even want to? Vicki Robin, bestselling author of Your Money Or Your Life, will join the Jamaica Plain Forum and share her experience of pledging to only eat food sourced within a 10 mile radius of her home.
Robin’s new book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us, is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light society’s unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment. By Challenging herself to eat and buy local, Robin exposes the cause and effect of the food business, from the processed foods laden with sugar, fat and preservatives to the trucks burning through fuel to bring them to a shelf near you. Robin’s journey is also one of community as she befriends all the neighboring farmers who epitomize the sustainable lifestyle.
Vicki Robin is co-author of the perennial best-seller, Your Money or Your Life. Called the “prophet of consumption downsizers” by the NYTimes, Robin’s radical common sense approach to money, food and life inspires people to think deeply and act with integrity. She’s a prolific social innovator, having helped launch Sustainable Seattle, Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, New Road Map Foundation, Conversation Cafes, and Transition Whidbey, among many other projects. Robin designed and launched the 10-Day Local Food Challenge for eaters who want to kick-start their shift to local eating. She’s an entertaining and inspiring speaker, and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including Oprah, NPR, NYTimes, WSJ, Utne, People. Her popular TEDx talk is on “Relational Eating.”
Join us for an informal Information Session to learn more about the Community Leaders Fellowship!
You probably know folks–young or old–who would like to forge a more meaningful career path. Maybe it’s your 20-something son, your neighbor, or even yourself!
JP NET’s Community Leaders Fellowship (CLF) can help folks who want to make their community–and the world–a better place.
The CLF is a four-month program where participants gain hands-on experience with one of JP NET’s community-based projects, such as the Boston Food Forest, Time Exchange, or Enterprise Hub. We also provide personalized career coaching and tailored support.
JP NET is now accepting CLF applications for the Fall 2015 semester (deadline: June 30). Please spread the word! To learn more, join us at an info session:
Community Leaders Fellowship – Info Session
Thursday, May 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
JP NET Office in the Brewery Complex
30 Germania Street, Building L, JP
RSVP to Carlos Espinoza-Toro: email@example.com
The CLF believes that every person has a role to play in creating the future we want. Let us help you find yours.
6:30 Potluck; 7pm Program
Childcare and Spanish Translation Provided
RSVP on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a home improvement project hanging over your head? Do you need a babysitter or pet-sitter? Do you enjoy cooking or gardening? Are you short on cash but not on time? Want to share your skills and help build an alternative economy while connecting with your neighbors?
If so, you’re in luck! You can join JP’s new Time Exchange! Membership is open to all – you don’t need to live in JP.
Joining the Time Exchange allows you to share your skills and provide services for your neighbors such as such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, pet care, health care, and much more. For each hour of service you provide, you are credited one “TimeHour” in your online account. You can trade your TimeHour for services you need or want that other members are offering- like childcare or reiki.
Join us at the Pond View Apartments Community Room on May 6 at 6:30pm to learn more and sign up. You’ll see how the Time Exchange works, brainstorm your own skills and needs, find out what others are offering, and learn how to use the software platform that powers the Exchange (called hOurworld).
The Time Exchange is a great way to meet neighbors and help build an alternative economy that serves people and the planet over profit. Hope you’ll join us on May 6th to learn more. Bring a dish to share if you can, but come either way.
Read more and sign up at http://jptransition.org/time-exchange
Invite your mechanic to Go Green & Prosper! Encourage your mechanic to attend a FREE Info Session on Tuesday May 5th at 6:30pm at our office at JP NET at 30 Germania St., Bldg. L in Jamaica Plain (next to the Sam Adam’s Brewery Tour Entry)
Tuesday May 5th
6:30pm – 8pm
Offices of JP NET
30 Germania St., Bldg. L in Jamaica Plain
At this event, your mechanic will learn about FREE Going Green programs that promote Lower Operating Costs, Safer Workplaces and Free Advertising to increase Local Clientele.
This event is part of JP NET’s award winning Cancer-Free effort which helped J&P Cleaners transition from using the carcinogen ‘Perc’ to professional Wet Cleaning attracting more than 50 new local clients with steady accounts, and thriving financially.
Several Auto Service Shop and Auto Body Shop owners have already RSVP’ed for this event, and have agreed to take next steps about Going Green. Encourage your mechanic to attend this FREE Info Session. Forward your mechanic this email, including the following info Links:
- Event Webpage: http://jptransition.org/events/871/invite-your-mechanic-to-go-green-prosper/
- Bilingual Flyer: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bilingual_Flyer.pdf
- Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441346199492053/
This event is sponsored by:
- Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET)
- Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)
- Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA)
- Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP)
(Picture Source: www.greengarage.com)
JP NET will be at the Wake Up The Earth Festival 2015! Every year JP NET joins thousands of neighbors in celebrating a powerful civic action that stopped the construction of I-95 through JP: The Wake Up The Earth Festival.
Please come to JP NET’s table to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. If you’d like to volunteer at the event, please contact email@example.com.
You can also march with JP NET and JP Forum in the Wake Up The Earth Parade. The Centre Street route of the parade starts at Curtis Hall Center, South St., JP at 10:30am. For more information about JP NET’s participation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wake Up the Earth Festival 2015: Saturday May 2nd, 10:30am – 5pm
- Wake Up the Earth Parade 2015 (Centre Street Route): Saturday May 2nd, 10:30am – Noon
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Hope to see you at the festival & Parade!
The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.
It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples—from the private sector to government agencies—Stoknes shows how to retell the story of climate change and, at the same time, create positive, meaningful actions that can be supported even by deniers.
In What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair.
These strategies work with, rather than against, human nature. They are social, positive, and simple—making climate-friendly behaviors easy and convenient. They are also story-based, to help add meaning and create community, and include the use of signals, or indicators, to gauge feedback and be constantly responsive.
Whether you are working on the front lines of the climate issue, immersed in the science, trying to make policy or educate the public, or just an average person trying to make sense of the cognitive dissonance or grapple with frustration over this looming issue, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming moves beyond the psychological barriers that block progress and opens new doorways to social and personal transformation.