Dear friend and neighbor,
JP NET and the Egleston Community Orchard invites you to celebrate the Spring/Summer transition enjoying delicious BBQ, great music and games for the entire family!
JuneBug Fest celebrates the change of season, strengthening relationships among neighbors in a community owned green space, supporting peace and working to end violence. More than 30 neighbors and friends have already RSVP’ed. I hope you can make it too!
Carlos & Orion, on behalf of:
JP NET & Egleston Community Orchard
Do you want to lead New Economy projects while advancing your professional career? Become a Community Leaders Fellow!
Fellows lead JP NET projects in exchange for coaching to achieve their life goals. The fellowship unfolds in 4-month cycles. Next cycle opens up at the end of June 2014.
To learn more about the Community Leaders Fellowshipcome to our Info Session:
- Thu May 29, 6:30pm at JP NET (30 Germania St., Bldg. L, JP)
Hope you apply,
Director of Community Organizing of JP NET
Need a ride to the airport? Help with childcare or someone to walk your dog? All of this and much more is offered through the Time Trade Circle!
The Time Trade Circle lets us share our skills and get free help from others. When you spend an hour helping another Circle member, one hour is added to your account. You can spend your hours on services from other members – anything from sewing lessons or house cleaning to language lessons or babysitting.
Joining is free and easy – attend the orientation on May 18 to get started.
Read more about the Time Trade Circle at http://www.timetradecircle.org.
Calling All Artists!
Please join us at URBANO on May 8th at 6:30PM for an exciting forum for the JP Artist community. This workshop is a part of the Creating a Cancer-Free Economy in JP series. In our two previous forums, participants discussed how to grow our local economy in ways not dependent on carcinogens and other toxic chemicals. During these forums, the community pledged to patronize local businesses that are consciously using safer alternatives. Additionally, they expressed interest in attending further Cancer-Free themed incubator sessions and educational forums. Building on this enthusiasm, we have created a forum focused specifically on learning how to protect your families, pets, and our environment from toxins and other hidden hazards in the art studio.
We are excited to announce a special guest speaker for this event: Kalliope Egloff, from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.
Join us as we discuss:
- hidden hazards in your studio
- controlling your exposure
- safer alternatives
- proper storage and disposal
JP NET will be at the Wake Up The Earth Festival 2014! Please come to JP NET’s table to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. You can also take a New Economy JP Tour and/or march with JP NET and JP Forum in the Wake Up The Earth parade. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact email@example.com
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 by our information table to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. You can also take a New Economy JP Tour organized by Orion Kriegman and Chuck Collins and/or march with JP NET and JP Forum in the Wake Up The Earth parade. 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
The New Economy JP Tour will start at the JP NET Info Table at 3:30pm. Look for JP NET Info Table near the basketball court and the green area across form the Stony Brook T.
Hope to see you at the Festival!
Please join us for a potluck to discuss how mutual aid and “Time Banking” can strengthen to the JP community and economy!
- Brainstorm the gifts that you could offer to JP neighbors, and what needs you could use help with
- Hear about the area’s own time banking program, the Time Trade Circle
- Get your hands dirty at our Seeding planting and exchange table!
- Invite your neighbors and bring a dish to share if you can
Have you ever asked your neighbor for a cup of sugar? Ever borrowed a neighbor’s ladder or asked them to watch your kids? These kinds of “mutual aid” exchanges were once commonplace in JP and beyond. At JP NET, we’re working to bring them back through Time Banking and support for mutual aid networks. Read more about Time Banking below.
What is Time Banking? “Time Banks” let us share our skills and get free help from others. When you spend an hour helping another member of the bank, one hour is added to your account. You can spend your hours on services from other members – anything from sewing lessons or house cleaning to language lessons or babysitting. It’s free and easy to join Boston’s own time bank, the Time Trade Circle. Attend an orientation on May 18 to get started. Read more about the Time Trade Circle at http://www.timetradecircle.org.
Saturday April 26
9am – Noon
Boston Nature Center: 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan, MA 02126 map
The Boston Food Forest Coalition will have an inaugural Work Day party at the Boston Nature Center on April 26, which is BNC’s huge volunteer day. The coalition plans to have a few different projects on the food forest site for volunteers to plug into and we are crafting an educational component to the work. So far, the projects include sheet mulching, hugelkultur
Contact Andree Zaleska for information about this meeting’s location: email@example.com.
Want to stop climate change? It’s a daunting task, but Bostonians are taking real and big steps toward curbing carbon emissions. Join us! All are welcome to come learn and join our campaign work.
Divestment – This is an exciting campaign to divest Massachusetts public pension funds from fossil fuel companies. There’s a bill in the state legislature that would do this! Join us to support it and make it law.
Deval Legacy Campaign – This campaign asks the MA governor to decommission coal plants, invest in renewables, and set a price on carbon. He can do this without going through the legislature.
Our bi-monthly meetings include a mix of the following:
- Reports from working groups,
- Action planning for climate protests undertaken by 350.org and 350MA,
- Updates from people with ideas or information about other climate activism,
- Updates on climate science and the state of the movement, and
- Break-out working groups for campaigns.