Co-Opportunities Portland is an initiative to help
create connection and cooperation around issues of community, sustainability
and sustainable community development. The purpose of Co-opportunities
Portland is to bring together a variety of organizations, activists
and stakeholders to dialogue about working cooperatively to promote
community building, local sustainability and sustainable community
development. It is part of a larger regional effort called Co-opportunities
Co-opportunities focus is on community & sustainability.
The Portland group hopes to attract a large variety of people and
a wide range of interests. Categories include: transportation issues,
alternative and affordable housing, intentional community, environmentalism,
neighborhood groups, voluntary simplicity circles, watershed issues,
conservation, local and regional sustainability, and more
Their first big project is planning a weekend of dialogue, learning
and networking on April 28th & 29th,
2001. Individuals and representatives from groups around the
city are invited to help to create a fun and educational networking
event that will connect people and organizations with similar or
compatible interests and philosophies that may not yet know each
other. On the 29th there is will be open houses at co-housing communities
in the area, and a half-day workshop about co-housing.
For more information about Co-opportunities Portland, or to express
interest in becoming a partner, call committee chair, Kelly Caldwell
at 232-0010 ext.17. Email: email@example.com
Earth Day 2001: A Celebration of Localization
is a project to encourage local action for sustainability through
an Earth Day program of neighborhood-based citizen SERVICE PROJECTS
and a city CELEBRATION in Laurelhurst Park. An organizing committee
led by The City Repair Project has laid a local-focus foundation
for this project -- all interested organizations and individuals
in the Portland metro area are invited to become part of an ORGANIZING
COALITION to make this a project OF our community and FOR our community.
If you want to help Portland really "Act Locally" for
this year's Earth Day, come to this meeting and spread the word!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-235-8946
for more information, or visit www.cityrepair.org
and click on the "Earth Day" link.
The Star Dance is a Prayer Ceremony about gratitude, renewal,
healing, and atonement. Gratitude to the Star People for the gifts
of the past year; renewal of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit;
healing of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit; and atonement for
any pain and wrongs one may have done to another.
All races are welcome to participate, whether as a dancer, a supporter,
a helper, or a singer. To dance, one must be prepared as this dance
is an ordeal physically, mentally, and emotionally. To be a supporter,
one must be willing to focus your prayers to support the dancers
and practice quietness. There are several ways of helping. One can
help with cutting wood and maintaining the fire, one can help in
the kitchen, one can help the security team, and one can generally
just pitch in and make a hand. One can also help by
singing or giving the singers a hand. The Star Dance is scheduled
for the third week in July. There will be a Vision Quest camp the
three weeks preceding the Star Dance.
Contact: Patrick Pinson at Cedar Mountain Drums, 503-235-6345,
Patrick@cedarmtndrums.com; or Leon
Stiff Arm, 503-292-1326, Leon@4nations.com
On Wednesday, March 28, Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D., president
of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will lecture
at Portland State University, Room 327-9 in the Smith Memorial Center.
Dr. Barnard is an outstanding speaker and motivator who will be
featuring his latest book, "Turning Off The Fat Genes."
PCRM is based in Washington, DC, and has effectively lobbied
the US Congress and federal agencies on food safety issues. PCRM
is highly critical of the undue influence on elected officials by
food industry giants, and the meat and dairy industries.
Dr. Barnards appearance is sponsored by the local chapter
of EarthSave International and OSPIRG (Oregon State Public Interest
Research Group). For more information, call (503) 224-7380 or email
Dr. Steven Masley, M.D., will present a free lecture entitled,
Revitalize Your Life With Nutrition The Miracle of
Antioxidants. A physician and chef, Masley also will discuss his
books, The 28-Day Antioxidant Diet Program and Vegetarian
Holiday Feasts. Masley is an Assistant Professor at the University
of South Florida and recipient of the Patient Care Award For Excellence.
Dr. Masley will address how antioxidants neutralize and control
free radicals that occur due to toxins in our bodies. He will talk
about simple activities that help slow the aging process and promote
vitality. Dr. Masley's passion is to empower people to make healthy
lifestyle changes that improve their well-being. More information
is available at www.drmasley.com.
The lecture will take place at the First Unitarian Church,12th
Ave. and Main in downtown Portland, on March 23 at 7 pm. Masleys
appearance is sponsored by the local chapter of EarthSave International
and First Unitarian. For more information, call Earle Harris at
503-674-2270 or email email@example.com.
Paul Nison was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis many years
ago and was offered no other choice but surgery. Paul decided to
stop eating all cooked foods, and today his body has healed itself
100% from this so-called incurable disease. Paul, now a raw food
chef and author, will be speaking in Portland on Controlling weight,
Increasing your available energy, Why medical doctors are wrong
about health, How to succeed at maintaining a 100% raw food diet,
The best foods for the human body, those that will help you thrive,
Which foods cause disease, How and when to eat for best digestion
and How to get over food addictions.
Hear him on Sunday, 4/1/01, 3- 5pm at the Common Ground Wellness
Center, 926 NE Flanders St., Portland. For information about Paul's
book, The Raw Life: Becoming Natural in an Unnatural World,
visit Paul's web site www.rawlife.com, or contact him at 917-506-1124