Many thanks to everyone for Saturday’s successful event, LiveGreenTogether: a book discussion and signing with EcoVillage co-founder and award-winning author, Liz Walker. After a short presentation about cohousing basics given by Good Tree Village, Walker gave an inspiring and informative address to an intimate but captivated audience on EcoVillage at Ithaca, its development, accomplishments, challenges and future goals.
Afterward Walker entertained plenty of thoughtful and discerning questions with additional well-informed input from Ann Zabaldo of Cohousing Collaborative and Mid-Atlantic Cohousing. Next, Good Tree Village presented Walker with a thank you gift of a bonsai tree. Finally a lucky guest won an autographed copy of Choosing a Sustainable Future. Guests also made their selections from VA Green Baggers’ free colorful hand-made shopping bags.
That same evening a Good Tree Village family took Walker and a few friends to dinner at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, VA. After a casual, though lengthy, conversation with the manager of the fair trade craft and book store as they waited for a table, it seems there may be a deal struck soon that will possibly result in Busboys and Poets carrying Walker’s book at their locations!
We wish Liz continued success as she continues her book tour. If you missed her last weekend, you can catch her again as the opening speaker at the 2011 National Cohousing Conference coming to the DC Metro area this June.
You are invited to an intriguing and relevant book discussion and signing featuring Liz Walker‘s latest book, Choosing a Sustainable Future, on Saturday, 14 May 2011, 4 – 6 p.m. at MAS Community Center located at 6408 Edsall Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Find out more about Walker’s approach to environmental, economic and social sustainability, meet her in person, and get her to autograph your copy of Choosing a Sustainable Future!
All are welcome! And if you’re on Facebook, let us know you’re coming!
Good Tree Village’s LiveGreenTogether event is one of only four venues of Walker’s Mid-Atlantic book tour, sponsored by Mid Atlantic Cohousing (MAC), from 12 – 15 May 2011. To find other locations visit the MAC website, contact Ann@MidAtlanticCohousing.org, or call 703.663.3911.
Each of us has the power to transform our way of living to reflect our deepest values — working together we can create a just and sustainable future.
— Liz Walker
Liz Walker’s Choosing a Sustainable Future has won a 2011 Living Now Book Award! The award honors the year’s best books that help readers attain healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives. Announced on the eve of Earth Day, the Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help readers help themselves, to learn about enriching their lives in wholesome, Earth-friendly ways. Walker won a bronze medal in the Social Activism/Charity category.
In Choosing a Sustainable Future, Walker paints a picture of what a sustainable community looks like and tells us of her community’s journey toward environmental, economic and social sustainability. Walker will be the opening speaker at the 2011 National Cohousing Conference this June, but you won’t have to wait until then! Good Tree Village is co-hosting a book discussion and signing featuring Walker’s latest work on Saturday, 14 May 2011, 4 – 6 p.m. at MAS Community Center located at 6408 Edsall Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Find out more about Walker’s approach, meet her in person, and get her to autograph your copy of her book. All are welcome! And if you’re on Facebook, let us know you’re coming!
Walker will be speaking throughout the DC Metro area from 12 – 14 May. To find other locations visit Mid-Atlantic Cohousing, contact Ann [at] MidAtlanticCohousing [dot] org, or call 703.663.3911.