We are excited to welcome special guest Ben Brown to our December Thoughtful Thursday: Discovering Hope in a Time of Climate Upheaval.
December 7 at 7 PM via Zoom
To register: tinyurl.com/uuccbenbrown
Can’t join us live? Register anyway. Recordings of the event will be made available to all registrants.
Do you find it difficult to sustain hope in the midst of the climate crisis? Or wonder, how you can take actions that will make a difference?
Forty years ago, Ben Brown dreamed of stopping environmental destruction. During that time, he participated in encouraging greater renewable energy adoption on the state level as well as more affordable energy-efficient housing for all. His conclusion after decades of striving is that looking to the “gods” of society for change is not the final answer. Rather, to live simply, so that others may simply live, is a way to make our environmental prayers a reality and even change the “gods” of society.
Join us as Ben Brown shares his journey to living simply, and how he found that simplicity is not about deprivation but is actually an opportunity to live more elegantly and to discover realistic vistas of agency, hope, and connection.
Ben is a mini-farmer, musician, writer, and activist focused on agrarian life, equity, ecology, and sustainability. He partnered with the City of Kalamazoo in SW Michigan and NGOs to build the first legal, zero-energy ready, tiny house in the region and he lobbies the state government to increase the renewable portfolio standard and promote efficiency, renewable energy/electric transportation, and food sovereignty as advantages for the economically limited. He will share a new vision of ecology-based Eco-nomics grounded in planetary awareness, restoration, equity, and love for all living things. Mr. Brown will share a new vision of Eco-nomics grounded in planetary awareness, restoration, equity, and love for all living things.
Come and be part of the conversation!