Sunday, October 22, 2006

Simplicity, Public Life and Slow Is Beautiful

On Nov. 3-5 I'll be participating in an exciting conference touching on many themes in Slow Is Beautiful, particularly the need for public life and public lands. The conference, "Simple Living and the Rekindling of Public Life: Sustainable Business, Local Community and the Common Good," will be keynoted by the funny and wonderful Ed Begley, Jr., the actor and environmentalist ("Best in Show," "Arrested Development," "A Mighty Wind" and many others), and the magical Wanda Urbanska, co-producer of the PBS series, "Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska."

I'll be leading a couple of workshops, and John de Graaf of the "Take Back Your Time" movement (Take Back Your Time day, remember, is Oct. 24, this Tuesday!), Al Runte, former Seattle mayoral candidate and an expert on public lands, and Denis Hayes, co-founder of Earth Day and a leading member of the Seattle "Green Ribbon Commission" will also be there. It promises to be a stimulating, invigorating and relaxing 3 days among the whispering pines of the beautiful Sleeping Lady resort in Leavenworth WA. If you haven't been to Sleeping Lady, come on over, you'll not be disappointed!

For a full agenda, registration, and other information, click here. Hope to see you there!

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