Getting Involved--Green Support Groups Part 2

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Are there additional opportunities in green support groups?

Getting Involved--Green Support Groups Part 2

Once you have found a green support group you want to join, the next step is figuring out what your strengths are. What can you contribute to the group? You may only be interested in the actual environmental work itself, but in time you may discover opportunities in fundraising, public relations, publicity campaigns and recruiting new members. Do you have good organizational skills? Excellent people skills? You could find yourself involved in a much different way than you originally thought, based on your abilities. It's important to realize you could have a larger impact on the organization than just a face in the crowd on a recycling run or beach cleanup day. It's also good for the green support group organizers to know if that's what you'd rather be doing. Any non-profit group needs all the expertise it can find; yours might be just what your local environmental group needs. Talk with your local organizers to learn what their current needs are-you may be just what they are looking for.

   

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9/1/2008 8:55:21 PM
Diane Yoder said:

I am looking for a group of people who are interested in a green community in perhaps Montana where technology is used but the community goes green by using horses primarily for work and food goes from planters to plate, solar systems are used and perhaps older people become a part of this community where people would not be on medications that distort hormones and plastics would be replaced with glass in most cases. Animals would not be bred but perhaps sent from shelters and the horses for the venture would be wild mustangs. Food in this community would not have insecticides, clothes would go from cotton, or sheep to looms run by people willing to take the longer method. I don't know where to start to find people who share these interests.




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