Thanks to generous funding from New England Grassroots Environment Fund the RI Earth Institute (RIEI) in partnership with Apeiron is gearing up to reinvigorate its network of community building, Earth healing, change making "Sustainability Study Circles." As a sister institute of the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI), RIEI's mission is to support individuals in finding their path to lives of abundance in community with others and in harmony with the Earth.
Through Sustainability Study Circles, organized groups of 8 to 12 people meet weekly in homes, community centers or workplaces for 6 to 12 weeks to read and discuss course books developed by the NWEI in Portland, OR. Evolving out of the work of the Sustainability Study Circles these groups can't help themselves but to go on to engage their communities in incredible local sustainability efforts! Since 2003 RIEI Circles have spawned powerful community projects including launching educational workshop series at Whole Foods, organizing a joint yard sale, hosting regular clothing swaps, raising money to support a fledgling community center, forming a co-housing group, soliciting funding for neighborhood tree planting, community clean up events... and the list goes on!
So if you are ready to delve deeply and cultivate your inner agent of change stay tuned for an opportunity to get involved in a community near you!