New Natural Step Sustainability Study Circles

Sustain Door, Inc. a local not-for-profit organization which promotes the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Door County is offering three free 8-week book discussion courses over the next several months.

Based on concepts in the book, The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices by Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti, the study circles will be the 14th, 15th, and 16th conducted in Door County since January of 2006.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 27, the first Natural Step study circle of the year will be held in the Jane Greene Room of the Sturgeon Bay public library from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. This study circle will run weekly through March 17.

Persons who live in Northern Door County might wish to attend a Natural Step study circle in the Sister Bay area which will be conducted in the afternoon hours beginning mid February and continuing through the end of March. Interested persons should call discussion facilitator Renny Lea at 920.868.9698 to learn dates, time, and location.

Wednesday, April 8 begins the 16th Door County Natural Step study circle. It will be held in the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol area and will continue weekly through May 20. This will also be a late afternoon course. The discussion facilitator is Susan Kohout. Potential participants should call her at 920.743.1527 to learn exact time and location.

Natural Step study circles are free and open to the public. Participants need to acquire a copy of the James and Lahti book in order to contribute to the discussion. Copies are available for $25 from Ann Hippensteel, 920.743.3337 or [email protected]. Proceeds from the sale of the book are used to support the educational programs of Sustain Door, Inc. including the annual Sustainability Fair which will be held in 2009 on Saturday, April 18 at the Door Community Auditorium and Gibraltar Schools.