Study Circle Begins April 8

Six more Door County residents joined the ranks of the sustainable choir when they completed the latest Natural Step study circle in March.

The group includes actors, visual artists, and a wood craftsman, and they have been invited to join over one hundred other Natural Step students in working toward a sustainable future for Door County with the knowledge they gained in the course.

The latest Natural Step Study Circle grads.

Conducted like a book discussion group, the study circle is based on concepts in The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices, by Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti. The Natural Step encourages dialogue, consensus building, and systems-thinking. It does not prescribe specific behaviors, but creates an environment for organizations to identify their own ways to become more sustainable.

The study circle is part of a series of discussions conducted by Sustain Door since January, 2006 promoting the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Door County using the Natural Step framework and process. For more information visit

The next study circle begins April 8 and meets weekly for seven weeks in the Jane Greene Room of the Sturgeon Bay Library from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Participation in the study circle requires only that you get a copy of the James and Lahti book in order to contribute to the discussion. The book is available in the library system, from local bookstores, from former study circle participants willing to lend their copy, or for purchase from Sustain Door, Inc. Proceeds from Sustain Door sales support its educational programs.

Persons interested in participating in the upcoming study circle must contact facilitator Susan Kohout at 920.743.1527 or [email protected], by April 6.