Sustainable Study Circle Offered

Sustain Door, Inc. is offering another book discussion course about sustainable development. County residents concerned about the effects of climate change, resource scarcity, and environmental degradation on our way of life are encouraged to participate.

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 circle is the 17th conducted in Door County since January of 2006. Over 100 local residents have participated in these discussion groups and many continue to study and work toward a sustainable future through Sustain Door, Inc. (

The first meeting for discussion was held Wednesday, October 7, and the study circle will run weekly through November 18. Interested persons should contact Ann Hippensteel, study circle facilitator, for details or to register for the discussion group.

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. There are copies of the book available for loan through the public library system, and 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 Door County Sustainability Fair.