*Northwest Earth Institute is offering another opportunity to help yourself and the planet. The Drawdown EcoChallenge runs April 4-April 25. Here’s a teaser about it:


 The Drawdown EcoChallenge is offered in partnership by Project Drawdown and Northwest Earth Institute's EcoChallenge. Together we're taking action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Stretch your limits, earn points, and compete for prizes...like a video call with Paul Hawken for the winning team! Take the challenge and see how three weeks of action add up to a lifetime of change for you and the planet.

*The Center for Earth Leadership is once again offering Earth Day in Music and Song on Friday, April 20th. They invite you to set aside this special time to celebrate our remarkable planet. The program includes instrumental and vocal performances, meditative singing, poetry, and candle lighting.   http://www.earthleaders.org/    


*For those of you who would like to have a deeper understanding about sustainability, Betty Shelley is offering to host a discussion group to read Northwest Earth Institute’s newly-revised coursebook, Choices for Sustainable Living. Here’s a brief description: Sustainability is a complex and somewhat contradictory concept, but at its best represents the hope for a healthy, just and bright future for us all. provides participants with a powerful opportunity to explore sustainability more deeply and envision a sustainable world from individual, societal and global perspectives.  Betty can be reached via e-mail,