Future Tense: Sustainability in Town and Country

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Here in the Puget Sound we are lucky to have some of the nations' most innovative thinkers related to sustainable futures.  What can you do to create a more sustainable future for yourself and others? Learn how at the upcoming “Future Tense: Sustainability in Town and Country” course presented at 21 Acres with the renowned Dexter Chapin.

The four week course is held on consecutive Wednesdays, beginning January 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an all-local, delicious dinner each evening, made with ingredients sourced from the 21 Acres Farm and Market.  This interactive class highlights the primary resource issues we face as a global community and promotes thoughtfulness using the interplay of technology, networks and future orientation as a strategy for building the future we endeavor to achieve.

Participants will be able to understand how to critically examine the precepts on which our current economy is built and learn how to create a sense of fulfillment based on future oriented consumer decision-making. This course provides fundamental concepts on which to base everyday consumer decisions.  The design of the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living was modeled using food, water and air as the guiding principles for decision-making.

Dexter Chapin, Faculty, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, has a wide-ranging academic and applied background in environmental science and cultural anthropology with a Ph.D. in System Dynamics and Cybernetics. He has been teaching at the Seattle Academy of the Arts and Sciences for many years while leading community courses on issues of sustainability, but as he says, every time is brand new. “The answers to the question, ‘What can I do to create a more sustainable future for myself and others?’ constantly change,” he says.

Class fee $150. Member fee is $125. To register visit http://futuretensesustainability.eventbrite.com/#.


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