Conversation and Community: Building Deeper Social Ties, a Free Workshop Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto and World Centric

Nov 9, 2010 9:00 AM ET

Social ties are central to health, happiness, and civic life. Yet our frantic, distracted culture makes it difficult to maintain and deepen social connections. Trust and civil discourse are in decline. 

Building social ties is crucial if we want to save the planet and transform our society from “every man for himself” to “we’re all in this together.”   In this workshop, learn the basics of good conversation skills as well as how to build community. (There will be a follow up group for those interested.)   The facilitator is Cecile Andrews, author of Less is More, Slow is Beautiful, and Circle of Simplicity. She has her doctorate in education from Stanford where she teaches in the Stanford Health Improvement Program. She is on the board for Take Back Your Time, is active in Transition Palo Alto and Seattle’s Gross National Happiness Project.   Contact for more information.   Tuesday, November 16th, 7-9pm   World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Admission is free and open to the public.   Sponsored by Transition Palo Alto and World Centric

About World Centric

World Centric products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and styrofoam.

World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. In 2009, for example, they offset all their carbon emissions and gave 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.