We are very excited to announce that we have a new discussion course in the works! And it will be about a topic that we can all relate to: our health.  Knowing that our health depends on the health of the planet, we are developing a new discussion course on environmental health topics.  This new course will inspire people to take action to live healthier more sustainable lives, and we can’t wait to hear how the course inspires you personally!

We are aiming to have our new health discussion course available late this summer– and are working hard to create the course right now. Before we can “go to print” with our course books there are many steps to be taken, books and articles to be reviewed, action plans to write, and funds to raise.  Meg, our curriculum developer, has assembled a committee of health experts, and experts on the NWEI process, and they are very busy reviewing an amazing amount of material (and if you have suggestions on books and articles we should be sure to check out, leave a comment!).  Meg and the committee will compile the five (or six) sessions’ materials this spring, and we will run pilots of the program early this summer.

Once we receive feedback from the pilot groups, we’ll move into final production– course book layout, proofreading and editing, securing permissions for the readings, and another round of proofreading and editing.

Finally, the course books are sent to the printer (to be printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks), and ready for us to send off across  North America for you, and your groups, to use to create the sustainable future we all envision!

As you can see, there is a lot going on behind the scenes in the months leading up to the launch of a new course! Behind the scenes we are also raising money to make this new course possible–and we are currently searching for 100 people to play a very important role in the creation of this new course by sponsoring a page (or pages) of the new course.

If there are children or grandchildren in your life who you hope to pass on a healthy, vibrant livelihood to, we invite you to sponsor a page in their honor.  If you have a loved one you would like to recognize, consider purchasing a page in their memory.

We will print the inscription on “your” page, on every copy of our initial print run of 6,000 books.  We hope that you will consider helping us build this new discussion course–one page at a time!