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The energy here in the NWEI office is hard to ignore.  That’s because our newest course book, A World of Health: Connecting People, Place, and Planet, just went to the printers.

To celebrate, we’re offering a 20% pre-sale discount for today.  After today, you’ll still be able to save 10% off the regular price of $20 until early September.

We think this will be one of our best courses yet as it examines all the places where our personal health intersects with the environment — from our food and homes, to our highways and shopping malls.  To learn more, click here.

But take advantage of the 20% discount and start a discussion course with your friends, family, and co-workers today!  Every course that’s started helps put us all one step closer to a healthier and more sustainable future.

But this special offer is only good until the end of the day on Wednesday August 25th, so order A World of Health today!

For the Earth,

The NWEI Team

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Plenty Epicurean Pantry – a store based in Victoria, British Columbia which “values community above consumption” and specializes in local foods and goods that are biodegradable, organic, efficiently produced, and socially just- recently hosted a Menu for the Future discussion course.  The group met as part of an ongoing Table Talk series:  a monthly discussion series focused on food and sustainability.  Folks will continue to meet to view food related documentaries, share food & wine, and share recipes for seasonal produce (sounds delicious!).

Penny McKinlay, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan writer shared the following after participating in Menu for the Future.  “I was fortunate enough to be able to join the group on July 7th  as nine of us enjoyed a warm summer evening in the garden behind the store. As we feasted on organic chocolate chip cookies, lemon loaf and local strawberries, we discussed the serious, sometimes frightening topic of developing a just food system…”

Read more of Penny’s blog for inspiration to start your own delicious dialogue on the foods you enjoy and how to make the most sustainable food choices as we collectively journey towards a more just and healthy food system.   Here’s to a healthier menu for our futures!

The Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge is right around the corner! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost fall again, but the EcoChallenge is less than two months away now and we want you to participate in this fun, inspirational, and most importantly action-oriented event!

The EcoChallenge is NWEI’s largest fundraising event–last year the EcoChallenge raised over $22,000 for NWEI’s sustainability education programs. Participants register to take on the EcoChallenge, set a fundraising goal, and collect pledges of support for their efforts.  The EcoChallenge is also a tool for change–participants are taking action toward a more sustainable future, saving resources (and money!) in the process, and developing new habits that benefit people and the planet.

We invite you to join the entire Northwest Earth Institute staff and board in the EcoChallenge this year. You will be joining a growing community of people working toward lower impact living, and ultimately a more sustainable future for us all.  You’ll also have a chance to try out a new green habit– perhaps there’s something you’ve been meaning to take action on for a while now, and just needed that extra incentive to inspire you to take action.

And speaking of incentive, we have some really fun prizes for participants this year! Participants who raise $50+ for the Northwest Earth Institute will be entered to win prizes and gift certificates from REI, Whole Foods Market, Bamboo Sushi, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland Nursery, Green Dog Pet Supply, River Organics, Breakside Brewery, CupCake Jones and SoupCycle.

Register to participate at www.ecochallenge.org! All are welcome to participate too–whether you just found out about NWEI, are a course participant, or are long time volunteer we encourage you to take on your own EcoChallenge this October!

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