Gerri and Luci exuding the camaraderie and high energy which pervaded our booth.
GreenFestival DC, our first public interface, has come and gone. Kudos and much appreciation to the volunteers who rose to the occasion like troopers, some of whom i was meeting for the first time. With minimal briefing, everyone was consistently on message as they engaged with the many visitors to our booth. I could confidently leave the booth to go wandering or to grab a bite, gratified that they would not only hold the fort, but that they would effectively represent what Ecolocity is about.
Thanks and appreciation go to:
Booth setup/breakdown: Namon, Gerri, Luci, Daniel, Casey
Booth tenders: Luci, Gerri, Ayende, Maskeelah, Tamika, John and Shannon
Transportation: Namon, Raines, Geoff
Cash donations: Marta, Ayende, Maskeelah, Shannon, Gerri, Alisa, Sylvia, Rita, Luci, Jeritta, Stephen
Kind donation: John, Namon, Gerri, Raines
In all we've collected $195 for our GreenFestival Appeal. We're still short $55 to break even.
We added 130 names to our list, many of whom took part in our poll on energy choices going forward:
Plan A Business as usual
Plan B Better technology, green economy
Plan C Curtailment, Conservation, Community
Plan D Death, decline, war
Perceptive respondents recognized that Plans A and D end up similarly
We'll publish the results of the poll as soon as we've processed the data (anyone with experience here?).
We shared the space with Mid-Atlantic Cohousing and after they left early, with The WHO Farm Project, for whose petition we were collecting signatures. Daniel and Casey with the WHO Farmobile will remain in DC for a while; we're trying to identify space and opportunities for them to promote their cause. Any suggestions?
The excitement of GreenFestival and the euphoria of the Presidential elections are now behind us as we rededicate ourselves and refocus on the tasks ahead. The challenges remain. If you worked on the Obama campaign, consider redirecting your energies to bringing about the change in perception around peak oil and climate change, leading to development of community readiness and resilience.
Our next opportunity for you to volunteer is Friday November 14 at the Eco/Justice Bazaar at UDC. Two slots are open: 6-8, 8-10 pm. Email me with your preferred time and phone number.