Transcribed from tape and edited by Carey Campbell,
summarized by Jim Lowenstern
Jonathan Bates, Muriel Grim,
Margeret Rood, Cathy Glick, Jeff Seyhan, Patrick Quinn, Roger Hopper, Sharon
Williams, Eric Sheffield, Reber Dunkel, Martin Ogle, Sarina Grosswald, Carey
Campbell, Mike Piacsek, Amy Soutwick, Jim Lowenstern, Bob Auerbach.
retreat - Saturday morning
Informal discussion related to Northern
Virginia Greens activities:
NOVA Greens should run for office (state wide
and local elections), recruitment may be needed.
NOVA Greens decided to
continue to hold meetings on the first Sunday of each month.
should begin outreach to other groups. Some of the groups suggested were: Stop
Sprawl, Sierra Club, Eco Stewards, Unitarian Church, ACE, TWSC, Burke Cares,
Gray Panthers, Audubon, and numerous others.
NOVA Greens will institute
10 Key Values Award to reward and highlight "Green" activities by individuals or
groups in the Washington Metropolitan area.
GOV retreat - Saturday
Sarina Grosswald , two time candidate for US Congress, spoke
to the group. She talked about the Natural Law Party, being a third party
candidate, the difficulty and her success getting media attention, preventive
instead of reactionary ways to deal with issues, meditation (TM) being effective
in prison and education systems, her effectiveness in debates with other
candidates, and working with Congressman Moran and Congressional Committees to
implement programs backed by the Natural Law Party. We had lunch on Saturday at
an Indian vegetarian resturant, Mahdu Ban; most of us had the buffet. It is a
short walk from the Arlington Law School campus of GMU
GOV retreat -
Martin Ogle, Northern VA Regional Parks park ranger and
originator of the Arlington Sustainability Roundtable, discussed the Gaia
theory, affordable housing , E.F. Shumacher, ecomomic scale, money does not
equate to happiness, the roundtable, native and introduced plants and how they
effect the ecosystem. A discussion spun off about Gaviotos, Colombia and
Findhorn, Scotland, and revitalization in general.
We then had a
discussion following up on Saturday morning issues and including topics from the