recognizing that every bit of life is meant for you. Each moment holds
a new possibility. So when the call came in that three
motorcycle-riding young men from San Fransisco wanted to visit Echo
WWOOF for a few days, we said "sure."
infectious. So is peace. Here are the expressions of three young men
crossing the country and "looking for our similarities." From Finding
The message that
Echo Valley promotes is an overarching, powerful statement that
existing with peace towards all living things, we can rediscover the
way of life that many have forgotten, and that by living in this way we
can reduce our impact on the earth and let others in the future enjoy
Thank you Brant,
Dylan and Wyatt, for seeing the obvious and celebrating it. Enjoy their
video gift to us.
Echo Valley welcomes
all who celebrate our shared humanity.
September 21, 10:00 a.m.
Valley Hope's Celebration of International Day of Peace
We will celebrate
the growing movement and the reclamation of peace with people from
around the world. This year, we are a partner in TPRF's
Peace for People 2013. Click here for a video
of the day:
||Coffee & Farm Tour
||Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
hosts a conversation: What is going well in our communities? This is
part of a series of events hosted by WNPJ. All individuals and
organizations are welcome to come and share WHAT IS WORKING towards
peace, justice and sustainability. Read about past events here.
||Lunch ($7 free-will donation)
||TPRF's Peace for People 2013 will be
followed by a conversation: Where do we go from here? Next steps in
raising the voice of peace, justice and sustainability.
||Dinner ($7 free-will donation)
As part of this day,
we will take time to stand with 350.org's nation wide day of
action Draw the Line on the Keystone XL,
ensuring all people have clean water.
Let's say "NO" to
the dangerous transportation of Canadian crude tar sand oil through our
with Joe and Vicki Price, 5:30 p.m.
Echo Valley welcomes
back our dear friends Joe and Vicki Price.
OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 14
In an effort to
reclaim this holiday weekend for a cause worthy of our attention and
celebration, Echo Valley Hope will offer our first event dedicated to
water, a very basic human need. We will highlight efforts of friends
and organization from around the world who are trying to ensure that
all people have clean water. Our hope is to bring people together to
learn about others' efforts, battles, victories and more...
water and actions to preserve it are readily available on the web. What
is needed is for each of us to listen to one another. What is needed is
a chance to celebrate our dependence on water - and on each other - and
to preserve clean water for ourselves and for our children.
We will work towards
a change in perspective, so that we can take back the right for
everyone to have clean water. Our strength lies in our hope, in our
love and in our determination.
Do you have a song,
a play, a poem, an effort regarding water that you would like to share?
We are still creating this event--more details are coming soon at www.echovalleyhope.org/events.com.
You are most welcome to participate.
will go to the Bad River Tribe's effort to save the Penokees and the
Bad River watershed.
||Dinner, Music and Performance
||Welcoming Circle and Open Conversation:
||Open Conversation: Where do we go from here?
Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
Motherland Rhythm Community
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
If your organization would like to participate, please contact denaeakles(at)earthlink.net.
ECHO VALLEY HOPE
sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.
organization working to raise the voice
of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and
respecting the Earth.
Your help is
welcomed. Thank you to all who support
our efforts. How can you help? Help us to get out the news. Share our
newsletters, Facebook page and website with friends. The ideas we
champion are welcomed by people everywhere.
Peace is possible.
There is enough.
Live in community.
Let kindness win.
We are all indigenous.
It is our time.
Invite friends to
visit Echo Valley. Hearing about our efforts is good. First-hand
experience is better.
Skilled at social media, PR or web maintenance? We are looking to
expand our reach. Volunteers with skills in these areas are needed.
Contact Dena at 608-337-4871 or denaeakles(at)earthlink.net.
Echo Valley Farm is also welcoming people who are ready to live in
community (short or long term) with a focus on sustainability and
peace. Call 608-337-4578. Application can be found here.
the button above to make a tax-deductible one-time gift or become a
monthly supporter. Your donation of any size helps advance sustainable
living and promotes initiatives of peace.
To make a
tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651