I know many of my
friends are shy of winter. Okay, some despise it. But I have come to
deeply appreciate the solitude and quiet, the opportunity given by
short days and long nights for reflection and most importantly the
telling of stories and the chance to dream of the upcoming year.
Winter lends itself
to dreaming, and here at Echo Valley we work hard to make our dreams
reality. Once again in 2015 we welcome you to work towards a peaceful
and sustainable world and to participate in our monthly peacemaker
gatherings. Our outdoor concerts will continue, as will our efforts in
sustainability. Making a masonry stove, an underground greenhouse and a
drying shed are all on our wish list for the upcoming year.
We will celebrate Peace First and Ending War –
within and around us – and we welcome you to post your activities
We will continue to
“grow our souls,” celebrating and cutting a path for all the good that
is possible. To urge us on, look forward to our 2015 showings and
discussions of American
Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.
Most importantly, we
will appreciate the joy and the laughter, the struggles and the
victories that will surely come. And you are welcome!
WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SMILING?
They are helping to
plan Peace Week Milwaukee - 2015, a
celebration of peace and sustainability. All organizations, faiths and
businesses are welcome to host an event towards peace and
sustainability during the week of August 16 through 23. Choose the type
of event you want to offer: music, art, panel discussions and guest
speakers are a few possibilities…and of course great food. This will be
an opportunity to learn about each other’s efforts and to raise the
voice of peace. We are currently welcoming art that depicts this
What does peace in Milwaukee look like?
Chosen submissions will help us get the word out about Peace Week, and
will be highlighted with all participating organizations on our website
debuting January 1.
Want to be part of
the fun? Our next planning sessions will be December 13 and 14,
location in Milwaukee TBA. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES
December 12 & 13, 10:00 a.m.-
with Carol Jacobs, Coulee Region
Festival of Light at Echo Valley
A Peacemaker Gathering with Galynne Goodwill
Drop by or come for the weekend!
TBA at Echo Valley
January 24, 10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
with Jan Kenyon
TBA at Echo Valley
Dreaming and Seed Swap
February 28, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Weaving Classes will
Let the PSC Know Where You Stand
on the High Transmission Lines
The final public hearings on
Badger-Coulee transmission line will be held on the following dates.
Members of the public can submit spoken or written testimony.
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Waunakee Village Community
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Town of Holland Town Hall
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Cashton Community Hall
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Three Bears Lodge
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Kalahari Resorts, Suite A
Web Comment due by January 5:
Go to http://psc.wi.gov,
and click “Public Comments” button on the menu bar.
Select “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 5-CE-142.
Mail Comment by January 5:
Include “Docket 5-CE-142 Comments” in the heading, and send to:
Docket 5-CE-142 Comments
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison, WI 53707-7854
Friends of Grace Lee Boggs:
Request for Support
Grace Lee Boggs is now 99, and has devoted her life to the struggle to
stretch our humanity.
Here is an opportunity to offer
And in case you
missed it, a very succinct and affirming call to action:
of the Earth (TPRF)
ECHO VALLEY HOPE
sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.
all-volunteer 501(c)3 educational and charitable organization working
to raise the voice
of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and
respecting the Earth.
you to all who
our efforts. Your help is
Echo Valley Hope is
looking for volunteers. We are planning peace
activities and cultural exchange throughout Wisconsin in 2015. Have
time and passion? Get in touch.
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.
tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651