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June 2017



Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayan Mountains that measures its wealth in the happiness of its people. Its economic structure includes self-reliance, environmental conservatism, cultural survival, and good governance.

Throughout the world and here in the United States there are ventures of shared economies and cooperatives springing up in cities and in rural towns. These undertakings are putting people and the environment before profit and are working to ensure good living conditions, education, clean food, water, and air to all residents. People are doing simple things like setting up tool sharing, or more complicated efforts like rehabbing city blocks and welcoming small, local businesses to support the needs of local people.

We are learning to help one another to ensure a good quality of life for all.

It is time to look at the resources that we share, from the magnificent beauty of the Driftless, to the practical “know-how” and “can-do” attitude of the people who call it home.

In many communities there are discussions brewing about sourcing local energy through solar and other means; considerations of shared tools, skills and labor; and even the possibility of creating small cooperative markets with local products and basics for everyone to utilize.

Consider what you need from your community and what you have to give to it.
Perhaps it is time to step out of our silos of separation to bring about thriving community. Perhaps it is as simple as the story of Stone Soup, where everyone drops whatever offering they have into the pot to feed all. Perhaps it is time to measure our wealth by quality of life instead of capital.

Making a community thrive is everyone’s business. 

Read the latest blog post, "Potential," from Let Kindness Win.


Peace Education Program
Wednesdays from June 7 to August 9 at 7PM at the Ontario Public Library
Missed classes can be made up by arrangement

WaterEcho Valley Hope will again be offering The Prem Rawat Foundation’s free 10 week Peace Education Program.
Topics include: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment. 

For more on personal peace, visit Timeless Today. To learn more about the Peace Education Program beginning in Ontario on June 7, please call Jan Kenyon at 608-337-4578

Documentarian Paulette Moore presents The Spirit of Standing Rock
Friday, June 16, 7-9PM at the Vernon County Museum, 410 South Center Street in Viroqua, WI
Enter from Main Street, adjacent to the parking

Paulette Moore will present her film, The Spirit of Standing Rock, followed by updates and discussion on the continuing activities to protect the water. The event is free, and refreshments will be available.

Saturday, June 17, 11AM to 5PM at Echo Valley Farm
Join documentarian Paulette Moore in a presentation of her film, "From Wisconsin With Love," and her newest endeavor, "Eagle and Condor." 

Eagle and Condor from Paulette Moore on Vimeo.

You are welcome to a conversation on what has been learned in environmental justice movements, what are the next steps, and the importance of indigenous media and indigenous-led actions. This event is free. Lunch will be provided for a free-will donation of $7.

Paulette Moore

Kahsto'sera'a Paulette Moore is an Artist/Filmmaker in Residence at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. Moore is Kanien'keh�ka (Mohawk) of mixed Native and British heritage and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Moore spent two decades based in Washington, DC, working as a director, producer, and writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, ABC, and other national and international media outlets.

Kickapoo Teen Drop In
June 20 from 11AM to 2PM at Wildcat Mountain State Park
Enjoy a cook-out!
Read more about the teen drop in on our Facebook page


Finding Our Voice  
The rise of hate and violence must be countered with bravery and truth. Each of us must find our voice. Thank you, Arno Arr Michaelis IV, for using yours.

Yemen is Starving  
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have called for the $110 billion arms deal Donald Trump signed with Saudi Arabia last week to be reversed. The total deal is $350 billion.

Contact your legislators to stop the sale. Yemen's oil is the target, and the people are dying. 

Yemen is Starving

Read more

Support Local Food and Business
Whitaker Farm Fresh Market in Hillsboro, Wisconsin, offers our community an array of organic and delicious food. Duane Whitaker has let us know the market is struggling for survival.

If you are in our community, please support this gem of a market. Wherever you are, shop locally for food and goods to help community thrive.



Fridays through October
Cameron Park Farmers Market (Facebook page)
Fridays from 4 to 8PM
at 5th and King Streets in La Crosse, WI

Enjoy local musicians at this weekly market.

Sundays through October 1
Downtown Dells Market (Facebook page)
Sundays from 9AM to 1PM
on the 700 block of South Oak Street in Wisconsin Dells, WI

A weekly farmers' market is in full swing. 

Echo Valley Hope will continue to post up-to-date information on Facebook, and on our newly redesigned and easy-to-use website.

Echo Valley Hope is sharing the work of people who understand that the simple solution is to love and honor the Earth; that the sun and the wind can supply our energy; that fields sown by loving hands can yield the bounty needed for human survival; and that water is life. Find our most recent updates on Earth Loving.

Your secure PayPal donations help with costs and keep us going. Thank you to all who are supporting our work.

Read this report on frac sand mining from a trip sponsored by Echo Valley Hope.

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