Here’s what happened at our September General Meeting

September general Meeting at the Grange

Did we see you at our September meeting?
Peter and friends, “The Lone Grangers,” performed Stray Cats, complete with howling, Jim Crawford, who was a delegate to the recent State Grange Convention in Petaluma, gave us a report, and President Lawrence showed the certficate our Grange received from the California State Grange honoring our 125 years of service. President Lawrence swore in new members.
We enjoyed an inspiring presentation by Robert Van de Walle on behalf of a “bad environmentalism” group called Trashlantis. The group was here to publicize an event next year, but also spoke to the concept of “bad environmentalism” and the problem of plastic waste. “Bad environmentalism” is a concept or trend in the environmental movement that seeks to use “corrective irony” to convey the message through performance art, film, literature, and other playful media.
The Trashlantis event, planned for October 19, 2024, will be an “active transportation” festival, including a sculpture rally through Sebastopol. This group ride of kinetic sculptures and their bicycle escorts will utilize our trails and demonstrate to riders how easy it is to get to parks and shops via bicycle in Sebastopol. Booths will feature local businesses that sell durable goods made from materials diverted from the waste stream, as well as information vendors with resources for living a less energy intensive life. Music and food will ad to the fun activities. Click below for more information. We’re looking forward to this exciting event!

Trashlantis Sebastopol