2014-09-26

PĒCE Do Happy Today outreach

9.22: co.pol/Partnership for Equity and Civic Engagement
/Do Happy Today outreach:
. PĒCE (Partnership for Equity and Civic Engagement)
had a planning meeting for their Do Happy Today outreach .
 . part of happiness is getting a sense of community;
(eg free food may bring the community together)
. do you measure success in gross domestic product,
or do you measure it in national happiness levels ?
. and consider long-term happiness too:
you're high on sugar but what did alzheimer's cost?
you feel lucky but are you prepared for
climate change and limits to population growth?
. as a closing message,
I seconded the gentleman who earlier showed concern about
preparing for climate change:
even 3 days without infrastructure
would be as devastating as nuclear bomb .
(he adds that people are happy when they are grateful,
rather than being grateful when they are happy).
. we should use some of this time promoting happiness
to talk about long term happiness
remind people how fragile our supply chain is,
and that we need to relocalize,
telling people about backyard gardens and chicken raising .
[ but perhaps not a good message for a desert like Tucson
as it has more people than local water supplies .]

some of the meeting minutes:

oct 25 is Day of Caring:
-- tucsonyoungprofessionals describes it:
"United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s
Annual Days of Caring
is our community’s single largest volunteer event!"

many are taking this happiness course by edx:
"Science of Happiness
The first MOOC to teach positive psychology.
Learn science-based principles and practices
for a happy, meaningful life."

connecting with PECE's Do Happy Today outreach:

Community Renaissance September 17:
"Prepping for PECE's Do Happy Today outreach
tonight at the Loft, 9/18, 7 p.m.
and next week's 9/22, The Maker House, 3 p.m., planning meeting."

co.fb# doHappyToday:
"Promoting activities, events and resources
that increase personal and community happiness."

community-renaissance.com:
"Community Renaissance is a small publishing and
community development consulting business based in Tucson, Arizona.
Community Renaissance's community development services
Focused work areas housed within Community Renaissance include:
The Partnership for Equity and Civic Engagement (PĒCE),
which specializes in community development social and
economic justice outreach and development,
and AnitaWrites, a freelance blog promoting
community and creative events and resources."

AnitaWrites:
"A developing blog that helps promote local
business, entertainment, and civic enterprises.
New features and genres are added
as interesting ideas and connections emerge."

co.fb# CommunityRenaissance:
"anitawritesforyou.blogspot.com/2013/01/community-renaissance-how-we-do.html"

"proud to be a localist" was at the meeting;
and, AnitaWrites mentions localfirstaz .

localfirstaz.com:
"There are amazing things going on across Arizona.
Let us know what you want to hear about: "
(I'm getting some of their newsletters)
monthly ***NEW*** ARIZONA LOCAL FOOD NEWS
Arizona's local food news, featuring the farm-to-table movement,
food events, agriculture, and more from across Arizona.
weekly SOUTHERN ARIZONA LOCALIST INSIDER
Local events, news, experiences, and more in southern Arizona.
biweekly SOUTHERN ARIZONA BUSINESS NEWS
News for Local First Arziona Business Members in the southern Arizona region.
monthly ALFA NEWSLETTER
The latest information on volunteer opportunities
with Local First Arizona.
LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA ACTION ALERTS
Alerts on important policy proposals and information on how to
contact your elected officials.