Date & Location: Thursday, Nov 16, 6-9 pm, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick
Come here about New & “Novel” Ways to Elevate and Empower Conservation at the Curtis Memorial Library (23 Pleasant Street) in Brunswick. Want new strategies to reach decision makers, neighbors, selectmen deciding taxes for conservation lands? Family at Thanksgiving? Folks who haven’t ventured from the back lawn but might decide the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund’s future? Join Sandra Neily for a discussion about how to harness reality in two creative ways. She will share powerful economic data and strategic ways to insert it into public discussions and decision making systems. (Maine wildlife: $1.4 billion. Lakes, $2.8 billion and 50,000 jobs….and more.) Then, channeling Ralph Waldo Emerson (“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures”), she suggests another tool. People aren’t reading much Al Gore, but they are reading mysteries and thrillers (the most popular genre). Often these works are very accurate, compelling, and they take readers to landscapes and issues they need to experience.(Sandy invites folks to grow her list… Bring your favorite book!) The award winning author of “Deadly Trespass,” (reviewed as “…a beautiful book that brilliantly captures the battle to conserve Maine’s mythical woods…”), Sandra has also been a Maine Guide, a whitewater outfitter, the Director of the Maine Conservation School, and as Maine Audubon’s Outreach Coordinator, the author/editor of “Valuing the Nature of Maine.” (Find “Deadly Trespass” at all Shermans Books locations and at Amazon.) Presentation starts at 7pm. Optional Potluck starts at 6pm – please bring a dish to share and help us be green by bringing your own silverware, plate and cup. Contact Michelle Moody for more information.