A group of Davidson residents concerned about sustainability and “green living” is organizing a new environmental group in town aimed at individuals. The new group plans an organizational meeting this Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7pm at the Davidson Friends Meetinghouse.
The initial meeting also will include a seed swap. The Friends meetinghouse is at 625 South St., next to Davidson Elementary School.
Charlene Minor, who lives in the McConnell neighborhood, is helping to organize the group. She says that while Davidson already has a good collection of environmental groups – from Davidson Lands Conservancy to the Davidson Farmer’s Market to town hall’s Livability Committee – she was looking for a group that would serve individuals.
“I was meeting a lot of people in town who were doing a lot on an individual basis, and I wondered if there was something out there that was helping people connect,” she said. She asked around and didn’t find anything that fit what she was looking for.
An elementary school educator who moved to Davidson from New Hampshire in 2011, Ms. Minor had been involved in environmental groups in New England. So she set out to start a new group here.
“We start with the premise that most people really want to support the environment and do the right thing,” she said. “We’re trying to look at … Can we create a network that supports sustainability and green living.”
The new group will explore ways people can achieve that goal at home, in the community and beyond, she said.
She’s hoping the group eventually can meet monthly in Davidson.
Questions: email Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN DRINKS LAKE NORMAN
Another of the local groups organized around the theme of sustainability and green energy is Green Drinks Lake Norman. The monthly social hour includes brief remarks by speakers from local companies and organizations. The next meeting is actually Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28, just before the new environmental group meets.
Bill Thunberg, vice chair of the Centralina Economic Development Commission, will be the guest speaker at the event, which runs 5:30-7pm at Campania Cafe in South Main Square, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. Mr. Thunberg also is a former Mooresville mayor and director of the Lake Norman Transportation Commission. He’ll discuss the CONNECT Consortium and regional planning, including how greenways, transportation and other issues affect our region.