It was a great conversation on Sunday about the earth as neighbor. Thanks again to Genny Rowley for poking her head out of thesis-land to share with us. A couple of things came up that I wanted to follow up on.
First, Genny mentioned a retreat for the Interfaith Dallas Environmental Action group. It will on Saturday, July 28th, at the Dogwood Canyon Audobon Center in Cedar Hill. From Stephen Fuqua:
Please join us for a retreat from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill*. We will begin the morning with a short guided hike in the beautiful woods of the White Rock Escarpment (at 9:30), and then continue with an agenda for defining our group’s mission and goals. With those in hand we can begin planning our “big event” in October. To keep the logistical planning low key, let those who wish bring their own sack lunch.
If you are not able to join us, but wish to provide input, please send a private message to Stephen Fuqua, Anna Clark, or anyone else whom you know will be attending.
Second, Mikal asked about sustainability in the restaurant business. It’s important to recognize all the restaurants here who support local farmers, urban farmers, and sustainable agriculture. It’s one of the things that makes the Oak Cliff food scene so exciting. However, commercial operations often have trouble with things like recycling and up-cycling. It is a challenge to efficiently sort and dispose of so much. I did a little googling and found that the National Restaurant Association has a Sustainability and Social Responsibility section. There is a short “how-to” brochure that might be helpful.