NERT Online Discussions: Supporting and Connecting New England’s Grassroots Groups

Open Space Call June 22

We know that healthy networks – and healthy ecosystems – are the product of many interconnections and interdependencies. NERT is building connections to create more and stronger relationships among New England’s grassroots groups. As we get to know each other, we will develop ways to support one another and enhance the resilience of our region as a whole. Together, we can accomplish more than we can alone.

We are now offering the following opportunities for connection, conversation, and collaboration. These discussions will use Zoom, a conferencing platform that allows us to break into small groups. You can join via computer, tablet, or phone. Feel free to jump on for part of the call or stay for the whole time.

Open Space Online Discussion

Wednesday, July 13, 12:00 – 1:30pm ET
Jump on for part of the call or stay for the whole time

Add your name and email address to register here

Are you looking for a way to connect with the NERT network and other grassroots groups? Is there an important conversation you are eager to engage in? Do you want to have meaningful dialogue with people who understand the importance of resilience and the Transition? If so, please join an Open Space Online Discussion! Participants suggest topics and then break into smaller discussion groups on the topics that interest them.

In previous calls we have discussed topics such as:

– Getting to know each other
– Helping a brand new energy committee (in a conservative area)
– The Power of Story for Regional Resilience
– Equity and Transition
– How to build resilience in the New England region
– Fundraising
– A Food Vision for New England

We hope you’ll join us – bring your ideas for discussion or just your curious self. Exciting conversations await. Register here.

Online Peer-to-Peer Consulting

Monday, July 18, 12:00 – 1:30pm ET
Jump on for part of the call or stay for the whole time

Add your name and email address to register here

Could your community group benefit from input from fellow grassroots organizers? Do you want to learn more about starting an initiative, outreach, bridging race and class, fundraising, or other topics? Join a NERT Peer-to-Peer Consulting Online Discussion!

In a Peer-to-Peer Consulting Online Discussion you will have a chance to present your group’s situation and challenges. Two of your peers will offer thoughts and input based on their own experiences as grassroots organizers. You’ll then reverse roles and offer suggestions to your peers.

We know that NERT members have much wisdom to share, and we’re excited to put this wisdom in service to the broader New England network. Please join us! Register here.

Contact Nina Smolyar,, with any questions.

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