CUSP hosts small skill shares, and public workshops on any topic relating to urban sustainability. We are also working on a petition to change a Kingston by-law to allow for raising chickens within city limits.

We really like new ideas and new members! Feel free to contact us! We really like our e-mail list, but you can also stay tuned to this blog for upcoming events. We look forward meeting you!

-Your Friends at CUSP

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sustainable in 2009!

Happy New Year from everyone at the Community Urban Sustainability Project!

Many changes are afoot!

To better respect our facilitator's schedule, we will not be bringing up Juniper (environmental engineer) to teach bioremediation until the spring. If you were excited about learning this skill, keep an eye on the e-mail list or blog to find out when it will be. Skotty of the Rhizome collective (expert in rainwater, DIY cookstoves, DIY/salvaged windmills, greywater use) will also be coming up in the spring, keep an eye on CUSP for the date announcements.

We will begin holding bi-weekly skill-shares for 2009 as of Friday January 30th. They are open to the public, and free/by donation. Each workshop will cover a new skill/lifestyle change/issue relating to sustainability. Do you have a skill you'd like to teach? Anyone is free to teach/suggest workshop topics they'd like to see/learn. Submit suggestions for any week and we will find a way to book it in, and even find someone to teach it! We are here for YOU to LEARN! (yay!)

You are also all invited to volunteer with CUSP! If you can attend at least one short meeting per month, you can be added to our admin list. What does that mean? You can help with postering, organizing, or even just sharing your views and opinions with the group! Admin/volunteers can also attend our weekend-special workshops with special out-of-town-guests for cheap/free! Yowza!

..If you'd like to start lending your time/brain to become a part of CUSP, please respond to this e-mail with your evening availability for this week, and you'll get a response with our meeting info pronto. Things we especially need help with: postering, selling cider in front of Tara's for donations, phone calls, petitioning, eerie descision-making powers.

Thanks for enjoying this update!
Hope to see you soon!

Sustainably yours,

Dec 13

Dec 13
DIY knife making