Holiday consumerism sucks! Want a better option?

A happy smile from Jalynn after a communication exercise with classmates in our Ecovillage Immersion Study Program. Photo by Danielle.
A happy smile from Jalynn after a communication exercise with classmates in our Ecovillage Immersion Study Program. Photo by Danielle.

Dear friends and supporters,

Would you like to live in a world that focuses more on the meaning of the season than on all the products and sales?

Do you think holiday consumerism is a poor substitute for real human connection?

Yet does it sometimes seem easier to focus on the “stuff” than to deal with difficult, politically-charged conversations with relatives?

You don’t have to settle for a world where we try to bury our conflicts in piles of presents.

There is an alternative: you can help us create a better world, one that empowers people to connect—in spite of our differences.

How? By supporting us as we teach people the skills to communicate clearly, confidently, and with care. One of our programs focuses on young people, who come to Dancing Rabbit and learn how to reduce their ecological impact by consuming less and sharing more. As we have found, sharing cannot happen well without the communication and conflict resolution skills we teach.

You can have this kind of powerful impact:

When Ecovillage Immersion Study Program participant Jalynn was asked what she can do now to be more sustainable in her life, her reply listed a number of ways to reduce her ecological impact, and added, “Focus on building better relationships with people in my community.”

Click here to make your gift now and help provide young people with the tools they need to communicate effectively and connect with others despite their differences. With your help, they won’t have to use consumerism to show love to their dear ones, because you’ve offered them a better way.

And to join in something even greater, if you give today you can be part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving designed to offer an alternative to the rampant consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Thank you for joining us in kicking off the season of giving today!

In collaboration for a better world,

Danielle Williams
Executive Director
The Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture
at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

P.S. With your generous gift we can continue creating a culture where communication and connection are the focus, not consumerism. Click here to build a better world with us today! Your gift to the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture is tax deductible.

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