Catch the Green Living Project on tour in Seattle March 2009

Well, I keep finding new discoveries in the Facebook world, and this morning I got a message from one of the groups I am a member of, the Green Living Project. Evidently Planet Green (via Discovery Channel) featured Green Living Project™ on their home page yesterday, which does not happen every day. (Article here)

From the GLP lecture series home page ~

The Green Living Project Lecture Series is a must-see multi-media event for any Africa or South American enthusiast, adventure traveler, or sustainability advocate. In 2008, Green Living Project™ documented over 20 unique sustainability projects across 7 African countries including Uganda, Rwanda,Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Namibia.

For some strange reason, I feel like I have special knowledge of Africa. As a fan of “The Long Way Down”, I experienced Africa from the saddle of a motorcycle with Ewan MacGregor and Charley Boorman. I can’t believe they took this trip after their first one, called “Long Way ‘Round” , in which I kept tuning in to, just to see if they were going to survive the trip – especially across Siberia.
The music is amazing – I suspect MacGregor had a lot to do with the soundtracks, much like Zach Braff does for his films. The filmography is breathless, and the people they met and the things they experienced we also experienced almost as powerfully, just without the dust (or the taste of ox milk). THAT is good television. The DVD of the Africa trip is now available on Netflix.

Anyway, back to the Green Living Project – it can be experienced “live” as a multimedia event at REI in Seattle and Redmond and also the Green Festival in March – seriously just around the corner, so mark your calendar for March 25th – 28th. In 2008, Green Living Project™ documented over 20 unique sustainability projects across 7 African countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Namibia.

I don’t need Ewan MacGregor and a motorcycle to get me to watch this.

This inspiring multi-media presentation focuses on unique sustainability projects including community development, water conservation, organic farming, women’s empowerment, solar and biogas renewable energy programs, mountain gorilla, cheetah, leopard, rhino and hyena conservation projects, eco-tourism and responsible adventure travel destinations. Join us to learn about responsible adventure travel in these fascinating countries and how you can get directly involved with these exciting projects.

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