Wednesday, August 27, 2008

APLS are growing in Colorado!

There’s something exciting happening in Colorado! No, I’m not talking about the Democratic National Convention. This is even better - APLS are growing! If you live in Colorado and have been feeling a bit left out of the regional fun, your wait is over – Julie from Chezartz and Kellie from Greenhab are teaming up to help APLS grow in Colorado!

They’ve actually already got the action started over on a Facebook group – check it out for info on some local events you might be interested in. Of course, not everybody is on Facebook, so they’ll also be coordinating through this site for any of you who don’t yet love Facebook. There’s also a fabulous little button they’ve designed – I’ll let them give you the code in their welcome post, which should be coming your way very soon.

Like all the APLS regional groups that have sprung up, what this group ultimately evolves into is up to all of you, and your fearless leaders. Sharing info about local events is a great starting place. Maybe you’ll also decide to use the space to organize shared transportation to these events. Maybe you’ll create some events of your own. Perhaps a listing of local food sources? What about reviews of local green businesses? Maybe you’ll use it as a forum for debating issues of interest to APLS living in your specific region. Perhaps one of you has some skill you’d like to teach others. Who knows? There are no rules, so you can help make this whatever you’d like it to be!

If you’d like to join in, please leave a comment for Julie and Kellie on their welcome post. Please let us know if you need to be added to the main bushel basket over on our sidebar at the same time.

If you’re not in Colorado, and you still haven’t found a group to call home, why not step up and take on the challenge? We’re all still learning, so the only requirement is enthusiasm! If you’re interested in organizing for your region, send us an email at aplscarnival [at] gmail [dot] com.

What part of the country will be growing APLS next?