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Keene State Hosts Earth Institute Meeting

KEENE, N.H. 12/21/01 - The Keene State College Continuing Education Office will host an Earth Institute meeting in January.

Earth Institutes across the country are awakening people to the interconnectedness of all life and inspiring people to act on behalf of the earth. The Vermont Earth Institute (VEI) is reaching out to people in southwestern New Hampshire to join discussion groups that will explore ideas on saving the earth for future generations.

On Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Rhodes Hall, Keene State College Professor Richard Foley and VEI Director Barbara Duncan will discuss the Earth Institute study circles. A study group of approximately 8 to 12 people then decides to have further discussion on one of four topics: Voluntary Simplicity, Choices for Sustainable Living, Deep Ecology, and Discovering a Sense of Place.

Each study group meets for eight to nine weeks in 1- to 1-1/2-hour sessions using a coursebook of readings from a rich array of sources. At each session, course participants discuss the week’s topic and the material presented in the course book. The groups are largely self-facilitated to keep costs to a minimum. The discussion circles are offered free of charge and are open to the public.

For more information, visit VEI’s web site at, or contact Barbara Duncan at 802-649-5168 or

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