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UU Fellowship to consider geothermal greenhouse project

By John Graves

Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, Sept. 5, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will consider “The Geothermal Greenhouse Project,” in a presentation by Michael Whiting, executive director of the Southwest Land Alliance. 

Whiting points out that, “As what you do gets more in line with who you are, who you are becomes more clearly illustrated and defined. The Geothermal Greenhouse Project is just such an attempt to bring into the ‘real’ world a desire to see how many people can be served, using the resources provided to us.”

As an entrepreneur fresh out of college, Whiting designed and built adaptive sports equipment for people with spinal cord injuries, and to promote his product developed wheelchair sports programs and accessible trails and campground projects across the U.S.

Later, as a  fund raiser, he was corporate and foundations campaign manager for the Colorado Symphony, following which he served as development director for the Colorado Environmental Coalition.  During his five years in our community Michael has: helped  landowners protect over 12,000 new acres in Archuleta County; served on the Land Use Code Development Committees for the town and county; chaired the Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Task Force; and most recently has taken a lead role in the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership .

The Children’s Religious Exploration kicks off this month by learning about religions from around the world, what they might have to teach us, and how they connect with our Unitarian Universalist faith.  We will spend some time reflecting on what we know about Unitarian Universalism, and explore the values which bind us together.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the Fire Station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.