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It’s official. Ramsey County has the worst air pollution in Minnesota. That ‘s what the American Lung Association concluded in its annual report card. Not only did Ramsey County score the lowest, but air quality also dropped from a “C” to a “D” over the past year. A total of five densely-populated counties received lower scores this year. With population booming and more cars on the road, the question remains, what can we do to clean up the air and breathe easier?
We’ve dedicated space in the InCommons blog to community members in Detroit working collaboratively to reinvigorate their city. It seems those hit hardest by the Great Recession also find the most creative solutions.
Here’s another inspiring initiative from the Motor City I spotted this week in Fast Company, in an article titled “What a Detroit Supper Club Can Teach Us About Co-Creativity”:
The Presencing process is a journey that connects us more deeply both to what wants to emerge in the world and to our emerging, higher self. An international network has been developed to apply the Presencing approach in organizational and social change.
On Monday, Oct. 24, Otto Scharmer (author, Theory U), Peter Senge (director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management) and the Presencing Institute are organizing a Presencing Global Forum in Boston. InCommons is proud to support and take part in a parallel conference at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We invite you, your colleagues, friends and family to join us registering today at http://presencing.eventbrite.com/.