TALLE – Takoma Alliance for Local Living Economy

Our mission is to reshape our communities and our local economies in the service of resiliency, racial equity, and carbon-neutrality. Instead of extractive ‘business as usual’, we aspire to inclusive models that prioritize drawdown; serve all community members equally; are healthy and generative; and that recognize the fragility and wisdom of nature in balance.

Wednesday Climate Action Coffee Series: Get woke and smell the coffee!

Next Event: The Future of a Low-Carbon Economic Development in Montgomery County:  A Discussion between County Executive Marc Elrich and Michael Shuman

Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Busboys and Poets, Takoma, 235 Carroll St NW, D.C.

Throughout his political career, Marc Elrich has advocated reshaping economic development in Montgomery County in light of the emerging climate crisis. What has he accomplished thus far? What more should be done? What new strategies are needed? What can Montgomery County residents do to support this goal? This program will begin with discussion led by Michael Shuman, who has written five books on local economic development, and then will welcome your questions and recommendations.

Previous Meetings

November 13: Building Equity and Promoting Drawdown in our Regional Food Systems –  The Conversation Continues

TPSS Co-op is joining Busboys and Poets and the Takoma Alliance for Local Living Economy (TALLE/Takoma Park Mobilization), to co-host the Climate Action Coffee series for the month of November and beyond.

Please join us for the continuing discussion on ‘Building Equity and Promoting Drawdown in our Regional Food Systems’ on November 13 with Lindsay Smith, Regional Food Systems Value Chain Coordinator, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

In mid-November, climate activists, legislators, small farmer advocates, cooperative grocery stores and other food system leaders came together to highlight the importance of strengthening our regional food system and to offer guidance in determining where activists can step up to further the urgent work already underway. Stay tuned for a list of action items, and watch the full session.

Also read the summary blogpost by Susanne Lowen on the TPSS Co-op website.

Busboys and Poets’ full service breakfast menu will be available, as well as complimentary Fair Trade coffee. We encourage anyone who is able to continue the conversation following the 7:30-9 a.m. program, either in the main dining area or in the Guillen Room, as Busboys and Poets generously invites us to remain there if we choose. Full breakfast service is available. 

The Climate Action Coffee takes place every Wednesday, 7:30 am-9 am at Busboy and Poets, Takoma.

This is a weekly series meant to provide an organizing workspace with action-oriented discussion circles focused on building the kinds of markets, society, food systems and resiliency that we want for our region; raising watershed and environmental justice consciousness; and following youth climate leaders in taking immediate action to reverse the dramatic disruption of our climate systems. Bring your vision and passion for reshaping our communities and local economies in the service of resiliency, racial equity, and carbon-neutrality.

Free coffee compliments of Busboys!

Every Wednesday at 7:30-9:00 am
Busboys and Poets, Takoma
Nicolas Guillen Room

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