Thanks for coming to Fixing the Future!

Wow~ what an amazing turnout for the film screening on July 18th!

The pilot program for Cville TimeBank is nearly full, but as of this posting, we do have a few slots open.  For information on how to join, please visit our “Get Involved” tab.

As promised, we’re posting a few links here, to make it easy for you to follow up on any of the initiatives discussed:

Next Steps Discussion (after the Better Business Challenge) Thursday, July 26, 11:30 am at City Space:

Click here to register for the Next Steps discussion

Visit the website for the Better Business Challenge here.

And you’ll find Better World Betty’s site here!

Send an email to

Co-ops workshop, August 28th, City Space (all day)

The schedule and website are not quite finished, but if you’re interested in the program, please email Joanie Freeman, and she’ll keep you advised of developments.

Transition Charlottesville

Building a more resilient community here in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  Re-learning forgotten skills and knitting together local systems of food, goods, energy, communication and culture.  Anyone who’s interested in Transition is welcome at the monthly potluck gatherings on the 4th Monday of every month in the McIntire Room at Central Library, 201 E. Market St. 6:00 p.m. potluck, 7:00 p.m. meeting.  Catch up on the latest Transition happenings around town, have a speaker or film, and then break into small groups for “Open Space” conversations about the evening’s topic.

Community Investment Collaborative: 1st graduation August 4, 4-7 pm at City Space

Contact Program Director Hebah Fisher for more information about graduation, or for information on the next CIC session (January 2013). And follow CIC on facebook!

Green Dot Project

The next step is to muster support and funding for business plan preparation.  Website coming soon, but in the meantime, contacts are: Bernard Whitsett, of the Charlottesville Minority Business Council (Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, or Toan Nguyen.

Charlottesville Ca$h Mob

Next mob is Saturday, July 28, 1-4 at McIntire Plaza.  Specific business targeted will be announced on mob day, but the whole business complex is getting involved in the party!  Want to be part of the CashMob crew?  Contact Bob Fenwick for more information.  CashMob is on facebook, and twitter, and oh yeah… they blog, too.

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