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Be The Difference

Be The Difference is a growing community of citizens committed to practicing sustainable lifestyles that include growing food locally, supporting local economy, retrofitting homes and commercial spaces for energy conservation and efficiency, using energy from clean and renewable sources, and most importantly creating a culture of community in which these practices flourish. We offer what we are learning for free to anyone. We invite others to join us in exploring our relationships to our living world and our relationship to each other.


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First Salt Lake City Sustainability Summit Just Announced Last Updated on 2008-08-30 00:00:00 The Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community and the Robert G. Hemingway Foundation announce Salt Lake City's first Sustainability Summit. Date: Friday, October 3, 2008 10 a.m. - 3 p.m Place: The Leonardo, Third Floor Conference Center, 209 E. 500 S., SLC (the former public library building) The public is invited. Details and Invitation.  More »
Calendar of Utah Sustainability Events Last Updated on 2008-07-23 00:00:00  A calendar of current Utah sustainability events. More »
Toward Sustainable Living: Our Continuing Story by Edwin & Carrol Firmage Last Updated on 2008-07-12 00:00:00 This is the personal story of two of Be the Difference's founding members, Ed and Carrol Firmage. It describes their first steps toward sustainable living. The full article, Toward Sustainable Living: Our Continuing Story, is a 46-page, 11.7 MB PDF file that takes a little over a minute to download. A high-speed Internet connection is strongly recommended. Two smaller excerpts (1.4 and 1.3 MB) of the article are also available: Recognizing the Hidden Costs of the Way We Live Easy Ways to Save Energy   More »