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Happy birthday Vienna Sustainability Group...change is in the air!
Posted November 20th, 2012 - 10:02 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
My dear friends,
hello from Medellin, Colombia.

3 years ago I created the Vienna Sustainability Group with a lot of enthusiasm and without knowing what would happen. Maybe some of you still remember my first (long, but I warned, at least ;-) group message:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=25313&post=4371639#gpid4371639

From the 1st meeting in the Weltcafé, which we held at the end of November 2009,I was sure the group would become an important part of my life in Vienna. And it definitely was, with so many cool meetings and activities we had together until July 2011, when I left the city.

Since then, I have been travelling, last summer in Europe and from September 2011 in South America. During all these months I kept on checking regularly what happened in the group and stayed in contacts with the moderators and other friends. I find it amazing how the group has developed, with new activities, meetings and the great Summer Fest you had. For all this, 2 words: congratulations and thanks!
Congratulations because you are the proof that a group of engaged people can get active for a better world and have fun at the same time!
Thanks because the world really needs people like you!

I have great news for you on this special day: you, I, we are NOT alone! During my long trip I have met hundreds of people interested in making the world a better place, couch after couch, project after project, action after action. The Free Box with his thousand names, Critical Mass, urban gardening, ecp-projects, sustainable travelling, etc: there are thousands of initiatives, projects and especially PEOPLE, like you and I, who are working daily for a better world. After my participation at the alternative forum of Rio + 20 it became clear to me: the change not only is possible, but it already happening! The Vienna Sustainability Group locally and Sustainable Couch on a more global lever are giving their little yet very precious contribution :-)

That's why I would like to conclude this message with an invitation: celebrate the successes of the group tonight, you really deserve it! and then let's go on with our activities, for a more sustainable Vienna and for a more sustainable world!

I wish you all the best
Massi on the road

PS: in exactly one month I Will be back to Italy, I plan to visit Vienna for a while in March or April 2013
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Posted November 21st, 2012 - 7:01 am from Vienna, Austria
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