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discussion circles: how to join a circle

A circle near you might already be scheduled to start soon. Check our monthly announcement for listings by neighborhood.

Note: you may still be able to join a circle whose introductory meeting has already happened, but NOT one that has already discussed Session 1. To find out if there's still time for you to join, contact the circle starter designated in the monthly announcement or in the flyer you saw, or contact the following volunteers in the area:

smei points of contact (all volunteers):

Baltimore/Baltimore Co.: (Lore Rosenthal)

Carroll Co.: (Carole Flood, Marney Bruce)

Frederick & Washington Co.: (Lena Rotenberg)

Howard Co.: (Nancy Fayer & Lore Rosenthal). See also Climate Change Initiative of Howard County (CCICH)

Montgomery Co.: (Debbie Pakaluk, Susanne Wiggins, Marney Bruce & Lore Rosenthal)

Prince Georges Co.: (Michael Hartman, Janis Oppelt & Lore Rosenthal)

Washington DC: (Marney Bruce)

Elsewhere in Maryland or Jefferson Co., WV: or 301-432-8721 (Lena Rotenberg)

If no circles are starting close to you, these SMEI volunteers will be glad to keep you on their mailing lists, and let you know when a circle is starting in your area.

Or take control, and start your own discussion circle in your neighborhood, workplace, faith center, or home. It's easy!

Further away? Check out the Northwest Earth Institute North American Network


circles forming

see our monthly announcement or get in touch with your neighborhood's volunteer point of contact to find out about circles who are about to discuss this guide. Or, order a guide and start your own.

more about nwei discussion guides on our site

2-sided printable descriptions of the NWEI discussion guides, with list or readings and excerpts (PDF):

other pdfs