Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Come hang out with the APLS

Carrying on with the theme that building communities of all sorts is an important part of living a more sustainable lifestyle, Green Bean today introduced the apple bushel. APLS was an acronym created a few months ago over on Arduous' blog to describe those of us who live an (at least relatively) affluent lifestyle and strive for sustainability (APLS = Affluent People Living Sustainably). Hence, the apple bushel is a place for us to introduce ourselves and to meet some new APLS.

As a continuation of the community building efforts, we've created an APLS group on facebook. It's an open group, so anybody can join. Come check it out! (And if you're not on facebook yet, it's probably time you got an account!)

EDIT to apologize for messing up green bean's name...it's not the apple bushel, it's the bushel basket. I knew it sounded wrong as I was writing it and now that I've had a nap, my head is much clearer. Sorry bout that!

10 comments:

arduous said...

And if you're not on facebook yet, it's probably time you got an account!

Ahem. Looking at you, GB.

Green Grrl said...

Done! :)

(Rachel)

Green Bean said...

Melissa - How completely awesome. I love that you've set this up and that APLS are connecting in lots of different ways. :) It's so nice to know people who get stuff done!


Arduous (and Melissa, if that quote was rightly directed at me) - Hey now! I'm on facebook now. Okay, my page or whatever you people call it is totally lame and maybe I'll pretty it up over the next week. Gesh, talk about peer pressure.

Melissa said...

arduous, I guess our "subtle" hints worked :)

green grrl...yay! our group is growing!

green bean, glad you like it! you'll have lots of fun decorating your page! and peer pressure? now you know how I feel about those pancakes!!

Green Bean said...

Ahh, I see. This is payback. Okay, well I'm kind of figuring out the facebook thing but not really. I guess it's time to enter the twenty-first century already though so thanks for the nudge. :)

Beany said...

Ok, I know I am supposed to be young and everything but social networking is a bit confusing. I have no idea what you do or how people spend hours on facebook. Apologies in advance for being a facebook dodo.

Green Bean said...

Thank goodness, Beany, that is not just me.

Melissa said...

beany, apologies accepted. Don't tell anyone, but I only figured out how to use feeds within the last month. Don't ask how I was reading all my favorite blogs before. but I think green bean would attest to the fact that facebook really isn't scary, and it's even kind of fun! and yes, initially I did spend hours on it, but now my facebook habit is down to a healthy half hour or so every day or sometimes every other day :)

Kathryn B. said...

Hey, do you mind posting a direct link to the Facebook group?

Melissa said...

kathryn, I think this should work: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=29206770445 but if it doesn't just type "APLS" into the search box and that should bring it up...