A Short History

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) began like many other grassroots organizations – a few people getting together around food and drink to discuss ways they can make their community, and world, a better place.

The first G.A.L.A. potluck convened one winter Sunday night in January of 2006. The evening was filled with talk about ways to, “think globally and act locally.” A deep concern for future generations and dissatisfaction with the status quo were common themes during this initial conversation between the loosely linked group of individuals. The first potluck was such a success (and so delicious!) that the group decided to continue meeting on a regular basis to plan ways to put their words into action, and thus, G.A.L.A. was born.

Today, G.A.L.A. is a volunteer-based organization made up of teachers, farmers, business-owners, youth, senior-citizens, parents, students and other folks from many walks of life. G.A.L.A. is the community it seeks to serve. Our interests range from environmental stewardship to human rights, from participatory democracy to holistic healing practices, to living and promoting peace. Together, we strive to live by Gandhi’s words, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”