Celebrating Earth Day with Etopia for April 22nd NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 22ndTechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) who will present on the Etopia EcoVillage and Sustainable Community showcasing real life examples of sustainable living, renewable energy, organic agriculture, urban planning, and intentional community. 

Gloria Kraegel has enjoyed a 30-year career working with nonprofits focusing on issues of capacity and development, working with clients to establish sustainable systems that meet organizational needs and objectives. She has facilitated retreats, conferences, and board development workshops throughout the United States. Her current project is with the Brain Energy Support Team, a US nonprofit that provides PEER support, advocacy, and education. BEST distinguishes itself from other brain injury organizations in that the leadership, services, and programs are built by and for individuals with brain injury and their families.

As her avatar Namaara MacMoragh, Gloria brings her skill and vision to Etopia Sustainable Community, a four-region Second Life simulation showcasing environmental, community, and personal sustainability.


Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, April 22nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 



AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Celebrating Earth Day with Etopia
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements


This presentation, is part of the Etopia 9th Annual Earth Day celebration, including three days of workshops, discussions, events, music, and more. Other events take place at the Etopia community in Second Life:  

9th Annual Etopia Earth Day Schedule 
Thursday April 21
  • 12pm SLT – Three Sisters Celebration, Ribbon Cutting & Earth Day Kickoff
  • 2pm SLT – The Cooperative Difference led by Namaara MacMoragh at the Poetry Corner
  • 7pm SLT – Weakly Bored Meating @ Tsidel’s Cafe 
Friday April 22
  • 8:39am SLT – About Etopia Presentation at Nonprofit Commons – Namaara MacMoragh
  • 10 am SLT – Healing The Earth With Permaculture – fate Paule
  • 11am SLT – Climate Change Workshop with Marly Milena
  • 1pm SLT – Earth Day Open Mic with Bhelanna Blaze and Namaara MacMoragh
  • 3:30pm SLT – Can Solar Power Reverse Climate Change – Patrick Edwin
  • 5pm SLTKevinMThomas LIVE at the Pavillion
  • 7pm SLT – DJ Dani @ the Farmers Market
Saturday April 23
  • 9am SLT – Simply Impossible Machines
  • 10:30am SLT – Mediation & Sustainable Community – Wraith Serdyuk
  • 12pm SLT – Bridging Etopia and Real World Practices – Namaara MacMoragh (SLMOOC16 Presentation)b
  • 2pm SLT – Closing Reception @ the Water Treatment Plant

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios – http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 




Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir