Calendar

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Awakening the Dreamer, Pachamama Alliance Symposium @ Berg'n
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

www.abetterworld.tv has been promoting the Pachamama Alliance for the past few years as its values & mission are parallel with ours. This is a Free Event. To register:

Workshop

The Symposium in NY Sat., April 30, 1-5pm. It’s a powerful education across a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental, indigenous issues and justice.

See you soon–

Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC.
Creative Consulting, Stress Management
Host & Producer, A Better World Radio & TV
212 420-0800
www.abetterworld.tv
www.mitchellrabin.com
http://www.youtube.com/abetterworldtvshow
www.huffingtonpost.com/mitchell-j-rabin
www.naturalnews.com/Author_Mitchell_Rabin.html

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

May
20
Fri
2016
Croquons Nature @ Town Hall Square
May 20 – May 22 all-day

An annual three day event with stalls and workshops promoting local and national associations concerned with organic agriculture and protection of the environment.

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Annual Conference of the Northern Nut Growers Association @ Arbor Day Farm
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day

Presentations on all aspects of growing nut crops, including organic chestnut cultivation, environmentally efficient irrigation, carbon sequestration using cover crops, and improving soil health. Tours to orchards, University of Nebraska experimental farm, and processing plants, Social and networking events.

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries @ University Center, The New School
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

Apr
22
Sat
2017
10th Anniversary Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

PLANET HEART’S 10th ANNIVERSARY
“ANNUAL WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION”

Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor) & Jodi Serota.

Come join us in NYC in a Conscious Community Gathering in Unity, Honoring Mother Earth & The New Earth,
with Inspirational Talks,
Live Music Performances,
Meditation, Ceremony,
Vendors and
Celebration.

Featuring:

Myra Jackson, http://gaiafield.net/
Julian Michael, http://www.julianmichael.net/
Jodi Serota, http://www.jodiserota.com/
Olivia Olkowski, http://www.spiritrockshamanichealing.com/
Rick Ulfik, https://we.net/
Bethany and Rufus, http://www.bethanyandrufus.com/
Deborah Moldow, http://revdeborah.com/
More to come…
More details coming soon!

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please Share!

Time: 6:30PM Sharp – 9:30PM.
(Doors Open at 6pm for Registration)
Price: $25 (pre-paid by April 21st) or $33 cash only at door. (No Refunds).
Location: Church of Saint Paul & Saint Andrew
263 W. 86th Street @ West End Ave.
Tickets & Info: www.planetheart.org,
Email: info@PlanetHeart.org ,
Call: 212-222-5432.

A portion of the proceeds helps support We.Net.

For anyone that is going to the March for Science NYC, this is the perfect antidote for the evening to be led to, as we connect as ONE.

Sponsors: We.net, Planetheart.org, Vividseats.com
Co-Sponsors/Partners: Inner Realm Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Creations Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Heart of Mind Radio, WBAI, Talking Alternatives Broadcast, Good News Broadcast, Green Festival, Vigil for International Peace and Ecology, We Care for Humanity… more to be added.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Global Water Dances – Takoradi – GHANA – In Celebration of 25 Years of World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day

 

  • info@windhouseresources.com

  • Date/Time

    Date(s) – 22/03/2018  in GHANA

    All Day

  • Location

    Chief’s palace

Sankofa: Reclaiming relevant indigenous cultural and ancestral values to make a case for nature-based solutions

The chieftaincy, elders and people of Funko community-located in the Western Region of Ghana- honored World Water Day by creating awareness about the need for circumspection when adopting vices or policies which consequently cause public health problems and are detrimental to the environment. Illegal/unsustainable mining – popularly referred to as “Galamsey”in the country- and fringe activities which indirectly empower the practice are examples of such vices.

The Funko community is close to the Ankobra river and, symbolic of the strong inter-connectivity still existent between most societies and their natural environment. This river is an important source of drinking water for many communities in the Western Region of Ghana- and beyond- but continues to be polluted through illegal mining activities. It flows at least 120 km south to the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic) and is located very close to the western part of Axim, a commercial center of the river basin.

In celebrating this important day, we sought to highlight the important role some historic cultural practices (spoken word, dancing and drumming) and community dialogues can play in influencing the re-adaptation of relevant conservation values which were more commonly applied by the ancestors. Overall, the concept of Sankofa is espoused. Sankofa is a Ghanaian-originated cultural principle which literally means to take back what was lost in order to protect the future. This -arguably- manifests the tenets of sustainability. There are many of such doctrines in many communities across the world.

The principle teaches communities the importance of going back to their roots- and reclaiming worthy values- in order to move forward. For example, the indigenous and unadulterated local anthropological cognition reveres some key natural receptors – such as rivers, wetlands and forests- as deities. By tapping into the novelty of such values, the current mega trend of sustainability would be well anchored and in a way which significantly addresses most of the conservation, food security and sub regional stability challenges existent now. A cultural dance and community dialogue were among the activities undertaken to commemorate the day.

On World Water Day, the funding partner and collaborator for the performances –who is also the founder of Windhouse Resources Systems (WRS)- would reach out to stakeholders to solicit input on case studies concepts intended to be develop in order to make a stronger case for nature-based solutions. WRS is a boutique sustainability consultancy located in Ghana – West Africa.

Contact information
Email Address:

info@windhouseresources.com

Date/Time
Date(s) – 22/03/2018
All Day

Location
Chief’s palace

Zach MUSIC
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

Share your smiles, compliments, time, talents, money, and energy with those around you. We must truly be the change that we want to see. And we can do it. We are doing it. Believe that the future is full of mindfulness where hearts mean more than our accounts.

The Love Initiative.

Notes From the Road – Bright Lights Blog
http://troubadourofpeace.blogspot.com/

Book a house concert or music for a yoga class today!!

TOUR DATES

Date Time Venue Location Cost
3/22/18 3:00 PM Choices Akron, OH
3/22/18 6:00 PM Tea Time for Peace Kent, OH
3/23/18 5:00 PM Friends of the Metro Parks Benefit w/ the Bright Lights Akron, OH
3/27/18 7:00 PM Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
3/30/18 6:30 PM 330 Day @ Akron Civic Theatre Akron, OH
3/31/18 10:30 AM Celebration of Life for Marilyn Stroud Cuyahoga Falls, OH
4/3/18 6:30 PM MLK Kirtan Akron, OH Donations
4/4/18 6:30 PM Nonviolent Communication Circle Akron, OH Donations
4/6/18 7:00 PM Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Rhodes St Rude Boys Akron, OH $5-10
4/7/18 8:30 PM Mustard Seed Highland Square w/ Bright Lights! Akron, OH
4/10/18 7:00 PM Brother Lounge Cleveland, OH
4/16/18 7:00 PM Wolf Creek Winery Norton, OH
4/21/18 6:30 PM Bright Lights @ the Rialto Akron, OH $5
4/22/18 4:00 PM Yoga Central Canton, OH
4/28/18 7:00 PM Wine Mill Peninsula, OH
5/2/18 6:30 PM Nonviolent Communication Series Akron, OH Donations
5/4/18 7:00 PM Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Gretchen Pleuss Akron, OH $5-10
5/5/18 12:00 PM Cleveland VegFest Cleveland, OH
5/5/18 6:00 PM Bent Ladder winery Doylestown , OH
5/8/18 7:00 PM Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
Apr
13
Fri
2018
EARTHX An Environmental Expo, Conference and Film Festival @ Fair Park
Apr 13 – Apr 22 all-day

https://www.earthx.org/attend/

register for free attendance or $5.00 tickets

EarthX Presents the World’s Largest Environmental Expo, Conference and Film Festival in Dallas

With a mission to connect the global community to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations, Texas-based nonprofit EarthX is hosting the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival from April 13-22, 2018, at locations throughout Dallas.

The EarthX three-day expo, five-day group of conferences and 10-day film festival champions progress and innovation by bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, interactive programming and thought leaders. The event also fosters celebration with interactive and immersive family entertainment, live music and sustainable food pavilions.

Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EarthX, formerly known as Earth Day Texas, began as an outdoor event spanning five blocks of Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. It has grown to occupy approximately 1/2 million square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. In 2017, the event drew 116,000 attendees, 800 exhibitors, more than 250 speakers. Approximately 1,200 volunteers will be needed to put on the massive event this year. Visit earthx.org to register for the 2018 event and receive free admission.

“While we didn’t come up with the initial idea of a pro-business Earth Day, we ran with it and grew it into the world’s largest gathering of its kind,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “International environmentalists, elected officials, investors, business leaders, educators and families are coming to EarthX in Dallas for an array of conservation-focused offerings, exhibits, films and conferences, where Earth is our common ground.”

Confirmed, renowned speakers in their areas of expertise for EarthX 2018 include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue; James Baker, Former Secretary of State; John Kasich, Governor of Ohio; Susan Eisenhower, Presidential Blue Ribbon Nuclear Commission; Academy-Award winner Louie Psihoyos; Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd; mayors of Phoenix, San Antonio and other cities; Dr. Ved Chirayath, Director of Laboratory for Advanced Sensing in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Silicon Valley; as well as representatives from National Laboratories.

EarthX features five days of conferences from April 18-22.  E-Capital Summit will convene mission-driven investors, incubators, accelerators, researchers and breakthrough clean technology innovators from around the world to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on profits, people and the planet. EarthxHack, a 24-hour event, is the world’s largest environmental hackathon, sitting at the intersection of innovation, technology and the environment. The platform will create groundbreaking solutions by utilizing the brightest technical minds of today focusing on the problems of tomorrow.  New for 2018, EarthxSolar will bring together change-makers in the business world and in solar energy. Other conferences, including EarthxOceanEarthxResponsibleOilandGasEarthxBridge Summit and EarthxPolicy: Energy Done Right, will encompass educational, municipal and environmental efforts.

Exhibitors of EarthxExpo, taking place at Fair Park April 20-22, include The National Audubon Society, Greenpeace, and The Plastic Soup Foundation, a nonprofit focused on reducing ocean plastic from Amsterdam, NL.  EarthX has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant as many trees as possible in five African countries during the expo as well as with The Great Seed Bomb and City of Dallas for the weekend-long Seed Bomb Blowout to help increase vital pollinator habitat here at home. In addition, Oncor will showcase the new Nissan Leaf with examples of EV charging stations, UPS is bringing its interactive education trailer on alternative fuel transportation, and TxDOT’s Don’t Mess with Texas Program offers an interactive virtual reality game about litter prevention.

EarthxExpo attendees can experience a wide range of educational and interactive activities for the whole family during the three-day event. There is plenty to do and see focused on sustainability and green living, from an Outdoor Adventure Zone featuring scuba diving to tree climbing and goat yoga and an Interactive Zone with virtual and mixed reality, to exploring a Tiny House Village or enjoying the Eco Auto Show, E-Bike track and science education trucks.

Prior to the launch of the expo and conferences, EarthxFilm will commence on April 13 and run through April 22. EarthxFilm uses the power of film and emerging media to raise awareness of global environmental issues. Over 10 days, EarthxFilm will present over 60 features and shorts at screenings and events across the city.  EarthxFilm’s educational components include Youth Online Filmmaking Competitions (open now), in-school screenings and hands-on workshops at EarthX. An EarthxFilm Awards Ceremony will be held on the last day of the festival, Sunday, April 22.

On Friday, April 20, EarthxGlobalGala will be a star-studded evening event that honors visionary leaders in environmental education, film and television.  The Global Impact Awards will be given during this fascinating, fun and interactive night at the Perot Museum of Science and Technology.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors @ DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER
Apr 21 all-day

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors

DATE AND TIME

Sat, April 21, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

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LOCATION

Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

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Don’t miss the first Earth Day celebration at the Dockweiler Youth Center! Join 3rd Rock Hip Hop as they teach kids about environmental awareness through hip hop music. This community and family-oriented event will also feature:

  • Environmental exhibitors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Bouncy houses
  • Games
  • FREE giveaways
  • & so much more!

COST: Admission is FREE!

Faster Check-In w/ EventBrite RSVP Tickets! For faster entry into the event and access to the rides & attractions, each entrant must show a printed or digital EventBrite ticket showing acceptance of the liability waiver.

Regular Check-In: Upon arrival, all entrants to the event who don’t have an EventBrite ticket that shows acceptance of the liability waiver must complete & sign a hard-copy liability waiver form before accessing the rides & attractions.

Please click here for a downloadable flyer. Call (310) 726-4128 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend @ The Women's Environmental Institute - Amador Hill Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm

The New Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend  –

Farm, Eat, Sleep: All Four Seasons

Overview:
The weekend workshops will provide participants with hands-on knowledge for building a low-cost hoop house, growing microgreens, growing mushrooms, herbalism workshops, soil building through composting and vermiculture, keeping bees, and growing fish and greens together through aquaponics. The Saturday night bonfire discussion with Will Allen will focus on cold climate farming, community sustainability and climate change – a very popular capstone event which brings environmental, agricultural and food justice together.

CLICK THIS LINK FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION

Registration Info:  $275/person
Deadline is September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

Meals:  All meals, snacks and beverages included.

Overnight Accommodations at WEI:  Limited camping space is available, please reserve your camp space upon registration.

Instructor Name:  Will Allen, Will Allen Farms, LCC Milwaukee, Former Founder Growing Power, Inc., Urban Farmer Hero

 

REGISTER HERE or SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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THE WOMEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE

The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities affected by environmental injustice; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.

Our mission brings together agricultural, food and environmental justice, one community at a time; one farm at a time, one person at a time and all of us together.

The Women’s Environmental Institute
651-583-0705
Amador Hill Farm and Orchard
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056

 

Mailing Address:
WEI
P.O. Box 128 (55056)
St Paul Office –
550 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55103
Email: wei@w-e-i.org

 

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Join the October Pachamama Alliance Global Call @ Your computer/your phone
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Get Inspired and Engaged by the Global Community

 

Reconnect with the Source of Pachamama Alliance

A 75-Minute Conference Call for Our Global Community

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These calls are designed to

bring together Pachamama Alliance

participants, leaders, and supporters who are actively engaged

in creating a shift in humanity to a worldview

that honors and sustains life

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By coming together and grounding in this vision, you will:

*Feel supported in your work.
**Be inspired and energized in your unique role in a worldwide
   network committed to a new future for all.
***Strengthen your connection to like-hearted people and to the spirit
     that has inspired Pachamama Alliance since its inception.

 

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GO TO: https://www.pachamama.org/events

to reserve your space for the conversation.

Fill out the online form and submit.

You will receive a confirmation email.

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NOTE time is for Pacific Time -this is a global event so check for your time zone

1009 General Kennedy Ave
San Francisco, California
Call (415) 561-4522
Oct
30
Tue
2018
Sierra Club and Seventh Generation #Readyfor100 Text 69866 @ Everywhere
Oct 30 @ 1:02 am

Climate Justice and Equity

Climate Justice & Equity

We don’t have to wait. Renewable energy solutions are already available and attainable.

We all deserve clean air and a healthy life. A switch to 100% renewable energy will help reduce some of the negative health effects caused by climate change and the burning of fossil fuels. Let’s stand up together for a healthier planet that benefits all.

Dec
3
Mon
2018
24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves & Become a Citizen Producer!
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Climate Reality's photo.

DECEMBER 3 at 9:00 to DECEMBER 4 at 9:00 pm

24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves

Tune in and learn how we can make a healthy future a reality: http://bit.ly/-24HoursOfReality #24HoursofReality

Hosted by Climate Reality

24HoursofReality.org

It’s a fact: Fossil fuels are driving a climate crisis and threatening our health. On December 3 – 4, Climate Reality and former Vice President Al Gore will be joined by an all-star line-up of artists, thought leaders, and scientists for 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves.

 

GO TO:

https://www.climaterealityproject.org

Find out to become a Citizen Producer!

Mar
8
Fri
2019
GPSEN’s Sustainability Symposium @ Portland Community College Cascade
Mar 8 all-day
GPSEN's Sustainability Symposium @ Portland Community College Cascade

There has never been a more important time to learn, find hope, connect with each other, and discover new ways to make a difference as we advance sustainability initiatives in our greater Portland region and beyond. Highlighting cutting-edge academic and community research and sustainability projects, we will focus on collaboration, diversity, innovative problem-solving, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Check out our 2019 Sustainability Symposium Program at www.gpsen.org!

Join opening and closing keynote speakers to celebrate regional innovation and International Women’s Day:

* Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Nations Studies Program, Portland State University
* Leaders of the Clean Energy Initiative, from CCC, NAACP, OPAL, and NAYA, with moderator Jenny Lee
* Suvira Chaturvedi, a UN Adviser in international development and women’s empowerment

We also have a great slate of speakers, including faculty, student, and community leader presentations, workshops, a poster session, an art exhibit, table exhibits, our award ceremony, and a networking reception and celebration. Plus, we have a pre-conference Student Summit, hosted by our College Network.

Come join us to learn about and celebrate the amazing, innovative sustainability education work in our region and beyond!

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Climate Action – Art Build Workshops @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room)
Mar 16 – May 8 all-day
Climate Action - Art Build Workshops @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room)

MARCH 2-MAY 8, volunteers invited to participate in workshops working with the community to create spectacular visual art, giant puppets, and costumes for the Ecological City procession celebrating climate solutions.

-Costume Workshops: WEDNESDAYS, 6-9:30pm with artist Yelaine Rodriguez
-Puppet Workshops: SATURDAYS, 12-4pm with artist Lucrecia Novoa

Workshops are free of cost and take place every week at Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room) 82 Rutgers Slip (between FDR and Cherry St. -LES)

Please register here: http://earthcelebrations.com/register-ecological-city-workshops-2/

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
CONSCIOUS COLLEGE ROAD TOUR 2019
Mar 19 – May 2 all-day

CONSCIOUS COLLEGE ROAD TOUR 2019

The CCRT is a unique, interactive opportunity for students to become mobilized around sustainable solutions on college campuses. We’re preparing for the 8th Annual Conscious College Road Tour, a cross country journey from March 18 – May 2, 2019. The tour stops at up to sixteen college campuses to educate about conscious living through a sustainability themed exhibition and Town Hall dinner. The goal is to empower students to create tangible change in their own lives and campus community and with the TG team, develop a student-led action project.

contact

OCTOBER 1-30, 2019

ABOUT

Beginning on October 1, 2019, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges. PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward a healthy, just, and thriving planet.

Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of young leaders, engaging over 40,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on 4,000 campuses, 50 states and 56 countries.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Deliverables include photos, videos, and text uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Twenty incredible prize packages will be awarded daily based on outstanding content.

WHO WE ARE

Turning Green (TG) is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.

We operate under the belief that when students understand that they can directly affect small and large scale change, they are motivated to carry this sense of responsibility, purpose and stewardship for the rest of their lives.

Our hope is to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.

Turning Green is a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. We inform, inspire, and mobilize a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities.

 

WE ARE TURNING GREEN

to inform

We are young people with a passion to change the world. We speak our minds, and value ethics. We stand for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices, practices and communities. We assess our surroundings and investigate the impacts of what we do and think. And then we share solutions.

to inspire

We believe that a conscious mindset and thoughtful perspective are critical in today’s society. We remain aware of the effects of our actions on the earth and those around us. We choose wisely and lead with purpose and passion. We empower peers to grow our global voice because together we thrive.

to mobilize

We see individuals as catalysts for the change that our world needs at every level. We learn from innovation and living in the moment. We push for transparency, challenge injustice, and shake up systems that oppress, poison, or fail. No is not an option. Inspiration is everything.
We dream and do.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Drawdown EcoChallenge @ In your community
Apr 3 – Apr 24 all-day
Our Story

For over 25 years, we’ve inspired, educated and activated thousands of communities and organizations through our solutions-focused programs and ready-to-use social and digital tools. Together, they provide the launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change.

Drawdown EcoChallenge is:

  • a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction;
  • a challenge taking place April 3-24 and;
  • following actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exists and;
  • where participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action and;
  • the combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun and;
  • providing tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and
  • giving participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming!

 

Over eighty actions within seven challenge categories

provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage. 

 

The EcoChallenge Platform is a signature offering of EcoChallenge.org (formerly Northwest Earth Institute), a sustainability organization that provides innovative social and digital tools designed to be a launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change. EcoChallenge.org also hosts a global October EcoChallenge which is free and open to everyone, everywhere. Over 73,500 people from 101 countries have used the EcoChallenge Platform and the organization has engaged over 250,000 people throughout its 25-year history. The EcoChallenge Platform can also be used to create custom Challenges that meet the engagement and action goals of your workplace, college, or community.

107 SE Washington St. #251
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 227 2807

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Climate Change & Consciousness 2019 Live-streaming 20-26 April 2019 @ livestream
Apr 20 – Apr 26 all-day
Mull

Climate Change & Consciousness 2019 Live-streaming
20-26 April 2019

Connect with a worldwide community of people who are willing to face Climate Change and are committed to creating a sustainable future for all beings on earth.

Breaking News:
Attending the livestream of the Climate Change and Consciousness Conference now qualifies for CPD certification!!

By registering, you can:

  • Access the conference through livestream
  • Engage with other livestreamers through livechat during the event
  • Access our social network CCCnet where you can share inspiration and meet all other participants

Access recordings:

  • Streamed sessions are available about 30 minutes after the end of each live session to watch in your own time.
  • You have lifetime access to all livestreamed sessions.

Findhorn livestream provided me with an exciting, heartfelt, inclusive and sublime experience – very close to actually being there in the Universal Hall.

EW, Tallahassee, USA

Your host Thomas George is here to welcome you and answer all your questions. (findhorn.live@findhorn.org)

Click here for detailed information on speakers and workshops etc.

Click here for the livestream schedule.

Click here for the CCC19 website.

Create your own mini-conference (CCC19 hub)

We invite you to use the livestream as a basis to create your own mini-conference. Imagine if groups all over the world come together in a single week to take responsibility for their part in Climate Change. Our vision is that these hubs will stay connected after the conference and keep working towards a sustainable future for all beings.

Do you feel called to be that person in your community, company, city? Read our hub-guide and see the growing list of hubs.

If you need help with setting up a hub, please email: ccc19.hubs@findhorn.org.

 

Pricing & Registration

Subscription prices are self-selected on the basis of personal income levels, the size and type of group as well an organisation’s profitability.

May
11
Sat
2019
Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
May 11 all-day
Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

For more information: http://earthcelebrations.com/ecological-city-project/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SIGN UP – PARTICIPATE IN THE ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT

PAGEANT DAY: Volunteers are needed to participate for various roles. Sign up today!
-Wear a spectacular ecological costume, direct puppets, marshal parade, direct make-up/body painting, photograph/video document and more…

-Marshals/ Key Performers needed: 8am-6pm / Make-Up artists 8am-12pm

Sign up here: http://earthcelebrations.com/volunteer-ecological-city-sign/

Jun
1
Sat
2019
SUSTAINABILITYNOW Teleconference @ Online
Jun 1 – Jun 7 all-day

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

WE’RE LIVE!!!
Today is DAY 1 of the Sustainability Now Telesummit and boy, are you in for a treat!
Each speaker will be available on-demand for 48 hours.
Here’s today’s schedule:
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 
Alosha Lynov – Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health
ENJOY!
Warm regards,
Mira & Scott
Together we rise!
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SCHEDULE
 
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 
Alosha Lynov  Bio Veda: Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess: Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School: How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Change Climate: Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint: The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration
DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative: Climate Change and Planetary Security
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute: The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World: Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project: Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory: How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health
DAY 3: MONDAY, JUNE 3
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets: Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis
Jay Potter – ECOR: From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems: Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward: Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We”
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics: Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
DAY 4: TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Brian D. Ridgway –Level 5 Liberation: Finding Freedom
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles: Nurturing Local Economies
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell: Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions: The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games: Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry: Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design: Holistic Design
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center: Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
DAY 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes: New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia: Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head: From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi: Food Yoga: Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition: We ARE the Planet: Redefining the Human Family
DAY 7: FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute: Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design: Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press: Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture: Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature
 
COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS
 
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Off-Grid Water Systems
Alosha Lynov – Bio Veda
Alosha Lynov, inventor and master builder of regenerative living habitats, walks you through the basics of building an off-grid water system to provide water self-sufficiency including collection, purification and reuse.
Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess
From a Zero-Waste Survival Kit to buying in bulk, eco-goddess Marina Qutab makes it cool to jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with simple steps we can all take to become more conscious consumers.
How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School
Rethink business with Ryan Eliason as he empowers social entrepreneurs and changemakers to make money while making a difference and busts limiting beliefs like the notion that service must mean struggle.
Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy 
Sean Steed – Change Climate
Sean Steed of Change Climate shows how one innovative solution to a toxic global problem can create circular economy, impact social justice, restore an ecosystem and transform manufacturing world-wide.
The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration 
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint
Discover how we can restore our health by restoring our soil. Zach Bush, triple-board-certified MD, makes brilliant big picture connections between current commercial farming practices, gut health, and the meteoric rise of disease since the introduction of glyphosate—a powerful herbicide and antibiotic used in big agriculture.
DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Climate Change and Planetary Security
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative
Climate change is not just about the weather. Alexander Verbeek discusses the threat to global security—like financial damage from increasingly violent storms, disruptions in delivery of food and essential goods and displacement of millions of people. Learn how we can act now to take the future in hand.
The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute
Brother Phil shares the fruit of 50-years’ work with indigenous peoples from around the world—a comprehensive plan to restore Mother Earth and unify the human family by incorporating empowerment of youth and women, renewable energy, organic food production, biodiversity and more.
Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health 
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World
A champion for children and clean water worldwide, Heshie Segal uses her networking expertise to dispel myths, raise awareness and promote the Puritii filtered water bottle, a safe water solution for first and third-world countries alike.
Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project
Clean, pure water as a by-product of “burning” hydrogen fuel? Join Mike Strizki, founder of the Hydrogen House Project, for a tour of his Skunk Works where he’s been pioneering hydrogen fuel cell technology for the past 25 years.
How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health 
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory
Did you know that good health begins with billions of tiny bacteria in the gut? Certified fermentationist Summer Bock shares how and why fermented foods, like sauerkraut, are the recipe to better health.
DAY 3: MONDAY, JUNE 3
Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis 
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets
The global food crisis is inextricably linked to the dwindling fresh-water supply. Futurist Hazel Henderson sees a solution in plants like quinoa, one of the many edible halophyte plants that thrive in a salt water environments.
From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jay Potter – ECOR
Jay Potter, innovator and co-founder of ECOR shares how to build a business by turning problems into profits through circular economy. ECOR takes fiber from the waste stream, and produces materials for furniture and building that can be fully recycled at end of life. Their patented process adds only water, heat and pressure.
Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems
Jorgen Hempel has been refining hemp and lime construction practices for over 25 years. Learn how he creates living buildings from easily renewable materials. These buildings breathe, won’t burn, are naturally insulated and grow more stable over time.
Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We” 
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward
Psychotherapist, Ronit Herzfeld invites us to join in exploring a “new way of being human” and shares an emerging strategy for awakening humanity to appropriate action as we rise to the unprecedented and urgent demands of our times.
Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics
With an affordable and relatively low-tech lab and grow room, self-schooled mycologist William Padilla-Brown shows how to make a lucrative career of growing and foraging for mushrooms.
DAY 4: TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Finding Freedom
Brian D. Ridgway – Level 5 Liberation
Brian D. Ridgway dissolves the “illusion” of problems to generate an experience of unlimited possibility and the power to intentionally create a world of your choosing.
Nurturing Local Economies 
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles
Through Micro-Loans and Mentorship Recognizing strong local economies as a foundation of resilience and sustainability, Judy Wicks shares how to establish a micro lending and mentorship network to support the growth of local entrepreneurs.
Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell
Learn how stem cells from our very own fat have the potential to eliminate the need for many pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures, how the Federal Drug Administration is trying to regulate this revolutionary treatment and what we must do to preserve our rights.
The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions
Most of what we “recycle” still winds up in landfills and landfills are filling up. Expert in developing zero-waste strategies for major manufacturers, Reggie Nayar takes you behind the scenes to gain a deeper understanding of the waste stream, current recycling practices and steps you can take to make a positive impact.
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change 
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games
Jon shows how to turn big dreams into reality and make “waves” as a social innovator by bringing together networks of social changemakers to amplify one another’s voice and collectively make a global impact.
Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry
A means to both food and financial security, Judah Becker provides an introduction to aquaponics, a circular system where the waste from farmed fish nourishes hydroponically grown plants and the plants purify the water for the fish.
Holistic Design
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design
Michael and Zana take you on a journey into the dynamic interplay of beauty, functionality and sustainability that defines holistic design. Learn how they combine Bio Architecture and the sacred to create temples of life.
Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center
Explore the future of medicine with Dr. Richard Satava. From cloning and 3D body-part printing to suspended animation and directed energy therapies, technology is outpacing our moral maturity, creating the necessity for new ethical guidelines.
DAY 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 6
New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0 
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes
Flip the script from high maintenance, high expense housing to the financial freedom of a home that heats and cools itself, collects its own water, generates its own electricity, grows its own food and processes its own waste water.
Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia
Hajjar Gibran, founder of DomeGaia, offers tools and techniques for building with AirCrete, a light-weight mixture of foamed dishwashing liquid and cement that is low cost, extremely durable and DIY-friendly.
From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head
Learn how Larry Sterns’ special commode turns human waste into valuable compost while conserving water and minimizing pollution.
Food Yoga – Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi
With over 2 million vegan meals served daily by his global Food For Life organization, food yogi Paul Rodney Turner shares the power of food as a means to spread love and equality by bringing presence and reverence to food preparation, consumption and sharing.
We ARE the Planet – Redefining the Human Family
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition
Vinit Allen helps us to recognize human beings as cells in the body of Mother Earth and the human family as her consciousness. Through this lens of profound interconnection, we experience care for the planet as direct care for ourselves.
DAY 7: FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute
Going beyond LEED certification, Jessica Cooper shares how the IWBI WELL Building Standard raises the bar for work environments to include comprehensive metrics in 10 categories: air, light, sound, community, water, movement, materials, nourishment, thermal comfort and mind.
Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design
John Todd guides us through ways we can harness nature’s genius to clean up toxic waterways, re-green the desert, rehabilitate devastated landscapes and clean up our oceans.
Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press
Michael Gosney discusses the connection between festival culture and community as fertile ground for social experimentation, as well as new cultural models and morays related to food, energy, social justice, monetary exchange and more.
Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature 
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture
Beyond low- or no-impact sustainable design, regenerative design is an innovative approach that contributes to the betterment of the environment. Michael Pawlyn explains how it works, plus the impact it would have if entire cities adopted this model.
ENJOY!!!
Jun
18
Tue
2019
Faith & Climate Series | Webinar 2: The Ten Green Commandments @ Parliament of the World's Religions
Jun 18 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

 

 

 

 

Faith & Climate Series | Webinar 2: The Ten Green Commandments
Public · Hosted by Parliament of the World’s Religions and Interfaith Power & Light

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM CDT

Parliament of the World’s Religions
70 E. Lake Street Suite 320, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Tickets
register.gotowebinar.com

Details:
The Parliament’s Climate Action Program and the Security and Sustainability Forum are working together to produce the new Faith and Climate Webinar Series.

The second webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series will be a discussion with Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, author of The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s second encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home,” which asks “every person living on this planet” to begin a dialogue about the future of our world. The webinar is hosted by the Parliament of the World’s Religions.


The Faith and Climate webinars will bring faith leaders and climate activists from all sectors and faiths together to address our increasingly urgent and collective responsibility to act on behalf of the natural world and all humanity to change the catastrophic impact we are having on our planet.

Visit parliamentofreligions.org/drag-and-drop-page/faith-and-climate-webinar-series for more information.

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Water: Reconnecting the People of African Descent @ Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

TueSDAY, July 16, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Water: Reconnecting the People of African Descent, UN High Level Political…

Event Information

Description

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is bringing together changemakers of African descent who are working on the issue of water for a second year.

The African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition, convened by QEW, is working to ensure reliable, clean, and affordable water against a backdrop of climate change and resource depletion. The work underscores the need for people of African descent to define, own, and manage their own food, water, and agriculture systems.

The Coalition will gather in person for a special meeting with other movement leaders on 16 July 2019 at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022.

LEARN MORE AND DONATE ONLINE AT

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/water2019

Aug
9
Fri
2019
The Convergence on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel @ online
Aug 9 @ 12:00 am
The Convergence

The Convergence

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religions and spirituality? What becomes of activism towards real global change? In THE CONVERGENCE, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler of Australia and Doug King of America in engaging women and men who are inspiring leaders and change agents around our world. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world’s future and sincere about your commitments to bold and world-serving ideas, you’ll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Episode Description

VoiceAmerica presents this Evergreen Special detailing major 2019 and 2020 global events upcoming from UNITY EARTH partners Standing for Peace Campaign, Road to 2020 Events, and Caravan of Unity across America. The five sections of the Special spotlight, now and for months to come: United Nations mandated global holiday events like the International Day of Yoga and the International Day of Peace, the vision and work of Light on Light Magazine and VoiceAmerica in covering all these events, UNITY EARTH and its partners month to month activities and initiatives 2019-2020, and the roles of partner groups like Transformation365, We, the World, URI, UNIFY, EcoPeace and The Evolutionary Leaders. Featured are global leaders from the UN, UNITY EARTH, Light on Light Magazine, Transformation365, We, and The Evolutionary Leaders. Lets share this Special, ongoing, as a resource and PR instrument pointing toward all of these global events and gathering a global constituency for their success!

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Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu

Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu

His Excellency Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu is a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service representing the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School. His extensive background includes being a fluent Chinese speaker and having previously served in China on four separate postings. More recently, he was the National Coordinator for establishing the International Solar Alliance in India. Significantly, Ambassador Naidu is a long-standing yoga practioner. Reaching back to a tender age, he was exposed to his grandfather rising early to teach yoga classes. As part of the 5th Anniversary of World Yoga Day in June, he moderated a high level panel in New York in the UN Secretariat on the theme of climate change and climate action.

Gayatri Naraine

Gayatri Naraine

Since 1980 Gayatri Naraine has served as the representative of the Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations in New York. She is a spiritual educator, writer, and speaker. She is currently the vice chair of the International Day of Yoga Committee. Gayatri’s focus is on the Sustainable Development Goals. She helped in the development of a concept paper entitled Enhancing Human Flourishing Within the 2030 Development Agenda: The Spirituality of Global Transformation. This was the result of a 3-year dialogue held with UNFPA. As a design team member for the Call-of-the-Time Dialogues, a global leadership dialogue, she has spent the last 20 years exploring “experiments in silence,” the transformational depth of contemplative silence and its impact on the world. She serves on the Board of the Kosmos Journal. Gayatri was born in Guyana and currently lives in New York City, USA. Contact Gayatri.naraine@us.brahmakumaris.org

Ben Bowler & Deborah Moldow

Ben Bowler & Deborah Moldow

Ben Bowler, Executive Director of UNITY EARTH and Deborah Moldow, UE Creative Consultant discuss the vision of UNITY EARTH and its Road to 2020 and Caravan of Unity across America. Ben and Deborah are leaders of a team projecting inspiring global events from 2019 – 2020 and beyond. The Road to 2020 to date has touched all five continents with major intercultural and musical events. (https://unity.earth/roadto2020/). In 2019 events in India and The Holy Land will join the list. The New York Convergence and UNITY Earth Liftoff Celebration and concert are first steps toward “the Caravan of Unity across America” which, in 2020, will features events across America culminating in major celebrations in New York City for the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21). Ben and Deborah will help anchor a “Coalition for the Road to 2020” organized regionally to create participations in these inspiring events. The Leadership Conference, February. 1 will begin that process (contact adam@unity.earth).

Rick Ulfik

Rick Ulfik

Rick Ulfik is Founder of We, the World, We.net and The 11 Days of Global Unity which for many years has been directing major events around the major international holidays of the United Nations. Rick is a founder/leader of We.net, FIONS and other New York City transformational organizations. He works with leaders of United Nations Committees and fellow members of the Evolutionary Leaders network co-sponsoring New York and UN international event programs. We, the World and their “Eleven Ways to Change the World” are central to the plans for 2019 and 2020 for The Road to 2020 and the Caravan of Unity across America. Rick is also a leader in Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication initiatives as well as an award-winning composer and musician. Rick co-produces Visual Voices on the Dish Network available in 15 million homes. Producing short films as well, Rick organizes and promotes scores of events and other better world activities, large and small, every year. See www.We.net.

Denise Scotto and Adam Collett

Denise Scotto and Adam Collett

Denise Scotto, Esq., and Adam Collett join us, respectively, as Chairperson of the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations, and as Creative Director for UNITY EARTH. Denise is Guest Editor of Light on Light Magazine’s annual issues on the International Day of Yoga and hosts the IDY discussion on this broadcast. Adam, a strategist, designer, media and event producer dedicated to making a positive impact in the world by combining innovative solutions with a deep knowledge of cultural diversity, joins Ben Bowler and Rick Ulfik in the discussions of these global activities on this broadcast. Denise is an attorney at law and policy advisor who has held leadership roles in professional bar organizations and has organized numerous events at UN fora. Adam, with 20 years of experience in design and technology, event production, not-for-profit management, cultural projects, youth programs and more, implements cutting-edge solutions for NGOs and social enterprises.

Karuna and Kurt Johnson

Karuna and Kurt Johnson

Karuna is founder of www.lightonkundalini.com and a leader in the international Yoga and spiritual practice communities. She is also Host Editor of Light on Light Magazine and a host of The Convergence Series on VoiceAmerica. Dr. Kurt Johnson is the Series Host for The Convergence on VoiceAmerica and Contributions Editor for Light on Light Magazine. Light on Light has produced two annual special issues on The International Day of Yoga with the IDY Committee at the United Nations also featured in this broadcast and will publish a special issue in August 2019 reflecting this VoiceAmerica Special,see https://www.facebook.com/ lightonlightmagazine Karuna and Kurt are co-developing Light on Light with Managing Editor Shannon Winters (below) and also preparing a lifestyle book, manual and lifestyle Teacher Training program with Karuna for 2019. Light on Light magazine and Kurt’s Interspiritual Network are both partners of UNITY EARTH. See www.unity.earth.

Rev. Diane Berke and Jeff Genung

Rev. Diane Berke and Jeff Genung

Part of Tranformation365, Rev. Diane Berke is the founder of The One Spirit Learning Alliance and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Jeff Genung is co-founder and President of Contemplative Life.org and, with Rev. Berke, a leader in the interspiritual movement. One Spirit and Contemplative Life have both co-sponsored various events with UNITY EARTH and Contemplative Life is a UNITY EARTH Partner. An author and international speaker, Diane is a recipient of the Houston Smith Interfaith Educator Award and numerous other recognitions. Contemplative Life and Transformation365 create a digital hub that connects people and communities with transformative practices. Contemplative Life.org’s prodigious website hosts hundreds of spiritual teachers and practice traditions, as do the famed interfaith education programs at One Spirit Interfaith.org. Recently Jeff has also partnered with Prosocial.world along with Dr. Kurt Johnson of the Interspiritual Network and UNITY EARTH.

Kate Sheehan Roach and Sr. Mary Friedland

Kate Sheehan Roach and Sr. Mary Friedland

Sr. Mary Friedland and Kate Sheehan Roach join us from Transformation365. Mary Friedland is Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris activities in Chicago and the Midwest. A Raja Yogi of more than 30 years, she teaches courses in meditation and everyday spirituality. She enjoys applying spiritual principles to life’s knotty problems and sharing what she has learned with others. Kate Sheehan Roach served as founding editor of Contemplative Journal, and as managing editor of the Spirituality Channel at Patheos.com. She is now Director of Content for ContemplativeLife.org and as a founding member of the Transformation365.org core team. Kate works alongside some of today’s great spiritual and religious teachers as editor/agent, podcast host, moderator, and program director. She is a certified Centering Prayer facilitator and serves on the North America Leadership Council for the United Religions Initiative. She lives on the edge of Philadelphia. Contact: katesheehanroach@gmail.com.

Shannon Winters and Yanni Maniates

Shannon Winters and Yanni Maniates

Shannon Winters in the Managing Editor of Light on Light Magazine and Yanni Maniates is Global Projects Director for UNITY EARTH. Light on Light is dedicated to spiritual practice and inspired lifestyle and Yanni has been working with Contemplative Life.org and other leaders in the UNITY EARTH Network creating spiritual practice programs to accompany UNITY EARTH’s events. The program developed by Yanni, Jeff Genung of Contemplative Life and Rev. Diane Berke of America’s largest interfaith seminary, One Spirit in New York City is called “Transformation 365” and its programs can be found at http://www.tranfomation365.org. Shannon has also been Managing Editor of UNITY EARTH’s Convergence Magazine which, along with Light on Light, publishes special issues on the amazing activities across the networks featured in this broadcast. Shannon has also just completed a spiritual autobiography, The Gospel of Wisdom, documenting her journey from religious fundamentalism to interspirituality.

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Aug
14
Wed
2019
AREI presents the 16th Annual AREDAY Summit – “The Politics of Change: Creating the New Hydrogen-Carbon Economy” @ Viceroy Snowmass
Aug 14 – Aug 17 all-day

AREI Inc. | PO Box 7784 | Aspen, CO 81612
970.930.8002 | info@areday.net

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The mission of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), is to advance the rapid implementation of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the speed and scale necessary to provide solutions of both the environmental and economic crises currently facing humankind and the planet.

AREI, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 public charity not-for-profit corporation.

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AREDAY

American Renewable Energy Day

America’s premier renewable energy summit is a deep immersion into topics designed to precipitate an historic and necessary transition to an environmentally and economically sound future.

Speakers and attendees include world leaders from both the public and private sectors in science, finance, investment, government and diverse technology development and deployment. We will cover Solar, Wind, Biofuels, Geothermal and other trail-blazing approaches to sustainability.

AREI presents the 16th Annual AREDAY Summit

“The Politics of Change: Creating the New Hydrogen-Carbon Economy”

DATE: August 14-17, 2019

LOCATION: Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

REGISTRATION: Registration is now open. Click here to register.

Full passes include entry to receptions, concert, expo and Impact Film. Passes available for students and locals, non-profit and small business.

Additional Community Programming:

  • IMPACT FILM

Click here for more information.

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Startup Green

Startup Green

Startup Green is a two-day accelerator platform for cleantech entrepreneurs, providing professional one on one mentorship, access to investors, and the opportunity to present at the 2017 AREDAY Summit.

Startup Green, now in its third year, is an essential program of the American Renewable Energy Institute initiated to strategically utilize our 1,000+ alumni network.  Top leaders have been gathering at the AREDAY Summit for 13 years. The Startup Green program opens this network to startups creating an environment that facilitates introductions, fosters relationships and provides knowledge essential to kick start companies and grow the low carbon economy.

Startup Green Programming

Five to ten teams, will be carefully selected to convene in Aspen/Snowmass, June 19-21st, for three full days of programming vital to taking a clean technology business to the next level. This will include classroom-style sessions and one-on-one mentorship meetings specific to company needs. Topics will include, but are not limited to, business refinement, industry, market, and sales analysis, access to the mentors networks, strategies for approaching venture capitalists, perfecting the “art of a pitch” and advice on intellectual property and patent law.

All companies will have the opportunity to present the night of June 20th at the Startup Green Evening Showcase. On June 21st, entrepreneurs will attend the AREDAY Summit and the top 3 businesses will present on the AREDAY Summit main stage.

Click here for more information.

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ACELI

ACELISince 2004, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) has been bringing top leaders and educators together to promote the rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency strategies via demonstrations, presentations and dialogue. Each year, AREDAY has hosted nationally and internationally renowned speakers and attracted attendees from across the globe – resulting in unique, powerful cross-sector collaborations and a call to action around the issue of climate change. In 2012 AREDAY became a project of the newly formed not-for-profit, American Renewable Energy Institute, Inc. (AREI). The development of the American Climate and Energy Literacy Initiative (ACELI) moves the AREDAY Summit beyond a yearly conference in order to build clean energy job training and public education on climate change solutions.

The ACELI Mission
“To accelerate the partnership between industry, community colleges and public education to create core curriculum, both online and classroom, that results in the implementation of jobs in the clean technology sector.”

We recognize the urgent need to prepare for global change, as a result of the build-up of carbon in the atmosphere that is impacting ecosystems, economies, and energy use. ACELI is positioned uniquely to respond to the urgent need and will serve as a public-private collaboration to foster resiliency and sustainable practices in connected communities across the country. ACELI projects and curriculum will enhance existing programs and initiatives, fostering synergistic activities and opportunities between educational and industry partners. We are creating and implementing publicly accredited programming for community colleges and K-12 public schools with a turn-key model that adheres to national core standards.

ACELI educational programming is being developed and will be available in four different formats:

  • Public Education Curriculum of accredited coursework offered through various Community Colleges
  • A series of Speakers Programs offered throughout the year both for public attendance, in K-12 and Community College Classrooms
  • Junior Climate Ambassadors K-12 Classroom Projects and Programs to promote climate and energy literacy while advancing science and math standards. Online curriculum development, including an interactive platform for students to share and collaborate on projects.
  • AREDAY Video library archive of prominent Keynotes, Panel Discussions, and Power Point Presentations of nationally recognized experts and business leaders in the Renewable Energy and Sustainability fields from the AREDAY Summit programs.

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RENEW

The newest program of AREI, RENEW is the retrofit of the built environment to a carbon neutral or net zero standard, moving toward the ultimate goal of carbon or net positive buildings. With approximately 120 million residential homes and 60 billion square feet of commercial real estate constituting the greatest national use of fossil energy, RENEW is designed to reduce energy use while increasing economic savings.

“There is more money to be made in saving energy than producing it.”– Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute.

RENEW creates awareness of climate change solutions through net zero retrofitting projects in critical areas of high energy consumption. From resort communities, like Snowmass Village, Colorado, to retrofits in urban areas such as Detroit, Chicago, and Denver, the goal of RENEW is to stimulate job creation in renewable and energy efficiency sectors, while creating measurably reduced energy use in each retrofit. Demonstration projects will include local, regional, and national educational outreach and awareness campaigns, policy initiatives based on a project overview, as well as a tandem effort of on-site job training with our educational branch, The AmericanACELI.

RENEW’s pilot project, began in Jan 2013, at the Goodwin residence, in Snowmass Village, CO. This home is typical of high energy use homes in the Aspen and Snowmass area, and represents a real energy consumption issue in the Roaring Fork Valley. While this home is a year round residence, many like it are vacant for many months of the year, yet require heating and cooling even when unoccupied. Through a coordinated effort with local energy contractors, trades, and renewable energy experts, our team redesigned the energy systems of this home, implemented air sealing and weatherization of the building shell, and added renewable energy after significant energy efficiency measures were taken. As a result of these improvements, this project is reaching its NET ZERO goal.

NET ZERO: A building produces as much energy as it uses, bringing it to a carbon neutral operating level.

CARBON/NET POSITIVE: A building produces more clean energy that it uses, delivering clean energy back to the grid.

The further goals of RENEW are to recommend policy and initiatives on both local and regional levels that will support the overall vision of the RENEW program.

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Sustainability News & Entertainment™

Diana Dehm“We are all in this together!” Hosted by Diana Dehm. We are crossing the nation, and heading around the globe to bring each of you to the table to tell your story on how you have made a green difference. This is all in an effort to share information we can learn from, and create a global collective for a sustainable planet – One shared idea, one solution, one conversation, and one laugh at time!

Our goal is to bring awareness around the new green economy, and drive improvement towards social and environmental impact on the planet. Diana believes “People are the heart of driving change” and that your innovative voices, ideas, and solutions will drive the green difference. We are turning up the volume and putting a voice behind green consumer products, green partnerships, sustainable technologies, renewable energy options, green jobs and so much more, with a focus on our next generation. You will walk away with a better understanding of opportunities, risks, choices, and the tools for making a green difference on the planet

“If we can walk on the moon, we CAN create a global collective for a sustainable planet”.
– Diana Dehm,Sustainability News & Entertainment for the Planet™ Host.

Stay tuned for more information and please visit sustainabilitynewsandentertainment.com.

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2019 Summit Agenda


The Summit will include Keynotes, Panels, Armchair Conversations, IMPACTFILM, Networking Sessions and  Concert
Viceroy Snowmass Resort

August 14-17, 2019

Agenda subject to change.


AREDAY SUMMIT 2019 – 16th Annual Event

“The Politics of Change: Creating the New Hydrogen-Carbon Economy”


Wednesday, August 14th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Evening Program
Hosts for the Evening: Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

5:00 pm Pre-Registration
Open Until 6:00pm
6:00 pm Networking Welcome Reception
Appetizers and Cash Bar
Hosted by AREI
Welcoming Remarks
Chip Comins and Sally Ranney AREI
7:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
2020: The Most Important Political Year in History
Gen. Wesley Clark Wesley Clark and Associates
7:15 pm Keynote Address
Framing the Hydrogen Carbon Economy:
Opportunities and Hurdles to Going to Scale

Ellen Stechel Lightworks ASU
7:45 pm Keynote Address
The HERO Breakthrough
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
Q & A 
8:30 pm Keynote Address
Hydrogen Aircraft for Poaching Surveillance 
Skipper Darlington Africa ASAP
8:45 pm Keynote Address
The Hydrogen Moonshot
Kunal Sood NOVUS
9:00 pm IMPACTFILM
The Hydrogen Age 
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy
10:00 pm Evening Program Concludes

Thursday, August 15th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Morning Session: Burning Up The Biosphere: Will New Energy Technologies Save Us? 
Host for the Morning: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Fund

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI 

Daily Blessing
Phyllis Bald Eagle Lakota Sioux Elder
8:15 am Keynote Address
Bring Back the Wolf: Bring Back the Balance
Delia Malone RMWP
8:30 am Keynote Address
The HERO Breakthrough
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
8:45 am Keynote Address
The Hydrogen Space: An Update
Mary-Rose de Valladares International Energy Agency
9:00 am Panel Discussion
Accelerating the Transition to ZERO Carbon
Moderator: Brian Goldstein Energy Independence Now
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
Mary-Rose de Valladares International Energy Agency
Ellen Stechel Lightworks ASU
9:45 am Keynote Address
Energy Economies:
What Does 100% Renewable Look Like?

Lori Smith Schell Empowered Energy
10:00 am Panel Discussion
Blue Hydrogen: Profit from Capturing Methane Emissions
Moderator: Wiley Rhodes One Step In Foundation
Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute
Alice Madden Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources
10:45 am Keynote Address
PCs, iPhones and Hydrogen
Ed Davis Blue Earth, Inc.
11:00 am Keynote Address
Where the Currents and Tides are Taking Us
Jim Dehlsen Aquantis
11:15 am Keynote Address
What Does it Really Take to be Energy Independent?
Brian Goldstein Energy Independence Now
11:30 am Panel Discussion
The Big Leap Over Fossil Fuels:
Renewables In the Developing World

Moderator: Tom King Borincana Foundation Inc.
Luka Powanga, Ph.D Energy Africa Conference
Colonel William Wyatt United States Army
Steven Conger P4P
12:00 pm Armchair Conversation
It Will be Done! 100% Renewable by 2045
Melissa Miyashiro Blue Planet Foundation
Henk Rogers Blue Planet Foundation
12:15 pm Luncheon Break
Quickly select from a variety of delicious, nutritious buffet food
served with reusable items and return to seats.
12:30 pm Lucheon Keynote Address
New Frontiers in Energy Efficiency 
Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute
1:15 pm Luncheon Keynote Concludes

Afternoon Session: New Energy Economies: Security for Our Life Support Systems
Host for the Afternoon: Hutch Hutchinson Resilient Analytics

1:30 pm Keynote Address
What We Think About When We Think About Global Warming
Per Espen Stoknes Centre for Green Growth
at the Norwegian Business School
2:00 pm Keynote Address
Beyond Coal and Other Game Changing Campaigns
Michael Brune Sierra Club
2:15 pm Keynote Address
Recovering Wildlife in Crisis and Repairing Natural Systems
Collin O’Mara National Wildlife Federation
2:30 pm Panel Discussion
Alarms, Alliances & Acceleration of Solutions 
Sally Ranney AREI
Chip Comins AREI
Michael Brune Sierra Club
Collin O’Mara National Wildlife Federation
Bruce Stein National Wildlife Foundation
3:00 pm
Armchair Conversation
Carbon Pricing = Taxes or Dividends
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Ryan Costello Americans for Carbon Dividends
Jonah Kurman-Faber Climate XChange
3:30 pm
Keynote Address
Economically Sustainable Carbon Capture 
Brent Constantz Blue Planet Ltd
4:15 pm Armchair Conversation
Utilities Must Take the Lead
Moderator: Dave Munk Holy Cross Energy
Bryan Hannegan Holy Cross Energy
Jon Goldin-Dubois Western Resource Advocates
4:45 pm Panel Discussion
Large-Scale Efficiencies in the Built Environment
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Juan Grobler Fridgwise
Brian Black ProStar Energy Solutions
Heidi VanGenderen University of CO Boulder
5:15 pm
Keynote Address
Quantifying the Cost of Adaptation
Hutch Hutchinson Resilient Analytics
5:30 pm
Armchair Conversation
Adaption: Efficiency & Supply Chains
James Goudreau Novartis Business Services
Hutch Hutchinson Resilient Analytics
5:45 pm Closing Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI 

Evening Program
Hosts for the Evening: Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

6:30 pm Networking Dinner
Buffet and Cash Bar
Sponsored by Ted Turner, Ocean Elder and Turner Enterprises, Inc.
7:00 pm Dinner Keynote Address
Passion In Action
Capt. Paul Watson Sea Shepherd
7:30 pm Keynote Address Video
Revolutionary Ocean Project
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest Fortescue Metals
Flourishing Oceans and Minderoo Foundation
7:45 pm Keynote Address
Turning Passion into Purpose:
Mobilizing the Adventure Sports Community in 2020

Mario Molina Protect Our Winters
8:00 pm Keynote Address
Ocean Health: Strategic Solutions for Governments and Society
Doug Woodring Ocean Recovery Alliance
8:15 pm Keynote Address
Source Points: Solutions to Plastic Pollution Improve the Planet
Dianna Cohen Plastic Pollution Coalition
With Video – Don’t Throw It Away
By Keb’Mo’ with Taj Mahal
8:30 pm Armchair Conversation
The Blue Heart
George Cummings Mission Blue Project Partner
Melody Saunders Brenna Reef Life Restoration and Foundation
8:45 pm IMPACTFILM
Watson
Intro and Q & A with Captain Paul Watson Sea Shepherd
10:30 pm Evening Program Concludes

Friday, August 16th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Morning Session: Sustainable Finance and Business – A New Lens
Host for the Morning: Bud Wilson Deep Nature Journeys

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI 

Daily Blessing

Phyllis Bald Eagle Lakota Sioux Elder
8:30 am Opening Keynote Address
Breaking the Mold
Maggie Cutts Prime
8:45 am Panel Discussion
Innovative Finance Powering Solution
Moderator: David Levine American Sustainable Business Council
Robert Levin Emerging Star Capital LLC
Maggie Cutts Prime
Sandra Kwak 10 Power 
9:30 am Panel Discussion
Accelerating the Transition to ZERO Carbon
Moderator: Bill Brandt ASU Lightworks
Klaus Lackner Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
Ellen Stechel ASU Lightworks
Cheryl Martin Harwich Partners
10:15 am Armchair Conversation
Reinvested Divestment: Can It Help Achieve Climate Stability?
Moderator: Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation
Thomas Van Dyck SRI Wealth Management Group at RBC
Ellen Dorsey Wallace Global Fund
10:45 am Panel Discussion
Block Chain: Creative Finance for Good 
Moderator: Hanieh Sadat Genesys One Capital
Ben Goertzel Singularity NET
Christian Shearer Regen Network 
11:15 am Panel Discussion
Climate Philanthropy
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Trammell Crow EarthX
John “Spike” Buckley Earth’s Call
Henk Rogers Blue Planet Foundation
John Powers Alliance Center
12:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Impact Investing: Real or Imagined?
Moderator: Inge Relph Global Choices
Julie Muraco TBLI Group Holdings B.V.
Rachel Payne FEM.Inc
12:30 pm Armchair Conversation
New Green Banking and Sustainable Finance
Sally Ranney AREI
Ilmi Granoff Climate Works
12:45 pm Luncheon Break
Quickly select from a variety of delicious, nutritious buffet food
served with reusable items and return to seats.

1:00 pm Luncheon Keynote
A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life
Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism Solutions
1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Concludes

Afternoon Session: INNOVATION and POLITICS of CHANGE
Host for the Afternoon: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Fund

1:45 pm Keynote Address
Where the Votes Are
Gene Karpinski League of Conservation Voters
2:00 pm Keynote Address
2 Trillion Trees? No Problem
Tom Chi Google X
2:15 pm Keynote Address
Innovative Collaborations and Strategies for Waste 
Stan Emert Green EnviroTech Holdings
2:30 pm Keynote Address
The Blixt Breakthrough
Charlotta Holmquist Blixt
2:45 pm Panel Discussion
Entrepreneurs Leading Innovation
Moderator: Frank Rukavina Sustainable Innovations Operative, LLC
Gail Levy HFactor Water
Dan Powers CO Labs
Charles Erdman Ideas by Nature
Brenna West Ethique
3:30 pm
IMPACTFILM – Trailer
Point of No Return 
Noel Dockstader Far West Films
3:45 pm
Panel Discussion
Wind Energy: 100 Gigawatts and Counting!
Moderator: Larry Flowers G4 Wind
Susan Innis Invenergy
Edward Zaelke McDermott Will & Emery LLP
4:15 pm
Keynote Address
Politics of Change
Bill Becker Presidential Climate Action Plan
4:30 pm
Keynote Address
The New Green Deal
Demond Drummer New Consensus
4:45 pm
Armchair Conversation
In the Disguise of Democracy
Moderator: Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation
David Orr Oberlin College
Jena Griswold Secretary of State, CO
5:15 pm
Panel Discussion
Digital Democracy: Reinventing Politics with the Iowa Caucus
Moderator: Inge Relph Global Choices
Tracy Vasaturo Traces Consulting
Merlin Yockstick Blue Planet Village
Sen. Jack Hatch Former Iowa State Senator and Hatch Development Group
Joe Conte The Strategy Agency
5:45 pm
Keynote Address
Climate and Social Justice
Brad Markell  AFL-CIO
6:00 pm
Panel Discussion
The Teddy Roosevelt Factor: Conservatives are Conservationists
Moderator: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Foundation
Colin Finnegan CRES
Benjamin Backer American Conservation Coalition
Captain Robin Tyner Deploy/US
6:30 pm
Closing Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI

Evening Program
Special Guest Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer
Hosts for the Evening:
 Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

7:00 pm Networking Dinner
Buffet & Cash Bar
Sponsored by World Ethics and Leadership Foundation 
and Cambridge Global Conversations
7:30 pm Dinner Keynote Address
Tom Steyer 2020 Presidential Candidate
8:15 pm Q & A
8:30 pm Armchair Conversation
Greening the Bridge to China: The G-2
Moderator Chip Comins AREI
Daniel Fung Cambridge Global Conversations
Bill Mundell IKM
8:45 pm IMPACTFILM
Better Angels
Q & A 
10:15 pm Evening Program Concludes

Saturday, August 17th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Morning Session: Science + Nature-Based Solutions = Sustainability
Host for the Morning: Bud Wilson Deep Nature Journeys

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
Chip Comins  AREI
Sally Ranney  AREI

Daily Blessing

Phyllis Bald Eagle Lakota Sioux Elder
Rev. Jane Quiat Methodist Minister
8:30 am Opening Keynote Address
The World’s Water: Status, Challenges, Solutions
Peter Gleick Pacific Institute
8:45 am Panel Discussion
What Does Water Resiliency Look Like in a Changing Climate?
Moderator: Peter Gleick Pacific Institute
Ravé Mehta Water Ledger
Jerry Mallett Colorado Headwaters
9:15 am Panel Discussion
Enough is Enough: Cleaning Up Compton’s Water
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Riggs Eckelberry OriginClear, Inc.
Fred Martin Compton Kidz Club
Cederic Cebbalos Former LA Lake
9:45 am Armchair Conversation
Can Science Lead the Way in Biodiversity and Climate Policy? 
Michelle Wyman National Council for Science and the Environment
Tiina Kurvits EcoSystem Management. Grid Arendal
10:15 am Armchair Conversation
Sustainable Land Use Planning
John McBride Sopris Foundation
Harry Teague Teague Architects
10:30 am Keynote Address
Community Supported Agricultural and Resilient Living
Eden Vardy Farm Collaborative
10:45 am Panel Discussion
Go Smart Go Safe Go Sustainable: Regenerative Agriculture
Moderator: Eden Vardy Farm Collaborative
Jerome Ostentowski Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
Bobby Gill Savory Institute
11:15 am Panel Discussion
In Wildness is the Preservation of the World 
Moderator: Amy Lewis WILD Foundation
Vance Martin WILD Foundation
Eli Weiss WildiZe Foundation
Eric Schmidt Wildlife Protection Strategies
James Brundige Nature Needs Half and First Light Films
12:00 pm Keynote Address
Big Win for Biodiversity: The Bonobo Peace Forest
Sally Jewell Coxe Bonobo Conservation Initiative
12:15 pm Luncheon Break 
Quickly select from a variety of delicious, nutritious buffet food
served with reusable items and return to seats.

12:30 pm Luncheon Armchair Discussion 
Ethics of Climate Change: Cambridge Global Conversations
Moderator: Sally Ranney AREI
Marjorie Layden World Ethics and Leadership Foundation
Daniel Fung Cambridge Global Conversations
1:00 pm Luncheon Armchair Discussion Concludes 

Afternoon Session: Rising Up! The Urgency is Now! 
Host for the Afternoon: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Fund

1:15 pm Keynote Address and Trailer
WeRiseUP
Kate Maloney WeRiseUP
1:30 pm Keynote Address
Beware: Do Not Ignore the Next Generation’s Voice
Julia Olson Our Children’s Trust

Armchair Conversation

Moderator: Julia Olson Our Children’s Trust
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
2:00 pm Keynote Address
Y On Earth
Aaron Perry Y On Earth
2:15 pm
IMPACTFILM – Trailer
Youth Unstoppable 
Slater Jewell-Kemper Youth Unstoppable
2:20 pm
Panel Discussion
Youth Eco-Warriors Take On Climate Justice
Moderator: Henk Rogers Blue Planet Foundation
Alec Loorz Circle of Fire
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
Slater Jewell-Kemper Unstoppable Youth (Skype)
3:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Millennials Moving the Needle
Katie Hoffman NEXUS
Sandra Kwak 10 Power
Matt Myers EarthX
3:20 pm Armchair Conversation
Incognita Incognitum:
Moving Towards Solutions in the Climate Crisis

Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) Musician and Author
Tom Chi Google X
3:45 pm Keynote Address 
EarthX: Bridging the Divide
Tony Keane EarthX
4:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Captain Planet: 1.5 Million Kids Later
Leesa Carter-Jones Captain Planet Foundation
Charles Orgbon Captain Planet Foundation
4:15 pm Panel Discussion 
Films Open Your Mind and Change Your Heart
Moderator: Daniel Shaw Author and Catto Shaw Foundation
Beverly Camhe Beverly Camhe Productions
Kate Brooks The Last Animals
Michael Cain EarthxFilm
Jean-Francois Cavelier True Media Company
Rex Wong fliqsmedia
5:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Nexus: Next Gens’ Conservative Case For Clean Energy
Aaron Berger Asymmetrical Solutions
Sarah Hunt Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy
5:15 pm Keynote Address
Consequences of the Apocalyptic Myth
Andrew Scott Open Mind Project
5:30 pm Keynote Address 
A Time for HEROs
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
5:45 pm Closing Conversation
Generation to Generation
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI

Evening Program
Hosts for the Evening: Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

6:30 pm Networking Dinner
Buffet & Cash Bar
7:15 pm Dinner Keynote Address 
Flourish or Perish: Time for a Progressive Reality
Jonathan Granoff Global Security
7:30 pm Dinner Armchair Conversation
The Nature of Consciousness: 
How Do We Accelerate the Shift Needed
Lawrence Ford Conscious Capital
Sally Ranney AREI
7:45 pm Panel Discussion
Practical Wisdom:
Indigenous Knowledge Guides the Way ‘Home’

Moderator: Lawrence Ford Conscious Capital
Osprey Orielle Lake Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
Anita Sanchez Pachamama
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
8:15 pm AREI AREDAY Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm Concert
Valle Musico & Aponi Kai 
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
10:00 pm Evening Program Concludes

Agenda subject to change.
Any questions please contact us.

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Viceroy Suite
Viceroy Bar
Snowmass Golf Course
Viceroy Snowmass

Viceroy Snowmass

130 Wood Road
Standard Mail: PO Box 6985
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Guestroom Reservations:
877.235.7577
Phone: 970.923.8000

Viceroy Snowmass Resort

With interior design by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International—renowned for his luxurious approach to ecologically conscious design—and its all-season pool café, bar and terrace created by tastemaker Kelly Wearstler, Viceroy Snowmass reveals such unexpected Rocky Mountain details as reclaimed timber, textural stone and embossed metals, all while embracing sustainably minded, next-generation building standards that earned Viceroy for inclusion among the nation’s rare LEED®* Gold certified resorts.

*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

To Book a Room:

Viceroy Snowmass Resort

For room reservations, please contact the Viceroy Snowmass Hotel at 877.235.7577 and reference the AREDAY Summit for special rates, or reserve online (CLICK HERE) using group code: AREDAY (with code type “Promotion”). A limited number of rooms are available with special rates. Our room block always sells out, so make sure to reserve your room ASAP. There is also a Pre-Pay option available to help save even more, but must book before July 15thand this has a no cancellations policy.

Also, if you are flying into Denver and looking to rideshare to the Summit visit our carpool page: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/g7ah0u

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AREDAY Pass Options:

  • Full AREDAY Summit – $1,250
  • Government AREDAY Pass – $850
  • Nonprofit and NGO AREDAY Pass – $750
  • Student AREDAY Pass – $450
  • Single Day AREDAY Pass – $400
  • AREDAY Speaker Pass – $250
  • AREDAY Locals Pass (ID Verification) – $350
  • AREDAY Media Pass (Credentials Required) – Contact kristen@areinstitute.net for information.
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The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force Webinar @ online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force

From September 20th to the 27th, there will be a Global Climate Strike led by youth. In the United States, the 17-year-old Jamie Margolin has been at the forefront of the youth climate movement. She led the call for last year’s youth climate march, and she is a co-founder of the youth organization Zero Hour. She will be our guest presenter for this edition of Creation Justice Webinars as we prepare for ourselves for the climate strike by focusing on the moral power and perspective that youth bring to the movement.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt of the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People’s Justice Council.

Sign-up now to join the webinar! Even if you can’t make its scheduled time, still sign-up, and we will send you a recording of it.

Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Cornerstone Fund in making this webinar possible.

Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore! Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis joined her in her efforts.

Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear!

By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape.

Compassion Camp presented by School of Integrated Living (SOIL) @ Earthaven Ecovillage
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm

Compassion Camp

August 15-18, 2019

at Earthaven Ecovillage | near Asheville, North Carolina

Compassion Camp is a four day event for adults and children where we create a community of people who learn, play and celebrate together, empowered to then send each other back into the world to spread these seeds of justice and love. Our time together is designed to foster community among the growing number of people in Western North Carolina and beyond who are passionate about living and promoting compassionate consciousness. Located at Earthaven Ecovillage, it is an opportunity to have fun, enjoy ourselves, learn together, and connect deeply in a beautiful natural setting.

Compassion Camp is inspired by the life and work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We believe that the theory and practice of NVC is a life-changing tool for cultivating compassion in our hearts, communities, and the world. In addition to NVC, other topics may include: social justice, ecology, circling, restorative circles, healthy relationships, feminism, families and children, eco-sexuality, community, economics, and authentic movement.

Compassion Camp combines experiential and traditional approaches to learning, including professionally led classes, small-group conversations, hands-on practices, movement, self-reflection, and interactive activities, to provide an intimate, well-rounded, and powerful experience. Through both pre-planned presentations and Open Space sessions, Compassion Camp seeks to concentrate the creativity and inspiration of participants into an ongoing, life-serving energy for the community and create networks among affinity groups such as educators and social activists. Compassion Camp also features relational activities centered around singing, dancing, storytelling, and silence, which cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien has identified as the four most common ways that humans create wellness, community, and connection.

Compassion Camp participants will likely experience:

  • Increased connection to self, others, and nature
  • A deeper commitment to being of service
  • A broader understanding of the ways you can live compassion
  • More skill in creating supportive community in your life
  • More practical tools and resources to inspire yourself and others

Schedule

Compassion Camp hosts a broad selection of topics to explore through the combination of pre-planned presentations and group-selected open space offerings. Connection and movement activities, meals, and rituals also contribute to a rich and nourishing experience.

More about schedule and Open Space technology


About the Co-Directors

For over thirty years, Steve Torma has gently guided our culture toward cooperation and regeneration. He is the former President of Earthaven Ecovillage, where he continues to live his passion for community and sustainability. Trained in Nonviolent Communication, and other healing modalities, Steve co-founded The REAL Center in 2007. Through his compassionate presence and guidance, Steve has helped countless people to find healing, direction, and meaning in their lives.

Terrie Lewine focuses her work on deep self-awareness, communication and relationship work. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she owns and manages her private teaching/coaching practice and the Back to Life Wellness Center. She offers classes, workshops and trainings for individuals and couples, and supports organizations by developing and supporting best practices regarding collaboration, team building and effective conflict resolution.

Steve and Terrie have been deeply enriched by using NVC in their own lives, relationships,  communities and with the people they serve. Having felt the power of NVC to transform lives they are excited to create a gathering where people can come together to learn from each other, celebrate, and network.

While deeply inspired by NVC, their vision of a compassionate world includes many other aspects of creating the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With that in mind, they’ve brought together a group of leaders in WNC to share their wisdom at Compassion Camp.

More Facilitators and Class Descriptions


Location, Travel, and Accommodations

Location
This program takes place at Earthaven Ecovillage. This permaculture-based community offers a unique living classroom where participants will engage with the natural world, eco-infrastructure, and the intimate experience of rural community living.

What to expect at Earthaven

Accommodations
Camping is included. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost.

Shared indoor lodging

Cost per person: 1 night $20, 2 nights $40, 3 nights $60, 4 nights $75

Private indoor lodging

Cost for 1 person: 1 night $50, 2 nights $85, 3 nights $105, 4 nights $120
Cost for 2 people (shared bed): 1 night $75, 2 nights $130, 3 nights $160, 4 nights $175

Off-site options

Various options in Bat Cave, Black Mountain, and Asheville.

More about accommodations

Travel
Earthaven is nestled in the heart of the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, 30 miles outside of Asheville, NC on curvy mountain roads and within two hours of three airports.

More about travel


Permaculture Design Course participants look at a locally grown feast.

Food

Delicious, omnivorous meals are prepared by talented culinary artists from the Earthaven community. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Snacks and beverages (tea, coffee) are provided. Participants are invited to help with meal clean-up. Many hands make light work.

As much food as possible is sourced from Earthaven and its surrounding farms and gardens, with some ingredients sourced from local grocery stores. Our meals are created with seasonal, local, fresh, wildcrafted, humanely-raised, and organic ingredients.


Children and Families

We welcome families with children to attend and will do our best to support you and your children. The village setting of Earthaven offers a safe and fun place for people of all ages and stages to explore. Much of the content involves focused, sit-down presentations, so attending with a young child will likely mean being less able to participate fully in the program.

Children ages 0-3 ($0 includes food and camping)
Young children are welcome to attend with parent/guardian at no cost. We do not offer a program or childcare for this age group. If you decide to bring your young child(ren) to sessions, please understand that you and your child may need to step outside if your child is crying or playing loudly so that others may participate fully.

Children ages 4-12  ($100 includes food and camping)
Children are welcome to attend with parent/guardian. For this age group we offer a youth program that runs during open space sessions and will include games, crafts, and nature connection activities. Parents are responsible for their children during all other times.

Teens ages 13-17 ($100 includes food and camping)
Teens are welcome to attend with parent/guardian. We do not offer a program for this age group. Teenagers may attend sessions, but parents should be aware that there may be adult content, and parents are responsible for them and what they attend.

Compassion camp was an emotionally nourishing environment where I was able to sink into my relationship with my partner and our children. ~ Angel Trail, 2018 Participant


Cost

Registration includes instruction, all materials, food, and three nights of camping. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost (see above).

Adults
Registration Sliding Scale: $220-400
Payment available in $60 increments

Youth
Infant and Toddlers ages 0-3: Free
Children ages 4-12: $100 (youth program available)
Teens ages 13-17: $100 (no program available)

Work Trade: We offer a few partial work trade opportunities to individuals who are available and qualified for the following service areas, and who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.  Our partial work trade positions cost $50-90 depending on the position, require about 11 hours of service, and include food, camping, admittance to camp, and materials.

Scholarships: We offer limited partial scholarships of $100 to individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford it. We prioritize scholarships for people of color and single parents with financial needs. We understand that people of color experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and we want to counteract that by offering scholarships.

Work trades and scholarships do NOT cover transportation or indoor lodging.
Please contact us at info@schoolofintegratedliving.org to receive a work trade or scholarship application.

Register Today

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.   ~ Dalai Lama

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Welcome to the Self-Study Version of Living the New Story Series 1 and 2 @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 am

Welcome to the Self-Study version of Living the New Story Series 1 

Our live journey ran from August 2017 to March 2018 and each of the 8 videoconferencing sessions were recorded.

and

Welcome to the Self-Study version of Living the New Story Series 2 !

Our live journey ran from September 2018 to April 2019 and each of the 8 videoconferencing sessions were recorded.

Throughout the eight sessions, we are inviting you to take an experiential journey into what needs to change in us, and in the human story. Each session will explore, at increasing levels of depth, what it is to live the new story personally, and accelerate it collectively, through:

  • Understanding our own personal journey inside of our larger, collective story of human evolution.

  • Awakening to ourselves as dynamic, inspired agents of change and learning how to powerfully cocreate the future of our world in a way that is uniquely ours.

  • Catalysing our growth and evolution beyond the patterns and core beliefs of our past to make way for the new story to unfold.

  • Honouring the best of the old story and integrating it into the new.

  • Connecting with, and beginning to harness, the power of the collective field to carry the new story forward.

As we change our story, we change our world

We humans find our way by story. Our stories shape us, hold us and give meaning to our lives. Every so often it becomes clear that a prevailing story is no longer serving. Now is such a time. Humanity needs a new, inspiring picture of the future to live into.

This website is designed to support the emergence of a coherent new story for humanity and the production of practical, collaborative ways to live this new story.

We invite you to help us accelerate our collective understanding of what the ‘world in waiting’ holds for us, what is already emerging and what needs to change, both in us and in the human story.

As a first step in this journey already begun by others, the Findhorn Foundation gifted to the world – The New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future –which was held from 27 September to 3 October 2014…a gift economy gathering of the human family to experience planetary community, draw on our collective intelligence and co-create a story to inspire us all.

The Summit was more than full so we know there is huge support and longing for a new way to live together – a way which honours ancient wisdom and the interconnected whole living system of which we, the Earth and the cosmos are all part. It’s all connected and we are all accountable. To find out more, visit our Summit page.

This online hub will continue to be just that – a hub for people from all over the world to meet, engage, collaborate, share information, dream, synergise and inspire each other to live a new story.

If you would like to join this wave of collaborative action to shift consciousness and build on the threads of a new story already being lived and experimented with, you are very welcome. We invite your engagement, transparency, trust, compassion, innovation, entrepreneurship and generosity of spirit

You can also contact us by post:

Visitors Centre
Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Findhorn
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For general enquiries tel: +44 (0)1309 690311
Email: enquiries@findhorn.org

Bookings office contact details:

Bookings
Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Findhorn
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For booking and workshop information tel: +44 (0)1309 691653
Email: bookings@findhorn.org

Media and Public Relations

Public Relations
Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Findhorn
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For media enquiries tel: +44 (0)1309 690605
Email: pr@findhorn.org

Scottish charity No. SC007233, registered offices at the address above.
VAT registration No. 0957.68.506B01

The Findhorn Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
LOAM Creating Community
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CREATING COMMUNITY

Boulder, CO

Free

August 22, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT

Join Loam on August 22 for a Loam Home strategizing session and sweet summertime picnic. We’ll gather together in the garden to break bread, savor herbal tea, and talk about tangible next steps for Loam Home.

Loam Home is an emerging community center and creative co-working space in Boulder, CO committed to serving as an intentional container for climate adaptation and eco entrepreneurship. From hosting permaculture workshops to farm-to-table suppers, we envision Loam Home as a vibrant hub for our community to explore regenerative living in practice. We want Loam Home to be a true collaboration and hope you’ll bring your radical skills and big dreams to share with us.

Location will be e-mailed to registered participants the day before.

We’re so excited to connect with you all!

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Loam is a movement of compassionate and creative activists who strive to support one another as we find our footing in the heart of the climate crisis. Our community is passionate about seeding regeneration, resilience, and joy through embodied experiences that inspire the cultivation of sustainable activist practices, foster inter-sectionality across movements, and help each one of us to heal our connection to our earth.

From publishing vibrant print publications to facilitating immersive workshops, Loam’s constellation of creatives is committed to building a better world through arts-as-activism.

We are endlessly grateful to the Kalliopeia Foundation for supporting this work. Loam would not be possible without our community!

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Reconnecting Ecology, Culture, and Spirituality

Kalliopeia Foundation is responding to a need—a global challenge—to take spiritual as well as physical responsibility for our common home. Our programs and those we support engage with contemporary issues at their root, with the understanding that ecological, cultural, and spiritual renewal are interdependent.

We envision a future rooted in fundamental values, such as compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. Our work strives to embody the following core principles:

  • Life Is Sacred: Honoring all life as sacred; expressing reverence for one another, the Earth, and life as a whole.
  • Interconnectedness: Approaching ecology, culture, and spirituality as inextricably interdependent.
  • Innovation: Generating creative ideas and outcomes through simple, meaningful engagement with others and the Earth.
  • Service: Embracing an ethic of care—the essential and natural aspiration to respond to needs beyond our own.

Kalliopeia’s Story

In 1997, Kalliopeia was founded as an independent private foundation to help support people and organizations who are working to bring spiritual values into institutions and systems of everyday life and work. The name “Kalliopeia” means beautiful voice and refers to the first of the nine Greek muses. She is associated with heroic poetry, justice, and transforming lower qualities into higher.

https://kalliopeia.org

Sep
1
Sun
2019
The Web of Life – Season of Creation – 2019
Sep 1 – Oct 4 all-day
info@creationjustice.org
http://creationjustice.org

Take Action with Creation Justice Ministries This September

 

Check out these different ways for you and your congregation to get involved. Come back every month for new ways to take action!

#CareForCreation: September 2019

 

Share the Word

 

September 1, 2019

Online Prayer Service for Creation Day/World Day of Prayer for Creation

Creation Day, also called the World Day of Prayer for Creation, opens the Season each year. Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew, the World Council of Churches, and many other leaders have called the faithful to celebrate it. Christians from around the world are invited to join an online prayer service to come together in a joyful celebration of our common cause.

September 16, 2019

Webinar
Learn more

10:00 Eastern US / 15:00 London / 21:00 Manila
Please join us for a webinar to explore the connection between biodiversity and Christian spirituality. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless or A Rocha International / Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care, Rev. Dra. Neddy Astudillo of GreenFaith Latino America, and Celia Deane Drummond of the University of Oxford. The conversation will be moderated by Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans.

September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike

Young people from around the world will come together for a remarkable day of strikes from school to demand urgent action on the climate crisis. Their parents, neighbors, teachers, and families will stand alongside them. The climate strikes were galvanized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and each strike to date has sent more than a million people into the streets. Learn more at Laudato Si’ Generation, the climate initiative by and for young Catholics.

September 21, 2019

International Coastal Cleanup Day

For over 30 years, communities have come together to remove trash from coastlines and waterways including ponds, lakes, and rivers. Together, these volunteers remove and catalogue mountains of litter every year. Your community is invited to join. To learn more, please visit the Ocean Conservancy.

September 23, 2019

United Nations Climate Action Summit

The UN Secretary General is hosting a summit devoted to climate change, with the aim of calling the world’s attention to the urgent need to implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris pact has been agreed to by every country–only the United States has said it intends to leave it. But countries have not made policies to meet its goals. Of the 197 countries in the agreement, only seven are on track to keep warming below 2 degrees celsius, and only two are on track to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius. Science tells us that every fraction of a degree in warming means more hunger, more sickness, more conflict. The UN Secretary General’s summit is a chance for the people of the world to rally around real, ambitious policies to solve this crisis.

September 23, 2019

6th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, Orthodox Academy of Crete Chania, Crete, Greece
Learn more

This conference will engage theology on key ecological concerns from a variety of religious traditions and perspectives. This year’s theme is “Ecological racism and prophetical voices for ecological crisis.” The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent Earth and cultural context of this region of Crete.

Guide 2019 – Season of Creation Theme – Web of Life

October 4, 2019  St. Francis Day  Many traditions view St. Francis as an inspiration and guide for those who protect creation. October 4 is his feast day and the last day in the Season of Creation. Faith leaders from around the world will come together to reflect on how St. Francis has informed their spiritual journey and to celebrate our month-long journey together.

Climate Action–United Nations
Sep 1 @ 12:00 am

Tackling Climate Change

Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Learn more about Goal 13, and for the latest United Nations climate news, visit un.org/climatechange.

Quicklinks

2019 Climate Summit | IPCC Climate Report 2018 |

ActNow.bot (Climate Action via Facebook Messenger) | Paris Agreement FAQ

Why we need action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.

People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century—with some areas of the world expected to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.

A race we can win

Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts.

But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. Emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy.

To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. The Agreement entered into force less than a year later. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and given the grave risks, to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

Climate Action Summit 2019

The Secretary-General will convene a Climate Action Summit in September 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the international agenda. Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, a former Mexican diplomat, will be his Special Envoy to lead its preparations.

The Summit will focus on the heart of the problem – the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience could make the biggest difference – as well as provide leaders and partners the opportunity to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition.

To read about the commitments that regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society pledged during the Global Climate Action Summit in California, September 2018, click here.

Sep
8
Sun
2019
A Benefit Concert for Daily Acts: Rising up for Climate Action! @ SOMO Village Event Center
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Benefit Concert for Daily Acts: Rising up for Climate Action!
Enjoy a full day music festival centered around Climate action and ways you can reclaim the power of your every daily action. Also enjoy local & sustainable craft and food vendors, non-profit organizations, green technology demos, inspirational talks and info on climate action programs, a kid’s craft area, silent auction, and more! LEARN MORE about the event, Bands, and Presenters on our Concert page under the Support tab on our main menu.Bands preforming:
Rupa and the April Fishes
The Coffis Brothers
The Highway Poets
Dusty Green Bones Band
The Real SarahsPresentations by:
Brock Dolman – Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Trathen Heckman – Daily Acts, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Sunrise Movement – Youth Climate Leaders, Trashion Fashion Show – CREDO High School + more to be announcedAll proceeds will benefit Daily Acts’ climate action programs

When:   Sunday, September 8th, 2019  1pm – 7pm
Where: SOMO Village Event Center (Sonoma County’s 100% Solar Powered Venue)
Cost:      $30, buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page here.

Please note that we have a new registration platform and if you have not done so already, you will be prompted to create a Daily Acts username and password. We are here to help by email or by phone (707) 789-9664.

Hudson River Maritime Museum 2019 Pilot Gala presented by RIVERKEEPER @ Hudson River Maritime Museum
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hudson River Maritime Museum 2019 Pilot Gala

WHEN:
September 8, 2019: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
WHERE:
Hudson River Maritime Museum
TO ATTEND:
Tickets

Capt. John Lipscomb, on patrol in the Gowanus Canal.

As part of its 2019 Pilot Gala, the Hudson River Maritime Museum will honor John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain and Vice President of Advocacy, with the annual Roger W. Mabie Award. The award is named after the museum’s founder and former president Roger Mabie, recognizing individuals who exemplify service to the Hudson
Valley and its history.

Enjoy cocktails along the historic Rondout Waterfront and an elegant buffet at sunset. Live and silent auctions benefit the museum’s education programs.

John Lipscomb became Riverkeeper’s boat captain in 2000. Having grown up in Irvington and Tarrytown, he learned to swim and sail in the Hudson River. In the early 1970’s, he apprenticed for “old time” WWII-era boat builders to learn wooden boat maintenance and repair at Petersen’s Boatyard in Nyack. In September of 2000, John began patrolling the Hudson for Riverkeeper aboard the “R. Ian Fletcher”, a 36-foot Chesapeake Bay style wooden vessel. He travels between New York Harbor and Troy, and on the Mohawk River, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, and taking regional decision makers and media out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”

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New York Harbor

Downtown NYC

Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/ashford7@yahoo.com

Mouth of the RiverA modern journey upriver begins with the churn of ferry boats, the cry of gulls circling garbage barges and the roar of traffic. Millions of New Yorkers have discovered the pleasures of the harbor; now we all share the responsibility of restoring its natural abundance.

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Fight PollutionRiverkeeper leads the battle to rescue Newtown Creek, a near-dead waterway on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. Contaminated by a colossal 17 million gallon oil spill and on-going illegal pollution, the creek was neglected for years. Residents of the area have some of the highest rates of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema in the city. Riverkeeper’s efforts have brought the matter not only into the courts, but to the attention of the government, which owes its citizens the basic right of clean air and water.”

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Photo courtesy The Gaia Institute

The marshes and forests that used to grow throughout the New York City region have long since been replaced by skyscrapers, loading docks, and parking lots. One result is that even medium-sized rains overwhelm the city’s antiquated sewage systems and cause polluting run-offs. By “green”planting on street corners and rooftops, we can capture excess stormwater and significantly reduce the amount of raw sewage now being diverted into New York Harbor.

Sep
9
Mon
2019
1 Million Actions 4 the Planet @ Your community
Sep 9 – Sep 30 all-day

 

21 DAYS OF ACTION:
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

Our mailing address is:

1 Million Women

Lvl 5, 66 Wentworth Ave

SydneyNSW 2000

Australia

Thanks a million,

Nat and the 1 Million Women team xx

Natalie Isaacs
1 Million Women Founder

Will you sign up for 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet, our challenge to mobilise thousands of people to change their habits for the planet and to raise critical money to combat the climate emergency?

How we live each day matters. One small action at a time multiplied by millions and millions changes the system. 1 Million Women is empowering women and girls all over the world to take action on the climate emergency every day. But we need funds to grow and reach more women and girls. To fight the climate emergency, we need every single one of us.

Starting on the 9th September, will you take on the 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet challenge and show your family, friends and community that we need a lifestyle revolution right now to combat the climate emergencyGo plastic freemeat & dairy free or car free for 21 days while raising vital funds for 1 Million Women to help make our movement bigger and stronger at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

It takes at least 21 days to change a habit so we’ll be changing our habits for the planet and demonstrating to the people around us that they can do it too!

21 DAYS OF ACTION:
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

We’ll give you all the tips and guides you need to undergo the challenge so that you can create new lifelong habits to help our planet!

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
Sep
10
Tue
2019
SOW TRUE SEED at the Heirloom Festival
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – Sep 12 @ 11:00 am

THE NATIONAL HEIRLOOM EXPO AT SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

Join Angie Lavezzo at the National Heirloom Expo
Santa Rosa, CA Sept 10-12

SOW TRUE SEED OF ASHEVILLE, NC

(417)924-8917 

info@theheirloomexpo.com

There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 

Bees & Pollinators: How to Maximize Your Garden Pollinators

with Angie Lavezzo, Kate Frey, Dave Hunter and Tora Rocha
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Sept 10 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion on Pollinators

Sept 11 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Incorporating Pollinators and Pollinator Plants into Your Garden

Sept 12 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

community@sowtrue.com

Mon-Fri : 9am-6pm | Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Seeds and Garden Supplies

SOW TRUE SEED – Monarchs, Milkweed and More! @ Sow True Seed
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SUPPORTING FOOD SECURITY AND SEED DIVERSITY SINCE 2009

Sow True Seed has a collection of over 500 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. We are proud to carry heirloom, organic and small-farmer grown varieties. It is central to our social mission to support and encourage a seed saving community for resilience in agriculture and our food systems.

OUR SEED DONATION PROGRAM OFFERS UP OUR LEFTOVER SEED AT THE END OF EACH SELLING YEAR UP TO PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO USE THE SEED DIRECTLY TO FEED AND EDUCATE THEIR COMMUNITY.

Who we are: Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to home gardeners and small market farmers.

We ask that all of our growers fill out the Grower Questionnaire.

You can do so here

.For more information, contact: Angie Lavezzo, Agriculture Manager

E-mail: Ag@sowtrue.com  Phone: (828) 254-0708

Location: Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

Date: Tue Sept 10 2019 from 6 -7:30 PM

Cost: $10 class (includes a milkweed plant and your choice of flower seed packet!). $5 of each ticket will be donated to the “Bring the Hive Alive” initiative to raise awareness of pollinators by painting a bee mural in downtown Hendersonville – http://handsonwnc.org/hive.

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Need additional income on your farm? Sow True Seed is always looking for more farmers to grow seed for us!

Growing Seed Seed=Food

 

 

 

Hope on the Hudson Series Screening and Q&A with Jon Bowermaster presented by RIVERKEEPER @ Bedford Playhouse
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RIVERKEEPER PRESENTS:

Hope on the Hudson Series Screening and Q&A with Jon Bowermaster

WHEN:
September 10, 2019: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
WHERE:
Bedford Playhouse – 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 map
TO ATTEND:
Learn More and Purchase Tickets

Join Bedford Playhouse for a special installment of their Environmental Series in partnership with Bedford2020 and the Weeden Foundation. National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will screen three short films (“Hope On The Hudson” Series, part of hudsonriverstories.com) that explore his passion for conservation in the Hudson Valley and the important work of non-profit environmental organization Riverkeeper and others who help restore life within our majestic Hudson River.  Following the films, guests will enjoy a panel discussion and audience Q&A with Mr. Bowermaster, Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson and a representative from Riverkeeper. Don Weeden of the Weeden Foundation will moderate the panel.

Films to be screened:
Growing With the Grain
A Living River
Carbon Farming
(total run time 52 min)

Regular ticket pricing begins at $14.

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Basics

The Hudson River is not your typical river. In fact, most of the Hudson is actually a tidal estuary where salt water from the ocean combines with freshwater from northern tributaries. This “brackish”, or mixing, water extends from the mouth of the Hudson in NY Harbor to the Federal Dam in Troy, approximately 153 miles.

The salt front of the estuary, where the freshwater runoff meets the saline water, can range from the Tappan Zee Bay near Tarrytown/Nyack in the spring to Newburgh Bay in Poughkeepsie/Newburgh in the late summer or during droughts.

Because the Hudson River is a tidal estuary, meaning it ebbs and flows with the ocean tide, it supports a biologically rich environment, making it an important ecosystem for various species of aquatic life. For many key species, it provides critical habitats and essential spawning and breeding grounds.

To learn more about the unique regions of the Hudson River take A Hudson River Journey.

History

More than nine million people living in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Ulster Counties enjoy clean, unfiltered drinking water from the Croton, Catskill and Delaware Watersheds. The 6,000-mile network of pipes, shafts and subterranean aqueducts carries approximately 1.2 billion gallons of pristine water each day from 19 upstate reservoirs.

It is a remarkable engineering achievement and the single largest man-made financial asset in New York State. But, today the city’s reservoir infrastructure is in serious trouble, as is its ability to continue supplying New Yorkers with water.

Many of the nation’s water systems are over 100 years old and in a state of grave neglect. Between 23,000 and 75,000 combined sewage overflows occur each year as a result of failing infrastructure, spilling out 1.26 trillion gallons of untreated sewage annually and incurring $50.6 billion in clean up costs.

Protection

Ashokan Reservoir

Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper believes that access to clean, affordable drinking water must be a human right. In the interest of protecting human health and preserving freshwater ecosystems, filtration of public drinking water supplies should be considered as a last resort to be employed only when an unfiltered water supply poses an imminent threat to public health. Sound watershed protection programs not only safeguard human health and aquatic life but also are vastly more economical than filtration.

Public Access

fishermen at the Shandanken output

Riverkeeper generally supports expanded opportunities for low-impact, passive recreation that is compatible with watershed protection goals on water supply lands. It is through use and enjoyment of our shared resources that people become invested in their long-term protection.

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Our Story

In 1966, the Hudson River was dying from pollution and neglect. Run-down factories choked it with hazardous waste, poisoning fish, threatening drinking water supplies, and ruining world-class havens for boating and swimming. Sadly, America’s “First River” had become little more than an industrial sewer.

At that time, the Hudson River fishermen decided they had enough. Because their catch reeked from oil spilled daily into the river, they banded together to use a decades-old federal law to the tide from ruin to recovery.

This was the founding of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association – now Riverkeeper. Today, Riverkeeper continues its fight, seeking out polluters and teaming with citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson River. And, we also work to ensure that over nine million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water. Today, pollution levels are down, and swimming and boating are back.

But the Hudson’s recovery is still fragile, still incomplete. Some fish species have not recovered, and many remain too toxic to eat; pollution levels spike with every rainfall. Mammoth cuts in government spending threaten to reverse a half-century of water quality gains, and we face the challenges of antiquated power plants, climate change, and emerging, harmful pollutants.

Riverkeeper’s vision is of a Hudson teeming with life, with engaged communities boating, fishing and swimming throughout its watershed.

Here’s what Riverkeeper stands for:

  • Guarding your waterways. Riverkeeper holds polluters accountable, making the Hudson safer and cleaner each year. We patrol the river, inform the public, and go to court whenever it’s necessary, to eliminate illegal contamination.
  • Defending clean drinking water. Community water supplies are increasingly threatened by pollution and shortage. Riverkeeper empowers citizens to make their voices heard and assure that their precious drinking water resources stay clean and plentiful. Our locally-based “water democracy” approach gets results.
  • Finding solutions. Riverkeeper fights threats to clean water like destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure. We also specialize in solutions: we improve wildlife habitat, foster sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and rally thousands of volunteers to restore their local river fronts.


“Our strategy for success hasn’t changed much since we started out as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association in 1966: Support the grassroots. Be data driven. Don’t flinch when the going gets tough.” – Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper

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New York Harbor

Downtown NYC

Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/ashford7@yahoo.com

Mouth of the RiverA modern journey upriver begins with the churn of ferry boats, the cry of gulls circling garbage barges and the roar of traffic. Millions of New Yorkers have discovered the pleasures of the harbor; now we all share the responsibility of restoring its natural abundance.

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Fight PollutionRiverkeeper leads the battle to rescue Newtown Creek, a near-dead waterway on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. Contaminated by a colossal 17 million gallon oil spill and on-going illegal pollution, the creek was neglected for years. Residents of the area have some of the highest rates of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema in the city. Riverkeeper’s efforts have brought the matter not only into the courts, but to the attention of the government, which owes its citizens the basic right of clean air and water.”

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Photo courtesy The Gaia Institute

The marshes and forests that used to grow throughout the New York City region have long since been replaced by skyscrapers, loading docks, and parking lots. One result is that even medium-sized rains overwhelm the city’s antiquated sewage systems and cause polluting run-offs. By “green”planting on street corners and rooftops, we can capture excess stormwater and significantly reduce the amount of raw sewage now being diverted into New York Harbor.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
SOW TRUE SEEDS – ALL ABOUT OKRA – at Mother Earth News Fair @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Join Chris Smith at Mother Earth News Fair
Seven Springs, PA Sept 13-15

 

There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 

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Mother Earth News FAIR

contact customer service by phone at 1-800-234-3368 for fair information, etc,

HOURS
Friday, Sept. 13: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr.
Seven Springs, Pa. 15622

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Our mailing address is:

Sow True Seed

243 Haywood St

Asheville, NC 28801

community@sowtrue.com

What I Learned from Growing 76 Varieties of Okra

This workshop focuses on top tips for growing the plant, discussion of its multitude of varieties, and great and tasty reasons to include it in your garden and kitchen.
Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

The Whole Okra, An Underdog Superfood!

This seed-to-stem celebration of okra explores the diverse traditional and creative uses of the whole plant. Learn about eating the plant’s pods, leaves, flowers, and seeds, as well as using the fiber.
Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sep
14
Sat
2019
RIVERKEEPER’S The Great Wallkill River Race @ Sojourner Truth Park
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Great Wallkill River Race

WHEN:
September 14, 2019: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
WHERE:
Sojourner Truth Park, Plains Road, New Paltz map
TO ATTEND:
Register

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Boat Brigade. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)

As part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, join the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance for this first-of-its-kind race on the Wallkill River. Enjoy the river’s scenic beauty and the serenity of being on a flat water, slow-moving river. Children are welcome with adult supervision. There will be different race categories, such as recreational kayak, canoe, racing kayak, or other craft. Racers will launch from Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz. The race will begin at the Route 299 bridge, head downstream 1/2 mile to the River to Ridge site, and return to finish at the same starting point.

Registration is required

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The Half Moon by S. Hollyer, engraving. Collection of The New-York Historical Society

The Half Moon by S. Hollyer, engraving. Collection of The New-York Historical Society

In 1609, Henry Hudson entered a lush estuary studded with rocky islands, fringed with marshlands, and crisscrossed by Native Americans in dugout canoes. He discovered then what we still find today: a majestic river and the people who depend upon it.

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Photo courtesy Melissa Brown

Riverkeeper is the leading defender of an ecosystem as complex as it is fragile. As the river struggles to recover from four centuries of abuse, our boat makes regular patrols, our lawyers fight polluters in court, and our members act as watchdogs to preserve the beauty we’ve inherited.

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Sep
15
Sun
2019
Tree of Peace & Reconciliation Tree Planting with Drawdown Markham @ Fly High Farm and Gardens
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree of Peace & Reconciliation Tree Planting with Drawdown Markham @ Fly High Farm and Gardens

In cooperation with the WE-Energime-Global Cooperation Turtle Island International Civil Society Organization and in support of peaceful interfaith dialogue, especially in light of Laudato Si, the recent message from Pope Francis on “Care for Mother Earth”, Drawdown Markham will be assisting Global Cooperation Day (GCD, New Zealand) to Celebrate the 800 year Anniversary (in 2019) of the meeting between Saint Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al Kamil in the year 1219 by planting a *Commemorative Tree of Peace* on a property in the East end of Markham (Locust Hill) on Sunday, September 15th.

This event is being done in support of the DD Markham CCAH Collaborative Exchange Project (CEP) and the “Spark for Humanity” project by We Are Mother Earth! (WAME) and GTI Enterprises (cooperative corporation), and for the eventual establishment of our “Go Local” Campaign for community resilience and adaptation, supported by our local Drawdown Markham Interfaith Neighborhood and Business Collaborative (which is part of the EncounterCanada collaborative, which is intended “to localize the Sustainable Development Goals to build ‘Climate Smart’ safe and sustainable communities and cities, pursuant to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”).

More Info

THE ARCTIC CYCLE presents THE CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE CYCLE @ Caveat NYC
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Climate Change Theatre Action: Setting the Stage for a Better Planet

September 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT

$15

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost:
$15

Venue

Caveat NYC
21 A Clinton Street
New York,NY10002 United States
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ABOUT THE ARCTIC CYCLE:
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Our Mission

The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.


Our Initiatives

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The Plays

The Arctic Cycle will support the writing, development, and production of eight plays by playwright Chantal Bilodeau that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states. Each play is written after extensive research, visits to the areas, and consultations with scientists and local communities.


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Artists & Climate Change

Through the publication of essays, interviews, and editorials, the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change creates community and promotes the inclusion of the arts in the global climate change conversation. Since its launch in  2013, A&CC has become an educational resource for art, environment, and social change classes.


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Climate Change Theatre Action

A biennial initiative, Climate Change Theatre Action(CCTA) is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA seeks to foster non-partisan local and global conversations about climate change and encourage people to take action within their community.


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The Incubator

The Incubator is 5-day intensive workshop for artists, activists, scientists, and educators interested in engaging, or furthering their engagement with, climate change through the arts. Limited to 20 participants, it provides a space for focused reflection, exchange of ideas, learning from other fields, and expanding possibilities beyond traditional forms and venues.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Sustainability Bootcamp @ Details coming soon!
Sep 19 @ 8:58 pm – Sep 20 @ 9:58 pm

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OIA Sustainability Boot Camps are designed to help small to mid-sized brands establish their organization’s sustainability strategy and program, accelerate sustainability improvements and meet (or exceed!) customer expectations. Any brand, whether an OIA member or not, is welcome to attend. We encourage teams of 2 per company, representing different functions (e.g. product, sustainability, marketing, and sales). While the content will primarily be tailored to apparel and footwear, all product types are welcome. For more information, please visit: https://outdoorindustry.org/event/2019-oia-sustainability-boot-camp/

UPCOMING BOOT CAMP STOPS

STOP 1: SEATTLE, WA

March 14, 2019

See Past Agenda

STOP 2: DENVER, CO

June 16, 2019

See Past Agenda

STOP 3: NEW YORK CITY, NY

September 19 & 20, 2019

 

STOP 4: COSTA MESA

December 5, 2019

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Get up to speed. Understand how global sustainability challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and water scarcity relate to your products and supply chain — and impact your business.
  • Be strategic. Learn how to develop and execute a focused sustainability strategy that will give your brand the most bang for your buck.
  • Make a plan. Gain step-by-step guidance on how to implement best practices in priority areas such as climate change, chemicals management and social responsibility, use best-available tools like the Higg Index, and create your own customized improvement plan.
  • Become an effective champion. Be prepared to communicate the business value for action and gain buy-in for sustainability initiatives.
  • Establish your support system. Connect with industry peers and access an expansive network of experts, tools and resources that will support your sustainability improvement journey for years to come.

BOOTCAMP TESTIMONIALS

“Great! Exceeded expectations, less daunting now, inspired, learned a lot, LOVE this industry! We are so fortunate.”

“I’m coming away from this with renewed enthusiasm and specific actions to bring to the sustainability team. It felt like the information was tailored to my questionnaire responses which means people are going through similar challenges.”

“Beyond sustainability, it was very refreshing to be with other employees from brands on a level playing field without sales or any other implications/promotions.”

 

 

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

1. Only two registrants per company maximum. Register together, and you’ll get discounted pricing for the second participant!

2. Your company email is required. Non-validated email addresses will not be accepted.

3. Existing OIA Members and SWG Contributing Members get preferred pricing. If your organization belongs to both, please select SWG Contributing Membership when registering to receive the best deal.

4. Interested in joining us for the first time?  Contact membership@outdoorindustry.org to sign up for OIA or SWG Contributing membership in order to receive discounted Boot Camp pricing.

Registration closes once capacity is reached.

Space is limited.

Don’t delay, sign up today!

Venue location and details coming soon.

MAIN OFFICE

BUSINESS HOURS: M–F, 8AM–5PM MST
P 303.444.3353
F 303.444.3284
info@outdoorindustry.org

2580 55th St, Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80301

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

BUSINESS HOURS: M–F, 8AM–5PM EST

419 7th St. NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20004

Sep
20
Fri
2019
CLIMATE STRIKE SEPTEMBER 20 2019 @ Near YOU!
Sep 20 all-day

WE, THE FUTURE GENERATION, ASK YOU TO CHOOSE US

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to

#strikewithus

Find a strike near you to attend on September 20. If you don’t find an event in your area, organize one! We’ll provide everything you need to get started in planning something in your community so no experience is necessary.

Whether you’re 7 or 77, you’re invited to join the movement.

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From Bill McKibben:

Dear Friends,

“Last week I ended up in jail for a little while, because I’d sat down in a Congress member’s office to protest the deadly confluence of climate and immigration policy. You can read about my day in the New Yorker1 story shared on the bottom of this email, but my point in sharing it with you is not to say that I acted nobly or that it was a big deal.

Instead, my point is simply that sometimes you have to act even if you’re not entirely sure what the effect will be. We’re coming up on the next great moment in the climate movement, the global all-ages climate strike on Sept. 20. Years of sustained resistance from Standing Rock to the school strikes and beyond, particularly from youth of color, have led us to this moment. So let’s make the most of it.

We’re now just one month away from the Global Climate Strike. Join your community members, coworkers, and children in the streets at an event near you, or host one yourself.

Whatever you do that day — whether you walk out of work or school, close down your business, or join a protest, it will help build the groundswell that is now clearly rising.

When you strike, you’ll be striking for justice above all — it’s one thing you can do on behalf of those who are incarcerated at the border, or who are living so close to the margin that taking a day off is not possible. If you have some flexibility in your life, it’s time to put it to work. If you don’t, sign up anyway, we’ll find other ways for you to participate and show your support.  

The UN’s best guess is that unchecked climate change could produce a billion climate refugees this century. Think about that for a moment — a billion people whose lives would be utterly, permanently, devastatingly upended. Then think about whether you can take a day to do something real about it, even without knowing exactly what change it will produce.

It’s time for all of us who can to take action for a more just and sustainable world. Join the Global Climate Strike starting on September 20th and fight with me for the future we all deserve.

Together we build movements, and when those movements get big enough they change history. You change history. Thank you for being a big part of it –

Let’s make change, “

Bill McKibben 

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For more information, please visit strikewithus.org.

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ABOUT

With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months. On September 20, for the first time, the adults are joining us.

We, as a global society, are at a crossroads. We have a decision to make. Are we going to choose money or power or are we going to choose the future? The September 20 strike is an invitation to everyone to choose us. Choose the kids, choose humanity, choose the future.

Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations,

September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking

that will launch an entire week of climate action across the world.

September 20 is only the beginning. We must carry this energy to the 2020 elections, and beyond to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crises. This is history in the making, and it’s time we take back the narrative to save our futures.

The demands set forth by the youth coalition will be released soon.

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MEET THE STRIKE TEAM

YOUTH COALITION

ADULT COALITION

STRIKE SPONSORS

MOVEMENT PARTNERS

Fall Mushroom Retreat @ Blue Deer Center
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

Blue Deer Center  1155 County Route 6  Margaretville, NY   12455
(845) 586-3225

September 20 – 22, 2019

Fall Mushroom Retreat

Fungi for food, health, cultivation and restoration

Friday, 9/20, 6 pm to Sunday, 9/22 12 pm

Cost: $385 (includes lodging on Friday and Saturday, plus dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday)

A commuter rate of $225 per person includes meals as above and no lodging.

Please contact Linda at lindafelch@bluedeer.org with any questions about this program or registration.

Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on September 20th. 

Transportation options can be found by clicking on the link on your registration confirmation or by clicking here.

We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free). If you have other dietary restrictions, please email catering@bluedeer.org to discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition less a $25 processing fee. If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $25 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year.  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $25 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date. Refunds will be processed within 2 weeks of cancellation.

Learn About Our Center

The Land

Many years ago, in the broad valley of the Upper Delaware, near what is now called Margaretville, New York, several Mohawk and Oneida families made camp for summer hunting and gathering. It happened that a dispute over territory arose between the two groups, and soon afterwards the death of a warrior was discovered. Who was responsible? There were allegations and counter-allegations.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Day of Sustainable Communities @ Communities throughout North America
Sep 21 all-day
Day of Sustainable Communities @ Communities throughout North America

The first North American Day of Sustainable Communities will be held on September 21, 2019. All individuals and communities who are catalyzing transformation in the face of ecological and climate breakdown are invited to host an event on the day.

Learn more and register your event at https://www.sustainablecommunitiesday.net/

ECOLISE @ Global
Sep 21 all-day

ECOLISE

The European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability, is the initiator and main organiser of the European Day of Sustainable Communities. We have 46 member networks and organisations across Europe

CONTACT INFO
http://www.ecolise.eu
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ecolise.eu/about/?ref=page_internal

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European Day of Sustainable Communities

A celebration of local communities taking action for a zero-carbon, regenerative and inclusive Europe.

This is an ECOLISE flagship event. #EDSC19 #SustainableCommunity

Become a co-creator of the day! For details see https://www.sustainable-communities.net/

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Farm Aid 2019
Sep 21 all-day

There’s only three weeks until Farm Aid 2019! We’re getting excited and

we hope you are too.

Even if you won’t be joining us in person in Wisconsin,

here are a couple of ways to join the Farm Aid fun

from wherever you are:

Stand with family farmers today! The people who grow our food deserve to make a fair living. But that’s out of reach for the livestock and poultry farmers who work in an industry where the power of giant corporations leaves them trapped in a rigged marketplace, vulnerable to abusive business practices.

Let the USDA know you want strong safeguards to give farmers a fighting chance against corporate power.

Showing your support is easy with our online petition that will be delivered to the USDA.

GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION on Peace, the Climate, SDGs and Nuclear Abolition @ Global
Sep 21 – Sep 27 all-day

Global week of action on Peace, the Climate, SDGs and Nuclear Abolition

September 21 – September 27

The week of Sep 21-27 includes the following key events:

Together these dates comprise a Global week of action on peace, climate, SDGs and nuclear abolition.

Flyers on the Global Week: Taking action together

Abolition 2000 has established a working group to build cooperation between climate, SDG, peace and disarmament organisations to take action during the week. For more information see the Abolition 2000 flyer on the Global Week for Peace, the Climate, SDGs and Nuclear Abolition Sep 21-27.

Abolition 2000 is cooperating with Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD), Forus, Asia Development Alliance (ADA), the Korea International Cooperation Agencyand other sustainable develpoment organisations on Stand Together Now for a Just and Peaceful World: Seven Days to Save our Planet. See Stand Together for peace and sustainability Global Week of Action Sep 20-27 poster.


Connections between peace, climate protection, SDGs and disarmament

UN Charter (Article 26) recognises the connection between disarmament and sustainable development. Article 26 requires the UN to facilitate disarmament ‘in order to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources.’

More recently the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that there can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development. In addition, Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament, the disarmament agenda released in 2018 by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, outlines the links between disarmament and many of the SDGs.

Key events and actions:

Sep 21: International Day for Peace

  • UN event: International Day of Peace Student Observance, United Nations, 20 September 2019. Watch it on webtv.un.org
  • Peace One Day event in London: with civil society leaders and celebrities that will be live-streamed globally.
  • List your event at Peace One Day, a global platform to share, find out about or join actions for Peace Day.

For further information see the UN website on International Day for Peace. Share your ideas and activities through #PeaceDay and #ClimateAction.

 Sep 23: UN Climate Summit

Action: Call on your government to commit in New York to deeper reductions in carbon emissions, a faster transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies, and reductions in military budgets in order to fund climate protection.

Sep 24-25: Summit on Sustainable Development

Action: Call on your government to highlight at the SDG Summit the importance of peace and demilitarisation in achieving the SDGs, and support the proposal of Kazakhstan that all countries redirect 1% of their military budget to the SDGs.

Sep 26: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Actions:
a) Encourage your Prime Minister/President to attend the Sep 26 UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and call on all States to never launch a nuclear war, and to negotiate for the abolition and elimination of nuclear weapons;
b) Organise a screening of ‘The Man who saved the World’ or other action for Nuclear Abolition Day.

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Climate Action Summit 2019

The Secretary-General will convene a Climate Action Summit in September 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the international agenda. Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, a former Mexican diplomat, will be his Special Envoy to lead its preparations.

The Summit will focus on the heart of the problem – the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience could make the biggest difference – as well as provide leaders and partners the opportunity to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition.

To read about the commitments that regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society pledged during the Global Climate Action Summit in California, September 2018, click here.

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“Sunflowers instead of missiles in the soil would ensure peace for future generations”

U.S. Secretary of Defence William Perry, as he joined Russian and Ukrainian defence ministers to plant sunflowers on a former missile base

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Contact

Basel Peace Office

c/o Seminar für Soziologie
Universität Basel
Petersgraben 27
CH-4051 Basel
Switzerland

info@baselpeaceoffice.org

Riverkeeper of New York – First Annual Rally On The River @ Factoria at Charles Point
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our mission is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of 9 million New Yorkers. –

Riverkeeper

 

Restore & Protect NYC Waterways

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NYC at a Glance

Over the coming years, New York City’s population growth will present both a challenge and an opportunity. The number of people living alongside the city’s waterfront is expected to continue to grow, so too will the risks those residents will face; from climate change, legacy toxins, and ongoing sewage pollution.

Meanwhile, New Yorkers are increasingly taking to the water, whether for fishing, kayaking, biking, and swimming. As more people play in or near our waterways, public concern and awareness grow, leading to increased community advocacy.

Around the city, Riverkeeper has been working to engage and activate communities along diverse waterfronts. We actively support and strengthen the work of organizations like the Guardians of Flushing Bay, Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Newtown Creek Alliance.

In the 50 years since Riverkeeper’s founding, we’ve been glad to see a sea of change in the way the city approaches clean water. Public access points, triathlons, ferry services, green infrastructure, esplanades, education centers, and restoration work has bridged the pollution-based divide that once separated New Yorkers from their Sixth Borough – the waters around them.

Much work remains, however — and Riverkeeper looks forward to helping steward the next 50 years of change in New York City.

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Contact Us

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Riverkeeper Address

20 Secor Road
Ossining, New York 10562
Directions

Phone:800-21-RIVER

Fax: 914-478-4527
Email: info@riverkeeper.org

To Report a Polluter

Phone: 800-21-RIVER ext 231
Submit a report online

Membership Inquiries

Monica Dietrich
Phone: 914-478-4501 ext. 222
Email: mdietrich@riverkeeper.org

For Journalists

Leah Rae
Staff Writer and Media Specialist
Phone: 914-478-4501 ext. 238
Email: lrae@riverkeeper.org

Request a Speaker

To request a speaker from Riverkeeper, please please contact Jen Benson at jbenson@riverkeeper.org

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September 21, 2019: 1:00PM to 10:00PM
Factoria at Charles Point, 5 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill, NY 10566 map
Join us for Rally on the River, a brand new event to bring our community together for a common cause: The Hudson River. Run, paddle, revel and recreate on the banks of the River at the Factoria at Charles Point. This daylong festival will feature something for everyone including the Surf and Turf Challenge!

Learn More

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Basics

The Hudson River is not your typical river. In fact, most of the Hudson is actually a tidal estuary where salt water from the ocean combines with freshwater from northern tributaries. This “brackish”, or mixing, water extends from the mouth of the Hudson in NY Harbor to the Federal Dam in Troy, approximately 153 miles.

The salt front of the estuary, where the freshwater runoff meets the saline water, can range from the Tappan Zee Bay near Tarrytown/Nyack in the spring to Newburgh Bay in Poughkeepsie/Newburgh in the late summer or during droughts.

Because the Hudson River is a tidal estuary, meaning it ebbs and flows with the ocean tide, it supports a biologically rich environment, making it an important ecosystem for various species of aquatic life. For many key species, it provides critical habitats and essential spawning and breeding grounds.

To learn more about the unique regions of the Hudson River take A Hudson River Journey.

History

More than nine million people living in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Ulster Counties enjoy clean, unfiltered drinking water from the Croton, Catskill and Delaware Watersheds. The 6,000-mile network of pipes, shafts and subterranean aqueducts carries approximately 1.2 billion gallons of pristine water each day from 19 upstate reservoirs.

It is a remarkable engineering achievement and the single largest man-made financial asset in New York State. But, today the city’s reservoir infrastructure is in serious trouble, as is its ability to continue supplying New Yorkers with water.

Many of the nation’s water systems are over 100 years old and in a state of grave neglect. Between 23,000 and 75,000 combined sewage overflows occur each year as a result of failing infrastructure, spilling out 1.26 trillion gallons of untreated sewage annually and incurring $50.6 billion in clean up costs.

Protection

Ashokan Reservoir

Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper believes that access to clean, affordable drinking water must be a human right. In the interest of protecting human health and preserving freshwater ecosystems, filtration of public drinking water supplies should be considered as a last resort to be employed only when an unfiltered water supply poses an imminent threat to public health. Sound watershed protection programs not only safeguard human health and aquatic life but also are vastly more economical than filtration.

Public Access

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Riverkeeper generally supports expanded opportunities for low-impact, passive recreation that is compatible with watershed protection goals on water supply lands. It is through use and enjoyment of our shared resources that people become invested in their long-term protection.

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Our Story

In 1966, the Hudson River was dying from pollution and neglect. Run-down factories choked it with hazardous waste, poisoning fish, threatening drinking water supplies, and ruining world-class havens for boating and swimming. Sadly, America’s “First River” had become little more than an industrial sewer.

At that time, the Hudson River fishermen decided they had enough. Because their catch reeked from oil spilled daily into the river, they banded together to use a decades-old federal law to the tide from ruin to recovery.

This was the founding of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association – now Riverkeeper. Today, Riverkeeper continues its fight, seeking out polluters and teaming with citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson River. And, we also work to ensure that over nine million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water. Today, pollution levels are down, and swimming and boating are back.

But the Hudson’s recovery is still fragile, still incomplete. Some fish species have not recovered, and many remain too toxic to eat; pollution levels spike with every rainfall. Mammoth cuts in government spending threaten to reverse a half-century of water quality gains, and we face the challenges of antiquated power plants, climate change, and emerging, harmful pollutants.

Riverkeeper’s vision is of a Hudson teeming with life, with engaged communities boating, fishing and swimming throughout its watershed.

Here’s what Riverkeeper stands for:

  • Guarding your waterways. Riverkeeper holds polluters accountable, making the Hudson safer and cleaner each year. We patrol the river, inform the public, and go to court whenever it’s necessary, to eliminate illegal contamination.
  • Defending clean drinking water. Community water supplies are increasingly threatened by pollution and shortage. Riverkeeper empowers citizens to make their voices heard and assure that their precious drinking water resources stay clean and plentiful. Our locally-based “water democracy” approach gets results.
  • Finding solutions. Riverkeeper fights threats to clean water like destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure. We also specialize in solutions: we improve wildlife habitat, foster sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and rally thousands of volunteers to restore their local river fronts.


“Our strategy for success hasn’t changed much since we started out as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association in 1966: Support the grassroots. Be data driven. Don’t flinch when the going gets tough.” – Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper

Sep
23
Mon
2019
Choices for Sustainable Living Workshop @ Elders Action Network - zoom video conference
Sep 23 all-day
Choices for Sustainable Living Workshop @ Elders Action Network - zoom video conference

September 23, 2019 – January 20, 2020
(Every other Monday. Nine online sessions via Zoom video conferencing)

Purpose of the Workshop
The term “sustainability” is used so freely, it’s difficult to understand what it can mean. At its essence, sustainability embodies hope for a healthy, just and bright future for us all. Choices for Sustainable Living provides participants with a powerful opportunity to explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives.

We will be using the inspiring workbook from the Northwest Earth Institute. It will be facilitated by an enthusiastic team and highly interactive for participants. You will discover new ways to make change more possible and powerful, both individually and in community.

The time to complete the course material in the two weeks between each session will be 2-3 hours, more or less, depending on personal circumstances.

Workshop Dates
All sessions are on Mondays at 9:00 – 11:00 am PT / Noon – 2:00 pm ET

Orientation September 23
Session 1 October 7
Session 2 October 21
Session 3 November 4
Session 4 November 18
Session 5 December 2
Session 6 December 16
Session 7 January 6
Session 8 January 20
For more information on sessions read here.
Registration
$70 – $85 (sliding scale)

You will also need to purchase Choices for Sustainable Living 2018 from Northwest Earth Institute (e-book $33/paperback $35).

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Transition Thrive Online Training @ Online
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – Nov 21 @ 12:30 am

Transition Thrive Online Training

Date:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 11:00am – Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 12:30pm

Registration:

All times Pacific. We are currently offering two registration options through this page: a $120 Standard Ticket to cover the basic costs of producing this course and a $180 Sponsor Ticket to help subsidize scholarships. If you would like to request a need-based scholarship or group discount, please contact don@transitionus.org

Thrive Circle

Transition Thrive can be thought of as the sequel to Transition Launch Training. While Launch focuses on the first few steps of the Transition process – understanding the global context, forming an initiating group, raising awareness, and cultivating partnerships with like-minded organizations – Thrive builds upon this foundation to provide answers to how to broaden, deepen, and scale up the impacts of local community resilience-building initiatives over time.

Over the course of eight weekly sessions, you will form mutually-supportive relationships with other participants, develop new abilities and knowledge, receive guidance for overcoming the specific challenges you are facing, and create a robust action plan to take your work to the next level.

Prior participation in a Transition Launch Training is recommended, but not required. This course is open to social change activists from all over the world, but is currently only available in English.

Sessions at a Glance

1. Maps for the Transition Journey (October 3): Identify your initiative’s current strengths and weaknesses using the Transition Healthcheck and explore how The Five Stages of Transition can provide an achievable path to thriving.

2. Cultivating the Collective Genius (October 10): In this session, we will look closely at our individual wholeness and unique collaboration styles while exploring ways of cultivating these so that the collective genius in our groups is more likely to emerge.

Transition Manifesto3. Running Successful, Practical Projects (October 17): This session will share design ideas for projects that bring tangible benefits to your community, engage and energize volunteers, and support working groups to be effective and rewarding.

4. Reaching Beyond the Choir (October 24): Learn how to create a tipping point of support for your initiative and cultivate strategic partnerships by telling your best stories, harvesting metrics, and designing value propositions.

5. Building Momentum and Capacity (October 31): In this session, we will cover running larger campaigns, forming diverse coalitions, taking a multi-faceted approach to fundraising, and establishing a healthy formal organization.

6. System-Changing Strategies (November 7): This session will explore the mindsets, practices, and structures that support community-wide and whole systems strategies, such as creating localized food systems or transforming local economies.

7. In It for Life (November 14): Here, we will discuss some of the unique challenges we encounter as long-term change-makers, and will suggest tools, mindsets, inner postures, and practices that help us stay inspired and prevent burnout.

8. Bringing It All Back Home (November 21): In this final session, we will circle back to the Transition Healthcheck to harvest key insights from this course, address major challenges, and create an action plan for your group to thrive!

How Does It Work?

Thrive Online consists of a series of eight pre-recorded presentations that will be made available for you to watch before engaging in weekly 90-minute live videoconferences exploring each of these topics in greater depth. We will also provide you with access to a private discussion forum that you can use to share resources and continue conversations in between sessions.

Please don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself to be tech-savvy. The platforms we use are designed to be easy to navigate, and we will provide personalized technical assistance throughout the course to ensure that your experience is as enjoyable as humanly possible.

While this online format enables you to participate in an international learning cohort from the comfort of your own home – at a lower cost and with a smaller carbon footprint than traditional face-to-face offerings – if you’d prefer to host a Thrive Training in your local community, please click here to learn more about how to do that.

Facilitation Team

Don HallDon Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities for more than a decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota (Florida) from 2010 to 2016. Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University.

Michelle ColussiMichelle Colussi has worked in community and economic development for over 20 years with a focus on community resilience and organizational capacity-building and planning. She was a co-founder of Transition Victoria (BC) and their flagship programs: Building Resilient Neighbourhoods and Resilient Streets. She has delivered Launch Training since 2009 and chaired the University of Toronto’s Transition Emerging Research Advisory Group.

Rebecca BlancoRebecca Blanco completed a Master’s and a Doctorate and has been a psychotherapist for 40 years. Her interest in eco-psychology sparked her conviction that personal transformation within an ecological-social context is crucial for a regenerative world. She’s participated in a mentorship with Dr. Andy Fisher and The Work That Reconnects Training. Rebecca is a workshop facilitator at Forest Center.

Sally LudwigSally Ludwig is a co-founding member of Transition Guelph, with particular interests in inner dimensions of personal and community resilience, ecological and climate justice, effective collaboration, and social applications of Permaculture. She is a trainer for Transition and facilitator of the Work that Reconnects, educator, mentor and consultant. Secretly, she throws seed bombs and does guerilla planting of fruit trees and raspberry bushes.

Oct
2
Wed
2019
ANNUAL PEOPLES ECOCHALLENGE
Oct 2 – Oct 23 all-day

 

Our annual People’s Ecochallenge is back to invite you to do more environmental + social good.

From October 2 – October 23,

create more environmental + social good alongside your peers

and thousands of global changemakers.

Connect the dots between your values and the impact of your actions.

The People’s Ecochallenge harmonizes individual and collective action,

camaraderie, and friendly competition

to create significant collective impact.

 Over 100 actions within nine

Challenge categories await you. Register today!

Register >

Connect the dots between your values + the impact of your actions during The People’s Ecochallenge!

Ecochallenge.org’s social change platform + curriculum connect a global community of advocates and changemakers, each doing what we can, in ways that are most relevant to us, to make this great spinning dot we call home a healthier, more equitable, more sustainable place. Welcome to The People’s Ecochallenge!

Connect the dots wi
Oct
3
Thu
2019
Journey to Mount Shasta @ Mt. Shasta Retreat Center
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm

Journey to Mount Shasta

 


$475 – $595 sliding scale

Cost includes all meals and shared lodging at our beautiful private retreat center. All proceeds benefit the work of ONE. Deposit of $150 holds your place (nonrefundable). The remaining balance of the sliding scale you choose is due by August 25th.

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You’re invited to enjoy a very special weekend of renewal and transformation on powerful Mount Shasta in Northern California. Long considered one of the seven sacred mountains of the world, Mount Shasta holds a vibrant transformative energy that seekers the world over travel to experience. Graceful and deeply profound, Mount Shasta is an immense energy center filled with opportunities to connect deeply with the Heart of the Living Earth. How long has it been since you listened?

Your guided journey begins at 4pm on Thursday October 3rd with a welcoming circle and delicious dinner, and ends on Sunday October 6th at 12pm with our closing circle. Throughout your experience you will enjoy opportunities to connect and communicate with Pachamama and the more than human beings that she nourishes. You will:

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  • ·Travel to the Mountain for exploration and prayers

  • Learn simple yet profound techniques to help you more easily hear the language of non verbal beings, including Heart Coherence, extra sensory perception, Grazing, and Earthing

  • Experience communication with the Water People, Rock People, Animal People, Plant People, Tree People and the Mountain Herself

  • Be transformed through earth based ceremony

  • Feast in joyful communion in our Sacred Kitchen

  • Make an alchemical sacred anointing oil that you’ll take home

  • Enjoy lively discussions, laughter and heart-centered community connection

This will be a time of deeply connecting to oneself, the mountain, nature and the cosmic forces supporting our spiritual evolution. We live in a sacred world that is not just more complex than we think – it’s more complex than we can think. We’ll move out of the “thinking ball” on top of our bodies and settle deep into our hearts to learn a new language. We go to the mountain to listen. We go for new direction. We go to play. You’ll return home with a renewed sense of connection, gratitude, and deep appreciation for the unique and interconnected place you hold in life’s tapestry.

Lodging

Lodging opportunities at our retreat center include shared bedrooms in the main house, shared space in the smaller yurt (yurt spaces include a bed and curtains to separate your space from the rest of the yurt if desired), and “glamping” tent sites with two beds per tent. You might initially feel awkward about sharing sleeping rooms, but part of the weekend’s experience is to remember the gifts of community that come with sharing space in a world that supports increasing isolation. If you have a preference for a particular space, please indicate your preference when you register and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you. See slide show below for photos.

Things to Bring

  • An item from your kitchen that has personal significance to you. These will be placed on our Sacred Kitchen alter, and you’ll take them home again at the end of the journey.

  • A homemade gift for our giveaway. This could be a piece of art, a jar of jam, a poem – anything you’ve personally made with your hands and your heart.

  • Folding camp chair and blanket for your outdoor comfort. The evenings can be chilly on the mountain in early October.

  • Sunscreen

  • Water Bottles. I recommend bringing extras to fill with fresh living spring water from the Sacramento River Headwaters so you can take some of this amazing water home with you.

  • Paper or journal, with an extra pen.

  • Drums, rattles, guitars, and other musical instruments – if you wish

  • A walking stick (optional)

  • A day pack

  • Snacks or special foods you might need.

Meet Your Facilitators

Julie Caldwell, MA

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Over two decades ago Julie opened the doors of Humboldt Herbals ~ a full service herbal apothecary located in the heart of the Redwoods on the pristine northern California coast. She and her staff of experienced herbalists now serve hundreds of community members each month who rely on Humboldt Herbals as a primary source of health care.

Originally from Alabama, Julie grew up with a plant talking granny, a pharmacist father, an artist mother, and loads of fiddle-playing, guitar picking relatives. Her first serious relationship with a plant began over 45 years ago at age 5, when she became great friends with a wild black cherry tree her granny called Crazy Doug. Julie’s “formal” education includes a BS in research psychology and biology, a MA in contemporary American poetry, and many, many herb classes including extensive studies with Pam Montgomery. The works of Pam, Stephen Harrod Buhner and Rosemary Gladstar have greatly influenced her herbal approach. She serves on the Visioning Council for the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries, and continues to enjoy a long history of spiritual exploration with wise ones from various traditions around the world.

Julie offers personal sessions, classes and herb walks in the Humboldt County area, and facilitates ongoing retreats in sacred Mount Shasta. To learn more about Julie’s classes, services, and herb shop, you can sign up for the Humboldt Herbals monthly newsletter at www.humboldtherbals.com.

Elyshia Holliday

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In the spring of 2000 Elyshia left her thriving naturopathic practice in the Central Valley of California and moved to the mountains of New Mexico, where she co-founded a non-profit organization dedicated to healing the relationship between human beings and Mother Earth. She studied with many teachers and elders in the course of supporting this mission, who were called upon to guide and share their innate perspective of living as part of a whole earth system. Their wisdom and knowledge has had a profound influence on the way Elyshia views life, healing, and our basic guardianship of earth.

Growing up in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon created a unique opportunity to be close to the mountains, waters, trees and the wild in her everyday life. The quietness of the land allowed Elyshia to learn to listen to nature, to the wind blowing through the tall pines and currents of the river flowing across skin. It was good preparation!

Although it seems the most important things she learned came from elders, the cosmos and the Earth herself, Elyshia’s formal education includes a BS in Biology with concentrations in molecular biology and biochemistry as well as Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist and Naturopathy certificates from the School of Natural Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she studied with Farida Sharan.

Julie and Elyshia at the Global Earth Repair Conference

Julie and Elyshia at the Global Earth Repair Conference

Much of the work Elyshia has done and continues to do is centered around community group facilitation, sacred nourishment, and helping people expand their relationship with Mother Earth. Since 2016 she has initiated and been engaged with a multi year regeneration project focused on healing the human-land-water relationship, especially in relation to erosion, desertification and the balance of the masculine and feminine. Elyshia continues to contribute in New Mexico and is the Executive Director of O.N.E..

Deposit and Registration

Deposit of $150 holds your place (nonrefundable). We will email registration form after we receive your deposit. The remaining balance of the sliding scale you choose is due by August 25th. Please email info@natureevolutionaries with any questions.

Photos of Retreat Center and the Mount Shasta Area

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Online Course on Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics
Oct 7 – Dec 13 all-day
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This training programme seeks to enhance young people’s skills and knowledge to be ethical and effective sustainability leaders and implement Earth Charter-inspired projects, contributing towards a more sustainable and peaceful world.

Participants of this programme will receive an Earth Charter International certificate as recognition of their successful completion of the “Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics” training and an invitation to become an Earth Charter Young Leader.

Join the next group of exceptional change makers and deepen your knowledge and skills in sustainability leadership. Become part of our global network and support your fellow participants as you explore your role as a leader in your own community. This 10-week programme is open to participants ages 18-30 and begins on 7 October 2019.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Trial to Table: A Utopian Seed Project Fundraising Feast @ Franny's Farm
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trial to Table is a chance to celebrate and share the food we’ve grown, and the diversity it offers. If you like food, get excited.

Date And Time

Sat, October 12, 2019

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Location

Franny’s Farm

22 Frannys Farm Road

Leicester, NC 28748

Trial to Table: A Utopian Seed Project Fundraising Feast

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Time of the Sixth Sun – the MOVIE @ Your device
Nov 6 – Nov 16 all-day
Relaunching 06 November 2019
Time of the Sixth Sun is a story filmed over 11 years in 16 countries about the awakening human and the memory that our shared experience be one of unity rather than one of separation.
Over eighty five wisdom keepers share their sacred transmissions on how to transition into a more heart-based culture in this move and 8-part documentary series – available for free – online for 10 days from 06 November 2019.
The movie stars Estas Tonne, a Russian speaking troubadour on his journey of enlightenment, challenged by the Trickster played by Peter Moore, guided by Spirit channeled through Geoffrey Hoppe and introduced by actress, Greta Scacchi.
A synergy of indigenous ceremonies and powerful interviews produce a multi-layered experience with a depth and texture that draws the audience into a rich emotional journey.
A sensory feast that promises to be as impressive to the ear as it is on the eye. A meditation for the soul.
People across the globe are seeking a truth that lies beyond political spin and cheap sound bytes. Many are answering the call to awaken.
As we move into the adulthood of our species, is it time to remember what it is to become a sovereign being once more. A new consciousness is emerging as we transition into this, a new sun cycle – the Time of the Sixth Sun.
And in addition to the move we’ve created 8 documentary episodes to take you on a deep dive into the wisdom of our speakers. Register to watch all this for FREE at:
and the original site – http://www.timeofthesixthsun.com/

THE WISDOM OF THE ELDERS

Time of the Sixth Sun is an inspirational and uplifting documentary film about the shift in global consciousness and the emerging movement to find a new way to walk more lightly on this Earth. Our ancestors understood our symbiotic relationship to nature and the elements, and foresaw the collapse of an unsustainable world. Filmed predominantly in North America, Mexico, Peru, S.Africa, India, Egypt, Israel and Australia, this film is a synergy of ancient wisdom from the indigenous Elders and insights from pioneers of new energy consciousness, who collaboratively hold the vision of a new earth experience.

The film is introduced by Greta Scacchi and narrated by ‘Tobias’, an angelic being who has lived many lifetimes on Earth, channeled by Geoffrey Hoppe.  Our crew flew to Colorado and whilst Geoffrey was in a trance state, we asked Tobias if he would tell our story. He called it ‘the biggest evolution of consciousness humanity has ever experienced’.

“You are witnessing the dissolving of old systems and the birth of new energy consciousness. It is time to re-member who you are and why you are here, at this time of the greatest change ever.” (Tobias)

The power of this film is carried in the transmission of both the narrator and the speakers, and is interwoven with ceremony and the visual journey of the film’s ‘everyman’, a modern day musical troubadour.

A montage of sound and visuals create a sonic tapestry, inviting the viewer into an intimate and authentic experience of a world in transition. A sensory feast that promises to be as impactful on the ear as it is on the eye, whilst an original soundtrack seamlessly weaves sacred songs, prayers and chants with the resonant strings of Estas Tonne, virtuoso guitarist and troubadour on his journey. A meditation for the soul.

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Permaculture Design Course
Jan 5 – Jan 19 all-day

Led by Starhawk, Charles Williams and friends.

Dates: January 5 – January 19, 2020: two-week intensive residential course

Location: Black Mountain Preserve and Golden Rabbit Ranch, Western Sonoma County, CA

Sliding scale:$1800-2300*

*includes all instruction, lodging, meals, and materials

WORK TRADE positions are currently full. Please feel free to apply for a spot on our waiting list ~  Limited Diversity Scholarships still available

 Who is this training for?

We firmly believe that everyone can benefit from learning the tools and insights of permaculture to apply toward the broad goal of earth regeneration. Permaculture has solutions not just for landscapes and agricultural systems, but also for social design, public policy and survival strategies for these challenging times.

Topic and Projects Covered:

Hands-on projects vary with weather and needs, but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, introductions to natural building concepts (including cob, straw-clay or plastering) and a collaborative design project. Our projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability and diverse ages and previous experience.

Our students include:

    • Young people looking for a career oriented around sustainability
    • People in mid-life looking for a new direction for existing or new work
    • Retirees wanting new fields to explore
    • Established professionals wanting to broaden and deepen their knowledge of sustainable alternatives
    • People involved with intentional communities, co-housing and eco-villages, or those who want to start or join one
    • Gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all kinds
    • Green business entrepreneurs who want to have a broader understanding of the possibilities
    • Teachers, environmental educators, and youth workers
    • Anyone involved in gardening, especially school gardens and community gardens
    • Architects and landscape designers
    • Artists, musicians, poets, writers and dancers, and anyone who collaborates creatively
      • Community organizers and activists from many movements, including environmental justice, food justice, global justice, anti-oppression, human rights workers, and others
  • Dreamers, visionaries, and more…
Jan
28
Tue
2020
ELDER’S CLIMATE ACTION Monthly National Call for January @ Online
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

January National Call

January 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

4th Tuesday of the Month

7PM (Eastern) | 4PM (Pacific)

Join us for the monthly

ELDER’S CLIMATE ACTION (ECA)

National Call with

Nathaniel Stinnett from the

Environmental Voter Project

Are you ready for 2020? Join Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, to learn about EVP’s cutting-edge work identifying and mobilizing environmental voters. Nathaniel will go over EVP’s latest results, recent experimental findings, plans for 2020, and ways for ECA members to text and canvass EVP’s identified environmental voters in the

Please RSVP for the call now.

 All those who RSVP will receive the recording.

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan nonprofit that uses data analytics and behavioral science to mobilize environmentalists to vote. Named one of five global “climate visionaries” by The New York Times in 2018, and dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist magazine, Stinnett is a frequent expert speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques and the behavioral science behind getting people to vote. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, Congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns, and he sits on the Board of Advisors for MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. Formerly an attorney at the international law firm DLA Piper, Stinnett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and he lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two daughters.


Here are the ways to join us

Join by computer:

https://zoom.us/j/827726702

Join by phone:

Or Telephone: 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 827 726 702

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We’re building a movement of elders to address the social and environmental crises of our time!

Within our society, elders’ talents and experiences are largely untapped; much of our collective wisdom gained over decades of living lies fallow. This is an unfortunate waste of invaluable human resources that could be applied to addressing the serious societal and environmental problems that we face in our nation.

As elders, we have the benefits of time, talent, experience and know-how to guide making the needed transformations. We can become catalysts of a social movement in which all generations collaborate in evolving changes for our common betterment. In so doing, we find a new and rewarding sense of meaning in our lives, and we create a new elder culture in the process.

Please explore our website to see where your talents and experience fit with what we are doing – and join us!

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Climate Action

Elders Climate Action (ECA) is building a non-partisan movement of elders committed to making our voices heard on the climate crisis. We are determined to change our nation’s policies while there is still time to avoid catastrophic changes in the earth’s climate. Because of this concern and because we vote consistently, elders are in a unique position to influence national policy. We are committed to using our voices, our votes, and our collective power to push for policies that will reduce greenhouse gases to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.

Get inspired by the members of Elders Climate Action who are taking action on climate change.  We are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, just like you, hoping to make a difference on climate action. Join ECA and get informed about the climate crisis, learn more about Elders Climate Action’s core policies and principles, access the ECA Action Tool Kit, watch webinars and videos, find climate related links, and explore what you can do with your grandchildren. Get engaged, explore ways to take action with ECA. Learn more about ECA Chapters, find events, join our action projects, national calls and more.

ECA is a great way to build connections in your area and make new friends locally and nationally.

 

VISIT THE ECA WEBSITE

 

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Plastic Pollution Bill Launch – Break Free from Plastic @ U.S. Capitol East Front (House side)
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am

Every day, Americans throw away tons of plastic “stuff.” But it doesn’t actually go away. Instead, it washes into our waterways, where it harms our wildlife and pollutes our oceans, rivers, and lakes.

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act is the first comprehensive federal plan to protect public health, wildlife, and wild places from the plastic waste. It’s the kind of groundbreaking legislation we need to manage our plastic pollution crisis and put wildlife over waste.

Join us for the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act bill launch

to show your support for stopping plastic pollution.

– What: Bill Launch for the Break Free from Plastics Pollution Act
– When: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11am (Speakers start at 11:30am)
– Where: U.S. Capitol East Front (House side)
-Speakers (list developing): Sen. Tom Udall & Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Hear from speakers, including the bills authors, Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, about their work to protect the environment and public health from plastic pollution. Listen to advocates and lawmakers talk about the need to reduce the amount of plastic we create and use. Take photos with some fantastic plastic pollution props at the U.S. Capitol to share on social media. Together, we can spread the word to stop plastic pollution.

Feb
12
Wed
2020
The State of the Grid – A Webinar Presented by the Union of Concerned Scientists @ Online
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Webinar: State of the Grid

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a webinar on the state of our outdated electricity grid and the barriers and opportunities to a clean energy future.

Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 6:00–7:00 p.m. CST / 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

Our current electricity grid is outdated and not equipped for the clean energy future we want. We need states to champion clean energy solutions and to upgrade to an electricity grid that supplies and powers the clean energy demands of the future.

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ABOUT US:
Founded in 1969
Mission

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Learn more at http://www.ucsusa.orgBecome a member at http://www.ucsusa.org/about/ways_to_give/
Take action at http://www.ucsusa.org/action

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http://blog.ucsusa.org
Feb
21
Fri
2020
The Story of Plastic — A Film Pre-Screening @ St. John’s UU Church
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

 

Join us for a film screening and a discussion on how these industry plans put our drinking water at risk. We will explore the ways our community can work together to address these problems. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated bit.ly/Storyplastic

HOSTED BY OHIO RIVER GUARDIANS, GREEN UMBRELLA AND OHIO POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

This Pre-Release film was recently called “a tell-all on plastic pollution…one that is a must-see for people to understand where the problem of plastic really lies.” The New film that is currently touring the film festival circuit presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. This film introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.

As cities like Cincinnati, numerous states, and entire countries act to reduce single-use plastic, global petrochemical companies are planning to build twenty-five petrochemical and plastic facilities in the Ohio River Valley.

Thank you for RSVP’ing to

The Story of Plastic Film Screening

Friday, February 21, 2020

Doors open 6:00 pm

St. John’s UU Church,

320 Resor Ave,

Cincinnati, OH 45220

The movie will begin at 6:15 pm. Snacks will be provided. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion on Petrochemical and plastics, and what Cincinnati is doing to reduce single-use plastic pollution.

Hosted by:

CONTACT INFO
Call (513) 400-4537
ohioriverguardians@gmail.com
http://nocrackerplantov.com