Waco Friends of Peace/Climate normally meets on the first Monday of the month at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, at 703 N. Valley Mills Dr. in Waco, with a free buffet followed by a documentary film or a guest speaker.

To subscribe to our email list and learn about our meetings, campaigns and actions, please email anorthc@aol.com

To enter the Climate Change Art Exhibit, please email anorthc@aol.com

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Report On COP25

Monday, January 6th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 pm: Free Pasta/Vegetarian Pizza & Salad Buffet followed by business, slide presentation & discussion

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will present a slide presentation by Alan Northcutt entitled “COP25: Climate Summit From The Meetings To The Streets.  The lecture will include information about critical climate negotiations, educational events and citizen protests.

3rd Styrofaom Recycling Day Coming February 1st

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Environmental Film Series: December 2, 2019

Cooked: Survival By Zip Cod

Monday, December 2nd
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 pm: Free Pasta/Vegetarian Pizza & Salad Buffet followed by business, film & discussion
Run Time 76 Minutes

This film dissects the 1995 heatwave in Chicago that killed 700 people.  One reason the documentary is valuable is the fact that heatwaves are the number one killer among climate-related disasters in the United States.  In this Chicago heatwave most of the deaths were on the South Side, emphasizing the connection between poverty, adaptation, extreme weather events, and death rates.  In other words, this powerful film focuses on environmental justice.

COOKED was the recipient of at least 9 film festival awards, including DOC NYC 2018, EarthXFilm, and Woods Hole Festival.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Meatless Monday

Here is a link to the Meatless Monday website:  https://www.meatlessmonday.com/.


Climate Change Art Show Second Peoples' Choice Award

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Peoples' Choice Award winner:

                        Shawn Knuckles
                        We Have Crossed THAT Bridge, 2019
                        Oil on canvas
                        107cm X 133cm

You will recall that we announced the 1st Peoples' Choice winner at the Show reception in September.  But since the Show extended through October, we did a 2nd Peoples' Choice to allow new visitors to vote and to further recognize our artists.

Shawn's piece also won 1st place in the judging of the show.  It's clear that his entry appeals to the professional artist judges, the scientist judges and the general public.

Congratulations to Shawn. And we congratulate all artists for recognizing the critical importance of the climate crisis and thus applying their talent to help combat this existential danger.


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Ciclovia 2019 at MCC

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate had a table at Ciclovia 2019 at MCC on November 9th.  "Ciclovia " translates "bikeway", and it promoted biking and other forms of exercise and wellness.  There was reasonable attendance for their first year.

Our table provided free reusable shopping bags and climate information cards. Our quiz of five questions covered bikes, E-bikes, transportation and the climate crisis.  We provided lots of free materials, collected email addresses and challenged/educated with our difficult test. All test subjects received bumper stickers as prizes.

Many thanks to our new member, Monty Suffern, for volunteering and for great assistance. Thanks also to Ruben Salazar for organizing the Ciclovia at MCC.






















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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

GO RENEWABLE WACO UPDATE

From Alan Northcutt:

It has been almost two years since we first introduced the climate crisis and the "Go Renewable Waco" campaign to the Waco City Council.  Unfortunately, the City is extremely slow to change.  Our efforts led to the City of Waco hiring climate science denier Bryan Shaw to develop a City energy plan, due out in September 2019.  Obviously the plan is late.  We wait for the plan's release; we plan to review it and then release a critique, or a People's Energy Plan.  

The Sustainable Resource Practices Advisory Board released a set of recommendation on climate change, after the pressure of our campaign.  But for the last 7 months the Board has done nothing further on decarbonization. As of today, no meeting is on the calendar for November.  We will continue to apply pressure on the Board, demanding that it send more recommendations to the city council. But in all honesty, the October meeting demonstrated that they do NOT want to hear the voices of the public.  The Board session had discussed nothing but recycling.  I spoke at the end about the climate crisis and provided handouts.  The Board would not allow me 15 seconds over 3 minutes to complete my points.  And the Board session concluded after less than 1 hour.  Very disappointing.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Environmental Film Series: November 4, 2019

Climate Hackers

Monday, November 4th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 pm: Free Pasta/Vegetarian Pizza & Salad Buffet followed by business, group action, film & discussion
Run time: 27 minutes

Before the film, we will perform a group action to advance renewable energy.

The documentary, Climate Hackers, explains multiple proposed geoengineering techniques -- the advantages and risks.  This short film of 27 minutes will allow time for business and a group-wide action.  This is an excellent, concise documentary.
  

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