The Friends of Peace meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate First Annual Art Exhibit is up and running!

The location is Terry and Jo’s Food for Thought, at 1121 Speight Ave in Waco.  The exhibit will last through the end of September.  Art works on exhibit can be purchased.  The showcase evening will be Saturday, September 16, 6-8 PM.  There will be a scientific presentation, with wine and dessert, as well as classical guitar by Frank Exum.


At the exhibit one can sign the petition to the Waco City Council to pledge that the City will be powered by 100% clean renewable energy by 2050, joining over 40 US cities that have made this pledge or have reached this goal.



One can also vote for one’s favorite art work for the $400 Peoples Choice award, which is in addition to the prizes awarded by judging.

Reusable shopping bags are available for free at the exhibit.

Friday, August 25, 2017

GO RENEWABLE WACO: Campaign Launch Now!

The campaign name, GO RENEWABLE WACO, was chosen by vote at the August meeting of Waco Friends of Peace/Climate.  As discussed, the first step is the circulation of the petition, with a goal of 1000 signatures.  So the most important action everyone can take NOW is to SIGN the petition, and include a small personal comment.


Sign Petition:  here is the link to the petition:  https://www.change.org/p/city-council-waco-waco-city-council-pledge-100-renewable-energy-b y-2050.

Have Others Sign Petition:  Please distribute to your friends, family members, colleagues at work, etc. This may be done by sending them the link above.

If you do not have the link available, you can instruct friends in very simple terms:  Go to www.change.org.  Search with this phrase:  "Waco City Council."   Our petition will probably be the first search result, and the petition title is "WACO CITY COUNCIL: PLEDGE 1OO% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2050." 

Facebook:  Direct friends to Waco Friends of Peace-Climate group or page. The petition link will be near the top.


Share and spread the petition by email and Facebook.

The petition goal is 1000 SIGNATURES.  Once attained, we may make our 10 minute presentation before the Waco City Council.  We request that each person obtain 20 signatures, and we will easily reach our goal.  ALWAYS REMEMBER: Climate change is an existential threat to ourselves, our children and all peoples of the planet.  With action at the federal level stalled, it is OUR responsibility to act powerfully at the City level.

Questions?   anorthc@aol.com

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Progressive Lecture Series: August 15, 2017



" 2017 Keeling Memorial Lecture: Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable, Managing the Unavoidable", by Rosina Bierbaum, PhD in Ecology and Evolution, University of Michigan

 

Tuesday, August 15th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Business & Buffett
6:30 Lecture & Discussion



The August Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meeting will feature a recorded lecture from May 2017 by Dr. Rosina Bierbaum of the University of Michigan.  Professor Bierbaum presents a brief review of the science, followed by the impacts of climate change and the progress on solutions.  The presentation is rich with data and graphs which will help us all to be better informed on the subject material.  Dr. Bierbaum has great practical experience, having served as a science advisor for President Obama.  Her clarity of thought, depth of knowledge and insight into solutions are inspirational.

To subscribe to FOP/Climate email list: anorthc@aol.com  



Monday, August 07, 2017

"AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL" ACTION UPDATE

The Regal Theater corporate office has informed FOP/C that they now have a new web page designed for movie requests.  Please use this link --  https://www.regmovies.com/help/contact -- and fill in the simple single page, requesting that An Inconvenient Sequel be shown in Waco.  The field for time of day is not important, so just put any evening time.

Alan Northcutt recently saw the documentary in Austin and reports that it was inspirational.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

An Inconvenient Sequel

Al Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel, was released on July 28th, but the managers of both major theaters in Waco have said they are not certain if this film will be shown.  The manager at Regal (Hollywood) was very helpful and suggested that we request at the corporate website.  Please join us in contacting the corporate office of Regal and requesting that the documentary be shown in Waco.
  • Go the www.regmovies.com
  • Scroll to very bottom of page and click on "private screening/showings"
  • See "contact" at the top of page and click.
  • Fill out the form requesting showings in Waco, and be sure to mention Waco Friends of Peace/Climate
To subscribe to FOP/Climate email list: anorthc@aol.com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARTISTS: 1st ANNUAL CLIMATE CHANGE ART EXHIBIT

‘The Art of Survival”  sponsored by the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate

SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 10AM UNTIL 9PM, CLOSED MONDAYS.
Terry and Jo’s Food for Thought RESTAURANT. , 1121 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76706
Admission FREE. 
September 16, 6-8pm, Showcase evening with artists present. Snacks, live music
























  1. Theme of exhibit is climate change.  Pieces may focus on the impacts, such as increased temp, melting ice sheets, rising sea levels, flooding, worsening drought, superstorms, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, species extinction, migration of people who lost homes, conflicts between nations.  May focus on efforts to mitigate, such as renewable energies, sea walls, floating cities, etc.  These are just a few suggestions, but many more are possible.  The goal of the exhibit is to inform and educate local citizens about climate change, emphasize the urgent need for action, and inspire citizens to take action.
  2. The venue is a small restaurant.  Art for wall hanging is preferred, such as paintings, sketches, photography, mixed media. Small sculpture to fit on a shelf or table is possible.  Please limit size of piece to 18x24 inches.
  3. Since the venue is a family restaurant, material should be suitable for children.
  4. If you plan to submit a piece to the exhibit, please email me now, and specify the estimated dimensions of your work and the media if known:  anorthc@aol.com.
  5. Please submit ASAP, as space is limited.  If all space is full, some pieces may not be displayed.
  6. Please bring art for set up on August 31st.
  7. Title and artist name with price should be provided.
  8. Judging will be performed.   The winners will be announced at the showcase Sept. 16.  The awards are:  1st place $1000, 2nd place $400, Peoples' choice $400.
  9. Inquiries: anorthc@aol.com.

To subscribe to FOP/Climate email list: anorthc@aol.com 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Progressive Film Series: July 18, 2017


The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning


Tuesday, July 18th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Film & Discussion
Run time 52 Minutes

The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning is the FOP/C film selection for the month.  This award-winning film reveals many startling new scientific discoveries, such as penguin suicide, new vegetation growing in the world's largest desert, diminishing populations of land animals and marine life, and dangerously increasing melting of Antarctica's land ice.  This was the only film selected for screening at the COP climate meeting.

     "Far superior to An Inconvenient Truth" - The Gate Magazine
 
     "One of the most remarkable documentaries of our time." - Mediapeers, Berlin


     Best Picture, Environmental and Ecology Films - International Film Festival, Ireland 


To subscribe to FOP/Climate email list: anorthc@aol.com