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, May 25, 2017

Rooftop Solar at Lakeshore Baptist

The following is a report from Alan Northcutt:

CLIMATE VICTORY:  I was honored to give a climate lecture at Lakeshore Baptist Church on Wednesday night, May 17th.  Afterwards the church members voted and approved ROOFTOP SOLAR for their building. Thanks to Skip Londos & David Mosley for their work on this.


Waco Friends of Peace/Climate promoted PVCs approximately one year ago, and the idea went through various committees at the church. The vote of approval on Wednesday night was unanimous. I think this decision makes a powerful statement, and I hope many churches, other organizations, and individuals will be inspired to make this investment in a livable biosphere.  


My lecture, “Anthropogenic Climate Change: Crisis and Response,” was focused on the urgency of climate change action (our global C02 level today is 410.58ppm!), reviewing the horrendous impacts of global warming and including a handout with a list of many possible individual actions.  Waco Friends of Peace/Climate contributed $1000 toward the church’s panels.  

I am available to give this lecture to groups in Waco.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Progressive Film Series: May 16, 2017


Antarctica: Ice and Sky















Tuesday, May 16th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Film & Discussion


Antarctica: Ice and Sky is the FOP/C documentary for the month. Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet recounts the remarkable life journey of Claude Lorius, the first scientist to discover conclusive evidence of anthropogenic climate change. This is the amazing story of this glaciologist's decades of ground-breaking research in the polar regions that led to our understanding of the relationship of atmospheric CO2 concentration to global temperature. The film is the winner of multiple film festival awards.

"An extraordinarily engaging documentary that boasts spectacular vistas, breathtaking adventures, and scientific revelations." -- The Guardian

"A head-on challenge to climate change deniers." -- The Guardian

"A stirring, humanist portrait." -- The Upcoming

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

the Peoples Climate March, April 29, 2017

Three Waco Friends of Peace/Climate members traveled to Washington, D.C., to join 200,000 others at the People’s Climate March on April 29, 2017.  The march began near the Capitol Mall, encircled the White House, and finished with a rally at the Washington Memorial. The temperature was over 90°, one of hottest on record for that day of the year in DC.

The event included many diverse marching groups:  scientists, faith organizations, climate groups, frontline communities, water protectors, immigrants, LGBT activists, labor organizations, government workers, kids, elderly people, peace groups, medical workers, renewable energy organizations, anti-nuclear groups, and many others.  The rally was led by Native Americans, and the speakers were largely people of color and representatives of frontline communities.

Anti-Trump fervor was powerful thru ought the huge crowd.

At the end of the march, all signs were used to create a climate message read from an overhead balloon.







































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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day Free Shopping Bags Event

The 3rd Annual Free Bags for the Biosphere event was held at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday, April 22nd.  This was a very successful action.  About 610 reusable shopping bags were distributed.  We received a very positive reception from shoppers, with no negative response.

FOP/C would like to thank Erin of Channel 10 TV for conducting an interview.  We also wish to thank Waco Downtown Farmers Market for providing the excellent covered space for us.

FOP/C participants in the action were Alan, Richard, Harrison, two Anas, Sarah, Bruce and Sherrell.

The positive reaction from the shoppers was heartwarming during this era of celebrated scientific ignorance and environmental degradation.  Multiple people were interested in FOP/C, and contact information was exchanged.













 











 







































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Flores Town Hall Protest Action

On Wednesday, April 19th, Waco Friends of Peace/Climate hosted a demonstration outside the office of Rep. Bill Flores at 400 Austin Avenue in Waco.  At issue was Rep. Flores’ decision to forego town hall meetings in favor of telephone call-ins featuring screened questions.  The FOP/C demonstration was focused on Rep. Flores’ denying the urgency of immediate action to combat anthropogenic climate change, and his refusal to face his constituents face-to-face in a public forum.

Also present at the protest were Dr. Ellie Caston and several supporters, who were there to protest Rep. Flores’ support for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

This was a successful action.  Although there was the usual indifference shown by passing motorists, there was also much positive response and very little overt negativity.










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Monday, April 17, 2017

Flores Townhall Protest: Don't Fear Our Voices

This is a call to action from Waco Friends of Peace/Climate:

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, from 4:30 pm until 7:00pm.

WHERE: 400 Austin Avenue, Waco, Tx 76701, sidewalk in front of the building.

WHY:  Waco Friends of Peace/Climate has protested outside Flores' Townhalls for several years now, focused on his functional climate change denial.  This year the protest becomes more urgent: the Presidency of Trump threatens our climate progress,  Flores supports Trump's climate agenda, and Flores is hiding from his constituents, doing only telephone townhalls this month.

LOGISTICS:  A 15-foot banner declaring "FLORES/TRUMP: CLIMATE INACTION KILLS"  will be provided. But please make and bring your own personal signs.  We want to focus on climate AND on Flores' unwillingness to face his constituents.  For example: "Flores: The Truth Has Found You," or "Flores: Don't Hide from Your Employers."

IMPORTANCE:  We need ALL members present:  this action serves also as our monthly meeting.  Everyone did a fantastic job at the DAPL protests recently.  This protest is just as important, as Republicans like Flores empower Trump to take his devastating steps on pipelines, the Clean Power Plan, emissions limits, funding, etc.

TIMING:  Rationale for our time period:  we wanted to cover office hours by the 4:30 start, allow those working to make it after 5pm, and just in case Flores does the Townhall from his office, be in place for the start at 6:30 pm.

WEATHER:  Conditions look fantastic: 80°C at 6 pm, with no chance for rain.

ENJOYMENT:  With the 7pm finish, we can get together for dinner afterwards as we have done at previous protests.  There are several restaurants in the vicinity.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:  Please feel free to contact Alan Northcutt at anorthc@aol.com.

AS THE WACO GRASSROOTS CLIMATE ACTION NGO, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT OUR CLIMATE AND BIOSPHERE FROM DONALD TRUMP AND BILL FLORES.  YOUR PRESENCE WEDNESDAY IS VITAL AND GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

New Billboard

The new Friends of Peace/Climate billboard is located around the 200 block of Panther Way in Hewitt.
























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