Waco Friends of Peace/Climate 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.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Environmental Film Series: May 27, 2019

Anote's Ark

Monday, May 27
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
6 PM: Pasta/Vegetarian Pizza & Salad Buffet followed by business, film & discussion
Runtime: 77 minutes
The documentary for the month is Anote's Ark, an outstanding film concerning the submerging of the island nation of Kiribati and the efforts of its President, Anote Tong, to protect his people.  The film is the winner of multiple awards, including  a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100% --  an  almost unheard of score.
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema – Documentary at Sundance 2018 
Note:  At the April regular meeting attendees voted on changing the meeting date because of conflicts with the City Council business sessions on the 3rd Tuesdays.  A Monday meeting was favored by almost everyone in the room.  As it turns out the 4th Monday of the month IS available.  Thus for May we will hold our meeting on a trial basis.  And we apologize to anyone with a conflict, but we had to base a change on those members who expressed a preference on April 16.
To subscribe to FOP/Climate email list: anorthc@aol.com  

Monday, May 06, 2019

3rd Annual Climate Change Art Show

2018 1st Place Winner

Greetings Climate Change Artists---

To all our 2018 Art Show participants, we wish to provide 1st notification of the 3rd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit.  Please save the dates and begin the thought processes for your 2019 submission.

TITLE:  3rd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit
VENUE:  Waco Winery, 708 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 
AUGUST 25:  Drop-off Art
AUGUST 26:  Hanging of Art
AUGUST 28:  Official show opening
SEPTEMBER 14:  Show reception with program & awards, 6-8pm
SEPTEMBER 28: Last day of show.
SEPTEMBER 29-30:  Pick-up Art. 
TOPIC: All pieces should relate to some aspect of man-made climate change, including the impacts on mankind & plants/animals, and solutions
ARTISTS: Professional and amateur, Juniors. 
GENRE:  All genre accepted.  Sculptures should be small due to limited space.  
JUDGING:  Members of Waco Friends of Peace/Climate & a professional artist
PRIZES:  Similar to 2018, with $1000 for 1st place, Peoples' Choice prize
INSTRUCTIONS TO ARTISTS:  formal instruction to follow soon.
INTERACTIVE PIECE:  interactive and educational exhibit planned for 2nd stairwell.  If you would like to work on this, please contact Alan Northcutt at anorthc@aol.com   

Thank you for entering the 3rd Annual Show.  We are happy to have you back.  We plan to make this year larger and even more educational and exciting.  Detailed instructions for artists will follow soon.  

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

URGENT SCHEDULE UPDATE (received from Council today, 4/30)

City Council Meeting -- April 30, Brazos Theater, Waco Convention Center

To speak to council (3 minutes), arrive at 5:45 pm for the 6:00 pm session.  Fill out a card at the table outside the Brazos Theater, and wait for your name to be called.  We wish to emphasize the urgency of the city working to mitigate climate change, why this matters (impacts of anthropogenic climate change), and why a climate denier like Bryan Shaw is NOT appropriate for a City energy consultant.
NO SRPAB Meeting May 2 -- Apparently too few Sustainability Board members were able to attend and the meeting was cancelled.  We will notify our members as soon as a new date is established. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Change In Monthly Meeting Dates

After voting at the April 16th meeting on various nights to hold future FOP/C meetings, it was determined that Monday nights were favored by almost everyone in the room.  It turns out that the 4th Monday of the month is available, so for May we will hold our meeting on the 27th on a trial basis.  The documentary for the month will be announced later.  We screen multiple films to bring you the best documentary available. 

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

Monday, April 22, 2019


At the Downtown Farmers Market in Waco, April 20th, 9am until 1pm, Waco FOP/C gave away 386 reusable shopping bags and climate information cards.  It was a beautiful day!  Most shoppers gratefully accepted the bags and were interested in the climate mitigation ideas on the small handout.  We encountered no obvious climate deniers.  

Reusable bags protect the planet from our horrendous plastic pollution & combat anthropogenic climate change (avoid fossil extraction, refining, transportation, and greenhouse gas (GHG) release from partial breakdown in landfill).

This was a wonderful annual experience of providing something beneficial for our planet completely FREE -- offered donations were not accepted.

Sincerest THANK YOU to our volunteers:  Harrison Ward, Adrian Northcutt, Richard Childers, Tom Rinard, Bonnie Rinard, Victoria Vasek & an additional lady whose name slipped my mind -- sorry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sixth Annual Earth Day Shopping Bag Distribution

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will give away free reusable shopping bags Saturday, April 20th, from 9 am until 1 pm at the Waco downtown farmers market.  Volunteers to help with the FOP/C booth would be much appreciated.

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Waco Friends Of Peace/Climate Business Cards

New Waco Friends of Peace/Climate BUSINESS CARDS, with organization description, list of climate actions for individuals & recommended information sources. Cards to be distributed to members at the April 16 meeting. (Thanks to Waco Animal Save for the concept). 

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