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.

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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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ANNOUNCING AN ANTI-WAR FILM EVENT BY A FRIEND

Skip Landos, a friend of our organization and a personal friend, is sponsoring a documentary to be screened at the Unity Spiritual Center.  Below is their flyer, announcing the film for October 22.  We all owe Skip a great debt, as he formed the Waco Friends of Peace at the beginning of the Iraq War.  We have evolved since that 2002 origin, with a focus on climate, but we are still indebted to Skip.  I encourage as many members as possible join me at this event..I know we will all benefit.

From the flyer:

AN ENDLESS WAR? Getting Out of Afghanistan
A documentary film sponsored by:
Waco Friends for Responsible Government
(Advocacy Team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation)
Unity Spiritual Center
Waco Friends (Quaker) Worship Group
 
Tues., October 22, 2019   7-8:30 pm
Unity Spiritual Center 400 S. First St., Hewitt,TX
 
Free & open to the public.  Light Refreshments
 
A documentary film.  Directed by Bob Coen  Produced by Jean-Louis Bourgeois
 
FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION  FCNL.ORG
FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects Quaker testimonies with legislation in the U.S. Congress and the administration.

FOP Joins Protest At Donald Trump Rally

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate had a contingent of three at the protest of Trump at his rally on Oct 17th at the American Airline Center in Dallas.  The FOP members joined about fifty protesters from Dallas. Given Trump's 45+ actions destructive to the climate, how could we not join this protest?

It was a high-spirited protest, with constant chants and yells. There was frequent interaction with poorly informed Trumpians wearing red 'MAGA' caps. Most troubling was the large number of young Trump supporters there. The Trumpians shouted out zealous climate denial memes and sometimes cursed us. It felt great to be there, joining others, opposing the EVIL that is Donald Trump.

The action was peaceful except for the person who tore and destroyed Emily's sign. Many thanks to Travis and Emily for speaking truth to power with great courage and conviction.

One block away was an intense group of about 200 Kurdish protestors, furious at Trump'slatest foreign policy blunder.
























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