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.

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.

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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 


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Thursday, July 06, 2017

First Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit














From September 1, 10:00 AM, until October 1, 9:00 PM (the entire month of September), Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will host an art exhibit.  The location will be Terry and Jo’s Food for Thought, at 1121 Speight Ave in Waco.  Admission will be FREE. Reusable shopping bags (kind to our climate) will be available for FREE.

Saturday, September 16, 6-8 PM, will be the showcase evening, with artists and Waco Friends of Peace/Climate members present.  There will be a scientific presentation, with wine and dessert, as well as classical guitar by Frank Exum.

Science tells us anthropogenic climate change is the existential threat of our time. Art provides the emotional expression of this environmental emergency.

ARTISTS:  please submit a piece to this show. We explore impacts such as sea level rise, droughts, floods, famine, coral bleaching, ice loss, species extinction, and superstorms. The human costs & solutions are additional appropriate topics. Your works may also be sold at this show.  Please email a photograph of any piece you would like to submit: anorthc@aol.com.

Please join us as artist or guest at Waco’s first art show on this vital subject.

Questions:  anorthc@aol.com.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

YARD SIGN BUILDING BASH

























Friends of Peace/Climate will host a gathering to make yard signs on Sunday, June 18, 6 pm, at the Good Neighbor Settlement House, 2301 Colcord Avenue, Waco.

A yard sign is the perfect way to shout your support of the crucial Paris Agreement and reject the destructive anti-science agenda of the Trump administration.  Construct a yard sign with others as we make it fun -- a sign building PARTY!

We provide some heavy poster board, stencils, markers, metal mounting stakes, sealing tape.
Of course bring your own supplies for your favorite custom look and message.
We provide snacks to amplify the enjoyment.
FREE event.
It is actually more satisfying to display a sign you have personally constructed.
Imagine the power of 100s of signs peppering Waco.
This is OUR responsibility--no one else will do this in Waco.
Party facilitated by FOP/C member Travis Hipp.
Questions: hipptravis@gmail.com


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

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Progressive Film Series: June07, 2017


The Age of Consequences

Wednesday, June 7th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Film & Discussion


The Age of Consequences is our outstanding film for June, providing detailed coverage of a climate topic which we have had some knowledge of previously. But the film provides full detail of this crucial area of climate change impacts.  The documentary investigates how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.  Distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines--unpacking how drought, extreme weather, and sea level rise can all function as "accelerants of instability or conflict."  These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that, if left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in scale and frequency with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century. 

      "Eye-opening." -- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
      "A wake up call" -- Edward Davis, Indiewire
      "Compelling and frightening" -- The New York Times


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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

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