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.

To subscribe to our email list and learn about our meetings, campaigns and actions, please email anorthc@aol.com

To enter the Climate Change Art Exhibit, please email anorthc@aol.com

Monday, October 14, 2019

PROTEST the Climate Criminal Trump, Thursday, October 17th

Trump  has a rally scheduled in Dallas, October 17th, 7pm, at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75219.  Waco FOP/C will have a contingent:  This is mandatory given Trump's record on the climate and environment, which is the worst in US history.  No president has sold our natural resources, damaged our progress on climate mitigation, and attacked biodiversity as much as Trump.
The Dallas protest is organized as an anti-white supremacy protest, but we can certainly join them in solidarity, while emphasizing his climate crimes.

Meet at the parking lot of the new HEB on I35 at 4pm.  We will gather at the parking area nearest the I35 access road. Alan has space for one more activist in his EV; thus additional cars will be needed if a large number wish to attend.
In our view this is an opportunity too perfect to miss.  We all complain about this psychopathic president and all the damage he has done to our hard work in mitigation of warming.  Here is the chance to do something about it--to speak out to Trump in person.
Please make your own signs. etc.  Alan plans to make climate related messages and something with the Extinction Rebellion logo.
QUESTIONS:  Anorthc@aol.com or 254.744.1682

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

Styrofoam Recycling Day

Drop off at the huge parking lot at Waco Dr. & Valley Mills Dr., in front of Ocean Buffet. Come early:  styrofoam accepted until our vehicle is full.

Put shaped/molded foam in one container,  and food service items (cups, containers) in a separate container. Rinse all pieces so they are clean. NO peanuts, lids, or straws.

We will take Styrofoam to Waxahachie, Tx, for recycling. This is a great opportunity to get rid of this hard-to-recycle material in a responsible manner. Help keep our land and waters free of styrofoam waste, lessen material in landfills, and cut GHG emissions.

This service is FREE.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Environmental Film Series: Oct 7th, 2019

The Curse of Abundance

Monday, August 7th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
6 pm: Free Pasta/Vegetarian Pizza & Salad Buffet followed by business, film & discussion
Run time: 69 minutes

This 2019 documentary details the conflict between the indigenous people of the Yasuni Park, those who wish to preserve the biodiversity of the Amazon, and the oil companies committed to extraction.  At stake is one of the most important tropical rain forests and carbon sinks on the planet.  

A fascinating film with a length of 69 minutes, leaving ample time for discussion. 

Everyone invited - Students welcome    

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SOLAR TOUR WACO, Oct 5 and 6, 2019

Solar owners across the Waco area are opening their homes and businesses the weekend of October 5 & 6 as part of the National Solar Tour. The Tour will bring together solar supporters, home and business owners, and community members to celebrate and help grow solar in their communities.

1.     Urban REAP, Mission Waco
1509 N. 15th St., Waco, Tx 76707
Sat. Oct. 5, 10am-2pm
Non-profit organization
Light refreshments provided
·         36 rooftop solar panels (installed by Holtek, 2017)
·         3,600 galloon aquaponics system
·         Industrial composting machine
·         Rain catchment system
·         Garden bed demonstration
·         Garden supply center

2.     Residence
619 Stone Manor Dr., McGregor, Tx 76657 (Stone Creek Ranch subdivision off Hwy 84 near McGregor)
Sat. Oct. 5, 9am-4pm
Sun. Oct. 6, 9am-3pm
Light refreshments provided
·         30 rooftop solar panels (installed by Holtek, 2015)
·         Backyard composting
·         Plug-in hybrid car (PHEV)
·         Battery electric car (BEV)

3.      Residence
3301 Loma Vista Dr., Waco, Tx 76708
Sat. Oct. 5, 10am-2pm
Sun. Oct. 6, 1pm-5pm
Light refreshments provided
·         Rooftop solar panels & ground-based array (installed by Sunpro, 2019)
·         Rain catchment system

4.     Holtek Solar
500 Jewell Dr., Waco, Tx 76712
Sat. Oct. 5, 10am-12noon
Sun. Oct. 6, 10am-12noon
Light refreshments provided
·         Rooftop solar panels (installed by Holtek, 2017)
·         Real-time monitoring of Holtek’s system and 40 additional systems installed by Holtek in the area.

5.     Kittner and Pate Design Associates
4915 Lakewood Dr., Waco, Tx 76710
Sat. Oct. 5, 9am-5pm
Signage for explanation
·         Rooftop solar panels (9) on office (installed by Holtek, 2019)
·         Pedestal mounted on asphalt shingle roof
·         Grid-tied system with monitoring

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Climate Change Art Show Reception

This year’s climate change art show has been a great success, with about 65 quality entries.  There were approximately 200 guests at the reception.  The winners, announced at the reception, were:

1st:  Shawn Knuckles.  We Have Crossed THAT Bridge
2nd:  Elaine Earl.  Time's Up
3rd:  Kay Skipper Reinke.  Only the Beginning
Honorable Mention:  John Ciaburri.  Wilted
Honorable Mention:  Deborah Reed-Propst. Global Warming No. 2

1st:  Zander Lim. Hope
2nd: V. Speedwell. Flaming Hot Cheetos
3rd. Caitlyn Veazey. Where Would You Chose to Live?
Honorable Mention: James Johnson. Blind to the Fact.

Peoples' Choice
James Johnson. Blind to the Fact 

The show has been extended one month, which is fantastic news.  More people will be impacted, and education and inspiration are the primary goals of the event. So, as a result, the last day of the exhibit is now Nov. 2nd.  Everyone who entered the show made an important contribution by recognizing our climate crisis and using their talent to combat our existential threat of climate change.

Please note that we have continued the voting on the Peoples' Choice Award.  We presented this award to student James Johnson for his submission at the reception,  but we have decided to issue another such award to increase interest and enjoyment for exhibit visitors, to be able to recognize another deserving piece of art, and to also provide our artists another chance to win a cash ($$) award.  This award will be given to a different artist than the first Peoples Choice and will be announced near the end of the show.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE DAY, SEPT 20: Waco Action at Exxon Mobile

When:  Friday, September 20, 2019,  3pm until 5pm (come when you can)

Where: Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co., 1501 Pecan Lane, Lacy-Lakeview 76705

Logistics:  This is a small Exxon building with adjacent pipeline structures.  The somewhat secluded street is a dead end and very quiet.  Spaces to protest are present alongside Pecan Lane.  Please be sure to bring your sign.  Suggestions:  Exxon Lies, the Planet Dies or Fries or People Die;  Keep it in the Ground; NO NEW Fossil Fuel Infrastructure;  Renewables are the Future;  Exxon: Climate Criminal; Exxon Knew; Fossil Fuels Kill

Why:  This action will be in solidarity with this global day of action.  Exxon Mobile is a huge reason we are in this climate emergency.  Exxon has understood the science for about 40 years and has funded lies and misinformation to delay climate action which would impact their bottom line.  One can view Exxon as essentially a criminal corporation.  No doubt word of this protest (in Waco, even) will reach the main Exxon offices.

We hope all of our members who are available at that time will join us.  The climate strategy is certainly multi-factorial, from renewable growth to divestment to government legislation.  And protests are important in building the movement, solidarity, and informing local citizens that we now LIVE WITHIN A GLOBAL CLIMATE EMERGENCY.  Please join us. 

Exxon Mobile Action

About ten activists mounted a protest at the Exxon Mobile Pipeline Co. on Friday, September 20th, in support of the global climate strike day.

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

Friday, September 13, 2019

Climate Art Reception: FREE Wine, Food, Prizes

Public event by Waco Friends of Peace/Climate

Waco Winery Tasting Room & Rooftop Patio
708 Austin Ave, Second Floor, Waco
Saturday, September 14th, 6 - 8 pm

Join us for a delightful evening of art, science, live music, art judging, voting for the People's Choice Award, free climate action info cards, jury judging awards, door prizes, free wine, snacks, & desserts. (Note:  Guests must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol).

View almost 70 pieces of art on the theme of anthropogenic climate change. Vote for your favorite.   A robust Student Division is included this year.

A brief scientific program will explain the urgency of individual action on the climate crisis.

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, People's Choice & Student awards will be announced and cash prizes given.   Door prizes for guests will be distributed.

Live music will be provided throughout the show by talented classical guitarist Frank Exum.   
Tasty vegetarian and vegan snacks & desserts will be provided. Wine and soft drinks are also free.

Recommend early arrival as numbers allowed in the venue are limited.

Questions:   anorthc@aol.com.